Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Beginning of a Season

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April 1 marks the beginning of The Arboretum’s 2009 season.  Unfortunately, there will be no parade or grand celebration to welcome in opening day … although I think such a fanfare is deserving after another winter’s pass!  The gardens and grounds will be slow to start this first month, but the idea of gardening again is within reach. 


There is something exciting about watching a garden come to life in spring.  Working in the fresh air and feeling the sun’s warmth is re-energizing.  Spring also provides a clean slate, where possibilities seem endless.  Because after a long winter, it is easy to forget about the past season’s failures, weeds and pests!  After months of scouring garden magazines and planning, I’m excited for opening day.  I look forward to building on The Arboretum’s past success while growing to meet future needs.


Opening day seems an appropriate beginning to our blog, don’t you think?  As the season takes shape, I hope you’ll visit often to read about The Arboretum’s activities.  Better yet, I hope you will subscribe and get involved!  The purpose of this blog is to keep you informed, as well as provide an opportunity to comment and ask your gardening questions.  I look forward to hearing from you!


The gates are open, so please visit soon!  Now is a wonderful time to walk the one-mile trail and watch the trees begin to bud.   And please don’t hesitate to stop and say hello as you see Arboretum Volunteers and I preparing planting beds and completing other spring cleaning tasks … it’s always a good excuse to take a break!



See you in the gardens.



Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

April 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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5 Responses

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  1. Yay for opening day at the Arboretum! Love the blog! Can’t wait to come play in the dirt again!


    April 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm

  2. Mollie! Congratulations on starting your blog. I’m really looking forward to reading it. Happy opening day!

    Pam Hays

    April 1, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  3. Go Mollie! Go Maintenance Men! No fooling
    about this on April 1! Go Arboretum!
    Nancy F.


    April 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  4. Mollie, I love the blog!!! Keep up the great work.


    April 1, 2009 at 11:38 pm

  5. For new “bloggers” ( like me) – you don’t have to
    register (like I did) to comment. You can just
    type in “your comment” space. Just noticed that
    each message has a different quilt design in heading. How fun!

    Nancy Friedman

    April 4, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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