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Looking Back on Fall, Forward to Spring

By the time I post this, Autumn may be a memory except for the lingering Oak and Beech leaves and the crunch of leaves in the woodland trails.

 

This time of year the Horticulture Department is potting up the last of the non-hardy plants and winterizing the cannas by reducing them to tubers, and they’ll sleep away the winter in the wine ...

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The Mutual Admiration Society

There may be some purple prose, for which I will absolutely not apologize for.

Several years ago a wonderful teenager came into our lives at the Arboretum, volunteering on Saturdays with me.

In the few years of volunteering she formed bonds with other high schoolers from completely different schools and it has been amazing to watch their friendships form and grow.

This past spring she spoke at our fundraiser, ART in the Garden. I will quote her here:

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Goats are the G.O.A.T.

We don’t usually start talking about goats around here at the Arboretum until the fall.  We look forward to our furry friends from Green-Goats Farm in Rhinebeck, NY returning year after year, to help us clear the overgrowth in the daffodil bowl.  But I think about goats year-round!  In fact, I have a collection of goats here in my office – photos, figurines, stuffed animals, etc.  I also decorated a goat tree last year for our Festival of Trees event. Ev...

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