Art on the Lawn Awards

Monday, July 20, 2015 by

The Klehm staff extends a warm thank you to all the talented artists at Art on the Lawn.  The variety of quality art was amazing and we heard a lot of positive comments and praise about the event.  Here’s to a growing 2016 show! Award Results BEST IN SHOW – Debra Capriola/ Mixed Media PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Kathy Hardesty/ Mixed Media FIRST PLACE 2D – Robert Cholke/ Photography SECOND PLACE 2D – Beverly Broyles/ Painting FIRST PLACE 3D – Jose M. Sente/ Other SECOND PLACE 3D – Kathy Hardesty/ Mixed Media   Participating Artists First Name Last Name Category Media Lynn & Diane Abbott 3D Other Valerie Abramat 3D Jewelry Diane Adams 2D Other Diane Barker-Jones 3D Fiber Rick Borrett 2D Painting Beverly Ashley Broyles 2D Painting Debra Capriola 2D Mixed Media Robert Cholke...

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Planting Day Thank You!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by

Over 50 volunteers showed up on Saturday, June 13th to plant 4,000 perennials in our 13,000-square-foot Contemporary Perennial Garden. The “Know Maintenance” site was planned for minimal weed invasion and optimal beauty by Roy Diblick, noted plantsman and designer. The hillside is slowly coming alive, despite the muddy conditions that limited planting efforts that Saturday. Volunteers will continue to finish planting over the course of the week, weather pending. Imagine what it will look like next year: blooms of yellow and purple intermixed with grass texture.  Some of the plants used are: Coreopis golden shower, Stachys hummelo, Allium summer beauty, Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ Grass, Echinacea simulta and Salvia Burgundy Candles among many others. Funds to purchase the plant stock were received via a grant of $23,500 from the CN EcoConnexions “From the Ground Up” program...

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Boy Scouts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by

Klehm is excited to release their 2015- 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badge Program Series. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Download Flyer About the Programs Registration: is online at Klehm.org under each individual merit badge program. You can also register in person at the Klehm Visitor Center. Payment: Payment is due at the time of registration- your registration is not confirmed until payment is received. You can pay via credit card for online registration or in cash, credit, or check for visitor center registration. Parents: Parents are not required to stay during the programs. Parents are welcome to stay but will be required to pay an arboretum admission fee to attend. Cancellations: Klehm Arboretum reserves the right to limit enrollment and cancel any program, in which case a full refund will be issued. Klehm Arboretum will not...

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Which Plants to Deadhead

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by

Most flowers lose their attraction as they fade, spoiling the overall appearance of beds, borders and containers, and are best removed. Regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and more flowers. Once the flowers are pollinated; seed heads, pods or capsules form at the expense of further growth and flower development. Choosing the exact point to make a deadheading cut can seem confusing, since perennials have different flower forms. Because deadheading, like other types of pruning, is so species specific, it can be difficult to group plants into categories. For most plants, however, all you need to remember is to prune spent flowers and stems back to a point where there’s a new lateral flower or bud. If no new flower is apparent, prune the stem back to a lateral leaf. Plants That May...

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