‘Arboretum Scenery’ Category

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58 Days Until Winter

With low temperatures in the 20’s forecast for next week, it seems that winter will soon be upon us.  The tree colors have already peaked, our first hard frost has already appeared, and it’s possible that our first snowflakes are just around the corner. But winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21, which means we […]

Early Signs of Fall

As students return to campus, one cannot help but think of how fast the summer has gone by. While the trees are still green and lush, and the days are still very warm, autumn is approaching faster than we probably realize. Monarch butterflies can be seen migrating south already; last week I counted over 200 […]

Views from the Summer Solstice Garden Tour

On Sunday, June 22nd, the Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum hosted a Summer Solstice Garden Tour that included gardens in southern Minnesota. The group departed from Gustavus and headed west to New Ulm making stops at both the August Schell Brewery Gardens and the home of Gigi and Scott Rysdahl, as well as New Ulm’s […]

Coneflower Prairie Progress

There continues to be exciting progress towards the expansion of the Linnaeus Arboretum. Fundraising is in full swing towards the new 70 acre Coneflower Prairie as the matching grant deadline draws near. Check in on our fundraising progress. During November 2007 construction began on the future site of this beautiful restored prairie. Land excavation helped […]

Arboretum Poetry

A member of the Interpreting the Fall Landscape course held in the Linnaeus Arboretum wrote a very clever piece of poetry that I thought appropriate to share. Roses are red, and violets are blue, I knew that already, but here’s something new. Roses are white, yellow, and pink, There are over 100 species, I think. […]