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Washington Park Arboretum
The arboretum's 200 acres offer visitors a look at more than 5000 different Northwest native and introduced woody plants. You'll also find some of the world's best collections of hollies, maples, and magnolias, plus an extensive collection of plants in the heath family. Gardeners can attend a wide variety of classes or walk the grounds to look for treasures.
Washington Park Arboretum is located about 10 minutes east of downtown Seattle on Lake Washington Blvd. East. For detailed directions and to arrange tours, call the arboretum at (206) 543-8800, or write to: Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, XD-10, Seattle, WA 98195. Admission is free, and the arboretum is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms
It won't be long before it's time to begin that fall ritual of planting spring-flowering bulbs in the garden. If you're overwhelmed by the huge number of beautiful flowering bulbs available, here's a great book to help you make the right choices. Bulbs: Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooms, by Lewis and Nancy Hill (Storey Communications, 1995; $20) will help you select and grow bulbs every month of the year. You'll also learn ways to combine bulbs with perennials and annuals for continuous color in the garden.