From the monthly archives: December 2009

Wreath Making 101

On December 20, 2009 By

(12-17-09) At Longwood Gardens, the students are pretty lucky. We get to go on field trips, we get to work with some of the most amazing horticultural minds in the country, AND sometimes we get free classes! This one was just in time for Christmas. And even if you already knew how to make a […]

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Plant: Aster tataricus

On December 19, 2009 By

Aster tataricus Random fun facts: – Aster is Greek for star. – tataricus is the latin word that refers to the Tatar people from Mongolia and Manchuria who invaded western Asia and Europe in the middle ages – Tartarian Aster is often found in old, abandoned gardens. The Specs: Family: Compositae or Asteraceae Genus: Aster […]

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Random fun facts: – Although its not as well known as the Mophead varieties of Hydrangea, Oakleaf Hydrangea is considered by many to be the most ornamental and seasonally aesthetic Hydrangea available. – In Greek, the word Hydrangea broken down means literally ‘water vessel’. This is in reference to its cupped shape large outer flowers. […]

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On Thursday, November 19, the Curatorial/Plant Records office from Longwood Gardens had the opportunity to visit the Morris Arboretum. Although the Arboretum’s display area’s and gardens are quite beautiful, we went with a completely different goal in mind. We were all Botany and Herbarium focused! (I would be lying if I said we didn’t spend […]

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