January 25, 2012
Doris W. Brumback, an avid gardener who assisted in the rejuvenation of Cylburn Arboretum in the 1970s and 1980s, died Jan. 18 of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Homeland resident was 92. The daughter of a pharmacist and a homemaker, Doris Weltner was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. After graduating in 1936 from Girls' Latin School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1940 from Goucher College. During the 1940s, Mrs, Brumback worked for American Airlines.
June 16, 2011
One of Baltimore's most beautiful settings will be showing off its place in the art world this weekend. More than 50 painters will be exhibiting their work at the Cylburn Arboretum's "Celebration of Art. " While the work will certainly be varied, they'll all share a common theme. Every piece will depict a scene set within the grounds of the 19th-century North Baltimore estate, once home to a prominent Baltimore businessman, now a picturesque oasis of flora and fauna. "When folks visit Cylburn, they find a space that is so inviting," said Nancy Hill, the arboretum's education director.
January 24, 2009
I found little bugs under my mattress, but I've seen them before along where the ceiling meets the wall. Please tell me they are not bedbugs! Your photos show the larvae of a carpet beetle. These tiny oval beetles are in the Dermestid insect family. Their diet of organic materials ranges from wool, silk, fur, feathers and food items such as grains, spices, dog food and birdseed, to the occasional mouse or animal remains in your attic or basement. Control of carpet beetles is primarily prevention - clean, clean, clean.
September 17, 2008
Rachael Berlinrut Rachael will not have a funeral as she elected have her body donated to the state of Maryland. In memory of Rachael and her love of gardens, donations may be made in her name to the Conservatory at Druid Hill Park, the Cylburn Arboretum, or to the U.S. National Arboretum Washington D.C.
July 7, 2008
As the rest of us droop in early July humidity, day lilies of all varieties come to life. The Free State Daylily Society is planning an exhibit and sale of the plants this Sunday at Cylburn Arboretum.
May 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Visitors and residents alike have flocked to the capital for the annual rite of spring -- the Cherry Blossom Festival, which floods the Tidal Basin with the pink and white blossoms of the Japanese cherry tree. But in a far corner of the city, there's even more luscious flora -- now and throughout the year -- in the exotic landscape of trees, flowers, birds and scenic vistas of the U.S. National Arboretum. "There are beautiful plants to see in each season," spokeswoman Nancy Luria said of the free garden.