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In August find the coolest places. There are nicely situated donated memorial benches in the arboretum, providing an opportunity for cool and restful moments. Find them here on the trail map. For information about the bench program click here.

Volunteer on-site Tuesdays and Fridays  9 a.m.-noon.
Meet in the pavilion.


September 24-25
Exhibition, Sale,
Gala Reception,
Champagne Brunch
and Art Raffle

For more information about the events and ad journal opportunities, click here.

Dear Elaine,

I have a lovely lacecap hydrangea that I  would like to propagate. Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you.

Dear Susan,
Plant propagation, or reproduction, is a pleasurable and low-cost way to get more plants.

Plants can reproduce sexually (from male and female plant parts that produce a seed) and amazingly, vegetatively or asexually from little bits of themselves. Some asexual plant propagation methods include divisions, cuttings and layering. For broadleaved evergreens and shrubs like hydrangea, barberry, cotoneaster, Scotch broom, daphne, forsythia, mock orange, firethorn, lilac, viburnum and weigelia, it is best to make “semiripe” cuttings from the current year’s growth taken in summer to autumn. (Continue reading...)
—Elaine Fogerty,
Executive Director
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and Shining Bright Therapy Dogs

Bring a nature-themed book for your child to read. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

August 14  •  October 9

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Gardeners’ Journal

Wednesday, August 17, 3 p.m.

Please join us for a lively discussion of interesting and timely gardening topics. All welcome. Free admission. No membership or subscription required. More information...

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