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Clusters of mushrooms have appeared in the September gardens. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

This year the Autumn Equinox "falls" on September 23, the official arrival of autumn.

A sure sign is that apples and pumpkins are for sale everywhere, with some farms advertising "pick your own." We even saw an advertisement for "pick your own potatoes," a first for us... Read More...


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October 04, 2015

Sunday, October 04 in Waltham
2nd Annual Fall Festival @ Gore Place

Monday, October 05 in Boston
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Lecture

Tuesday, October 06 in Jamaica Plain
The Brother Gardeners - Lecture

Thursday, October 08 in Wellesley
Wrapping Up Your Garden - Mass Hort Society Lecture

Thursday, October 08 in Bristol
Gardener's Day 2015: Style - Inside and Outside the Home - Luncheon, Sale, Demos & More

Saturday, October 10 - Monday, October 12 in Boylston
Fall Fest at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, October 10 - Sunday, October 11 in Stockbridge
Harvest Festival - Berkshire Botanical Garden

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Daffodil blossoms from fall-planted bulbs. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

October Planting of Daffodils

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the "Boston Blooms with Daffodils" beautification initiative will distribute 20,000 daffodil bulbs this fall to volunteers for planting on public ways citywide.

"I thank all of our Boston Blooms volunteers for their work planting daffodils in our neighborhoods," Mayor Walsh noted. "I look forward to when the bulbs flower in the spring and brighten up our neighborhoods.

Residents and community groups who would like to participate are asked to contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and join us."... Read More...


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