The Landis Newsletter

Summer 2018

Volume 36 , Number 3

In this Issue
All Issues

· The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at the Arboretum ·

· Every Garden Has to Have a Tree: A Local Community Garden ·

· View from the Meeting House Deck: The Perspective of Two Visionaries ·

· Rosy Beet and Bean Salad ·

· Travels with Amy: Getting the Best Out of Your Reciprocal Admissions Member Benefit ·

· Landis Portraits: Scott Jackson ·

· Esperance, New York: Fred Lape's Home Town ·

· A Very Brief Guide to Gardener’s Latin (and Latinized Greek) ·

· "Writing in Harmony with the Natural World" Offers Creative Opportunity ·

· From 6 to 76: All Ages in the Running ·

· A Very Important Question: Do You Like Butter? ·

· From the Garden: Two Classic Garden Pests -Slugs and Aphids ·

· From the Director’s Desk: Building Better Soils for Better Results ·


The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at the Arboretum

Is it a plant sale or is a party? It’s the best of both!

Over the years, the Arboretum has hosted springtime “events” ranging from fancy dress-up catered dinners to...

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Every Garden Has to Have a Tree: A Local Community Garden

The massive linden tree on Fremont Street overlooks a community garden, stately, but not so imposing as to discourage neighbors from sitting at the picnic table beneath its boughs. Nor...

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View from the Meeting House Deck: The Perspective of Two Visionaries

The Meeting House deck looks out over a vista that is timeless in its beauty. Eons of geological time. Centuries of historical time. Time past. Time present. Time future. 

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Rosy Beet and Bean Salad

Here is a refreshing and colorful summer salad that can be made ahead and refrigerated for dinner. We like the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (aged 18 years) from Saratoga Olive Oil...

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Travels with Amy: Getting the Best Out of Your Reciprocal Admissions Member Benefit

The spring issue of our newsletter profiled Arboretum member Amy Howansky, landscape designer and proprietor of Backyard Solutions. She emphasized the value of Landis’ Reciprocal Admissions member benefit, available to...

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Landis Portraits: Scott Jackson

On one recent occasion, Scott Jackson brought his 7-year-old daughter to one of the Arboretum’s ponds. “There was so much going on: frogs, tadpoles, mosquito larvae,” he said. “She could...

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Esperance, New York: Fred Lape's Home Town

In 1902, the Lape family, father Herman, mother Emma, and son Fred moved from Holland Point, NY, to a small shack on the Silvernail farm in Esperance. The Silvernail farm...

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A Very Brief Guide to Gardener’s Latin (and Latinized Greek)

Omnia mirari etiam tritissima.* -- Karl Linnaeus 

Full disclosure: I was a classics minor. 

As an amateur gardener, I am in awe of the Swedish botanist Karl Linnaeus’...

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"Writing in Harmony with the Natural World" Offers Creative Opportunity

For the past five years, writing instructor Susannah Risley has provided support and encouragement to writers of all levels of experience, helping them find ways to bring nature into their...

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From 6 to 76: All Ages in the Running

The Arboretum's Annual 5K Forest Run/Walk, held each August, attracts runners and walkers of all ages. Last year our youngest participant, Genevieve Duckman, age 6, ran as an individual and...

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A Very Important Question: Do You Like Butter?

Do you like butter? Inquiring minds want to know. Fortunately, there is one certain way to find out the truth about this important matter. No, it isn’t to take a...

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From the Garden: Two Classic Garden Pests -Slugs and Aphids

Slugs! Aphids! The names alone bring a creepy-crawly feeling to mind, especially if these pests have been sabotaging your garden! But rest assured, if we utilize appropriate ways to discourage...

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From the Director’s Desk: Building Better Soils for Better Results

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.”

The average soil’s composition consists of approximately 50% solids and 50%...

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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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