Year: 2021

How Rhododendrons Protect Themselves in Cold Weather

Have you ever wondered why the leaves of your rhododendrons curl up in very cold weather? You may observe that the leaves on your plants are drooping down and curling up. Is something wrong with these plants? Do not panic. What you are observing is the plant protecting itself. They practice thermotropism. Thermotropism or thermotropic movement …

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winterberry

Winterberry

Most gardeners are familiar with evergreen hollies, a traditional plant used for holiday decorations with its glossy green leaves and stunning red berries. There are various species of hollies native to different areas of the world but the evergreen holly native to the eastern part of the US is American holly, or Ilex opaca. It …

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In Awe of Light

‘In Awe of Light’ Installed at Laurelwood Arboretum

“In Awe of Light” by Patricia Lavin and John Richie A collaborative work by two accomplished artists is the newest installation in A Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne. “In Awe of Light,” located near the South Rock Garden, is an immersive composition consisting of three constructions —“Opening,” “Noon” and …

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