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Squirrel Appreciation Day 2020

Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gardeners don’t like squirrels, for the most part. Yet here we are, on the eve of Squirrel Appreciation Day, trying to muster, at best, lukewarm feelings for the furry little fauna.

By: Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

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Seed Exchanges

Published Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

January, notably cold and dreary, is the time to curl up somewhere warm with a pile of notes, drawings, and seed catalogues, dreaming of gardens to come. It can feel a little lonesome for a gardener when you are waiting for spring thaw – until you hear about an upcoming seed exchange.

By Horticulturist Chantal Ludder 

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Wood Glass Wednesdays

Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This hoard of papers, along with personal photographs, made its way into the MSV in 1996 as part of Julian Wood Glass Jr.’s estate. Since that time the materials have been sitting in collections storage with their contents largely unknown and inaccessible to researchers and staff members.

By Registrar/Collections Manager Lauren Fleming

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Behind the Scenes: Making Foxes

Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Several years ago, the MSV's executive director asked me if I’d like to try to make an evergreen dress to go along with our Holiday Display. We were hosting the Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the time. It was such a fun challenge; I decided to try something similar the next year. Then holiday sculptures became something of a tradition. 

By Horticulturalist Chantal Ludder 

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Museum Store Holiday Picks

Published Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season are upon us! Whether you are looking to shop or get away from it all this weekend, please stop by the MSV.

By Bonnie Barr

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First Look at the MSV

Published Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

Do you know what a “first look” is? Sometimes called a reveal, a first look is when a couple about to get married choose to see each other before the wedding ceremony on their big day.

By Catherine Bogaty, MSV Special Events Manager

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Find Your Inner Artist at the MSV

Published Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
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Have you ever thought about taking one of the many wonderful workshops we offer at the MSV but talked yourself out of it because you doubt your artistic abilities? Well, you are not alone.

By Director of Education Mary Ladrick

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Showing Their True Colors

Published Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Peak leaf season is upon us and the Garden is ablaze in fall foliage. 

By Deputy Director, Museum Operations and Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes

But have you ever wondered why the leaves change color? Why are some trees red, others orange and yet others are yellow? Let’s talk.


Norway maple leaf (yellow) and Japanese maple leaf (red).

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