J ULY/ A UGU S T 2013
Sculpture Garden Gardens of Eatinâ€™ Small Tree Collection Join Us: Toast & Taste
Exhibits, Classes and Activities
Maze Garden Photo by Don Olson
Tree Huggers Gather
A Message From the Director...
WORLD RECORD TREE HUG!
One of the ways the Arboretum celebrated National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10, was by smashing (unofficially) the record for the World’s Largest Tree Hug. National Public Gardens Day is an annual event celebrating North America’s more than 500 public gardens – like the Arboretum – and the vital role they play in promoting environmental education, awareness and stewardship. The arboreal embrace took place in the Arboretum’s Pillsbury Shade Tree Exhibit area on Three-Mile Drive. Some 935 registered tree huggers took part and the results have been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for verification. We await official recognition. The previous record of 702 people was set in 2011 in the Delamere Forest of Cheshire, UK. Thanks to ALL who participated! See video at www.arboretum.umn.edu. J U N E 2013 • VO L 32, N O. 5 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Magazine is published seven times a year by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318-9613, 952-443-1400. The magazine is a benefit of Arboretum membership. No portion may be reprinted without permission from the Arboretum. The information published in this magazine is not necessarily endorsed by the University of Minnesota. Patrick B. Petersen, Editor Judy Hohmann, Marketing & Communications Manager Tanya Kingery, True Reflection Design, Art Director The Arboretum welcomes feedback from readers at email@example.com. Edward L. Schneider, Arboretum Director Dave Maiser, President, Board of Trustees Timothy S. Kenny, Director, Education Peter C. Moe, Director, Operations Frank J. Molek, Director, Development and Communication The Arboretum is part of The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. To request a copy of this publication in alternate format, please call 952-443-1438.
Summer in Bloom The gardens in bloom are center stage at the Arboretum in summertime. The annual gardens, designed by gardener Duane Otto and his crew, delight with color-blocks of blues and lavender, interspersed with waves of orange and apricot hues. Particularly inspiring are the Home Demo Gardens, with gardener Ted Pew (and his dedicated crew) designing a “garden edibles tour” of Middle Eastern, African and Indian vegetables and herbs cuisine (with recipes online). Garden beds feature ingredients for salads, soups and stews, stuffed vegetables, dips and more. At the Home Demo Garden area, you can board the new Visitor Circulators— for complimentary step-on and step-off access to the Bailey Shrub Walk and Harrison Sculpture Garden, Maze Garden and back again. Construction for rest-stop stations at these gardens begin later this summer. Pick up an “Experience” pamphlet for self-guided discovery tours throughout the Arboretum. You’ll also notice an orange “cone flower” of a different sort. Starting in June, construction will begin on Alkire Drive with an exciting design for a new, improved gatehouse, grand entry garden beds, three incoming lanes (including a special lane with technology-driven access for members at the Duo + 2 and Donor levels) and then one exit lane. The renovation will greatly improve safety and ease congestion at the entry. The Arboretum will remain open as usual during the construction. The Arboretum is grateful for the generosity of donors and families who have pledged their support to beautify and improve the experience for visitors and members. We thank you for your patience while improvements take place this summer. See you at the Arboretum!
Table of Contents... Small Tree Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Gardens of Eatin’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Toast & Taste/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Grilling/Kids Fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Arboretum Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Feature/Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sculpture Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Calendar at a Glance. . . . . . . . . . . . 11-15
Membership/Ospreys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Art at the Arboretum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
On the Cover: Rainbow Sorbet Rosa Photo by Maggie Keith
ART CRAWL THROUGH THE GARDENS Art aficionados and nature-lovers alike will want to attend the Art Crawl Through the Gardens set for Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug 18, noon-4 p.m.
Small Trees – Big Impact! Jeffrey Louis Johnson Woody Plants Specialist
We promote large-scale trees for their manifold benefits. But homeowners are often looking for a smaller tree with less shade and highly competitive roots, more diversity, a refined scale, year-round interest, and enhanced gardening potential. Thus, we highlight the Small Tree Collection and small trees in the gardens. Some favorite specimens of small trees represented at the Arboretum include: Bladdernut – Staphylea trifoliata. A native forest-edge species, this tree is interesting for its clean trifoliate foliage, fall color and brown bladders filled with seed. There is a specimen in the DeVos Home Demonstration Garden and the Frerichs Garden for Wildlife, plus several in the Dayton Wildflower Garden.
Art Crawl Through the Gardens is a unique event for all tastes and is set entirely in the Arboretum’s beautiful landscapes and gardens. This event features a wide variety of works displayed by talented artists who will be on hand to meet with visitors and sell their arts and crafts. Exhibitors and their art will be scattered in intimate clusters along the Three-Mile Drive, accessible by foot, car and the Arboretum Circulator. Guests are encouraged to take a stroll, or drive, through the beauty of nature and enjoy handcrafted items by these talented local artists. Art Crawl Through the Gardens is free with Arboretum gate admission. Music sponsored by:
Hoptree – Ptelea trifolia. Another midwest native with beautiful foliage and fall color. The seeds are papery samaras that look a bit like clusters of hops. The best mature specimen is in the Small Tree Collection. White Fringetree – Chionanthus virginicus. Our “native lilac,” it is in the same family as Oleaceae, aka Olive family. Often grown as a medium to large shrub, this plant has cascades of white flowers in the early summer. Three-flowered Maple – Acer triflorum. This tree has multi-seasonal interest, and so far no signs of errant seedlings. See a tree south of the arbor in the Cloistered Herb Garden and a mature specimen in the Maple Collection. Research and seek out these gems in the Arboretum gardens and collections. Then, establish a relationship with a local garden center manager to encourage availability of these choice selections of small trees. Read more: “Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota” – an indispensable resource featuring color photographs and vivid, accurate descriptions, Welby R. Smith, $59.95, and “Native Trees of the Midwest” – an expanded second edition featuring identification, wildlife values and landscaping use, Sally S. Weeks, $45 – both available in the Gift Store (952-443-1439).
