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New Student Art Installed at KBG

On Monday, June 2, temporary student art from Seattle Pacific University was installed by SPU students under the oversight of art professor Roger Feldman. Extension ladders, rope, screwdrivers, and many feet of fishing wire were used to install the pieces between the trees of the KBG. The five pieces are united under the theme of [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 June 4th, 2014|

Who’s Your Mama?

by Dawn W Todd, Nursery Intern I hope you are planning to come and see us for the 27th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. For one thing, a plant makes a great gift! (If you are a mother, you should make someone else come along to buy you a plant.) It’s our 27th Mother’s Day [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 May 10th, 2014|

Natalie’s Paintbrushes

by Dawn W Todd, Nursery Intern Recently I had the pleasure of talking with Natalie Footen, a PhD student at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Her work focuses on our native golden paintbrush, or golden Indian paintbrush, Castilleja levisecta, in the broomrape family (Orobanchaceae). Did you know that Washington State [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|

Interview With Ciscoe–Part II

by Dawn W Todd, Intern As promised, Part 2 of my interview with Ciscoe Morris. This half of the interview focused on sustainability. Ciscoe told me how at the age of ten he was hired as a lawn boy at his church, and worked under gardener Joe. Joe taught Ciscoe how to avoid poisons in [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 March 8th, 2014|

Plant Geeks Listen Up. There Is Hope!

by Dawn W Todd, Intern First, let me thank you for stopping by the KBGF booth at the NW Flower and Garden Show. I had the pleasure of meeting many of you who share my delight in this wonderful garden. I look forward to seeing you again; volunteering, or just wandering our paths. I know [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 February 14th, 2014|

Interview With Ciscoe–Part I

by Dawn W Todd, Intern This week I had the pleasure and good fortune to interview Ciscoe Morris, the effervescent and energetic gardener, television and radio host, teacher and lecturer, writer of blogs, newspaper articles and books, leader of garden tours to exotic locations…did I leave anything out?  The fact that my Horticultural Careers instructor [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:47+00:00 January 29th, 2014|

It’s Flu Season—have you had your Vaccinium?

by Dawn W Todd, Intern Sorry, sorry, I couldn’t help myself! I wanted to tell you a Christmas story, but I got carried away by plant lore (as usual). I’ll tell you the story and then carry you along with me. My husband Howard wanted seeds for Christmas. He had come across a website that [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:48+00:00 January 14th, 2014|

The Trumpet of a Prophesy!

by Dawn W Todd, Intern The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? From: Ode to the West Wind, by Percy Bysshe Shelley You know what else is the trumpet of a prophecy of spring?  Hamamelis. You see it above, a picture of three different kinds of witchhazel [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:48+00:00 December 30th, 2013|

Speaking of Wreaths…

By Dawn Wagner Todd, MsK Nursery Intern Ancient gold wreath found in subway dig The Kruckeberg annual wreath-making event, in conjunction with my Propagation class final project, got me to wondering…how long have folks been making wreaths? It turns out they’ve been making wreaths a long time. The photo above is a gold wreath of [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:48+00:00 December 13th, 2013|

Art, Nature, and Awe

Dawn Wagner Todd, MsK Nursery Intern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stem-histology-cross-section-tag.svg Our Wood Wave Dedication Ceremony on November 16th was a wonderful event. The excitement in the air was tangible; the warmth of spirit was a welcome counterpoint to the chill of autumn. Bruce Johnson’s amazing piece, made from a 1000-year-old redwood root system, was well described by donor [...]

2017-04-12T14:17:48+00:00 November 29th, 2013|