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Potted daffodils and Easter bunny decorate front stairs. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

Daffodils, scillas and crocuses are in bloom in the garden and we hope that the snowfall is gentle and not too wet so that the blossoms are not damaged so much.

All the blossoms are earlier than I remember. Even the forsythias are ready to burst into color... Read More...


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May 01, 2016

Sunday, May 01 in Jamaica Plain
Bird Nest Botany - Arnold Arboretum Lecture

Tuesday, May 03 in Andover
Floral Designer Lisa Oberholzer-Gee Presentation at Andover Garden Club Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Tuesday, May 03 in Jamaica Plain
From Seed to Tree - Arnold Arboretum - Free Tour

Wednesday, May 04 in Cambridge
Planting in a Post-Wild World - Talk by Claudia West @ Cambridge Public Library

Wednesday, May 04 in Stockbridge
Bloom Along the Hudson: Stonecrop Gardens and Wethersfield Estate - Tour

Wednesday, May 04 in Waltham
Preschool Story Time: Muddy Mud! - Gore Place

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Forced forsythia blossoms and potted daffodils decorate kitchen. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

LDC Awards Presented

The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts presented three awards at the 2016 Boston Flower & Garden Show recently held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Winners of the awards were the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the 2016 Newport Flower Show, and Miskovsky Landscaping with David Haskell of Haskell Nursery.

The LDC’s Emily Seaber Parcher Award is given for excellence in landscape design of a naturalistic garden of less than 1,000 square feet. “Nature’s Classroom,” the winning exhibit by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society... Read More...


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