NATIONAL AWARD FOR ARBORETUM DIRECTOR The American Public Garden Association bestowed an ‘Award of Merit’ to Arboretum Director Ed Schneider in May, recognizing his national leadership with the Botanic Garden Association and the National Association of Museums, distinctive achievement as chief executive at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and dedication to horticultural research. Harry Jongerden, director of the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, presented the award.
ARBORETUM TRAVEL with Peter Olin, Arboretum Director Emeritus Exotic Thailand & Cambodia – Angkor Wat, Thai Gardens and Culture. December 2 – 13, 2013. The ancient culture of Cambodia in Siem Reap, temples, lake people, history. Gardens in Thailand include botanical gardens in Chiang Mai and Nong Nooch, temples, markets and great food. Contact Jim Glad at 612-724-1915 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Olin at 952-443-1412 (email@example.com). See brochure at www.arboretum.umn. edu/travel.aspx
Photos by Don Olson
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Toast & Taste in the Gardens SummerHouse
SHOP FOR FABULOUS Before or after your next visit to the Arboretum, make sure you stop by the Arboretum SummerHouse – a “Shop for Fabulous”! Check out the wonderful eats and treats, blooms and greenery, plus new décor and fun! Repurposed, handcrafted and vintage finds, plus one-of-a-kinds for home and garden from “Mama’s Happy” occasional store. Located 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum on State Highway 5 at Rolling Acres Road, the SummerHouse is open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Don’t miss the party of the summer! Toast & Taste in the Gardens, an annual Arboretum gathering, is a celebration of fresh, local and “green” cuisine, regional wines and local brews. This year’s event takes place on Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature tasty fresh cuisine from the best local, independent restaurants, great local wines and brews from Minnesota wineries and breweries, live music, spectacular gardens and more! Patron Reception at 6 p.m. ($125 per person, includes a special tasting glass to keep), with general admission at 7 p.m. ($75 per person.) Reserve at: www.arboretum.umn.edu/toastandtaste.aspx or call 612-625-9875. Along the beautiful Arboretum garden paths, approximately 20 local restaurants and producers will serve delicious samples prepared specially for the event. Guests can wash it all down with sips from area wineries and local breweries. Special thanks to presenting sponsors United Health Group, RBC Wealth Management and Jeannine Rivet & Warren Herreid II. Toast & Taste is presented by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation and all proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Arboretum Prairie Photo by Todd Mulvihill
A Walk on the Arboretum Prairie Matt Schuth Naturalist
In the spring, after the Bennett-Johnson Prairie has been scorched in a controlled burn by Arboretum staff, it is difficult to imagine how the black sooty soil can turn into the spectacular swaying grasses and flowers of summertime. Many prairie species are deep-rooted perennials with their growing point at or beneath the surface, allowing them to survive fire, wind, hail, and grazing. As much as 85% of the biomass is underground. For example, little bluestem and switchgrass root systems can grow to the depth of five feet, while others like leadplant and compass plant can penetrate 10 feet into the soil. Big bluestem is the king of prairie grasses, being the tallest and most dominant. It is also called “turkey foot” because of the shape of its seed head. Silphiums (a Greek word whose meaning has been lost), such as cup plant, prairie dock and compass plant, are the goliaths of the prairie, towering above most species. Their yellow daisy-like flowers on stout stalks can grow to eight feet. Leaves of the Silphiums are rough like sandpaper, an easily identifiable feature. Another plant that grows in large groups at the back of the prairie is rattlesnake master. The leaves of this plant are spiny-edged and the flowerheads resemble the
armor-piercing mace of medieval knights. Rattlesnake master got its name from the Native American belief that it could cure snake bites. The prairie is also home to flowers with blue, purple and pinkish hues including purple coneflower, leadplant, blazing star and purple prairie clover. Purple coneflower was called “thirst plant” because when its salty tasting root was chewed it increased the flow of saliva, relieving thirst. The thick root system of lead plant was so difficult to plow that the pioneers called it “devil’s shoestrings.” The blooming pinkish stalks of blazing star could be sold as flowers on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair – too pretty to eat but wonderful to look at! Purple prairie clover is native to Minnesota, unlike most other clovers that have become naturalized. Come to the Arboretum and take a walk on the prairie. It will soothe your senses. Read more: “The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest” – useful manual for all landowners and prairie enthusiasts, Daryl Smith, $27.50, and “Prairie-Style Gardens” – Capture the magic of the prairie in your own yard, Lynn M. Steiner, $34.95 – both available in the Gift Store (952-443-1439).
