Blog

Edible Landscaping Has Their Produce Covered

Tue, November 12, 2019
What's going on in the Good Life Garden? Stay updated with the Edible Landscaping team's latest work and contributions to campus.

New Naaay-bors Moooove in!

Thu, October 31, 2019
If you haven’t visited the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden in a while you may notice that there are areas ready for new plantings. That’s because a large part of the area was fenced off for an adjacent construction project to accommodate our Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital’s large animal blood donors!

Detour Allows for Completion of Accessible Path

Mon, October 28, 2019
Beginning in November, campus visitors to the Arboretum will encounter another, relatively small and short-term detour. Alternative paths and clear signage will make this re-route hassle-free.

Detour Near Putah Creek Lodge

Thu, October 10, 2019

Hello visitors! There's another detour in the Arboretum, but never fear—we've got an easy-to-follow map and signage in place to get you around the construction without any issues.

Pollinator Plant List: Hummingbirds

Wed, October 09, 2019

Did you know hummingbirds move much faster and over considerably larger areas than insect pollinators do? With their fast wings, compact size and slender bills, it's no wonder that these tiny birds play such an important role in our environment. Unfortunately, due to climate change, habitat loss and a variety of other human-caused influences, researchers consider nearly 15% of hummingbird species vulnerable to extinction. 

Bee Campus USA designation brings buzz to UCD, community

Tue, October 08, 2019
As a sign of its commitment to pollinator health, UC Davis recently became the first University of California campus to become certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate, via the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Plant Sale Detour Alert

Fri, September 27, 2019
We have just found out that there will be a detour in place during the time of some of our fall plant sales.

Pollinator-Friendly Container Plantings

Thu, September 26, 2019
Don’t have the space to create a pollinator-friendly garden? Or maybe you’d just like to add some container plantings to your patio or landscape.

We've assembled four “recipes” for making this DIY project a breeze. All of the plants you find here are currently in our fall plant sale inventory. If one has sold out, we can help you find an appropriate replacement. Just ask one of our experts in the orange aprons.

Download as printer-friendly PDF

Nursery Special Projects: All About Trees

Tue, September 24, 2019

By Abbey Hart, Nursery Special Projects Manager

You know about the Arboretum Teaching Nursery’s Plant Sales, but did you know the nursery team has myriad other special projects going on behind the scenes? Here are a few highlights of some current projects focused on growing novel trees for the Arboretum and Public Garden and the broader community. 

Taylor's Top 5 "New to Us" Pollinator Plants

Tue, September 24, 2019

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager 

With the Arboretum Teaching Nursery nearly at plant capacity, we finally have a moment to appreciate many of the new pollinator plants we have been growing for you this fall. It was way too easy to come up with a list full of fabulous plants that will look great in your garden, attract one or another pollinator, be drought tolerant, and handle our Sacramento Valley conditions. (Download the complete inventory on our plant sale information page.)

Planning your own super bloom

Fri, September 20, 2019
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will begin selling research-backed selection of native annual wildflower seeds that are proven to attract pollinators.