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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 … [Read more]

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 soil.  To minimize the carbon footprint in obtaining a lot of … [Read more]

European Beeches (over time)

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Phenology 2013

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Horticulture Mission Statement

Horticulture’s mission is to increase knowledge, appreciation and conservation of plant diversity and be a regional center of expertise in living collection stewardship, landscape design and exhibition and horticultural “best” practices. In order to achieve this mission Horticulture’s goals are to: Develop and maintain a comprehensive and … [Read more]

Pond Deck Support

Pond Deck Support

A new steel deck support that will eventually be decked with FSC certified wood was dropped into place today thanks to our operations team.  Start practicing your cannonballs. Fairly soon the gravel path on the left will receive a concrete walkway and steel trellis system.  When the pond fills this spring we will post another photo update. … [Read more]