“Spirit Dancer” (Craig Dan Goseyon) Photo by Don Olson
The Harrisons with Arboretum Director Ed Schneider at High Point
A World of Sculpture at High Point When Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata realized it was time to think about where their beloved private collection of 25 sculptures would ultimately reside, one consideration was uppermost—that the works stay together. Lifelong lovers of art, the Harrisons knew they had found the ideal home at the Arboretum. “My wife Ingrid and I have been fortunate over the years to build up an outdoor sculpture collection of globally renowned sculptors. Now in our retirement years we gave considerable thought as to where to donate ‘our treasures.’ The Arboretum provides a truly wonderful setting and we are thrilled that so many visitors will now be able to share our enjoyment. Our lives in Minnesota have been rich in many ways, so this is a kind of thank you,” Alfred said. The 22 works (three others will be added in the future) include sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artists including Mimmo Paladino, Paul Granlund, René Küng, George Rickey and Barbara Hepworth. The artists come from all around the world, including Italy, England, Zimbabwe, and Argentina;
and an impressive number of them are female. The materials used include bronze, granite, marble, and iron. The Harrisons worked carefully with Arboretum staff to design a distinctive sculpture garden, and throughout several months, the Harrison Sculpture Collection was carefully installed at High Point. Plaques with the essentials about each piece and significant landscaping will make the Sculpture Garden ready for a donor recognition event, with the official public opening on August 24-25, featuring curator-led tours, family activities and music. “These works are particularly suited to our landscape,” said Susan Thurston-Hamerski, manager of adult education and curator of sculpture. “The wonders of nature, including wind, water, and animals, along with the myths and stories about our place in this world, inspired these artists. Sculpture has been a part of the Arboretum from its beginning. This amazing gift builds upon that existing collection of 36, offers an unequaled opportunity to evaluate the entire collection, and provides evocative interpretations through which to respond to nature.”
Arboretum visitors can use their phones and mobile devices to access a mobilefriendly website even before the official opening of the Harrison Sculpture Garden. Starting Aug. 15, go online to: www.arboretum.umn.edu and get on-site directions, information on featured sculptures and artists, a map and events information.
Toast & Taste Photo by Todd Mulvihill
Membership Perks Abloom in Summer! Barb Kastens Volunteer
With Summer in Motion in full swing, there’s no better time than July to buy an Arboretum membership. Membership makes the perfect summer gift. Why not purchase a new membership along with another July activity, such as the new “Fire in the Garden” class? Or, for those who consider themselves foodies, give a new membership along with our “Toast and Taste in the Gardens” experience (see Page 4 for more details). The Arboretum also offers many free events in July. Just show your membership card at the gatehouse to enjoy free
Music in the Gardens concerts, talk with Arboretum experts at our Garden Open Houses or drop in to craft scrumptious herbflavored snacks during Weekend Family Fun at the Learning Center. Plus, the University of Minnesota is being honored all summer with several exhibits that are free to members. See a timeline wall on the Gopher mascot, enjoy Goldy Gopher statues, painted by local artists, throughout the grounds and view a photographic display of the plants, including fruits and vegetables, that have been introduced by the U of M through the years.
OSPREY-CAM Patrick Petersen Editor Often referred to as a “fish hawk,” the osprey is a raptor of the highest order. As the nickname suggests, ospreys are expert fishermen, relying on fish as a mainstay in their diet. Unfortunately, due to the use of DDT pesticide (before its ban in 1972), the birds were rapidly decreasing in number. Beginning with only six ospreys in 1984, Three Rivers Park District started an osprey reintroduction program. Thankfully, the program has proven very successful, boasting over 60 pairs now nesting in the Twin Cities area. The Arboretum is part of this valuable program with three nesting platforms. While the nesting sites are not open to the public, we are pleased to say that an “Osprey-Cam” has been installed and you can view it at www.arboretum.umn.edu/ospreycam.aspx. Ospreys can be seen at nesting sites from April to August; however, the best time to view them is in late July when the young birds begin to fly. Some interesting facts about these majestic birds, according to the Three Rivers Park District: “Ospreys return to nest near where they learn to fly. They migrate to Central and South America for the winter, returning to the state to nest at 3-4 years of age. Pairs arrive at nest sites in early April, and eggs usually hatch by late May. The chicks reach flight stage at 8 to 8-1/2 weeks of age, usually during the last week of July or first week of August. Young ospreys learn to fish on their own by the end of September and fall migration occurs during September and early October. Ospreys migrate as individuals, not as family groups.” Check out the “Osprey-Cam” often! We thank the Hank and Dottie Garwick family for their generous sponsorship of the “Osprey-Cam.”
ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS The Arboretum serves as a display garden trial site for new garden seed varieties of flowers and plants. Arboretum gardener Ted Pew offers some observations.
