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Burn Season

Indian Grave Ridge Road burn 3-22-13

The Bernheim fire team headed by burn-boss Rick Caldwell has been hard at it. The team is attempting to get in 17 different burns this year. Each burn plot has its’ own unique fire prescription which takes into account the type of fuel (grassland, woodland, etc) the topography and the ecosystem management goals that the […]

2013-2014 Bernheim Artists in Residence Announced

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence Program, a central aspect of its Arts in Nature program. Although each artist is varied in their approach to their art making practice, each utilizes an aspect of nature as a primary reference in their work. The […]

Natural Partners

(Toad will regrettably be returned to the outdoors Friday when warm enough to dig a new home)

Growing plants naturally in the glasshouses can sometimes be tough with disease, insect, and weed pressures. You are, in fact, in a fairly closed system – or so you think. Never forget, Mother Nature has helpers everywhere. Friends like this help to keep balance in my little glass ecosystem…and help to remind us of why […]

Edible Garden Timeline

This timeline illustrates the progress of the Bernheim Edible Garden from early design and construction through to the present. The garden will always be a work in progress so stop back by again to see the updates.

What’s in Bloom

hybrid witchhazel

Witchhazels in bloom February 28 January 1-15 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly  (Ilex verticillata) paperbark maple  (Acer griseum) river birch  (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia  (Stewartia koreana) January 16-31 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) three-flower maple  (Acer triflorum) paperbark maple  (Acer griseum) river birch  (Betula nigra) Korean stewartia  (Stewartia koreana) February 1-15 witchhazels  (Hamamelis) winterberry holly  (Ilex verticillata) […]

Edible Garden – A Soil Story: The Beginning

An ice storm on Feb 3 2009 hit Bernheim.

  The Edible Garden project requires soil.  Lots of soil. It’s a garden after all.  And since it is being located on a patch of land that has been highly impacted over the past 50 years, it needs good healthy soil.  The options turn out to be,  a) buy the soil, or b) make the […]

European Beeches (over time)

 

Phenology 2013