Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens


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It’s that time of year again when we brace ourselves for the snow and dropping temperatures.  The leaves have fallen, gardens are put to bed and there’s nothing left to do but wait.  At least that’s the doomsday attitude that sneaks up on me every once in awhile!  But actually, there is still plenty to see in the gardens.  It just takes a keener eye and an appreciation of our garden’s life cycles.


Do you have family in town for Thanksgiving?  I encourage you to walk of that “turkey coma” at The Arboretum!  The red and yellow-twigged Dogwood are striking in the Arrival Gardens and there are several succulents (Itty-bitty … you’ll have to look close!) adding texture and subtle color to the beds just outside the Education Center.  And if you come late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky, the leaves on the weeping willow look just like golden drops falling from the sky.


Happy Holidays to you and yours.  See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

November 24, 2009 at 8:00 am

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