The Forbes House Museum in Milton invites visitors to its newly-renovated garden, The Island of Infinite Pleasantness, that includes many species of trees and plantings native to China and Asia. Charles D. Webster created the Chinese-inspired garden in the 1990s in memory of his late wife, Natalie Peters Webster, president of the Garden Club of America, … Continue reading Memorial Garden Reopens at Forbes House Museum
The recent hot and muggy weather has everyone talking rather than singing. Most say that they don’t remember such a long, suffocating hot spell interspersed with frequent thunderstorms, torrential showers and flooded streets. It is summer, after all, and some say they rather enjoy their air-conditioned homes than having to worry about shoveling snow. Amazingly, … Continue reading We’re Having a Heat Wave!
As I type this column, I am reminded of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein song, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!” from the hit musical, “Carousel.” Our June gardens are definitely bursting with blossoms. Some of the highlights are Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), various Clematis, Climbing Hydrangeas (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris), Roses (especially Rosa ‘Zephirine Drouhin’), Blue … Continue reading Bursting With Blossoms