The Landis Newsletter

Spring 2018

Volume 36 , Number 2

In this Issue
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· Central Park Zoo: The Macaw Takes a Bath ·

· Gardening Apps: Getting Techie With It! ·

· Ann Bevins’ Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake ·

· View From the Meeting House Deck: A Young Mother’s Perspective ·

· Landis Portraits: Amy Howansky ·

· In Memoriam: Art Coleman (1939 - 2018) ·

· Some Like It Cold ·

· From the Garden: Plants to Dye For ·

· From the Director's Desk: ​Prehistoric Plants That Stand the Test of Time ·


Central Park Zoo: The Macaw Takes a Bath

Although Fred Lape’s poetry often links the human and the natural worlds, “Central Park Zoo” offers us a humorous and satirical view of that connection. The poem is delightfully gossipy...

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Gardening Apps: Getting Techie With It!

So many of us have smart phones now and use them for everything from getting directions to searching out great places to eat or shop. Now, for the garden-minded among...

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Ann Bevins’ Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

After sampling the violet-topped tea cakes Ann Bevins brought to a recent Pick of the Pots members-only pre-sale, many people asked about the recipe. Ann was kind enough to share...

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View From the Meeting House Deck: A Young Mother’s Perspective

“Nature inspires creativity in a child by demanding visualization and the full use of the senses… In Nature a child finds freedom, fantasy, privacy…” from Last Child in the Woods...

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Landis Portraits: Amy Howansky

There was always something “spiritual” about the Landis Arboretum, Amy Howansky said.

She recalled an advanced level pruning course at the Arboretum, replete with harness and ropes and all...

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In Memoriam: Art Coleman (1939 - 2018)

More than a decade ago, Art Coleman and I had an appointment to meet at the Arboretum so that I could interview him for the newsletter. I found him...

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Some Like It Cold

This winter, the winter of 2017-18, was a real winter. It was cold. I mean cold, as in chapped lips, scarlet ears, aching toes. Slippery sidewalks and frozen pipes. The...

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From the Garden: Plants to Dye For

On an unseasonably mild mid-January morning, Landis Garden Club members gathered at the Farmhouse to meet with some local fiber artists to discuss the art of making dyes from plants...

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From the Director's Desk: ​Prehistoric Plants That Stand the Test of Time

While it is true that, sadly, one in five plant species is currently at risk of extinction, approximately 2,000 new plants are discovered each year, as The Guardian reported in...

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