Arboretum Bulletin

Header photo: River otter in the Arboretum wetlands (courtesy Larry Hubbell).

Our full-color horticultural and botanical magazine

Published since 1937, the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin is a quarterly botanical and horticultural magazine. A benefit of Arboretum Foundation membership, it includes in-depth articles on the Arboretum collections and history, as well as general information of interest to botanists, gardeners, and plant lovers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

You can also purchase the Bulletin at the Arboretum Gift Shop for $5 per copy.

Winter 2021

CONTENTS

Page 2   A New Year, Renewed Hope—Jane Stonechiper

Page 3  New Plantings in the Arboretum: The Year in ReviewRay Larson

Page 13 Mystery Trees of Tel Aviv—Rebecca Alexander

Page 15  Hidden Treasures of the Arboretum: Japanese Camellias in Camellia Grove—Phil Wood

Page 18  Tried & True Small Trees for the Northwest Garden—Christina Pfeiffer

Page 22  The Arbutus ARME Wants You!—Niall Dunne

Page 22 PLANT ANSWER LINE: Hellebore Hort Tips—Rebecca Alexander & Laura Blumhagen

Page 26 IN A GARDEN LIBRARY: Women Gardeners and Botanical Artists, Part 3—Brian R. Thompson

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The Winter 2021 issue of the Bulletin was made possible by:

Carol Ottenberg
Molbak’s
The Berger Partnership

For information on advertising/sponsorship opportunities—or to submit an article idea—please email the editor, Niall Dunne, or call him at 206-325-4510.

Bulletin Archive

Back issues of the Bulletin can now be viewed online for free at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The digitization was paid for by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We also publish select articles from past issues of the Bulletin on our news blog.

Online Arboretum Shop Reopens

Online Arboretum Shop Reopens

In early December 2020, we created a temporary online Arboretum Gift Shop filled with nature-themed treasures from our on-site store. Designed for the holiday season, it remained opened until December 21 and netted more than $6,500 for the Arboretum. Thanks to...

Tried and True Shrubs for the Northwest Garden

Tried and True Shrubs for the Northwest Garden

We know that fall is the best time to plant shrubs in our region. But what are some of the more beautiful, useful, and easy-care varieties to grow? In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, garden writer Barbara Ashmun profiles a dozen of her favorite shrubs...

Composting Restroom Opens in the Arb

Composting Restroom Opens in the Arb

In late November, the Arboretum opened a new composting restroom in the bus-turnaround area of the Pacific Connections Garden. Solar-powered, ADA accessible, and odorfree, it is first restroom of its kind in a Seattle city park. The unit will alleviate the lack of...