The Landis Newsletter

Spring 2022

Volume 40 , Number 1

In this Issue
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· From the Director's Desk: Q & A with Fred Breglia ·

· Second Sunday Snowshoe: A Chance to Explore and Learn ·

· Hello, Puddle! Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review ·

· Babes in the Woods ·

· The Landis Calendar for 2022 is Ready! ·

· Mark Your Calendars for the Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale ·

· ​From the Garden: The Rainbow Connection ·

· Arts at the Arb ·

· Let's Get Sowing! A Quick Tip for Growing from Seed ·

· Spring Ephemerals and Wildflowers at Landis ·

· New Man in Town ·

· ​Landis Portraits: Floyd A. Guernsey III ·

· Keeping Time at Landis ·


From the Director's Desk: Q & A with Fred Breglia

Q) “I want to make a compost pile. What can I put in it? Is there anything I should avoid?”

A) From your backyard leaves and grass clippings, to kitchen...

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Second Sunday Snowshoe: A Chance to Explore and Learn

Landis volunteer Susan Strangia, right, provides participants a brief history and safety tips regarding snowshoeing prior to taking them onto the trails. 

Courtney Little’s goal was to learn how to...

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Hello, Puddle! Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

Anita Sanchez, illus. by Luisa Uribe. Clarion, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-358-38144-0

A poetic text delves into the intricacies of a puddle’s ecosystem in this buoyant picture book by Sanchez, which...

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Babes in the Woods

Acorns are all over the trails in fall, a thick carpet on the autumn leaves. And then by spring they’ve vanished. Where have they all disappeared to? Well, most are...

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The Landis Calendar for 2022 is Ready!

We've planned lots of fun and educational events and workshops for 2022. You'll find activities that will intrigue kids and families, gardeners, naturalists, and music lovers throughout the 2022 season...

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Mark Your Calendars for the Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale

As winter winds down, many gardeners are eager to find out what plants will be featured at Landis’s popular spring plant sale – hundreds of perennials, shrubs, grasses, and trees...

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​From the Garden: The Rainbow Connection

The color green is one of the most welcome signs of spring, followed closely by the return of the red-breasted robin, bright yellow forsythia, and fragrant purple hyacinth in bloom...

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Arts at the Arb

In the fall of 2021, Landis added yet another sculpture, “Bracing Stone,” by local artist Kristen DeFontes-Wells, to its collection. This sculpture, made of limestone, steel, and reclaimed lumber, sits...

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Let's Get Sowing! A Quick Tip for Growing from Seed

I often find myself looking through my small library of store bought packets and randomly collected seeds. Just looking at my seed collection inspires me. I think about the upcoming...

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Spring Ephemerals and Wildflowers at Landis

It’s mid-winter as I write, but the days are lengthening bit by bit, and the colorful seed catalogs are arriving. Spring is in the air, and I love trudging about...

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New Man in Town

Well, to be accurate, it’s not “in town”, it’s at the Arboretum. And I’m not exactly new to the Arboretum. But I do have a new position. For several...

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​Landis Portraits: Floyd A. Guernsey III

Floyd A. Guernsey III remembered tagging along when his father pointed out a dwarf hemlock, developed and grown at their nursery, planted at the Arboretum. He was just a boy...

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Keeping Time at Landis

No garden is really complete without a solar timepiece. Early sundials were important tools for determining planting and harvest dates, as well as providing time-of-day. The perfect blend of science...

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