Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 43

Catch up on Arboretum news and other stories of interest.

COVID-19 Update: All members and visitors need to make a reservation in advance of their visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Find updates and information here.

Daffodils are blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Check for the latest news about What’s in Bloom, updated weekly. Photo by Jason Boudreau-Landis.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

Minneapolis grower is building a community through rescue plants. (Star Tribune, April 9)

The Loebner Magnolia (pictured above on April 8) and Star Magnolia in the Bailey Shrub Walk were among the first to bloom on our grounds last week. Unfortunately, their blooms were damaged by this week’s snow. There are lots of buds on other Magnolia trees throughout the grounds, and we expect that they’ll open once the temperatures warm up. Photo by Liz Potasek.

Catch up on the Arboretum blog and other media:

Expanded Access to the Arb starts April 23. (April 14)

Spring Gift Guide. (April 9)

-Kids Activities: Spring Sensory Hunt (April 15) and Our Favorite Resources for Nature Play. (April 8)

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers: Spring Rain and Rebirth (April 12) and The Cycle of Seasons. (April 5)

HGC Pink Frost Hellebore in the Sarah Stevens MacMillan Terrace Garden on April 8. Photo by Liz Potasek.

Stories of interest from our University partners:

Bees, butterflies, beetles, and more: An insider’s tour of the University of Minnesota insect collection. (Legacy, Spring 2021)

Gardening in small spaces. (Yard & Garden News, April 8)

Compost and soil organic matter: The more, the merrier? (Yard & Garden News, April 8)

Ask Extension: What to do about knotweed? (Yard & Garden News, April 8)

Extension Master Gardeners help kids “Bee-Come the Change!” (Yard & Garden News, April 8)

U of M researchers develop 99.9% accurate genetic test for early detection of Palmer Amaranth. (University News, April 5)

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