Currently our Arboretum student workers, who are all Landscape Architecture or Horticulture students are not able to be physically present to work in the Arboretum due to the social distancing recommendations to maintain the health and safety of our community. … Continue reading
Grace Harbison joins us again as Guest Blogger to give us some more insight to the plants Curious Cauliflory Grace Harbison Many flowering plants produce blooms on new growth of leafy branches or on previous growth of still actively growing … Continue reading
Temple University is focused on ensuring the health and safety of our community members and campus and Arboretum visitors. The university is taking several measures to keep everyone safe amid the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel … Continue reading
As many of you in the area have experienced, and like many of the large green spaces, parks and preserve throughout the region, the Emerald Ash Borer has decimated the population of Ash Trees in the Ambler Arboretum and around … Continue reading
Seems to be a bumper crop of butterflies around this summer. Have you noticed this too? Feels like everywhere I look I find Lepidoptera in various stages of development. When I find one of these, or participate in our annual … Continue reading
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Winter is not yet here, but the first snow fall of the season has come and left a blanket covering our dormant flowers and crowning the colorful berries our birds have not yet needed. This is a special time in … Continue reading
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According to the calendar fall is here. But when you look outside it is still a bit difficult to tell. With temperatures in the 80s and high humidity it certainly doesn’t feel like fall. Though the bright jewel-tones of autumn … Continue reading
The other day I was asked to identify a plant by a verbal description. Now as a horticulturist and an educator, this is nothing new. Sometimes I am lucky enough to be able to decipher the clues and come up … Continue reading
I will be the first to admit that I am not the greatest fan of summer. Give me snow and mountains and a chill in the air any day over 95 degrees and 95% humidity. But… the flowers and fruits … Continue reading