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Purple New England asters brighten the fall garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Autumn Musings

Purple New England asters brighten the fall garden.

We recently read an AP report noting that New England will experience a truly glorious autumn regarding foliage peeping-the best in a couple of years.

That's good news, for as the flowering plants in our garden wind down, trees decked out in colorful leaves will take up the slack.

That's not to say there's no color to enjoy right now, since pink perennial mums, purple New England asters and colchicums are in bloom... Read More...

October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18 in Jamaica Plain
On the Wing: Part 2 - Arnold Arboretum - Free Lecture

Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 in Boylston
Ikebana Show - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, October 21 in Stockbridge
Building a Dry Stone Wall - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Sunday, October 22 in Hopkinton
Succulent Pumpkin Arrangement - Weston Nurseries - Workshop

Sunday, October 22 in Stockbridge
Extending the Seasons Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Tuesday, October 24 in Canton
Hello, Herb(s): How to Start an Herb Garden - Lecture

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Carolina allspice (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine') is the featured photo for the month of December in the 2018 UMass Garden Calendar. (Photo (c) Amanda L. Bayer)

2018 UMass Garden Calendar

Carolina allspice (Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine')

Produced at UMass in Amherst for more than 25 years by the staff of the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program, the 2018 Calendar highlights “Insects to Look for in Massachusetts.”

Each month features: An inspiring garden image; daily sunrise and sunset times; phases of the moon; plenty of room for notes; and low-gloss paper for easy writing... Read More...

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