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  • Daffodils Arrive! March 17, 2016

    -- Posted 03/16/2016 by Webmaster --
    Leucojum vernum The very first daffodil blooms have been spotted this week at Willowwood! They are just starting to make a cheerful and very welcome show in the Alfalfa Field along the drive and in the Winter Garden. Keep watching over the next weeks as more and more varieties appear. Siberian squill, Scilla siberica, has carpeted large ...
  • Spring! March 2016

    -- Posted 03/02/2016 by Webmaster --
    Spring is on its way to Willowwood! Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are out in full force now, especially in the Cottage Garden and the Rockery. The Cottage Garden looks as though it is covered in a bright yellow carpet: winter aconite has naturalized beautifully there. Crocuses are just beginning to make ...
  • Witch Hazels Flowering – January 2016

    -- Posted 01/16/2016 by Webmaster --
    Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ (closeup) Sara Perzley of the Parks Commission writes (and sends the beautiful pictures): “Thought I’d send these photos of the two witch hazels between the Cottage Garden and the drive in front of the Tubbs House…they’re in flower and looking lovely. I wouldn’t have expected blooms until mid to late February, but I guess they ...
  • Early Homes – Fall Winter 2015 on Willowwood

    -- Posted 12/24/2015 by Webmaster --
    The Willowwood Arboretum is featured in an article in the Fall / Winter issue of Early Homes magazine. Enjoy the history and the beautiful accompanying photographs in this pdf: Early Homes F/W The Magic of Willowwood.
  • Early Winter Highlights — December 2015

    -- Posted 12/10/2015 by Webmaster --
    w. ‘Winter Gold’ The official start of winter is only a few weeks away. Willowwood is entering a quieter season, but there are still highlights in the gardens and surrounding landscape to notice and enjoy on your next visit. The arboretum’s subtle, early winter color palette is greatly enlivened by its many winterberries (Ilex verticillata), some of ...
  • 2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

    -- Posted 11/30/2015 by Webmaster --
    The 2015 Photo Contest topic was “Fall and Winter Flora and Fauna at Willowwood” The Willowwood Foundation is very pleased to announce the following winners: the 1st place winner was Barbara Storms. Tied for 2nd were two wonderful shots by Dave Mojica and 4th place was won by Navjot Singh. All top photos ...
  • October 2015 Bloom Report

    -- Posted 09/28/2015 by Webmaster --
    There is a Fall Open House scheduled for Sunday October 4, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm with garden tours and the Tubbs House is open — but if you can’t visit then, come any day to the Arboretum 8 am to dusk and enjoy these beautiful gardens. Judy Schaible, Superintendent of Horticulture at Willowwood, has ...
  • Willowwood Foundation elects New Officers

    -- Posted 08/31/2015 by Webmaster --
    Click to enlarge With the departure of current President Rob Diemar and his family to warmer climes (although Rob will remain a Trustee for the Tubbs Trust), 15 year veteran Trustee Brace Krag was named President by the Board of Trustees at their June, 2015 meeting. Other new officers include Jason Andris, Vice President, Kate Burke Walsh, ...
  • Spring is really here and blooming! May 8, 2015

    -- Posted 05/08/2015 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood is just about to hit peak spring bloom! The Cherries, Crabapples, Magnolias and Serviceberries are all in bloom. Many of the flowering shrubs such as Viburnums, Daphnes and Azaleas are in flower. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers but don’t forget to check out their scent. The wooded trails are filled with blue Ajuga and the tiny ...
  • Japanese Flowering Cherries at Willowwood

    -- Posted 05/04/2015 by Webmaster --
    Anthony AielloMorris Arboretum Dir. of Horticulture Willowwood Arboretum was the site on April 18, 2015 of a fascinating lecture on the history of Japanese flowering cherries in the United States, including the beautiful collection at Willowwood. Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum traced the early 20th century arrival of these beautiful collections at Washington’s ...