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To Weed It or to Keep It?

A few years ago, a friend texted me a photo like the one below, asking me if they should pull out this plant—was it a weed?—as it was growing throughout their garden beds.

I usually define a weed as plant growing in a place where humans don’t want it.*

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SO MUCH HISTORY

SO MUCH HISORY

I am sure many of you know the history of Reeves Reed Arboretum’s wonderful daffodil bowl and how the families who owned this property have maintained it. However, there is an even older history of 165 Hobart Avenue that is intriguing and fascinating.

During the American Revolutionary War, the militia activity of New Jersey was a vital part of the war effor...

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Arboretum Afternoons/Snowflake Bentley

This Winter, we’ll be embracing the chilly weather by learning about the amazing adaptations of Arctic animals, the (sadly diminishing) grandness of glaciers – and about those fascinating and fleeting phenomena of the season – snowflakes.  I can be conflicted about the winter cold, but never about the wonder of noticing small things!

That we know as much as we do about snowflakes/snow crystals – their structure, variation, uniqueness – we owe to a remarkable fellow who was a...

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