The Landis Newsletter

Spring 2019

Volume 37 , Number 1

In this Issue
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· Celebrate Spring: Russian Spinach Soup ·

· Try UniGuide at Landis – and Beyond! ·

· We Appreciate: An Eagle Scout at Landis ·

· Just for Kids (and the Young at Heart): Tracking the Timberdoodle ·

· Pokeweed: Patience is a Virtue ·

· “The Year Everything Changed”: An Unpublished Work by Fred Lape ·

· LANDIS PORTRAITS: Sue Tricario ·

· From the Garden: Health Benefits of Gardening ·

· Spring Plant Sale: Something Old, Something New! ·

· From the Director's Desk: Preserving the Legacy of Fred Lape ·

· Ed Miller: Renaissance Man ·

· Adventures to Cherish: Remembering Ed Miller ·


Celebrate Spring: Russian Spinach Soup

I know that many gardeners look forward to harvesting those first peas of the season. Although I understand their delight in fresh green things after a long winter, I’ve never...

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Try UniGuide at Landis – and Beyond!

The UniGuide application. Never heard of it? It’s a free app for your smartphone that gives you access to literally hundreds of museums, parks, and historical sights all across...

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We Appreciate: An Eagle Scout at Landis

One of the most beautiful places in Schoharie County is right here at Landis. And I have first-hand experience of that place. It’s the Arboretum’s new Waterfall Trail, and, after...

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Just for Kids (and the Young at Heart): Tracking the Timberdoodle

Spring is just around the corner -- and the timberdoodle is about to return. Timberdoodle, bog sucker, mud-snipe -- these are many names for the American woodcock, a great bird...

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Pokeweed: Patience is a Virtue

Several years ago, I went to the Landis Arboretum Spring Plant Sale on a mission. I was determined to break out of the mold of my usual zinnias and marigolds...

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“The Year Everything Changed”: An Unpublished Work by Fred Lape

In the winter of 1981, Fred Lape wrote a sequel to “A Farm and Village Boyhood,” entitled “The Year Everything Changed.” It was never published and exists in a typewritten...

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LANDIS PORTRAITS: Sue Tricario

Sue Tricario admitted that books and volunteering are “in my life blood” -- and that both led her to the Arboretum. Sue, the recipient of the 2018 Volunteer of...

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From the Garden: Health Benefits of Gardening

Imagine it’s one of those glorious spring days: warm, that earthy smell, bird song, cobalt blue skies. You can’t help but spend your entire day in the yard raking and...

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Spring Plant Sale: Something Old, Something New!

We are excited to add new features to the Arboretum’s long-established and perennially popular Spring Plant Sale.

This May, visit the “Bulb Bar.” Grab a baggie and select your...

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From the Director's Desk: Preserving the Legacy of Fred Lape

More than a half-century ago, Fred Lape started with an idea: to grow every species of woody plant from temperate regions around the world that would survive on his farmland...

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Ed Miller: Renaissance Man

I don’t quite remember the first time I met Ed Miller – he was a fixture at the Arboretum for a long time before I arrived on the scene. But...

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Adventures to Cherish: Remembering Ed Miller

As a new volunteer at Landis, I was persuaded to join the Communications Committee and write a book review. A novel assignment – something I hadn’t tackled since my...

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