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Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) enchant in the May garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)
Bleeding Hearts

Dreaming of Summer

Signs of spring are everywhere. Especially pretty are the flowers of the bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), the purple-leafed cherry trees (Prunus cistena), and the various daffodils, to name but a few.

In the vegetable garden, we are happy to see the return of our perennial chives, rhubarb and lovage as well as our biennial parsley... Read More...

June 18, 2018

Thursday, June 21 in Cambridge
Summer Solstice Celebration 2018 - Harvard Museums - Free Admission

Friday, June 22 - Saturday, June 23 in Jamaica Plain
In the Groves with Diane Edgecomb: A Summer Solstice Journey @ The Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, June 23 in Stockbridge
Foraging & Feasting: Plant Walk, Cooking Demo & Tasting - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Tuesday, June 26 in Wellesley
Explore the Teaching Herb Garden - Mass Hort Society - Workshop

Tuesday, July 03 - Saturday, July 07 in Framingham
Plant Sale & Flower Show - National Gesneriad Convention is in New England!

Wednesday, July 11 - Wednesday, August 01 in Stockbridge
The Garden in Watercolors: Four-Class Course at Berkshire Botanical Garden

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Lilac blossoms are loved, for sure! (Photo courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum)
Lilac Blossoms

Lilacs at the Arboretum

"The Arnold Arboretum's collection of lilacs is one of the oldest and largest in North America, but lilacs on our grounds predate the 1872 founding of the institution.

Benjamin Bussey probably planted lilac hedgerows soon after he acquired the land in 1806. We have taken cuttings of the remnants of his lilacs, and have recreated the hedgerows on the east side of what is now called Bussey Hill"... Read More...

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