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This Iranian jar is almost 6,000 years old. It depicts the Persian, or Bezoar, Ibex – the ancestor of our domesticated goat. While our modern goats have horns, the bezoar ibex has the largest horns, considered in proportion to body weight, of any animal in the world. The enormous horns, and the characteristic beard (from which we get the word "goatee"), are beautifully represented. The ibex's distinctive form and trophy-worthy horns have made it the object of hunters for millennia. Today, t...
One of the reasons I love public horticulture is the opportunity for new experiences. This past Saturday afforded me just that. We had a booking for a private tour for a group with visual impairments. I did my best to prepare for this unusual engagement, but in the end I was left surprised and pleased while wholly out of my depth. They taught me that bright colors are best. To say "look at your 12 o'clock" instead of "look ahead" .
On Saturday evening, June 10, the gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food as we celebrate our most eagerly anticipated annual fundraiser, ART in the Garden. Long time Reeves-Reed friends, Christine and Scott Hayward, will be honored in recognition of their continued generous support of the Arboretum. Scott served as RRA Board President for four years and led th...