About Jerry MendenhallAssistant Greenhouse Manager/Plant Propagator
Grafting for the Future
If you look around the cemetery you will see numerous trees with a distinct scar or swelling around the bottom of the trunk. Have you ever wondered what that was? More than likely, this is a grafted tree. Grafting is … Continue reading
What’s in a seed?
Consult a dictionary and it may tell you that a seed is a mature fertilized plant ovule, consisting of an embryo and its food store surrounded by a protective seed coat. When I look at a seed, I see everything … Continue reading
Eternally Green: The Autumn Apiary
As the shadows of autumn have grown longer, the honeybees have gathered their last drops of nectar from the goldenrods and asters and are preparing for a long winter. The days are getting shorter and the cool weather is now upon us. … Continue reading
Tucked away in the southwest corner of Mount Auburn, sits a small, fenced-in area that has been sparking the curiosity of many people since early fall of last year. This is the cemetery’s new apiary, which houses three beehives. These … Continue reading