• 'Circle of Life' steel and hand-fused glass sculpture by Shirley Erickson. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Cascade Evening' basalt sculpture by Reg Akright. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Clarity' steel and glass sculpture by Merilee Moore. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Genesis III' limestone, granite and wood sculpture by Brian Berman. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Stone Vessels' granite sculpture by Verena Schwippert. Part of the permanent collection.
  • Roundness of the Horizon: The Fossil, granite, by Katzutaka Uchida. Part of the permanent collection.
  • 'Fibonacci' by Pam Hom
  • 'Love at First Sight' by Hank Nelson
  • 'Enzo Moon' by Daniel Michael
  • Entry Columns, Little and Lewis, Arbor, Rex Lukinich
  • "Siblings" by James Madison, a Tulalip artist, is a sculpture consisting of two 18 foot brushed aluminum columns. The artwork is named for the artist's two young sons.
  • This piece celebrates the importance of the dragonfly to the Tulalips. It was believed that when the dragon fly larvae hatched in the spring, that this event heralded the return of the salmon, an important cultural and natural resource for the Tulalip Tribes.
  • "Guardian Head'' by Francie Allen This is one of two large cast concrete heads guarding the shade garden bridge.
  • "Guardian Head" by Francie Allen The second large cast concrete head.
  • Tulip 'Gudoshnik' is a Giant Darwin Hybrid that stands almost 24 inches tall, and blooms in April for three to four weeks.
  • HYDRANGEA TREE 'VANILLA STRAWBERRY ' has a unique tri-tone color palette and it was bred as a small tree versus the typical hydrangea shrub.
  • Columbines bloom from April until fall. Aquelligia (columbine) is seen in many colors and shapes, blooming from April until fall.
  • A late summer view of the border features annuals mixed with dahlias, roses and hydrangeas.
  • Columbines bloom from April until fall. Aquelligia (columbine) is seen in many colors and shapes, blooming from April until fall.
  • Insect Hotel - Homemade especially for the Arboretum by a local Master Gardener. The hotel provides shelter for insects and promotes pollination.
  • The Bartzella Peony is an Itoh variety and blooms in early spring.
  • Peony Cora Louise is an Itoh variety that when mature will have approximately 50 blooms. It blooms in late spring and gets to be about 3 feet tall.
  • The Chilean blue potato bush has also been called a vine. It is an evergreen bush with flowers that bloom from March through November, and it's botanical name is Solanum Crispum Glasnevin. Grows quickly to 12 feet tall.
  • Salex Integra 'Hakuro Nishiki is known as a Japanese dappled willow. It is actually a semi deciduous shrub that matures at 15 feet. Gorgeous pink stems hold white, pink and green leaves during spring, summer and fall..
  • Nerine bowdenii or the Nerine Lily has also been called 'Naked Lady', and provides a touch of pink to the late season garden.
  • Rose 'Magic Celebration" is a very large flowered rose by the British rose hybridizer David Austin
  • Sorbaria Sem A multi-colored shrub with fern-like foliage in the spring and white plumes in the summer. The leaves turn red-orange in the fall.
  • The season for Gunnera manicata is April until frost. Gunnera manicata is also known as 'Dinosaur Food' due to its ancient appearance of tough spiked leaves that can grow to 4 feet across. It emerges in April and lasts until frost.
  • Follow the path to the top of the Viewing Mound and discover the metal water feature 'Fibonacci' by Pam Hom
  • This sculpture was inspired by the discoveries of proportionate geometry found in nature.
  • Enjoy moments of meditation with the soothing sound of flowing water.
  • Shaded rock stairs planted with a variety of Hostas connect the Viewing Mound to the Northwest Native Trail at the bottom.
  • Osakazuki Maple samaras (seeds): Osakazuki Maples have bright colored samaras (seeds) in summer and fire engine red fall color.”
  • Snowberry (Symphoricarpus albus) Native deciduous shrub with many small pink flowers followed by showy white berries in late fall and early winter. Some cultivars have pink berries. Berries not edible.
  • Flowering Crabapple ‘Golden Raindrops’ A disease resistant flowering crabapple selected for the huge display of white flowers in spring followed by small golden crabapples in fall.
  • Flowering Crabapple ‘Golden Raindrops’ A disease resistant flowering crabapple selected for the huge display of white flowers in spring followed by small golden crabapples in fall.
