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Daffodils in the spring garden. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

The daffodils continue to enchant as do the snowdrops, crocuses and hyacinths. Joining them are some of the hellebores, bloodroot and Jeffersonia.

Warm days have encouraged us to work in the garden and survey just how much damage was done by the record setting snow and ice... Read More...

Snippets...


The Philosophy of Composting

Pollinators or Pollenizers?

Replacing Potting Soil in Containers

Fertilizer: Organic vs. Inorganic

May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 28 in Wellesley
Urban Gardening - Mass Hort Society - Lecture

Friday, May 29 - Sunday, June 07 in Waltham
Perennial and Hosta Sale - Lyman Estate Greenhouses

Saturday, May 30 in Boylston
Largest Plant Sale in New England - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, May 30 in Jamaica Plain
Calling All Birders - Arnold Arboretum - Free Tour/Event

Saturday, May 30 in Wellesley
Basics of Botanical Drawing - Mass Hort Society - Workshop

Saturday, May 30 in Wellesley
Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels - Mass Hort Society - Walk

Saturday, May 30 in Chestnut Hill
Gardens at First Light - Book Signing at Portobello Road

Tuesday, June 02 in Wellesley
Garden to Table's Spring Dinner in the Garden - Mass Hort Society

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A garden at Elm Bank. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Elm Bank Gardens Open for the Season

The Gardens at Elm Bank opened on May 1st with a focus on kids and families this season, announced Katherine Macdonald, President of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The beautiful garden destination, located in Metro West and fifteen miles from downtown Boston, offers more than 16 acres of gardens and historic landscapes.

The Gardens are open from May 1 through Columbus Day, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-4pm. Admission is free for Mass Hort members. For visitors, admission is $8 for adults, and children under 12 are free...

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