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Arbor eNotes August 2017
A Sensational Summer Party

More than 170 guests attended our second annual ArbFest on July 20. The grilled meats and other delicacies by St. Clouds were delicious, the rum-and-ginger cocktail from Batch 206 was sublime, and the abridged performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by GreenStage brought down the house. All told, we raised nearly $30,000 for the Arboretum.

A Fond Farewell to Paige

About 100 guests joined us at the Graham Visitors Center this past Monday to say thanks to our director Paige Miller for her 10 years of valuable service to the Arboretum -- and to wish her well on her next venture. Paige is moving to New Orleans to be with her husband Biff and to work with him on developing a new treatment for late-stage cancers. 

Great Plants for Sale!

The Pat Calvert Greenhouse has a great selection of lush, beautiful hydrangeas for sale. You'll also find beautyberry, Weigela, and more. Plant Donations Nursery has lots of summer- and fall-bloomers, including Liatris, Sedum 'Autumn Joy', and crimson flag lily. Nursery volunteers will be on-site Saturday, Aug 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help you with selections! All sales support the Arb!
The Summer-Dry Garden

Tired of having to constantly water your plants through the summer? In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, designer and writer Phil Wood profiles Shelagh Tucker's celebrated Seattle garden, which features drought-tolerant plants adapted to thrive in the Pacific Northwest's "summer-dry" climate.

Kite Making Workshop at the Japanese Garden

For this month's Family First Saturday event, the Seattle Japanese Garden will welcome Gregory Kono from the Drachen Foundation for a fun, hands-on kite-making workshop. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, August 5, Kono will be showing visitors how to make mini koi and yakko kites. Free with regular admission. 

Miller Lecture: Anna Pavord 

The 23rd annual Elisabeth Carey Miller Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday, September 7, at UW's Meany Hall. This year's speaker is noted author Anna Pavord. She will base her talk on her new book, Landskipping, which celebrates landscape: "its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe, and mesmerize." Free lecture; RSVP required.

Save the Date: Saturday, September 9
Fall is the best time for planting your favorite trees, shrubs, and perennials in the Pacific Northwest -- so you will not want to miss our annual  FallAbundance Plant Sale  at the Arboretum  next month.
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Banner image | Oakleaf hydrangea blooming in the Woodland Garden.
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