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Helleborous orientalis, commonly called The Lenten Rose, blooms early during the Easter celebration of Lent. They are not roses but are actually in the perennial buttercup family. After blooming they remain as a lush green groundcover in a shady spot and they are deer proof! They range in color from purple, pink, green to white. See if you can find them blooming above Laurel Pond or near the South Rock Garden.
Home Hill Greenhouse
Laurelwood Arboretum sign
John and Dorothy began creating Laurelwood Gardens in the late 1940’s on 30 acres of wooded property across from their home. It was run as a commercial wholesale rhododendron and azalea nursery into the 1990’s. In 2006, knowing the property would soon be fully open as a public park, Dorothy requested the name be changed to Laurelwood Arboretum to reflect its future role as a public facility that would educate the public about nature, maintain high horticultural standards and protect the property for all to enjoy.
Save the Date

Volunteer Kick-off Day - April 11

9:00‐11:30am Work in the gardens
12:00‐1pm GARDEN SAFARI photo presentation
All Welcome! Come to one or both sessions
Garden Safari
program and photos by Mary Jo Sichak

Volunteer Tour Guides Needed

No experience necessary. We will train. Come learn about the program:

Saturday April 8th at 1pm
Knippenberg Center for Education
Laurelwood Arboretum

Dear Elaine,

Is there any way to get some color inside my home from outside plants to help chase away the winter blahs?


Dear Don,

Late winter can be unbearable. You can bring a bit of spring indoors by gathering branches of flowering deciduous trees and shrubs and forcing them to bloom or leaf out early in your home.

Spring flowering trees and shrubs set their flower buds the previous fall. After at least eight weeks of cold outdoor temperatures (below 40⁰F), the plants’ branches are capable of blooming if you provide the right conditions. (Continue reading...)

—Elaine Fogerty,
Executive Director
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