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Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) enchant in the May garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)
Bleeding Hearts

Dreaming of Summer

Signs of spring are everywhere. Especially pretty are the flowers of the bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), the purple-leafed cherry trees (Prunus cistena), and the various daffodils, to name but a few.

In the vegetable garden, we are happy to see the return of our perennial chives, rhubarb and lovage as well as our biennial parsley... Read More...

May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 26 - Monday, October 08 in Stockbridge
Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden - Berkshire Botanical Garden Exhibition

Saturday, May 26 in Stockbridge
Inspecting Your Honey Bee Hive - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Monday, May 28 in Concord
Iris Show: The Name Game - Iris Society of Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 30 in Waltham, Milton & Wellesley
Spring Landscape Tour: Historic Estates and Gardens

Friday, June 01 - Saturday, June 02 in Bristol
Flower Photography with Jan Armor - Blithewold Workshop

Friday, June 01 - Friday, September 28 in Bristol
Yoga in the Garden - Classes at Blithewold

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Lilac blossoms are loved, for sure! (Photo courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum)
Lilac Blossoms

Lilacs at the Arboretum

"The Arnold Arboretum's collection of lilacs is one of the oldest and largest in North America, but lilacs on our grounds predate the 1872 founding of the institution.

Benjamin Bussey probably planted lilac hedgerows soon after he acquired the land in 1806. We have taken cuttings of the remnants of his lilacs, and have recreated the hedgerows on the east side of what is now called Bussey Hill"... Read More...

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