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Purple New England asters brighten the fall garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Autumn Musings

Purple New England asters brighten the fall garden.

We recently read an AP report noting that New England will experience a truly glorious autumn regarding foliage peeping-the best in a couple of years.

That's good news, for as the flowering plants in our garden wind down, trees decked out in colorful leaves will take up the slack.

That's not to say there's no color to enjoy right now, since pink perennial mums, purple New England asters and colchicums are in bloom... Read More...

October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24 in Canton
Hello, Herb(s): How to Start an Herb Garden - Lecture

Friday, October 27 in Bristol
Astronomy Bonfire at Blithewold Mansion

Saturday, October 28 in Jamaica Plain
Nature Photography Workshop - Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, October 28 in Stockbridge
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, October 29 in Boylston
American Craft Fair - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Sunday, October 29 in Stockbridge
Chainsaw Skills Workshop - Berkshire Botanical Garden

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Carolina allspice (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine') is the featured photo for the month of December in the 2018 UMass Garden Calendar. (Photo (c) Amanda L. Bayer)

2018 UMass Garden Calendar

Carolina allspice (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine')

Produced at UMass in Amherst for more than 25 years by the staff of the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program, the 2018 Calendar highlights “Insects to Look for in Massachusetts.”

Each month features: An inspiring garden image; daily sunrise and sunset times; phases of the moon; plenty of room for notes; and low-gloss paper for easy writing... Read More...

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