Thursday, October 27, 2011


Sawtooth Oak
Forty 4 year olds, their parents and teachers recently toured the Arboretum.  The curious, inquisitive group searched for butterflies, watched bees on the Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha), caught insects, collected seeds from Love-in-a-Puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum), tickled their noses with wands of Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), searched the Childrens' Garden to find the letter of their name, and filled their pockets with Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissma) acorns.  They later enjoyed treats brought by the parents and spread out on blankets next to the Butterfly Garden.

If you are not able to come to the regular free walking tours given by Master Gardener Volunteers on the 1st Thursday of every month, please call 902-1709 to schedule a private tour for your group at other times.  Please call at least a week before your desired tour time and date.  Our next scheduled tour will be Nov. 3rd beginning at 10:00 AM in front of the Ag Center.  This month's theme will be COMPOSTING - very relevant now that leaves have begun to fall.  Come out and learn what else you can compost and see how easy it is to make black gold!