Plants of the Week: September 22

Carex brevior, common throughout most of the United States, owes its prevalence to its adaptable nature. The shortbeak or plains oval sedge is most often encountered in dry woodlands and prairies. Listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a facultative plant, it is equally likely to be found in wetlands or non-wetlands. As such C. brevior is one of several sedges being used in retention beds around Worth Health Center. The beds fluctuate between dry conditions and periodic flooding from precipitation and storm water collection. The medium green sedge has a fountaining habit ranging from 12 to 30 …

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Crum Creek Meander Coming Down

Just as flower blooms in the garden are ephemeral, so is garden art. On November 30, 2014,  the installation Crum Creek Meander, located next to Magill Walk, is scheduled to be dismantled. There are only two months left to see this provocative, controversial, and interactive piece.

Installed in the fall of 2013, Stacy Levy’s temporary piece has generated much conversation, passionate opinions for and against the piece, imitation, and it has been the platform for other pieces of art. Designed to generate awareness and generate conversation, this piece succeeded in creating a buzz across campus.

Stacy Levy, a leading …

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Plants of the Week: September 15

Dahlia ‘Honka Yellow’

Dalhia is an exceptionally versatile genus. It seems like there are endless cultivars of varying colors and forms, all of which are spectacular in their own way. This one, simpler than most, can be found in the Thersea Lang Garden of Fragrance. It has pastel yellow ray inflorescences with a bright orange disk.  Sources say that these can get up one meter in height (ours are only about 10 -12 inches now). It is a lovely yellow Aster family member and it pairs nicely with the electric blue of the Salvia guaranitica ‘Black & Blue’. photo credit: …

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