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Pink poinsettias, pictured here in 2009, have always been a favorite. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)
Pink Poinsettias

'Tis The Season

December is a wonderful time of the year. As families decorate their homes for Christmas and the holidays, poinsettias are a popular addition to the decor.

For me it’s also fun to bundle up and walk through the garden to see what’s going on during this season.

The red winterberries, a species of holly (Ilex verticillata), are spectacular this year and we were able to cut some sprigs to add to our front-steps planter, along with some evergreen and rhododendron cuttings...
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January 22, 2019

Thursday, January 24 in Wellesley
Artists of New England and their Gardens - Mass Hort Society Class

Saturday, January 26 in Wellesley
Greenhouse Growing and Maintenance - Mass Hort Society Workshop

Saturday, January 26 - Saturday, February 23 in Jamaica Plain
Smartphone Photography: Winter Landscapes Enhanced - Three Sessions Class

Sunday, January 27 in Harvard
Concert in the Garden featuring Indian Hill's Cello Ensemble - Benefit for Cancer Therapy

Tuesday, January 29 in Jamaica Plain
Plant Collecting in Western Hubei, China - Arnold Arboretum Lecture - Free

Friday, February 01 in Waltham
Moonlight Tour of Gore Place

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Pink dahlias were a highlight in the 2018 garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)
Pink Dahlias

Year of the Dahlia for 2019

Every year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one edible and one bulb to be featured in their "Year of the..." program.

Plants are chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile.

The inclusion of bulbs is a relatively new category and the Bureau’s 2019 choice is "The Year of the Dahlia," one of this columnist’s favorite flowers for sure...
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