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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...

December 12, 2017

Thursday, December 14 - Sunday, December 17 in Milton
The Wakefield Estate's Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 21 - Saturday, December 23 in Jamaica Plain
The Winter Solstice in Story and Song - Holiday Concert

Friday, December 22 in Bristol
Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event - Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Thursday, January 11 - Thursday, February 01 in Jamaica Plain
Landscape for Life, 4-Session Class @ Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, January 13 in Jamaica Plain
Forcing Spring Bulbs - Arnold Arboretum - Workshop

Saturday, January 13 in Worcester
NOFA/Mass Winter Conference - Northeast Organic Farming Association

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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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