Gardens of Eatin’
2012 WINNERS: •S alvia “Summer Jewel Pink”— nice, even, petite and lower height. • Capsicum “Black Olive” • Capsicum ”Cayennetta”— more impressive than “Black Olive” variety. Good for hanging baskets. • Catharanthus “Jams n’ Jellies Blackberry”— vinca – is a unique dark purplish color • Watermelon “Faiere”— yellow melon, good size for two to eat. 2013 WINNERS: •C anna “South Pacific Scarlet”— upright leaves, exceptional spikes, green foliage. • Echinacea “Cheyenne Spirit”— cone flower hybrid with purple, pink, red, orange blooms. • Pelargonium (Geranium) “Pinto Premium White to Rose”—diseaseresistant, 3' wide x 7' tall, vigorous blooming throughout summer • Sulonum “Jasper” tomato—nice, round shape; disease-resistant, continued to produce throughout summer. • Cucumis “Melemon”—muskmelon, early fruit, refreshing and crisp. • Watermelon “Harvest Moon” Photos Above: AAS Watermelon – “Harvest Moon” AAS Geranium – “Pinto Premium White to Rose” Photos courtesy of National Garden Bureau
Home Demo Grows Gardens of Eatin’ Judy Hohmann Marketing & Communications Manager
Whether you’re a home gardener, still thinking about it, or a fan of farmer’s markets, the Home Demo gardens serve as an idea-lab for your green-thumb creativity, inspiration for cooking (or eating) up a storm, or both. The nine garden beds feature a flavorful culinary trip into Middle Eastern, African, Italian and Asian Indian vegetables. Arboretum gardener Ted Pew offers a full menu of ideas and recipe suggestions for each course. Track the gardens’ growth and harvest online (and share your gardening/cooking stories and recipes on the blog, in the comments section) at www.arboretum.umn.edu/gardensofeatin.aspx. GARDENS OF EATIN’ MENU: • Appetizers (aka Intensive Garden 4) • Salad (aka Garden for Small Spaces) • Soups and Stews (aka Main Vegetable Bed for Family of 4) • Grilling and Roasting (aka Vegetable/Flower Garden by greenhouse) • Chickpea – MVP (“most valuable pod” aka Intensive Garden 3) • Stuff it! Vegetables (aka Ornamental Vegetables Garden with water feature) • Vegetables Deluxe (aka Intensive Garden 2) • Middle Eastern Originals: Vegetables (aka Outer Vegetable Bed) Also, check out the corn bed and see the difference between field and sweet corn. Read more: “What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?” – This answer book provides invaluable help regarding some of the most common problems that come from growing your own produce, David Deardorff, $24.95; “Guide to Minnesota Vegetable Gardening” – Go-to book with tips on knowing when to plant, where to plant, and how to plant vegetables and herbs, James A. Fizzell, $12.95; and “Flavors of the Arboretum” – 101 Tastes of the Season Cookbook, $18.95 – all available in the Gift Store (952-443-1439).
TOP TEN KIDS’ PICKS FOR SUMMER FUN AT THE ARBORETUM 1) Picnic by the Iris Pond
Photo Courtesy of Anna Christoforides
2) Conquer the Maze Garden 3) Let loose in the Green Play Yard
Grilling for Health
4) Make new friends at an Arboretum Day Camp
America seems to be having a love affair with Mediterranean cuisine. Health studies continue to promote the benefits of diets rich in olive oils, fish, vegetables, whole grains, and fruits, touting protection against diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Greek fire-hot cooking methods and abundant flavor make the Mediterranean culinary style so easy to love that the health benefits become simply an added bonus. Chef Anna Christoforides draws from decades of experience with Greek cooking and understands plants are at the heart of this culinary tradition.
5) C limb the Harrison Sculpture Garden’s “High Point Hill”
Anna and her Greek husband Lazaros opened the Gardens of Salonica in 1991, determined to provide the best of Greek cuisine using the finest ingredients— locally sourced, all-natural, and organic when available. Today, “The Gardens,” as it’s affectionately known, is a neighborhood oasis in northeast Minneapolis where Anna’s dazzling energy and creativity always make fresh, locally produced vegetables the starting point of her recipes. “When you bring vegetables and the right seasonings together on the grill, the flavors explode. They become the centerpiece of any summertime feast,” she said. Her skills have garnered plenty of admiration and awards, including once again being chosen Best Greek Restaurant in this year’s City Pages “Best Of” issue. You can join Anna for a Saturday afternoon al fresco culinary experience at the Arboretum’s “Fire in the Garden” classes, featuring Beyond the Barbecued Burger on June 29 and Vegetarian Variations on July 13. Using a grill, she will take redmeat alternatives and vegetables–some harvested that morning from the Arboretum gardens–and show you how to create dishes full of healthful flavor and easy elegance. Generous tastes and non-alcoholic beverages included. Go to www.arboretum.umn.edu/cookingclasses.aspx or call 952-443-1422 for details and registration information. Support for Fire in the Garden provided by:
6) P ot a plant to take home at Free Family Weekend Activities 7) Take a photo with all 10 Gophers in the Gardens statues 8) E xperience the 3-Mile Drive Tram Tour 9) Discover and hike a new nature trail 10) Explore the Bog Boardwalk
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE – SUMMER SERIES Real science and conversation. $10 program, cash bar and appetizers. Register www.arboretum.umn.edu/ cafescientifique.aspx Select Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. JULY 10 100+ Years of Cold-Hardy Apples and Grape Breeding: Peter Moe, Arboretum; at School of Wise II Bistro AUGUST 14 Top 10 Plants; Mary Meyer, U of M; at Gold Nugget
Photo by Kcphotos, Dreamstime.com
Minnesota Corn Growers Sponsorship Connects Summer Fun to University-wide Horticultural Initiatives In 2012, the University of Minnesota embarked on a quest to uncover the plants that changed Minnesota and transformed how we live today. After considering more than 100 different plants nominated by the public and reviewed by a panel of experts, corn was near the top of everyone’s list. Valued at $7 billion annually, corn covers 7.3 million acres in Minnesota, making the state fourth in U.S. production. Yields have grown dramatically over the years, due in large part to cold-hardy varieties produced for Minnesota. U of M introductions account for nearly 200 hybrids. In 1992, TIME magazine designated hybrid seed corn as one of the most significant events that shaped our world during the past 1,000 years.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has long partnered with the University of Minnesota on funding for research and development related to corn and conservation. One real-world conservation example is the saturated buffer – the first in Minnesota – installed on Doug Albin’s farm in Yellow Medicine County. The buffer uses grassland cover to reduce nitrate loading from subsurface drain outlets into nearby rivers. Through their summer sponsorship at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Minnesota Corn Growers hope to further connect the public to these important innovations and conservation practices. Be sure to check the calendar of events to see all the ways you will be able to meet the Minnesota Corn Growers at the Arboretum this summer.
