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Sep
16
2017

My Favorite (Unexpectedly) Shady Characters

Conifers in Shady Situations In the world of plant-speak, the accepted definition of “Full Sun” is six or more hours of direct sun per day. Common knowledge for pines, spruces, firs, junipers, Japanese cedars, cypresses, false cypresses, dawn redwoods, and bald cypresses, unless they are variegated (and sometimes then, too) is that they need full…

Sep
14
2017

Quarryhill receives the 2017 Iseli Award

  The 2017 Jean Iseli Memorial Grant has been awarded to Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, California. Founded in 1987, Quarryhill has grown into a world-renowned botanical institution, providing other botanical gardens, arboreta, researchers, conservationists, students, and the visiting public with living examples of the beautiful and threatened temperate flora of East Asia. The 25-acre garden…

Sep
13
2017

ACS 2017 Scholarship Awarded

  The ACS has awarded the 2017 scholarship to Cole Hamilton, a senior at Western Kentucky University majoring in Agronomy-Plant Science. Cole was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, where his love for horticulture began at a very early age. When Cole was about 10 years old, he wanted to start a tree farm on the…

Sep
6
2017

Announcing Nursery Discount Program for ACS Members

The ACS Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new benefit for ACS members and our nursery partners in our mission: 10% discounts for members at select retail nurseries and the ability to purchase directly from some wholesale nurseries that ordinarily restrict their sales to the trade. This program furthers the goals of the…

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