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"The most common way gardeners attempt to connect with insects is by planting for butterflies. It is a noble idea... Sadly, the execution of this enterprise is so often directed by misinformation that we end up having fewer butterflies than we started with."
-Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home
It doesn’t feel like summer at the Arboretum without music wafting through the gardens with visitors gathered on the lawn and fireflies glinting through the rose garden. So, after a very long year without music, art, and many of our programs, we are more than excited to launch our summer season of the arts with Sounds of a Summer Night!
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets to Reeves-Reed Arboretum and celebrate the return of our summer concert series. All performa...
Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...