LIBRARY MUSINGS Kathy Allen Librarian Garden pests competing with you for your heirloom vegetables? Want the best small tree for that problem spot? Maybe a summer garden project went awry? Visit Andersen Horticultural Library in the Snyder Building to get answers. Wish you could grow more, but have limited space? Find dozens of books and magazine articles on small gardens and vertical gardening. Want to plant a garden of only All-America Selection winners? Find them all at www.all-americaselections.org/winners/index.cfm. Then, find nurseries that will ship you those plants at the Library’s Plant Information Online site, plantinfo.umn.edu. The Library is a great place to just sit and relax, with abundant natural light and exquisite Nakashima furniture. Storytime for children every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Andersen Horticultural Library Bay Window
CALENDAR-AT-A EX HIBITS... GOPHERS IN THE GARDENS 8 a.m.-sunset, through Aug. 31, free with gate admission, Arboretum grounds Ten statues of the U of M’s official mascot, Goldy Gopher, have been painted by local artists and are on display throughout the summer season. GOLDY THROUGH THE YEARS Building hours, through Aug. 31, free with gate admission, Skyway Brick Wall View a timeline of how the University of Minnesota mascot and sports teams became the Golden Gophers. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA INTRODUCTIONS EXHIBIT Building hours, through Aug. 31, free with gate admission, Restaurant Gallery See the amazing variety of plants, fruits and vegetables that the University has introduced over the years in a photographic display.
TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY (968-07-09-13) 9:30-11 a.m., $40/$48, includes entrance for one adult, Marion Andrus Learning Center Four consecutive Tuesdays in July. The Arboretum’s Green Play Yard is a natural play environment for early childhood and the Learning Center gardens and grounds are certain to inspire discovery and creative play. Activities will give time for you and your little one to discover the wonders of the natural world and ideas for home.
Wednesday, July 10 BOOKS IN THE GARDEN: DICK AND JANE MEET NATURE (150-07-10-13) Noon-1:30 p.m., $80/$95, Snyder Building This six-part class includes Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Join acclaimed teacher and author Toni McNaron, U of M professor emeritus of English. Explore several noted titles that offer fascinating contrasts between male and female sensibility in writing about nature. See book selections at www.arboretum.umn.edu/artsdesigncrafts.aspx.
PROGR A MS & EV ENTS...
DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (See July 9)
Wednesday, July 3
DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS (See July 9)
HERBS ALL SUMMER 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free with gate admission, Kitchen Herb Garden Find out tips for growing, harvesting and using fresh herbs in your cooking. Led by highly trained Arboretum guides.
Saturday, July 6 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN: HERBS FOR FUN AND FLAVOR Noon-4 p.m. (drop in), free with gate admission, Marion Andrus Learning Center Follow your nose to the Harvest Kitchen where you can prepare and eat an herb-flavored snack. Hunt in our kitchen herb garden for your favorites. Take home herbs you have potted and recipes you have learned.
Sunday, July 7 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
Tuesday, July 9 DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (985-07-09-13) 9 a.m.-Noon, $79 member/$88 non-member, Marion Andrus Learning Center Unravel the mysteries of plants for three days in a row. Explore the Arboretum gardens and soils, conduct experiments and write a secret message using plant-based invisible ink! Start new plants using leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems or spores instead of seeds. DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS (990-07-09-13) 1-4 p.m. (See description above)
HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
Thursday, July 11 Yoga in the Gardens by Rebecca Malkovich
YOGA IN THE GARDENS 6 p.m. & 7:30, free with gate admission, location to be determined Bring your yoga mat and get your Zen on while taking in the sights and sounds of the Arboretum grounds. Preregister at www.arboretum.umn.edu/yoga.aspx MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: “THE MIGHTY DUCKS” 9 p.m., free with gate admission, Trex Deck A rag-tag group of hockey players are led by their reluctant coach in this 1992 hit. Presented by MN. Corn Growers Assn. and Park Dental DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (See July 9) DAY CAMP: DIRT DETECTIVES FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS (See July 9) STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY 10:30-11 a.m., free with gate admission, Andersen Horticultural Library, Snyder Building. Stories for the young and young at heart. Geared toward toddlers and preschoolers.