  • Japanese Maple ‘Dancing Peacock’ (Acer shirasawanum ‘Dancing Peacock’)
  • Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia) A perennial to 6 ft tall with dramatic divided leaves and tall white flower plumes in early to mid- summer.
  • Japanese Maple ‘Boskoop Glory’ (Acer palmatum ‘Boskoop Glory’)
  • Sculpture ‘Genesis II’ by Brian Berman, part of the arboretum permanent sculpture collection.
  • Late summer color of Hydrangea and Crocosmia in the Backyard Garden
  • Sculpture ‘Stone Vessels’ by Verena Schwippert, part of the arboretum permanent sculpture collection
  • Honeysuckle Arbor : Honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) covers the arbor and entry gate to the ‘almost secret’ garden. Enjoy the fragrant flowers as you enter this small garden designed to help you relax, contemplate or take photos.
  • Some of our trees lit up with fall color.
  • Aconitifolium Maple in Fall: “The Dancing Peacock” (or Aconitifolium) maple is an example of Acer japonicum, boasting huge cut foliage and a spectacular blend of all colors.”
  • Beni Komachi spring foliage: “Beni Komachi has bright fuchsia red color in spring, subtle variegation in summer, and scarlet red color in fall.”
  • Bihou Japanese Maple: “Bihou has striking yellow bark in winter and yellow fall color. It makes a great small tree for shady spots and containers in shade.”
  • Emporer I Japanese Maple: “Emporer One is a nice upright dark leafed variety with scarlet red fall color. This one will grow large and take full sun.”
  • Moonfire Japanese Maple: “Our Moonfire is a striking multi-trunked specimen that has great red color from spring through fall.”
  • Omure yama Japanese Maple: “Omure yama displays nice cut green foliage, a gorgeous weeping habit, and spectacular fall color. Think big ol’ mushroom shape!”
  • Orange Dream Japanese Maple: “The name Orange Dream says it all – bright orange spring foliage and a tidy habit for part shade garden locations.”
  • Shindeshojo Japanese Maple: “Shindeshojo is one of best maples for 3 seasons – bright fuchsia pink color in spring, green with red tips in summer, and scarlet color each fall.”
  • Purple Ghost Japanese Maple “Part of the ghost series, Purple Ghost has purplish red foliage showing subtle reticulated markings of green to pink to white.”
  • Tsukushi gata Japanese Maple: “Tsukushi gata has unusual brick red colored foliage with lime green highlights. Makes a nice small bushy specimen for a sun or part shade location.”
  • Golden Full Moon Maple: “The Golden Full Moon Maple is an example of Acer shirawasawanum that glows gold to lime green all spring and summer, then turns orangey red in fall.”
  • Looking from the edge of the Woodland garden, across the Japanese Maple Grove and into the Northwest Demonstration garden makes you want to wander down the path you see in front of you.
  • More of the hydrangea.
  • Looking up the trail past the woodlands bridge.
  • The woodlands Grotto.
  • More Grotto.
  • Pieris Japonica Mt. Fire at it's best aflame.
  • Knadhill & Exbury Azaleas in full bloom on Mothers day.
  • Come and see the new Arboretum sculptures.
  • Leucothoe fontanesiana Facinating leaf coloration begins in the fall while fragrant white flowers form in May.
  • Epemedium rubrum Red-edged leaves in the winter followed by small red flowers.
  • Dwarf conifers
  • Pinus strobus "Horsford's Dwarf": This is a dwarf cultivar of the Eastern white pine know for dense branching.
  • Larix decidua "Pendula": This weeping larch is an unusual conifer because it is deciduous, dropping its needles in the fall.
  • Picea omorika "Pendula": This is a named cultivar of Serbian Spruce known for a narrow upright growth with weeping limbs.
  • Abies pinsapo "Glauca": This blue Spanish Fir is showing off its bright green new growth in the spring.
  • The view down a portion of the walk shows Laburnum waterii the Golden Chain Tree with flowers hanging overhead and Magnolia seboldii the Oyama Magnolia blooming in the background.
  • Trees were selected that would not interfere with the existing power lines like the Pagoda Dogwood show here in full flower.
  • Trees were selected for interesting features like Acer griseum the Paper Bark Maple with its peeling bark.
  • This delicate fringe of white flowers shows how Chionanthus virginicus the Fringe Tree got its name.
