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Morris Arboretum

(Anthony Aiello shows off some Japanese maples at the Morris Arboretum plant sale in Chestnut Hill.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Flowers and Plants On Sale at Morris Arboretum’s Annual Fundraiser

The Morris Arboretum is holding its annual plant sale, through Saturday, just in time for the summer gardening season — and Mother’s Day.


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Plant A Tree For Arbor Day

Arbor Day is Friday a good reminder to plant a tree or three this year – and help meet the goal to plant ONE MILLION trees in our region.


(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Local Expert Says It Is Never To Dry To Start Planting Your Garden

Spring has sprung early – we know that – but it’s also been very dry. So what does that mean for those digging in their garden?


(credit:  Paul Meyer/Morris Arboretum)

Pennsylvania’s Big Trees

Big Trees of Pennsylvania, a book by Scott Wade, keeps track of champion trees, defined as the largest trees of each species in the state.


(credit:  Morris Arboretum)

New Year of the Trees

This is the time each year when the Jewish New Year of the Trees is celebrated, and the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill has events this week for children to learn about planting and caring for trees.


(Snowdrops with early honey bee. Courtesy: Morris Arboretum)

‘Broken Weather’ Affecting Animals And Plants

It has been a season of very weird weather. Temperatures have been topping out in the 50s and 60s in what should be the dead of winter. How are the critters and plants reacting?


(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Greater Philadelphia Gardens

This link to the Greater Philadelphia Gardens can help you keep track of what’s happening at nearly 30 gardens and arboretums in our area.


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Expert: Wild Summer Weather Will Impact Leaf Coloring This Fall

Weather plays a big part in the fall colors, and this year has gone from hot and dry to cool and wet. Experts say all of that change will have an impact on the leaf colors this fall.



Dead ‘Moon Tree’ In Washington Square Park Will Be Replaced

A special sycamore tree planted in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park in 1976 after taking a trip to the moon as a seedling is no longer alive.


Morris Arboretum (credit:  Paul Meyer)

A Guide To Plant Sales

May is the month for plant sales galore at area garden clubs and arboretums. Here’s a guide to what’s happening in and around Philadelphia.


(credit: Judy Miller/Morris Arboretum)

Cherry Blossoms A Hopeful Sign Of Spring

For centuries, Japanese cherry blossoms festivals have been a traditional celebration of how precious and ephemeral life is – as recent events in Japan certainly remind us.


(credit: Phran Novelli)

A Celebration Of Trees

It’s time once again to Celebrate the New Year of Trees at the Morris Arboretum’s Tu B’Shevat Family Day


Go Out On A Limb Exhibit

For information on the Out On A Limb Exhibit at the Morris Arboretum — a walk through an enchanted forrest — visit: http://www.morrisarboretum.org.