The Landis Newsletter

Spring 2021

Volume 39 , Number 1

In this Issue
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· Changing Times, Changing Calendar ·

· Landis Portraits: Wendy Kass ·

· Meeting Mr. Lape ·

· ​From the Director's Desk: Technology Reshaping Arboriculture ·

· Roots and Shoots: Anticipating the Spring Plant Sale ·

· Volunteers and Landis: A Perfect Pairing ·

· In Remembrance: Louis Suarato ·

· Spotlight on Sponsors: Country Boy Realty ·

· Container Gardening: Plants in Pots ·

· From the Garden: Let's Make a Compost Pile! ·

· Fingers Going, Fingers Comng ·


Changing Times, Changing Calendar

Your safety during this pandemic continues to be our first priority. Although vaccines are starting to be more available to the general public, there is still no guarantee that in-person...

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Landis Portraits: Wendy Kass

She remembered her first plant sale in the company of her husband and mutual friends. 

She met Anne Donnelly and other Arboretum volunteers, and, she said, “I fell...

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Meeting Mr. Lape

I wanted to share with Arboretum fans a memory of a long time back, almost forty years ago. It was the early eighties, and I had just started working at...

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​From the Director's Desk: Technology Reshaping Arboriculture

Technology is also enabling smarter machines. As advanced sensors can tell us when our cars need maintenance, that same technology is becoming available for power equipment including chainsaws, weed whackers...

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Roots and Shoots: Anticipating the Spring Plant Sale

These have been trying times, to say the least, and many of us have renewed our interest – and found solace – in our gardens. 

Cercis canadensis, "The Rising...

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Volunteers and Landis: A Perfect Pairing

Shawn and Terrence Bevins helped complete the new Meditation Center and directed traffic at the plant sales, while Anne Bevins staffed the cashier's table. Dave Roy organized the annual 5K...

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In Remembrance: Louis Suarato

The Arboretum mourns the passing of Louis Suarato, whose service was wholeheartedly appreciated by the Landis community. We will miss this gentle naturalist who gave so much of himself to...

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Spotlight on Sponsors: Country Boy Realty

Country Boy Realty has been a proud sponsor of the Landis 5K Forest Run for a number of years. The agency, located in Cobleskill, supports local organizations and non-profits such...

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Container Gardening: Plants in Pots

Container gardening has been growing in popularity in recent years. Container gardening is the solution for urban and suburban dwellers with only a balcony or patio. It is also perfect...

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From the Garden: Let's Make a Compost Pile!

Even novice gardeners quickly move beyond the basics of planting, watering, fertilizing and harvesting, and begin to focus on ways to keep a garden healthy and productive. A common...

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Fingers Going, Fingers Comng

This poem, from Fred Lape’s collection, “Along the Schoharie,” celebrates the almost mystical connections between the human and the natural world and between the present, the past, and the future...

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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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