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What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

...ready to greet next spring's warmth with an explosion of blossoms.? This is the final installment of "What's in Bloom," a weekly feature compiled by Merrill Jensen, manager and horticulturist of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/whats-bloom-prepping-primula
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Fall!

Autumn brings a different sort of "bloom" to the gardens around Juneau and the Jensen-Olson Arboretum is no exception. Cooler temperatures break down chlorophyll in leaves to reveal pigments that have been in the leaves all along...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/whats-bloom-fall
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Volunteers!

...over the last few months are blooming and thriving, due in great measure, to the conscientious efforts of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum's seasonal gardeners. Will Clausen (Clausonii procerus) and Chelsie Harris (Argillia kenaiensis) have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/whats-bloom-volunteers
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Bighead Knapweed

Bighead Knapweed, centaurea macrocephala, is one of the most asked-about plants at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum when it's in bloom. While many knapweeds are listed as highly invasive, C. macrocephala is well-mannered in gardens here...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/whats-bloom-bighead-knapweed
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Primula vialii

...One of our summer blooming primroses, Primula vialii, is also one of the most captivating ones grown at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in the national Primula collection, recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium. The unmistakable...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/whats-bloom-primula-vialii
Outdoors
What's in Bloom: Iris 'Gracchus'

...Jensen's photo albums, this was called "Old Peterson Iris." It is quite possible that it has been growing at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum since the Petersons homesteaded the property in 1904. Caroline shared these with her gardening friends; her...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/whats-bloom-iris-gracchus
Outdoors
Celebrate public gardens Saturday at the arboretum

This year's Alaska Public Gardens Day will take place on Saturday, May 24 and in honor of this the Jensen-Olson Arboretum, the local member of the American Public Garden Association, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/celebrate-public-gardens-saturday-ar
Outdoors
WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

...parking lot. ? "What's in Bloom?" is a regular feature meant to highlight bright spots of color at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. The feature is submitted by Merrill Jensen and will continue through the spring and summer.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-09/whats-bloom
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Members wanted, needed and necessary

...the Eaglecrest Learning Center to the Board of Equalization, from the Juneau Human Rights Commission to the Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board.And that was just for the City and Borough of Juneau. That same day, there were two call-outs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-27/empire-editorial-members-wanted-neede
Opinion
What's in bloom?

...such as hosta. ? "What's in Bloom?" is a regular feature meant to highlight bright spots of color at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. The feature is submitted by Merrill Jensen and will continue through the spring and summer.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/whats-bloom
Outdoors

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