Whats Growing On?
It is amazing but even in mid-winter signs of spring are popping up all over the arboretum.
The tulip or Japanese magnolias are budding, the yellow-flowered dogwoods are almost in bloom, and all along the forest floor wildflowers are popping up. There are tiny larkspur plants filling in the spaces where the rabbits have eaten all the pansies.
Parsley, kale, chard and cabbage are going strong in the vegetable garden.
And, of course, winter weeds, like chickweed, are growing strong.
Come by for a visit and a breath of spring.
Download a map (PDF) of rare, native, landscape, or special interest plant species that live in the arboretum! This species map was created using GIS mapping technology by volunteer Andrew King. Over the coming months we’ll be adding new pages with species-specific information that link from the table below. We will also be adding QR codes to the plant labels around the arboretum so that visitors can access these pages from their smartphones or iPads!