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Blue Siberian squills (Scilla) brighten the exposed patches of soil in the March garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)
Blue Siberian Squills

Ready for Spring

There are some signs of spring in the garden, especially where the recent snowfall has melted and exposed patches of soil.

Beautiful white blossoms of snowdrops (Galanthus) and blue Siberian squills (Scilla) are accompanied by the emerging green foliage of daffodils along with those of daylilies and sedums.

Let's hope that the predicted wet snow doesn't do too much damage to them... Read More...

April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, October 13 in Bristol
Saturday Strolls: Guided Tours of Blithewold

Saturday, April 21 in Wellesley
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop - Mass Horticultural Society

Saturday, April 21 in Quincy
Earthapalooza - Celebration of Earth Day

Saturday, April 21 in Stockbridge
War on Weeds: Controlling Invasive Plants - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Lecture

Sunday, April 22 in Bristol
Atwater-Donnelly at Blithewold Mansion: Traditional American, Celtic Folk Music and Dance

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A bird is almost hidden in the dogwood tree outside our kitchen window after a snow storm. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)
Bird in Snowy Dogwood

National Cabbage Program

Each year Bonnie Plants trucks free cabbage plants to third grade classrooms whose teachers have signed up for the program online.

Kids can cultivate, nurture and grow giant cabbages, some much bigger than a basketball, tipping the scales, often at more than 40 pounds.

Bonnie Plants initiated the Cabbage Program with a mission to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people... Read More...

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