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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...

November 22, 2017

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, December 10 in Wellesley
Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees and Snow Village

Friday, November 24 - Friday, December 29 in Bristol
Afternoon Tea - Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Saturday, November 25 - Saturday, December 30 in Bristol
Saturday Strolls: Guided Tours of Blithewold Mansion and Greenhouse Complex

Sunday, November 26 in Hopkinton
All Day Christmas Workshop - Weston Nurseries

Tuesday, November 28 in Norwood
Balsam & Bling - Norwood Evening Garden Club - Floral Demos & More

Wednesday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 27 in Bristol
Wednesday Walk-Arounds: Guided Tours of Blithewold Mansion and Greenhouse Complex

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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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