Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 52

Catch up on Arboretum news.

Visiting the Arboretum: All members and visitors need to make a reservation in advance of their visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We hope to see you soon!

Jenny and John Thull, who led efforts to plant and harvest 318 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Arboretum this year, brought some of their harvest to the KARE-11 backyard. Find the rest of their Cucurbita on display throughout Arboretum grounds and for sale at the AppleHouse. Photo by Liz Potasek.

The Arboretum in the news:

Arboretum Unveils Annual ‘Scarecrows In The Garden.’ (WCCO-TV, Sept. 30)

Celebrate fall at the Arboretum with 300 varieties of squash. (Fox-9, Sept. 28)

Teo Nguyen’s paintings at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum reflect serenity. (Star Tribune, Oct. 1)

Arboretum Hosts World of Pumpkins. (Lake Minnetonka Magazine, Oct. 2021)

KARE in the Air: MN Landscape Arboretum annual garden. (KARE-11, Sept. 21)

What’s going on with all of these boxelder bugs? (KARE-11, Sept. 27)

Homeowners Creeped Out By Boxelder Bug Influx: ‘They’re Kind Of Startling.’ (WCCO-TV, Sept. 28)

10 family-friendly seasonal events for a festive fall in the Twin Cities. (Star Tribune, Sept. 16)

The seasons are changing, and we’re seeing new fall color daily at the Arboretum. Photo by Jason Boudreau-Landis.

Catch up on the Arboretum’s blog and other media:

Fall Color Report. (Sept. 28 — watch for weekly updates on Tuesdays!)

22 Things to do in October 2021. (Sept. 29)

Nature as Therapy. (Sept. 22)

Meet the Arb Glass Pumpkin Patch Artists. (Sept. 8)

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: In Awe of Autumn (Sept. 27),
Fleeting Blooms, Water Bugs, and Turtleheads (Sept. 20), Summer Color (Sept. 13), and Ferns, Fruit and Fog (Sept. 7).

Fall colors on Sept. 28. Photo by Jenny Ekeren-Holm.

News of interest from our University partners:

A quick guide to harvesting and storing melons, squash, and pumpkins. (Yard & Garden News, Sept. 9)

Preparing your vegetable garden for fall. (Yard & Garden News, Sept. 9)

How far can plant disease spread? It’s complicated. (Yard & Garden News, Sept. 8)

High hopes for lowly pond scum. (CFANS, Sept. 14)

An enemy reunion: Nick Greatens, PhD student, suspects a deadly game of matchmaker could help eradicate invasive species. (Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center, Aug. 25)

From ‘Weed’ to ‘Worthwhile’: Pennycress Makes Cover Cropping Viable. (CFANS, Aug. 31)

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