Field Notes

Summer Appeal

From the Executive Director – Dan Riggs

“Every time I walk the paths and trails at Klehm, I feel truly fortunate to have such beauty and tranquility at my fingertips.  I am also reminded of how lucky the Rockford area is to have a nationally accredited arboretum and botanic garden in its repertoire of attractions”.  Read more.



For the Love of Trees

Press Release: For the Love of Trees Date Changed   WHO: Arborists from Tree Care Enterprises, Inc. WHAT: Showing Good Stewardship and Love for our Community Trees New Date WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (Photo Opportunities 11am to 1pm)   In light of...

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Consider a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Tips for Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Article by the Nation Garden Bureau Every year in June, there is one week designated as National Pollinator Week.  In an effort to perpetuate such a great cause, National Garden Bureau offers help in planning a...

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Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

Article by National Garden Bureau   In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here's a simple list of common vegetables and their...

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Gardening with Physical Limitations

Article by National Garden Bureau   Let's face it, gardeners age. Or, are afflicted with illnesses that can make gardening more difficult and less enjoyable. However, thanks to creative and inventive minds, there are now a wide variety of excellent tools and...

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Sow Seeds Now for an Easy and Delicious Fall Garden

Provided by National Garden Bureau Late summer is the ideal time to start your fall garden. In most areas of the country, you can grow a "second season" crop of your favorite cool-season vegetables and lovely fall flowers. In mild winter areas, you can grow even more...

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Hummingbird Moth

There’s more to see at Klehm than flowers and trees.  The bugs, birds and mammals which depend on the natural environment add to the visitor experience.  This photo of the Snowberry Clearwing (aka Hummingbird Moth) was captured Tuesday, August 2nd by new member, Sue...

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Rhododendron, Azalea & Adventure

It’s a great time to view the blooms in our Rhododendron & Azalea Dell.  We began the Dell in the spring of 2005 and currently have 60 species and cultivars.  The peak blooming time is in May and June, but several of the Azalea cultivars we’ve selected bloom in...

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