Weeds De-mystified!

Yes, Spring is here, and everything – plants, kids, daylight hours – is growing at an amazing rate. This is a very stressful time of year for me since all the yardwork, inside cleaning, vacation plans (even if we’re still shutdown, we need vacations!), and summer plans need to be done NOW! But, most important, … Read more

Ask an Expert: Hellebores!

One of the best places in the Arboretum to visit in late winter is the Winter Garden, where there is almost always something colorful and in bloom. Today, we discuss the hellebores – which also have the common names of lenten rose and Christmas rose – those plants of the genus Helleborus, which mostly bloom … Read more

Ask an Expert! Vibrant Violets

Down in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew, Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view… From The Violet, by J. Taylor Today, let’s talk about violets! Hoyt Arboretum is all about trees – different types, species, and their conservation. The Arboretum however, also has abundant … Read more

Volunteer Voices: Winter Garden

These mornings when I start out on the trail, the air seems fresher. Spring is on the way even with the recent snow! But, regardless of the forecast, it’s time to see the Hoyt Arboretum’s Winter Garden. I’m so impressed with the thought that went into both the location of the Winter Garden  – where … Read more

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