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Machilus thunbergii 'Ulleung Island'

You’re a good sport!

The other morning when pulling into the parking lot at work, I noticed a broad leafed evergreen tree, growing on the edge of Tony and Anita’s private garden, that had a bright yellow spot near the top. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a bright gold-leaf branch sport on Machilus thunbergii ‘Ulleung Island’.

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Trillium ludovicianum 'Lean and Green'

Genetic variability is the spice of life!

One of our goals at Juniper Level Botanic Garden is to secure a wide diversity of species and, where possible, a wide range of genetic material for each species. Our specialty collections focus on preserving genetic germplasm through ex-situ conservation, scientific and taxonomic research, plant breeding, and sharing of unique, native, and rare perennials. Here

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Tony and Anita Avent

Fun Fundraiser – June 14

We hope you’ll join us for our first official Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment fundraiser on Friday June 14, from 3-8pm. This unique event will consist of a tour of Tony and Anita’s private four-acre home garden. This 10 year-old garden section is the largest of the JLBG gardens, but one that has never been

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Pternopetalum latipinnulatum

Cornering the market for plants which have no market – Pternopetalum

Flowering this week is the little-known Asian member of the carrot (Apiaceae) family, Pternopetalum latipinnulatum. This oddity hails from both China and a single population in Arunachal, India, where it grows on forested slopes between 2,000′ and 7,500′ elevation. The 15″ tall clumps are perfect for gardeners who are really into BIO (botanical interest only)

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