Quarterly Newsletter of
Friends of Jensen - Olson Arboretum
Special Issue: A Summer of Images August 2019
Special Issue
A Summer of Images
Seasonal Gardener Karli lifts, divides, and re-sets a large group of Primula which were part of a historic planting and in need of rejuvenation.

Arboretum Director Merrill offers a Cool Plants Tour during Alaska Public Gardens Day.
Poop in the Garden (our first children's program of the year) also included an exploration of owl pellets (and instruction in the difference between pellets and poop!) - lots of great finds!

Many thanks to JOA Education Coordinator Michelle Warrenchuk, for a series of great children's programs, and to volunteers Larry and Janet Crist, for collecting owl pellets near their home in Idaho over the last many months so that such a large variety of specimens (great horned, barn, and screech owls) could be explored.
With oversight by Arboretum Director and Horticulturist Merrill Jensen, volunteers Michele Elfers (also CBJ P&R Deputy Director) and Bobby Lee Daniels (also a regular Arboretum visitor) offer their valuable, weekend time and energy during a volunteer work party to temporarily re-locate plant material in preparation for a renovation project.

Many thanks Michele and Bobby Lee! With your help, the project was a success!

JOA's first adult education program was made possible by the generosity of Michael Penn and Iris Korhonen Penn. Several participants spent 3 hours in the garden one (smoky) evening learning photography techniques, and benefiting from the expertise shared by award-winning photographers Michael and Iris. A thousand thanks, Michael and Iris - we're looking forward to the next workshop!
The new information panel at the Visitor Entry Trail is almost complete!

CBJ P&R staff Ben Patterson, Dylan Carleton, and Merrill Jensen worked tirelessly to complete installation of the stone work and cap. All stones were collected from the surrounding area. Next up: yellow cedar panel installation and new signage. Welcome to the new JOA entry!
Editor's Note...did you observe the lack of rain gear in all these photos? As of tonight's TWIGS distribution, watering days at the Arboretum, in a rainforest, total 43 days since mid-May. Yikes!
~ Look for these highlights in the Autumn issue of TWIGS ~
*Curating A Collection *Lovely Loo Construction Update
a possible Fall Fundraiser...stay tuned

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         Mission Statement              
  The vision of the Arboretum is to provide the people of Juneau a place that both teaches and inspires learning in horticulture, natural sciences and landscaping - to preserve the beauty of the landscape for pure aesthetic enjoyment - to maintain the historical and cultural context of the place and its people.
                                                                                                                         Caroline Jensen 
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Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club
   Friends of Jensen - Olson Arboretum Board Members  
*Pat Harris, President *Pat Hartman, Vice President *Kim Garnero, Treasurer *Secretary, Pat White
Members at Large: Chiska Derr, Mary Mathisen, Lauren Smoker
Ex-Officio Member: Merrill Jensen
Newsletter Editor: Kelly Jensen
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Friends of Jensen - Olson Arboretum
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Friends of Jensen - Olson Arboretum is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
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Caring for Caroline's Garden
Jensen - Olson Arboretum
23035 Glacier Hwy       Juneau, Alaska 99801    907.789.0139
Visitor Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9am - 4:45pm, year round

Nationally Accredited Plant Collection TM of the genus PrimulaTM
Merrill Jensen, BS Ornamental Horticulture
Arboretum Manager and Horticulturist