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    lectures, classes, & special tours

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  • Field Notes A blog compiling the writings
    of the Heronswood Team

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  • Welcome Heronswood is a botanical garden
    of unparalleled beauty, even
    amongst the lush landscapes
    of the Pacific Northwest.

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    learn from our expert gardeners
    while providing important help

  • New Garden Photos Heronswood Garden photos
    by Richard Probst

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Events Calendar

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Director's Wish List

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Plant Sales

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Field Notes

A blog compiling the writings of the
Heronswood Team.


Heronswood's Facebook Posts

3 days ago

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Solomon’s seal and its imitator, false Solomon’s seal, are often confused, but the arrangement and position of their flowers is different. The first pic is the real McCoy, Polygonatum, with bell-like flowers all along the stem. The second is Maianthemum, false Solomon’s seal, with star-like flowers all at the tip of the stem #solomonsseal #polygonatum #maianthemum

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5 days ago

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In another post highlighting the floral connections between North America and Asia, meet Oplopanax, or Devil’s club. The first is O. japonicus from Japan, the second O. horridus from the Pacific Northwest (and also Lake Superior!). These gangly deciduous shrubs are members of the Ivy family and have prickly, irritating spines on their stems #oplopanaxhorridus

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6 days ago

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Candy corn on a stick, the flowers of Rhododendron keysii, collected by seed in the Arunachal Pradesh in 2016 with Dave Demers; in full blossom this week in our newly opened Renaissance Garden. Along with all the citizens of India proper, we hold the people of this remarkable province in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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7 days ago

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Some flowers are just perfect for insects. This selection, all blooming now at Heronswood, have small flowers arranged in flat clusters. These floral platforms allow many different insects, from bees to butterflies, to easily enjoy a meal. Join Dr. Patrick McMillan on Wednesday and he’ll show you how to attract wildlife into your garden in this month’s online Lunchbreak Lecture. Get tickets on our website, all webinars are recorded just in case you can’t make it on the day #wildlifegardening #gardeninsects

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1 week ago

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In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s Mother-of-Thousands (Tolmiea menziesii), one of several ’mothers’ to produce replica plants via asexual reproduction. And to thank all our mothers, Heronswood is offering free admission to all moms this Sunday #mothersday #gardenmom

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2 weeks ago

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In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here is another pair of plants that unite Asia and North America. First, Lindera obtusiloba of China, Korea and Japan, and second, Lindera benzoin of eastern North America from Ontario to Florida and Texas. Both are deciduous shrubs that flower before the leaves emerge, making excellent partners for spring bulbs and hellebores #LinDera

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2 weeks ago

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An unexpected visitor to Heronswood’s parking lot. He obviously doesn’t realize we are only open Wednesday through Sunday #riverotter #pnwwildlife

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2 weeks ago

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Speaking as someone rather jaded by the richness of the collections of Heronswood Garden, the woodland is utterly over the top this spring. A mild wet winter and generous spring rains: the plants have spoken. Visit Wednesday through Sunday, 10-3.

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2 weeks ago

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Flowers, flowers, everywhere, but not for our benefit! Heronswood is awash with blooms right now, but procreation is their main goal. If you want to know more about the sex lives of plants, join Dr. Ross Bayton this Tuesday for an in-person class at Heronswood. Spaces are limited, visit our website for tickets heronswood.odoo.com/event #plantreproduction

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3 weeks ago

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We’re celebrating the many important links between Asia and North America and this week, the ground cover genus Pachysandra is our connection. The first picture is P. procumbens or Allegheny spurge, native to the US Southeast, while the second is P. axillaris of China. These functional plants are often overlooked, both literally and figuratively, but drop down to their level to see the fascinating flowers of these boxwood relatives #pachysandra

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