Saturday, Sep 22, 10-1PM
If you have volunteered for any of our events, like our garden
parties, the annual Plant Sale, the Everett Home and Garden show booth,
our Sorticulture booth, or on our board, please, please, please come to
the Arboretum on Saturday!
Not only will we have a wonderful luncheon
prepared, but we will give folks the opportunity to plant something in
the south area to call their own. 10-Noon, socializing and planting - then lunch for all!
TREE DONATED TO SOUTH AREA HONORS STU BARGER
On a sunny Sep 5th, Naomi Barger and her daughter planted a tree in the new south area of the Arboretum to honor the memory of Stu Barger, husband and father. What a wonderful way to give back to the community he loved and have a place of repose to visit and think of him. Thank you, Naomi, for donating this gorgeous tree to the Evergreen Arboretum. We will take excellent care of it.
The tree is Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire', also called Tupelo or Black Gum. It is seedless, which allows for easy maintenance, but it is a visual stunner, with bright red spring foliage, red tips all summer and beautiful yellow/orange and magenta in fall. Grows 30' to 40' tall and 20' to 25' wide Great foliage tree for shade and color all seasons.
The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum is to create and maintain an inspirational arboretum and gardens accessible to all, internationally-acclaimed and locally-enjoyed for its plant diversity, original art and educational opportunities.