Two Great Locations, One Organization

Blog

A Note from Retiring Director Bob Grese

Bob's last day is today, June 30. It will be quite an adjustment getting used to his not being at Matthaei-Nichols. And he's had an enormous impact on our organization---the landscapes, the gardens, the mission, the vision, and the people. Before he left Bob penned...

read more

Invasive of the Week: Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Bird’s-foot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus (also known as birdfoot deervetch, eggs and bacon, cat’s clover, ground honeysuckle) is a member of the Fabaceae or pea family. Native to Eurasia and North Africa, it was introduced from Europe as an agricultural...

read more

Invasive of the Week: Field Bindweed

Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, also known as field morning glory, devil’s guts, or wild morning glory is a perennial vine with roots that can extend a whopping 20 feet into the soil and can easily persist in a garden environment for 20...

read more

A Message from Matthaei-Nichols Director Bob Grese

Over the past weeks, I watched in horror at the killing of George Floyd and others such as Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.  For me personally, it brought back painful memories of being a teenager in Memphis, TN when Martin Luther King, Jr. was brutally murdered. ...

read more

Invasive of the Week: Creeping Charlie

Creeping charlie, Glechoma hederacea (also known as ground ivy, catsfoot, alehoof) was introduced in North America from Europe in the 17th century as a groundcover. Now listed as an invasive weed in many states, it’s part of the Lamiaceae or mint family,...

read more

What Is Bonsai and Why Do We Practice It?

*Note: This story appeared in a shorter form in the spring-summer 2019 Matthaei-Nichols print newsletter.Why do bonsai? What meaning does it have? How do we explain its appeal? Do we need to explain?”We asked four experts to share their thoughts on bonsai...

read more

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to receive updates on news and events.