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.
Page 3 HIDDEN TREASURE OF THE ARBORETUM: Korean Maple—Niall Dunne
Page 6 Japanese Maples: Five Stunning Cultivars for Your Garden—Jason Morse
Page 10 Refreshing the Signature Bed—Richie Steffen
Page 12 Tried & True Shrubs: Versatile, Easy-Care Plants for the Northwest Garden—Barbara Blossom Ashmun
Page 16 Tips for Aging Gardeners—Pat Roome
Page 18 Disanthus ovatifolius: A New Vietnamese Species with a Tangled Taxonomy—Daniel J. Hinkley
Page 22 PLANT ANSWER LINE: Edible Uses of Conifers—Rebecca Alexander
Page 26 IN A GARDEN LIBRARY: New Books for Northwest Gardeners—Brian R. Thompson
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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.
Oct 14, 2020
With elegant forms, delicate leaves, and captivating colors in spring, summer, and fall, Japanese maples can be living works of art. However, how do one choose from among the more than 1,000 recognized varieties that might show up in our local nurseries? In the latest...
Oct 13, 2020
The Arboretum is a treasured place of sanctuary and respite, even more so during such stressful times. While the Graham Visitors Center is currently closed and our normal volunteer programs and events are suspended, the Arboretum grounds remain open to the public. To...
Sep 15, 2020
In July and August, with funding from the Arboretum Foundation, UW Botanic Gardens horticulture staff worked on a project to restore the lower stream channel connecting the two ponds in the Woodland Garden. The channel dates back to the original Olmsted Brothers...