The Landis Newsletter

Fall 2021

Volume 39 , Number 3

In this Issue
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· Spotlight on Sponsors: Faddegon's Nursery ·

· Fred Lape's Apples and Man ·

· The Same Venus ·

· Landis Day at Grapevine Farms ·

· Drum Circles at Landis: A Transformative Experience ·

· From the Directors Desk: Q & A With Fred Breglia ·

· Landis Portraits: Morgan McClary ·

· Dragonflies and Damselflies: Learning New Skills and Making New Friends ·

· Landis' Betty Corning and her Clematis ·

· From the Garden: Native Plants in the Garden ·

· Mysterious Mushrooms ·

· The Veteran Tree: A Survivor ·


Spotlight on Sponsors: Faddegon's Nursery

It was a delight to walk through rows of artfully arranged pots of mums, well-groomed grasses and perennials, new native plants (e.g., Cephalanthus), and multiple shrubs (three varieties of buttonbush!)...

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Fred Lape's Apples and Man

In 1979, Fred Lape published a book entitled Apples and Man. The flyleaf states: "The coming generation may scarcely know how a good apple tastes. Anyone who savors the taste...

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The Same Venus

During the past year, it’s sometimes been difficult to find hope. 

In this poem by the Arboretum’s founder, Fred Lape, the poem’s speaker finds hope in Venus, the brightest...

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Landis Day at Grapevine Farms

Good neighbor Grapevine Farms in Cobleskill has offered to make Friday, November 12, 2021 Landis Day at Grapevine Farms. The Arboretum will receive 20% of proceeds from sales on November...

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Drum Circles at Landis: A Transformative Experience

"We're going to build a little momentum...It is sort of a transformative experience, everything in our lives is so integrated . . . you have to let go and get...

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From the Directors Desk: Q & A With Fred Breglia

Over the years, I have met many people at Landis Arboretum, from locals stopping by to walk their dog to tourists passing through the area. 

Teachers, artists, arborists, gardeners...

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Landis Portraits: Morgan McClary

Morgan McClary

It was in the fall of 2019 that she and Sam made their first visit. Morgan remembers lingering by the weeping willow at a pond and finding “a...

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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Learning New Skills and Making New Friends

In 2007 and 2008, Anne was trained and participated in the NYS Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey, which documented the distribution of all Odonata species in NY. These data in turn...

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Landis' Betty Corning and her Clematis

Betty Corning

Elizabeth “Betty” Corning was as energetic and forceful as her husband. Elizabeth Norris Platt was educated at the Springside School in Philadelphia and the Florentine School for Girls...

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From the Garden: Native Plants in the Garden

Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. In addition to supporting pollinators and other wildlife, native plants are inherently sustainable because they...

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Mysterious Mushrooms

Mushrooms are just one type of the strange organisms called fungi. What is a fungus, anyway? For centuries, scientists weren’t quite sure. It looks sort of like a plant, but...

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The Veteran Tree: A Survivor

The old maple tree is gnarly, branches crossed, some fused, asymmetrical, hollow, full of holes. Worse yet, it is in a direct line of sight from the front door, so...

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Your membership dollars are critical to our economic viability and the sustainability of our collections, grounds, and educational programs. You can help by joining or renewing your membership . Consider renewing at a higher level. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to do so as well. Give the gift of membership to the beautiful Landis Arboretum!

Our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies

We have good friends in the community that help the Arboretum in a number of ways.
Please consider patronizing our Business Members, Sponsors, and Allies!

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