There are so many emerging green shoots and blossoms to admire, especially those of the various daffodils. Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), blue Siberian Squills (Scilla siberica) and crocuses are popping up everywhere, and the hellebores are putting on quite a show, too.
Even the colorful stems and branches of our Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Elegantissima') delight the eye....
Thursday, April 24
The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities - Free Lecture at Arnold Arboretum
Thursday, April 24
Spring Care of Trees and Shrubs - Mass Horticultural Society - Lecture
Friday, April 25 - Monday, April 28
Art in Bloom - Festival of Fine Art and Fresh Flowers - Museum of Fine Arts
Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
Spring Plant Sale - Middlesex Conservation District
Friday, April 25
Arbor Day Celebration & 25th Anniversary of Tree City USA
Saturday, April 26
Approaches to Controlling Pests and Diseases - Free Lecture
Sunday, April 27
Art in the Garden - Benefit Exhibition
Tuesday, April 29
Solutions to Common Weed Problems - Norwood Evening Garden Club - Lecture
It's time to get started on the vegetable garden so we can grow our own healthy, organic food this year. Many of us have already started seedlings indoors to transplant out to the garden or the cold frames as soon as weather permits.
Authors David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, of "What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?)," have graciously provided the following checklist to get our gardens off to a healthy start.
1. Sanitize. If you didn't get around to cleaning up old left-over garden debris last autumn, do it now. Pay special attention to any dead plant material from diseased or infested plants and get it out of your garden. Fungal spores, insect eggs, and bacteria lurking on old infected dead leaves lying on the ground can quickly infect your new plants and ruin your produce all summer long...