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NEWS


OUR QUARTERLY NEWS MAGAZINE

GROUND COVER

Keep up-to-date with happenings at the Dubuque Arboretum by reading GROUND COVER, our quarterly news magazine, with messages from leadership, property improvements, fun things to do, fun things to learn, donor updates, and more!

Download our current issue below.

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ARTICLES


RECOMMENDED READING FROM

“Indigenous farmers are ‘rematriating’ centuries-old seeds to plant a movement”

Heirloom plants from museums and seed banks are being reconnected with their original tribal stewards for cultural preservation and food security.



HOW-TO INFORMATION


POINSETTIA CARE + REBLOOMING

Did you know that you can rebloom poinsettias for several years? It’s true!

Here’s a schedule for reblooming success …

  • MAY: Cut back stems to 3–6 inches above the soil. Repot or separate, if needed. Place in sunny window and water when soil is dry to touch. (Root cuttings, if desired.)
  • JUNE: Move plant outside. Water and fertilize more frequently as plant grows.
  • JULY 1: First pinch.
  • AUGUST 15: Second pinch.
  • SEPTEMBER 1: Bring plant indoors to sunny location at 65 to 75°F.
  • OCTOBER: Initiate short days (for a mid-December bloom date). Water, as needed, and fertilize weekly according to label..


WEBINARS


LANDSCAPE DESIGN WITH NATIVE CULTIVARS

“How Native Cultivars Affect Pollinators”

An Ecological Landscape Designer and the owner of Nectar Landscape Design Studio in Stowe, Vermont, Annie White shares her field research and discusses the complex benefits and challenges of using both native species and native cultivars in landscape design.



VIDEO TUTORIALS


This video playlist from Better Homes & Gardens offers a wealth of how-to gardening knowledge!

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GroundcoversHow to Create
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LavenderHow to Grow
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ContainersContainer Gardens
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PeoniesHow to Grow