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Peaking Peonies

June in the Mohawk Valley means strawberries, Farmers’ Markets and at Hamilton College – scores of blooming, colorful peonies. From the brilliantly crimson Alexander Woollcott to the aptly named Daffodil, the lush flowers are flourishing in Hamilton’s Grant Garden, behind Elihu Root House.  Professor of Biology Emeritus Ernest Williams has created Peony Phenology, a chart that outlines the approximate flowering dates for the 68 varieties.  More ...

Lee Reich
Arboretum Series Presents “Luscious Landscaping”

Gardening writer and avid “farmdener” (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) Lee Reich will discuss “Luscious Landscaping with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs and Vines” when the Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, April 16.  More ...

Arboretum Series Hosts Landscape Designer Judy Nauseef K’73

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, March 19, with professional landscape designer and garden writer Judy Nauseef K’73. She will present a lecture titled “Residential Garden Profiles” at 10 a.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.  More ...

Toji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Arboretum Series Welcomes Post-Standard Gardening Columnist

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Feb. 20, with a lecture by Carol Bradford, horticulturist and gardening columnist for The Syracuse Post Standard. She will present “Springtime in Japan” at 10 a.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. All Arboretum events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Steve Blair
Arboretum Third Saturday Series Resumes Jan. 16

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Jan. 16, with Steve Blair, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist and representative of Bartlett Tree Experts. He will present a lecture titled “From the Cradle to the Grave, Tree and Shrub Care for the CNY Homeowner” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

Mal Condon
Arboretum Series Presents “Success with Hydrangeas”

Mal Condon, founder of Hydrangea Farm Nursery, will present a lecture titled “Success with Hydrangeas” on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is part of Hamilton’s Arboretum Series and is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a question and answer session.  More ...

A Ginkgo tree on Hamilton's campus
Hamilton Recognizes National Arbor Day

Hamilton joins the nation in celebrating Arbor Day on April 24. The College's arboretum has 2,281 separate trees on inventory, with the maple being the most dominant species on campus. The Arbor Day Foundation notes that trees pay us back in storm water control, property value, energy, air quality and Co2 benefits. Read more on the Hamilton Arboretum page.  More ...

Arboretum Series Hosts Garden History Consultant Christie Higginbottom

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, April 18, with research historian and garden history consultant Christie Higginbottom. She will give a lecture titled “Fashion in Flowers: Ornamental Gardens in the Early Nineteenth Century” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

Fred Breglia
Arboretum Series Welcomes Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Feb. 21, with Fred Breglia, executive director of Landis Arboretum, Duanesburg, N.Y. He will present “Plant Health Care! Pruning, Planting and Mulching!” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. This discussion of the most current and effective methods of pruning, planting and mulching your yard and garden is free and open to the public.  More ...

Landscaping by Mike Mahanna, the January Arboretum speaker.
Think Spring: Arboretum Series Resumes in January

The Hamilton College Arboretum will continue its popular Third Saturday series next semester beginning with a program on January 17.  All events begin promptly at 10 a.m. and end at noon. Events are held in the Taylor Science Center Kennedy Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Parking is available near the building. All events are free and open to the public and everyone interested in gardens and landscapes is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.  More ...

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