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Lots of learning took place in the children's Square Foot Garden.
Our 2021 gardening season began in february while it was still cold outside. Like seasoned gardeners the children planned their gardens on paper, neatly tucking in their favorite vegetables and flowers in square foot plots.
Next we ventured oudoors to build our 1' x1' square foot garden boxes. We discussed how many plants can grow in a square foot. The magic numbers are 1,4,9 and 16. If you plant a tomato, pepper ...
"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...