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A Horticulturist in Winter

I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now.  In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".

The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".

I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!

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The Sunny Side

Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...

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Saying "I Do" to the Mini Wedding!

We all know someone who was supposed to get married this year.  Brides and grooms who spent countless hours planning their picture-perfect wedding with lots of family and friends, delicious food and dancing the night away.  But Covid-19 had different plans, and so many couples found themselves scrambling to reschedule and collect deposits.  Weddings from the spring moved to the fall, and then the fall weddings were cancelled, too. 

Weddings at the Arboretum have always been...

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