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Coleus cuttings rooted in water are ready to be planted in potting soil to add some beauty indoors during the long winter. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

There is always much discussion regarding whether to “clean up” now or to wait until spring, leaving it all to Mother Nature to take care of everything.

We still prefer to do most of the cleaning up in the fall. The ground is warmer and not so wet, and we won’t be stepping on emerging precious spring bloomers and perennials...


A Gardener's Thanksgiving

About Cranberries

Houseplant Care During Vacation

December 01, 2015

Tuesday, December 01 in Milton
Talk on Cultivating Wonder of Nature In Childhood

Tuesday, December 01 - Sunday, January 03 in Boylston
Winter Reimagined - Winter Lights Display - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tuesday, December 01 - Sunday, December 13 in Wellesley
Mass Hort's Festival of Trees: Snow Village, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Santa Visits and More...

Wednesday, December 02 - Friday, December 04 in Boston
New England Grows - Trade Show & Educational Conference

Saturday, December 05 in Boston
Introduction to Winter Tree Identification - Arnold Arboretum - Class

Tuesday, December 08 in Boston
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - Arnold Arboretum - Lecture

Saturday, December 12 in Stockbridge
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs - Berkshire Botanical Garden

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The 2016 UMass Extension Garden Calendar. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

UMass Extension Garden Calendar

The UMass Extension Garden Calendar, provides daily tips, hints, reminders and information for gardening in our Northeast growing conditions.

I collect them from year to year and never throw them away. In addition, the photographs are always beautiful to peruse.

According to Ellen Weeks, the calendar has been produced for more than 25 years by the staff of the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program.

The 2016 calendar has extensive guidelines on how to attract pollinators to our gardens...


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