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Ellen Zagory

Creating a DIY Pollinator Garden

Thu, March 08, 2018
Learn how to plant a pollinator garden in your very own yard using easy-to-find plants and simple methods.

May Garden Tips

Thu, April 27, 2017
Gardening tips for weather changes in May

Zagory receives horticulture award

Mon, June 27, 2016
Each year the California Horticultural Society awards someone who has made a significant contribution to horticulture in California. This year, the honor went to our own Ellen Zagory, Director of Public Horticulture, for her work on developing and promoting Arboretum All-Stars.

Mix and match plantings for interest and easy care

Mon, June 27, 2016
Created by GATEways Horticulturist Ryan Deering along with our campus landscape architects, Sustainable Horticulture Learning by Leading students, talented volunteers, and accomplished Grounds and Landscape Services staff, these landscapes demonstrate the craft of designing interesting landscapes from a relatively short list of ornamental plants combined in different ways to create dramatic displays.

Life After Lawn Plant List

Thu, March 31, 2016
Fill your lawn-free front yard with selections that not only have less-than-lawn water needs, they also perform well in our region, look great, and benefit our ever important pollinators!

Planting for pollinators

Mon, January 11, 2016
How we're planting for pollinators and native insects at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Fine Gardening feature on unusual autumn stars

Wed, July 15, 2015
The October 2015 issue of Fine Gardening features our own Director of Public Horticulture Ellen Zagory and her “Unusual Autumn Star” regional plant picks for northern California.

Drought underscores importance of native plants

Wed, May 13, 2015
Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, is featured in Davis Enterprise article dated May 13, 2015, Drought underscores the importance of native plants.

Where are the bees and the butterflies?

Wed, May 13, 2015
On May 11, 2015, Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, was featured along with Dr. Eric Mussen, internationally known bee expert and Extension apiculturist at UC Davis, in a radio interview on KALW in San Francisco.