CALENDAR-AT-A Friday, July 12 DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: VEGGIE FRITTERS (992-07-12-13) 9-11:30 a.m., $33/$36, $168/$186, for all six cooking camps in July and August, Marion Andrus Learning Center Prepare and sample recipes in class, then take a few tastes home to share with your family too. Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden. Customize this delicious fried snack by experimenting with different vegetable combinations. DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: VEGGIE FRITTERS (997-07-12-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above)
Saturday, July 13 FIRE IN THE GARDEN: VEGETARIAN VARIATIONS (800-07-13-13) 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $45/$55, Sensory Garden Shelter Using select produce harvested from the Arboretum gardens, chef and owner of the acclaimed Gardens of Salonica, Anna Christoforides, (www.gardensofsalonica.com) will show you how the best Greek culinary traditions offer recipes full of healthful flavor and easy elegance. BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR OUTDOOR & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS (750-07-13-13) 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $115/$130 Marian Andrus Learning Center and grounds Learn the basics techniques for using your digital single-lens reflex camera and gain insights into nature photography in this intensive course with acclaimed photographer John Pennoyer. OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDENS 10 a.m.-noon, free with gate admission, Perennial Garden Learn all about the Perennial Garden from an Arboretum expert. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
Sunday, July 14 AUXILIARY PRIVATE GARDEN TOUR 9 a.m.-Noon, 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. & 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $55 includes gate admission, Snyder Building Visit four private gardens located in the Western suburbs of the Twin Cities with on-board escorts in air-conditioned coaches. Afterwards, enjoy a private brunch on the Morgan Terrace to the accompaniment of music. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
Tuesday, July 16 AUXILIARY PRIVATE GARDEN TOUR 8:45-11:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $50 includes gate admission and lunch. (See July 14)
DAY CAMP: BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 1 FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (980-07-16-13-01) 9-11:30 a.m., $66/$74, Marion Andrus Learning Center Discover pollination up-close and hands-on as we collect caterpillars, play games, make a take-home butterfly garden, and more! Each of three consecutive days will include a short circle time, a snack, a planting project and an adventure or two! DAY CAMP: BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 2 FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (980-07-16-13-02) 12:30-3 p.m. (see description above) TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY (See July 9)
Wednesday, July 17 AUXILIARY PRIVATE GARDEN TOUR (See July 16) DAY CAMP: BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 2 FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (See July 16) HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
Thursday, July 18 OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDENS 4-6 p.m., free with gate admission, Wilson Rose Garden Learn about the exquisite roses in this garden from an Arb expert. DAY CAMP: BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES 2 FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (See July 16) STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
Friday, July 19 DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: FRUIT MANIA! (992-07-19-13) 9-11:30 a.m. Make fruit sorbet, sauce, smoothies, even grilled fruit and a baked fruit treat. (See July 12 for complete description) DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: FRUIT MANIA! (997-07-19-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above)
Saturday, July 20 SUMMER FARM JAMS IN A JIFFY (800-07-20-13) 9-11 a.m., $35/$45, Marion Andrus Learning Center Capture summer’s vibrant colors and flavors with homemade jams. Taste, make and take home jams brimming with herbs and fruits or veggies. This no-equipment method takes less than 30 minutes to make tasty delights like Tomatillo Garlic Jam and Pear Herb Jam. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
Sunday, July 21 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6) LIVE MUSIC! CELEBRATION BRASS 1-3 p.m., Trex Deck This talented brass quintet performs a range from classic jazz to Americana.
Above photos by Mark MacLennan
To Register for Classes: call 952-443-1422 or visit arboretum.umn.edu/learn.aspx
Tuesday, July 23 DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS (990-07-23-13) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $106/$118, Marion Andrus Learning Center Examine the ways that plants use the air, from breathing to flying to pollination. Experiment with seed propulsion by catapult and parachute, use the sun to cook a snack, and bring home special air-loving plants. Combine with “Adventure Sculptors” below for a full-day option. DAY CAMP: ADVENTURE SCULPTORS FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS (991-07-23-13) 1-4 p.m., $79/$88, Marion Andrus Learning Center Awaken your sense of adventure and imagination in this three-day camp. Gather bits of nature from the woods and garden to create your own natural sculpture. Inspired by growing evidence about the importance of imaginative nature play (www.ChildrenAndNature.org). Combine with “Fly Away Plants” above for a full-day option. TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY (See July 9)
Wednesday, July 24 DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS (See July 23)
DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: PUDDING (997-07-26-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above)
Saturday, July 27 OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDENS 10 a.m.-noon, free with gate admission, Herb Garden Learn all about this fragrant garden from an Arboretum expert. MAKE AND TAKE: FRUITS AND VINES—DESIGN A LATE SUMMER BEAUTY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT (100-07-27-13) 9:30 a.m.-Noon, $40/$55, Marion Andrus Learning Center Join local, industry-recognized floral artist Ashley Fox (www.ashleyfoxdesigns.com) to learn basic floral preparation practices, concepts of layering and form and handy tips on how to create your own masterpieces at home. Using the unique focal points of fruits and vines, design emphasis will be placed on color-blending techniques, textures and scents. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
Sunday, July 28 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See July 6)
DAY CAMP: ADVENTURE SCULPTORS (See July 23)
Tuesday, July 30
HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (985-07-30-13) 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $106/$118, Marion Andrus Learning Center Combine this camp with “Arboretum Adventures” below for a full-day, three-consecutive-day option. (See July 23 for complete description)
Thursday, July 25 TOAST & TASTE IN THE GARDENS 6-9 p.m., $125/$75 includes gate admission, Arboretum gardens Enjoy tastes from top Twin Cities independent restaurants and sips from local wineries and breweries, while strolling Arboretum gardens. Patron entrance at 6 p.m.; general admission at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum. (See page 4) LIVE MUSIC! WILL KING 5:30-7:30 p.m., free with gate admission, Sensory Garden Will King is a guitar soloist playing Spanish and Latin American Classical, Flamenco and Brazilian Jazz. Kids Classes
DAY CAMP: ARBORETUM ADVENTURES FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (986-07-30-13) 1-4 p.m., $79/$88, Marion Andrus Learning Center Awaken your sense of adventure and creativity for three days in a row while we play outside. Visit www.ChildrenAndNature.org to discover the latest on the critical importance of nature play. Combine this camp with “Fly Away Plants” above for a full-day option. TWOS AND THREES OUT TO PLAY (See July 9)
Wednesday, July 31 DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS (See July 30) DAY CAMP: ARBORETUM ADVENTURES (See July 30) DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS (See July 23)
HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
DAY CAMP: ADVENTURE SCULPTORS (See July 23)
Thursday, August 1
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDEN SERIES 4-6 p.m., free with gate admission, Sensory Garden Learn all about this touchable garden from an Arboretum expert.