  • Fall provides us with a show of color along the tree walk. Shown here in late fall is Oxydendrum arboreum the Sourwood Tree.
  • Many hours of volunteer effort go into maintaining the Small Urban Tree Walk
  • A view of the Perennial border; part of the Scent garden and formal White garden with its white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies. Golden rod (Solidago) in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast.
  • With white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies creating height; white sage (Salvia) and dwarf barberry (Berberis thunbergii) in the foreground, the Scent garden is a sight to behold (and smell to inhale!).
  • Giant hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) in the Scent garden blooms all summer long attracting bees....as well as people.
  • Lace-cap hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) spill out from behind a tree into a patch of sun in the Woodland garden.
  • A view of the Perennial border; part of the Scent garden and formal White garden with its white garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) and Asian lilies. Golden rod (Solidago) in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast.
  • Camas (Camassia squamash) a bulb with grass-like leaves in the lily family which blooms in tall purplish blue spikes. Bulbs were an important food for aboriginal people.
  • Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) a perennial herb from a taproot, flowers showy red and yellow with long reddish spurs. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The Haida people called this the red-rain flower and warned children not to pick the flowers or it would rain.
  • Stonecrop, found on rocky cliffs and outcrops throughout the region
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon); an attractive evergreen shrub with sprays of white bell shaped flowers which in turn form edible purple berries. The fruit was an important food for aboriginal people
  • Goat’s Beard (Aruncus sylvestris) A tall (3 to 6 ft.) perennial with a large spay of creamy white flowers blooming in late spring. Roots had a wide variety of medicinal uses by aboriginal people
  • Silk Tassel (Garrya elliptica) evergreen shrub with oval leaves and long silvery catkins which appear in winter or early spring.
  • Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus) a spreding deciduous shrub with shredding bark. White flowers in spring in rounded clusters. Some ninebark cultivars have dark purple foliage and pink-tinted flowers. Some tribes considered this shrub highly poisonous, while others found medicinal uses.
  • Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) A deciduous shrub to 15 ft, with flowers in clusters. Cream colored petals, the upper petal streaked with pink or pale orange.
  • False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacena racemose) a perennial growing in clumps from rhizomes. Plumes of creamy white flowers. Fruit is a red berry, edible but not tasty.
  • Red Currant (Ribes sanguineum) a deciduous shrub with showy sprays of tube like flowers from white to deep rose-red. Blue-black round berries are edible but not tasty.
  • Fringe Cup (Tellima grandiflora) a perennial with heart shaped basal leaves and a tall flower stalk with cup shaped greenish to red flowers. The Skagit pounded fringecup, boiled it and drank the tea for a number of ailments.
  • Oregon Iris (Iris tenax) Rhizomes form clumps strap like leaves and have showy flowers in May and June, colors ranging from white to dark violet blue. Aboriginal people braided the leaves into snares for animals as large as elk.
  • L-R Penstemon Confertus, Uncarvillea mairei, Antirrhinum sempervirens
  • Gentiana pumila ssp. delphinsis: This sometimes difficult native of Europe blooms in the early spring and leaves remain evergreen.
  • Dodecatheon hendersonii, also known as Shooting Star, blooms in early spring and disappears in summer. It is a Washington native plant.
  • Shrub – Daphne “Lawrence Crocker”
  • Kalmia buxifolia is also called "Sand Myrtle". This dwarf shrub is a member of the heath family.
  • Dwarf conifer- Abies procera “Blaue Hexe”
  • A 900 square foot rock garden featuring alpine perennials, bulbs, dwarf shrubs and dwarf conifers installed at the bottom on the Viewing Mound.
  • Gentiana X macaulayi "Kingfisher" is good, vigorous mat-forming hybrid.
  • Cyclamen heteraphoium flowers are shown popping up through the leaves of Sedum populifolium.
  • Sempervivum "Mount Hood" is commonly known as Hen and Chicks. These evergreen plants love to grow in rock garden crevices.
  • "Roundness of the Horizon - The Fossil", by Katzutaka Uchida.
  • Symphoricarpus X doorenbosii "Kolmcan Candy" This Snowberry cultivar is know for candy-pink berries that ripen in early autumn.
  • Abies procera "Glauca" A Blue Noble Fir know for it's striking blue grey needles.
  • Juniperus conferta " All Gold" A visually stunning and durable ground cover Juniper.
 

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