Nature and Fallen Leaves

Nature and Fallen Leaves

Not only do leaves make trees look beautiful, their importance in sustaining life on this planet cannot be understated. Their bright green appearance in the spring is an indication of the beginning of a new life cycle. In the summer leaves provide much needed shelter...
Why Leaves Change Color

Why Leaves Change Color

Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical processes that take place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter. During the spring and summer the leaves have served as...
6 Fall Gardening Tips

6 Fall Gardening Tips

Year-end garden tips 1) Leaving perennials standing and not cutting them back may help to protect the crown. If you mulch, go ahead and cut them back. 2) Rake fallen leaves from grass. Leaves left on lawn over winter will smother and kill grass. 3) Plant spring...
Autumn @the Arboretum – Free Fall Festival

Autumn @the Arboretum – Free Fall Festival

Autumn @the Arboretum Sunday, October 2, 2011   Who: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: Autumn @the Arboretum Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street in Rockford, IL When: Sunday, October 2, 2011 9am-4pm Cost: FREE Admission...
Special Fall Preview 1

Special Fall Preview 1

We invite you to take a fall tour of our spectacular gardens and grounds. Fall is a very popular time to enjoy the arboretum. The intense fall colors and crisp weather inspires even the busiest of us to slow down and enjoy the view. See fall colors by riding the Klehm...