Visiting Sewanee’s H-tree

The “H” tree is a pair of white oaks on the side of the plateau below the War Memorial Cross. About 15 feet above the ground they share a branch, because against all odds the branch of one trunk grafted

Visiting Sewanee’s H-tree

The “H” tree is a pair of white oaks on the side of the plateau below the War Memorial Cross. About 15 feet above the ground they share a branch, because against all odds the branch of one trunk grafted

And Now the Fun Begins!

It’s wintertime, there’s snow on the ground, and “gardening” moves indoors. If you’ve got an amaryllis in bloom, dust some pollen from one flower onto the stigma of another to fertilize the seeds. Then, after the flowers have faded, leave

And Now the Fun Begins!

It’s wintertime, there’s snow on the ground, and “gardening” moves indoors. If you’ve got an amaryllis in bloom, dust some pollen from one flower onto the stigma of another to fertilize the seeds. Then, after the flowers have faded, leave

Ta-da!

This is the finished product — one of them anyway — of the herbarium’s wreath-making project. Except for the ribbon, it’s composed entirely of plant material: native grape (Vitis sp), Southern magnolia (M. grandiflora), and Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium). Let’s

Ta-da!

This is the finished product — one of them anyway — of the herbarium’s wreath-making project. Except for the ribbon, it’s composed entirely of plant material: native grape (Vitis sp), Southern magnolia (M. grandiflora), and Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium). Let’s

Making Christmas Wreaths

First you find a grapevine … No wait! First you gather some people who like botany. THEN you search for grapevines long enough to twist into wreaths. Collect evergreen twigs, red-berried branches, dried flowers, anything to add interest and beauty

Making Christmas Wreaths

First you find a grapevine … No wait! First you gather some people who like botany. THEN you search for grapevines long enough to twist into wreaths. Collect evergreen twigs, red-berried branches, dried flowers, anything to add interest and beauty

Botanists All Talking at Once

What do you get when you put a group of botanists, stuck inside for the winter, together in one room? A lively discussion, centering on where each has been, what plants they’ve seen, and where they’re headed next. The growing

Botanists All Talking at Once

What do you get when you put a group of botanists, stuck inside for the winter, together in one room? A lively discussion, centering on where each has been, what plants they’ve seen, and where they’re headed next. The growing

Very Last Viburnum

After an earlier cold snap, some of our ornamental shrubs have been tricked into flowering here in late autumn. This viburnum is a great example — the shrub is covered with showy white blossoms, some of them nipped by frost.

Very Last Viburnum

After an earlier cold snap, some of our ornamental shrubs have been tricked into flowering here in late autumn. This viburnum is a great example — the shrub is covered with showy white blossoms, some of them nipped by frost.

Sewanee’s Village Tree

For several years now Sewanee has boasted two official trees — one on the University campus and one in the heart of the village, two beautiful proclamations of this wonderful and joyous season! 

Sewanee’s Village Tree

For several years now Sewanee has boasted two official trees — one on the University campus and one in the heart of the village, two beautiful proclamations of this wonderful and joyous season!