Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Winter 2014 Amateur Photography Contest Photography contest runs December 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 Winners announced in March 2015 Rules The Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (KABG) Winter 2014 Amateur Photography Contest (“the contest”) is open to all...
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...
Indicators of Trunk Decay

Indicators of Trunk Decay

A good indicator of decay is the presence of fungal fruiting structures on the trunk, limbs, or roots.  Fungal fruiting structures come in a variety of shapes such as bracket, hoof, shelf (collectively called conks) and mushrooms (toadstools).  Textures can range from...
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...
February Garden Tips

February Garden Tips

* Order perennial plants and bulbs now for cut flowers this summer. Particularly good choices are phlox, daisies, coreopsis, asters and lilies. * Check stored bulbs, tubers and corms. Discard any that are soft or diseased. * Don’t remove mulch from perennials...