Punxsutawney Phil's prediction was on the mark. With a brief respite of recent pleasant weather, the winter has been snowy and miserable for most. It's been one storm after another followed by sleet resulting in icy sidewalks and streets.
Recent snow melts have allowed some walking around the gardens and there's not much to see except some animal tracks that could have been made by deer...
Wednesday, April 16
The Arnold Arboretum: An Urban Gem of Landscape and Biodiversity - Lecture
Friday, April 18
Easter Egg Coloring & Decorating for Kids at Weston Nurseries
Saturday, April 19 - Monday, September 01
The Heritage Museums & Gardens Exhibit - Wicked Plants
Saturday, April 19
Propagating Roses ... and Other Activities at Weston Nurseries
Monday, April 21
in Hopkinton to Boston
Daffodils on Marathon Monday - Lexington Field and Garden Club and others
Monday, April 21
Heritage Museums and Gardens Live Owl Presentation
Tuesday, April 22
The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth - Lecture at Arnold Arboretum
Tuesday, April 22 - Thursday, April 24
School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks @ Blithewold
The U.S. Postal Service recently celebrated the blooms that brighten the gray days of winter by issuing the "Winter Flowers" Forever stamps.
The four featured plants, amaryllis, cyclamen, Christmas cactus and paperwhite, provide a hint of spring during these cold and snowy months.
Available in booklets of 20, the Forever stamps were issued during the American Philatelic Society AmeriStamp Expo 2014 held in Little Rock, AR.
Art director Ethel Kessler chose four winter-blooming flowers with colors that worked together as a group, yet stood out individually.
Potted plants served as stamp artist William Low's models. To keep the images fresh, he photographed the flowers at their peak, capturing details in close-ups that accentuate the plants' foliage and blossoms...