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Mysterious Visitor on Halloween

By Dawn Wagner Todd, MsK Nursery Intern I had an apparently ghostly visitation as I potted baby Myrica last Friday.  I kept hearing a rapping sound, as if someone were working with tools nearby. I thought I was alone, and each time I looked around I saw nothing but the silent autumn trees.  Enjoying the [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00November 2nd, 2013|

My Story

By Brianne Zorn, KBGF Executive Director The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (KBG) is an important part of the Northwest horticultural community, and it resonates differently with each person. Why is KBG important to me? It was the first place I saw a Helwingia chinensis (Helwingia) in bloom, one of two species in an uncommon genus. I [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00October 25th, 2013|

Upholding the Kruckeberg Tradition

By Brianne Zorn, Executive Director This year, we revived the Kruckeberg tradition of collecting specimens in the wild. For years, Art and Mareen Kruckeberg, with family and friends in tow, made journeys to the far reaches of the Northwest to collect seeds and cuttings to grow in their garden. This September, in the spirit of [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00October 15th, 2013|

Fall is Fern Reproduction Time!

By Heidi Koonz, KBGF Staff Horticulturist It’s getting to that time of year where many gardeners are itching to ‘work’ in their gardens again. Ordering seed catalogs, planning for fall planting, etc. are enough to keep the leagues of the green thumbed ones happy in the interim. But what about trying your hand at something [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00August 21st, 2013|

Sentinel Plant Network

By Brianne Zorn, KBGF Executive Director Last week, Heidi and Brianne attended a training on the Sentinel Plant Network organized by the American Public Gardens Association. The mission of the Sentinel Plant Network is: The Sentinel Plant Network contributes to plant conservation by engaging public garden professionals, volunteers, and visitors in the detection and diagnosis [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00August 7th, 2013|

Irrigation…with just a Twist

By Brianne Zorn, KBGF Executive Director In early July, we installed irrigation in our upper garden area, where the new conditions are hotter and drier than they have been historically due to the new parking lot.This project was long overdue at KBG. We decided to install a residential-grade system, and we were impressed by how [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00July 29th, 2013|

Student Art at KBG

For many years now, KBGF and the City of Shoreline have partnered with local art students to install temporary art in the garden. This year, we are proud to be partnering with Lynn Hull’s 3D Art and Sculpture class at North Seattle Community College.  On May 29, we completed the first step in the public [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00May 29th, 2013|

Staff Picks for the Mother’s Day Sale

By Roseann Beaudry, KBGF Horticulturist and MsK Nursery Manager Looking for a special plant this year?  Our horticultural staff have identified some of their staff picks for our Mother's Day Sale May 10-12, 2013.  Here's Roseann's pick for the sale: Rhodiola rosea - roseroot stonecrop (syn. Sedum rosea) Crassulaceae Our introduction to Roseroot came when [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00April 12th, 2013|

Simple Propagation: Division

Ever wonder what to do with your overgrown perennials?Well…divide them!This is the time of year to divide plants that have either outgrown their space, or are developing a dead patch in the center.Many of the familiar garden perennials are prime candidates for this type of simple propagation.It takes a minimal amount of tools, just a [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:01+00:00March 19th, 2013|