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A paperwhite (Narcissus) bulb, with several offsets, blooms. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)
Paperwhite (Narcissus)

February Updates

At this time of the year, it's the red-twig dogwood shrub (Cornus sericea) that adds the welcome color to the garden.

However, without its leaves, it is quite evident that someone has not done her job regarding its pruning.

As the older branches have aged, they've lost their red color and turned brown.

So, come next month, on a warm and sunny day, I'll get my clippers and prune away...

February 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21 in Wellesley
Mass Hort's School Garden Conference: Growing for Experience

Friday, February 22 in Bristol
Garden Defense: Protect Your Garden from Becoming Dinner - Workshop

Saturday, February 23 in Stockbridge
Maple Sugaring at Home - Workshop

Saturday, February 23 in Stockbridge
Making Hearty and Healthy Soups - Utilizing Botanicals

Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27 in Marlborough
Statewide Nursery, Greenhouse & Landscaping Job Fair

Thursday, February 28 in Stockbridge
Container Gardening: Three-Class Course

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The hardcover book, "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening," was written by Matt Mattus and published by Cool Springs Press. (Photo courtesy of Cool Springs Press)
Mattus Book Gets an "A"

Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

I first learned about author Matt Mattus last November when the New England Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society posted an upcoming event on our website.

According to information received, the former president of the North American Rock Garden Society, Mr. Mattus was scheduled to give a talk on a botanical trip he had taken to China...

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