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Ohio buckeye – bud burst day

April 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

The following pictures were taken of buds on an Ohio buckeye (specimen number 1960-0016-05) as they opened on 4-8 and 4-9, 2013. We have similar pictures from 2011 and 2012. Here's the dates for each of the three years: 2011 - March 21st 2012 - March 12th 2013 - April 8th … [Read more]

Arbor Day at Bernheim

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Celebrate Arbor Day the Bernheim way! Arbor Day Adopt-a-Tree is Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013.  Stop by the Visitor Center (please note the change of location from the calendar in the forest echo) where you can  choose a sapling to raise in your own yard. A list of species available is below.  $1 suggested donation per … [Read more]

April 3 – Two years apart

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The following two pictures were taken of the Japanese pagoda tree just inside the Bernheim entrance. The first picture was taken on April 3 2012 and the second picture was taken on April 3 2013. … [Read more]

April Plant of the Month – Butterflies magnolia now at the Visitor’s Center!

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For those of you that didn’t make it in time to reserve a Butterflies magnolia last spring, here’s your chance! We offered this beautiful magnolia for our member program, Garden Connections, and we sold out almost immediately. If you have ever seen the magnolias in bloom at Bernheim, you know why. This deciduous magnolia blooms in April, … [Read more]

March 26th – Two years apart

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These are photos of crabapple specimens near the front entrance of Bernheim.  The top photo (in bloom) was taken on March 26th, 2012.  The bottom photo (in snow) was taken on March 26th, 2013. … [Read more]

Stone Wizard

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Pat Maxwell, in Bernheim's operations department, is a wizard when it comes to using big machines to move big stones.  On Friday, March 22 he created this stone wall around the pipe that carries water from the new Edible Garden project into a new filtering wetland.  Because the Edible Garden project is an applicant to the Living Building … [Read more]