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Linking from Email or Facebook to an Event

Getting our events into the hands of the public is quite important so as to maximize interest and attendance, so it is important that we use the correct URLs that expose only our public-facing posts and pages.

In the case of events, this means directing people only to the Events page or to a specific event on the Events page. This is the only public-facing page related to events on our website. The individual event posts are part of the editing process and should not be exposed to the public.

The Events page URL, of course, is which opens at the top of the page. We can, however, open that same page scrolled down to a specific event by using a URL of the form where the #11314 tells the browser to scroll the page down to that specific event.

URL to Specific Event
URL to Specific Event

To find the URL to use in public links, follow these steps:

  • While logged in, navigate in the Top Menu to Admin | Admin – Events. This opens a page that looks very similar to the regular Events page, but has additional information on it.
  • Scroll down to the specific event and find the URL in the line immediately beneath the event’s title.
  • Copy the URL to your clipboard.
  • Paste this URL into your email, Blast entry or Facebook post.

Then when the recipient of the email clicks the link, they will open the proper, public-facing information.

Elizabeth Brannin – 4-23-24

Elizabeth Brannin sent this beautiful batch of Arboretum pictures, noting “Even though it’s quite cold Spring is in bloom.”

Thanks, Elizabeth, for braving the chill to captures these images of Spring.

Steve Kanan – 4/20/24

These pictures sent by Steve Kanan after his Saturday visit show off spring blossoms — mostly tulips, but with a daffodil and flowering trees for good measure. Thanks, Steve, for the lovely pictures.

Katharine Boyle – 4/18/24

Katharine Boyle wrote on April 18th, “Today’s rainfall and this evening’s cloudy sky made for some good photo opportunities of some lovely subjects. Here are photo highlights from tonight’s visit. “

Spring brings change every day of the week. Thanks to Katharine for capturing another day at the Arboretum on its journey through the seasons.

Katharine Boyle 4/15/24

Katharine Boyle emailed yesterday, “Enclosed are some images from my visit to the arboretum Monday evening. The image of the ladybug is quite interesting. It wasn’t until I looked through the images tonight that I realized those little green dots are likely family members of the ladybug! Nature always amazes me. 

Thanks, Katharine. Nature is indeed putting on a great display.

At the Arboretum – 4/17/24

On this glorious day it’s all about the infinite variety of spring bulbs. From the diminutive species tulips in the alpine raised bed and the many forms of daffodils, to the stately tulips and frothy narcissus in the entry borders, you have to marvel at the amazing display that bulbs provide. However, the blooms don’t last long, so plan to visit the Arboretum soon!

Thank you, Judy Snow, for the lovely words and photos!

Sunday Saunter – 4/14/24

Spring has taken the Arboretum by storm with bulbs, flowers and flowering trees putting on a splendid display as shown in these images from frequent contributor, Steve Kanan.

Thanks to Steve for letting us see that the cold ugly days of earlier spring have paid off yet again.

Vines and Climbers at the Plant Sale

Among the many beautiful plants at this year’s plant sale, we are offering these beautiful vines and climbers.

Clematis Henryi
Clematis Henryi

Clematis Henryi

‘Henryi’ features profuse, showy, eight-sepaled, 6-8″ in diameter, white flowers with purplish brown anthers that cover this vine in summer. Bloom on this cultivar comes primarily from the previous year’s stems in early summer, but also occurs in a second flush later in the summer on the new (current year’s) growth.

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At the Arboretum – 4/2/24

All sorts of plants and flowers are making an appearance in the gardens at the Arboretum.  The pretty red stems and leaves of a Peony have broken ground, a Spirea thunbergii cv. Ogon is showing off its lovely, delicate white flowers and a beautiful double Daffodil is a putting on quite a show. Enjoy!