March 4, 2016January 18, 2018
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Seeds are in at the arboretum’s gift shop!

Seeds are in at the arboretum’s gift shop! Spring is around the corner so get an early start on your veggie garden or just plant seeds to attract pollinators. Select from a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Extend the season by starting lettuce and herbs seeds early in a sunny window.

January 14, 2014January 18, 2018
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Nature at Its Best

I often walk the grounds of the Iowa Arboretum looking for interesting pictures to capture with the camera lens.  Several days ago there was a mist in the air that froze and formed ice crystals on plants and structures.   Nature at its best.

December 9, 2013January 18, 2018
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Gifts of Nature

The first major storm blanketed the Arboretum with a fresh carpet of snow. A short walk reveals many wonderful gifts of nature.  The oak leaf remains as a single soldier in the morning sun. The apple tree holds onto its shadow and fruit.  The winter waves in the snow provide a glimpse of the power...