Friday, July 26 DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: PUDDING (992-07-26-13) 9-11:30 a.m. Use fresh and natural ingredients such as avocadoes, carrots, bananas and chocolate, to create a variety of creamy pudding treats. (See July 12 for complete description)
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
CALENDAR-AT-A Friday, August 2
Wednesday, August 7
CHANHASSEN/CARVER COUNTY DAY Free admission all day to residents of Carver County (ID required) 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. programming; Enjoy a day of fun activities as we celebrate our good neighbors!
HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: NOODLES (992-08-02-13) 9-11:30 a.m. Mix and roll out traditional wheat flour egg noodles, and also experiment with zucchini, carrot, and other unexpected noodle options.
CORNER TABLE DINNER: CHEF THOMAS BOEMER (800-08-08-13) 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50/$60, Marion Andrus Learning Center Chef Thomas Boemer and owner Nick Rancone of the charming and highly acclaimed Corner Table Restaurant are closely attuned to the seasons and to family farms that grow and raise food using sustainable methods. Boemer’s European-influenced, technique-rich approach to classic Americana is evident in every delicious bite. Wine tastings.
DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: NOODLES (997-08-02-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above) DAY CAMP: FLY AWAY PLANTS (See July 30) DAY CAMP: ARBORETUM ADVENTURES (See July 30)
Saturday, August 3 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN: THE BUZZ ON POLLINATORS Noon-4 p.m. (drop in), free with gate admission, Marion Andrus Learning Center Zoom inside a flower like a bee, using our microscope to find out! Explore our make-believe pantry to see foods produced by insect-pollinated plants. Find out how you can help the pollinators in your own backyard. THE PRAIRIE GARDEN: TO EXPLORE AND TO BRING HOME (150-08-03-13) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $40/$55, Marion Andrus Learning Center Enter a part of the Minnesota landscape’s past and learn how to bring a little of it into your own landscape with renowned horticulturalist Julia Bohnen. Then head out to the Bennett-Johnson Prairie where you’ll see plants that existed on the tall grass prairies of central Minnesota before the days of settlement. Take home a native plant for your own garden.
Sunday, August 4 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Tuesday, August 6 DAY CAMP: GARDEN GATHERERS FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (980-08-06-13-01) 9-11:30 a.m., $66/$74, Marion Andrus Learning Center Investigate the insides of fruits and vegetables, explode open seeds, make ketchup with your feet and play in the mud at this three-day camp. Prepare delicious garden snacks and take home some beauty of the garden. Each day will include a short circle time, a snack, a planting project and an adventure or two! DAY CAMP: GARDEN GATHERERS FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (980-08-06-13-02) 12:30-3 p.m. (See description above)
DAY CAMP: GARDEN GATHERERS (See Aug. 6)
Thursday, August 8
MOVIES IN THE GARDENS: MIRACLE 8:30-10:45 p.m., free with gate admission, Trex Deck See the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. Presented by MN. Corn Growers Assn. MUSIC IN THE GARDENS: WAREHOUSE EYES 5:30-7:30 p.m., free with gate admission, Sensory Garden Warehouse Eyes is an up-and-coming music duo playing haunting, Indie music with female vocals. This is a great date night idea or opportunity for guests to bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. DAY CAMP: GARDEN GATHERERS (See Aug. 6) STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
Friday, August 9 SHOOTING THE LIGHT: DUSK TO DAWN (750-08-09-13) 3:30-9:30 p.m., $155/$177, Marion Andrus Learning Center Accomplished photographer John Pennoyer will discuss temperature of light, difficult lighting situations, Graduated Neutral Density filters, diffusing and reflecting light, side and backlighting techniques in this two-day class. Boxed dinner included. Students should bring all of their camera equipment including tripod and operating manual and a small flashlight. DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: GARDEN SURPRISE (992-08-09-13) 9-11:30 a.m. Harvest what’s ready in the garden and improvise recipes for something savory and something sweet! (See July 12 for complete description) DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: GARDEN SURPRISE (997-08-09-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above)
Saturday, August 10 OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDEN SERIES 10 a.m.-noon, free with gate admission, Home Demonstration Garden Learn all about gardening at home with an Arboretum expert.
Above photos by Ken Evans
To Register for Classes: call 952-443-1422 or visit arboretum.umn.edu/learn.aspx SHOOTING THE LIGHT: DUSK TO DAWN 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast and boxed lunch included. (See Aug. 9) WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Sunday, August 11 YOGA IN THE GARDENS 6 p.m., free with gate admission, location to be determined Preregister at www.arboretum.umn.edu/yoga.aspx (See July 11)
DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 5TH-8TH GRADE GRADS: CHOCOLATE (997-08-16-13) 1-3:30 p.m. (See description above)
Saturday, August 17 ART CRAWL THROUGH THE GARDENS (See page 3) MEN’S GARDEN CLUB; FLOWER, FOOD & FOTO SHOW 12:30-4:30 p.m., free with gate admission.
WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Tuesday, August 13
Sunday, August 18
FRESH PICKED FEAST FOR LUNCH (976-08-13-13-01) 9 a.m.-noon, $24 member/$26 non-member for an adult plus children who are K-2nd grade grads, Marion Andrus Learning Center Cook using color as an easy guide for well-rounded nutrition, flavor, texture, and fun for the whole family! Different recipes each summer for repeat participants. Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden. FRESH PICKED FEAST FOR SUPPER (976-08-13-13-02) 2–5 p.m., $24 per person member/$26 per person non-member for an adult plus children who are 3rd-8th grade grads, Marion Andrus Learning Center (See description above)
Art Crawl Through the Gardens (See page 3) MEN’S GARDEN CLUB; FLOWER, FOOD & FOTO SHOW 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free with gate admission. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Wednesday, August 21 HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
Thursday, Aug. 22
Wednesday, August 14
MUSIC IN THE GARDENS: F SHARP 5:30-7:30 p.m., free with gate admission, Sensory Garden Enjoy this piano duo playing melodies in harmony in a garden setting. This is a great date night idea or opportunity for guests to bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.
HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
Thursday, August 15
Saturday, Aug. 24
DAY CAMP: CHEF FOR A DAY! FOR PRE K-KINDERGARTEN GRADS (981-08-15-13) 9 a.m.-noon, $35/$38, Marion Andrus Learning Center Wraps and rolls! From calzones to burritos, eggrolls to samosas, experiment with different ways to roll up garden-fresh ingredients into super tasty eats! Food is as organic and local as possible, often using fresh produce harvested from the Arboretum Children’s Garden.
OPENING WEEKEND: SCULPTURE GARDEN AT HIGH POINT (See page 6)
DAY CAMP: KITCHEN CREATORS FOR 1ST-2ND GRADE GRADS (987-08-15-13) 1-4 p.m. (See Chef for a Day! description above) OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDEN SERIES 4-6 p.m., free with gate admission, Japanese Garden Explore this peaceful garden and talk with an Arboretum expert about its beautiful elements. STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
Friday, August 16 DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH EASE FOR 2ND-4TH GRADE GRADS: CHOCOLATE (992-08-16-13) 9-11:30 a.m. Make a variety of cocoa-centric treats as we celebrate a plant that has changed the world. Different recipes each year for repeat chocolate-loving campers. (See July 12 for complete description)
OPEN HOUSE IN THE GARDEN SERIES 10 a.m.-Noon, free with gate admission, Annual Garden Talk with an Arboretum expert and explore this garden that changes dramatically from year to year. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Sunday, Aug. 25 OPENING WEEKEND: SCULPTURE GARDEN AT HIGH POINT (See page 6) WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
Wednesday, Aug. 28 HERBS ALL SUMMER (See July 3)
Thursday, Aug. 29 STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY (See July 11)
Saturday, Aug. 31 WEEKEND FAMILY FUN (See Aug. 3)
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Outdoors Extraordinaire – Reedy Gallery, through July 31 The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (OPM) is made up of over 100 landscape painters who enjoy the challenge of painting in the open air. Their paintings are fresh and their colors are beautiful and true. Presented by Wilcock Gallery.
(or sunset) daily. Oswald Visitor Center Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Gift Store Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Restaurant Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Summerhouse Daily 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Andersen Horticultural Library (Snyder Building) Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. July 4, 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Admission Fee Visitors: $12 for ages 13 and up Members: Free Children 12 & under: Free Arboretum memberships start at $49 Thursday Admission Apr.-Oct., Third Thursday Free after 4:30 p.m.
Golden Harvest by Minnesota and National artists – Reedy Gallery, August 1 through Oct. 31 An exhibit of golden sunsets, golden leaves on aspen trees, and fields of golden grain. Beauty in a Briefcase – Snyder Bldg. Lobby and Andersen Horticultural Library, continuing through Oct. 13 A showcase of vibrant images from horticultural sample books. Selected images available for purchase in the Gift Store. University of Minnesota Plant Introductions Photo Exhibit – Restaurant Gallery, through Aug. 31 Photo exhibit of an amazing variety of cold-hardy plants, fruits and vegetables discovered by University of Minnesota scientists and introduced into the marketplace.
RESERVE NOW 29th Annual Auxiliary Summer Garden Tours The Arboretum Auxiliary will host their 29th annual Private Garden Tours on July 14, 16 & 17. Guests travel onboard luxury air-conditioned motor coaches. Each garden will have representatives on hand from both the Auxiliary and the homeowners to answer your questions and share their experiences creating their lovely gardens. This is truly the crown jewel of regional garden tours. For information: www.arboretum.umn.edu/auxiliarysummergardentours.aspx Auxiliary Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon Wednesday, August 7. $12. Snyder Auditorium, 10 a.m. business meeting, 11:30 lunch and program. Guest Speaker: Peter Olin, Director and Professor Emeritus U of M Landscape Arboretum on “Arboretum, Adventures in Peru and India.” Reservations by July 29. Mail to Joyce Jecha, 5250 Vernon Ave. South, Unit 423, Edina, MN 55436. Make checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary.
MN Arboretum Newsletter July_Aug 2013