7 hours ago
The library’s first Lowell Lecture of 2016 features Michael Patrick MacDonald, who details his memoir All Souls: A Family Story from Southie on Tuesday, September 13, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library, located at 700 Boylston Street.
9 hours ago
The Gardens at Clock Barn in Carlisle, Massachusetts have been created by Maureen and Mike Ruettger over the last thirty years. The house and drying barn date back to 1790. As you enter the gardens through an arched gate, you walk by the old barn which has trays filled with herbs and flowers from the cutting garden beyond. These trays were built in the late 1930’s as a Works Progress Administration project for the drying of digitalis leaves for medicinal use. A grape arbor leads into a walled garden with four quadrants anchored by antique roses and mixed borders with sweeps of foxgloves, Salvia viridis, and nepeta intertwined with salad greens and edible herbs. A second tier is flanked by two reflecting pools fringed by Allium senescens montanum and an herbal tapestry design mirrored on each side. A greenhouse and potting area houses a collection of more than forty varieties of scented geraniums on one side and pots of kaffir limes, Meyer lemons, figs, bay, and rosemary on the other. Exiting the glass house, a canopy of 100-year-old oaks provides shade for paths that wind through a series of woodland gardens and past a small pond and water feature bordered by hakonechloa. Hosta divisions from the garden of Francis Williams anchor the first shade garden. Favorite plantings in these gardens include anemones, epimediums, Kirengeshoma palmata, Jeffersonia dubia, and shade-loving peonies. The path widens as you exit the gardens through a hornbeam arch to finish the tour below the face of The Clock Barn.
11 hours ago
Grow Native Massachusetts has begun construction of demonstration gardens at their new home at the Waltham Field Station.
34 hours ago
On Saturday, September 24th, the Esplanade Friends Council invites you to join us for Moondance After Dark. Saturday, September 24th from 9:00PM – Midnight. Held under white tents on the bank of the Charles River. Ticket includes admission, open bar, hors d’oeuvre, and desserts. Tickets are $150 until August 31st. Price increases to $175 September 1st. Purchase online at www.esplanadeassociation.org. All proceeds benefit the Esplanade Association’s work to restore, manage and enhance the Charles River Esplanade for the enjoyment of all.
35 hours ago
Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun is a University of Georgia online certificate program authored by the Dr. Allan Armitage, one of the world’s leading experts on and researchers of perennials. In the course, you will read and hear Dr. Armitage’s insights on how to plant, propagate, and care for 20 of his favorite perennials. The course is online, so you can progress at your own pace, on your own schedule. You’ll be using Dr. Armitage’s renowned textbook, Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes. Other resources include online access to the professor’s audio clips, interactive exercises, and end-of-lesson quizzes that provide instant feedback. $169, textbooks not included. For complete information, and links to Dr. Armitage’s other available online course, Herbaceous Perennials for the Shade, visit http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/courses/horticulture-and-green-industry/armitage-perennials-sun.
35 hours ago
This in-depth look at Appleton Farms’ dairy operation will take you from the pastures to the cheese kitchen viewing area – and everywhere in between – to learn about how we make our delicious farm fresh cheese. Our cheesemaker will show the process in action and answer any questions you have. Finish up with a sampling of some of our products. The Sunday, September 4 program meets at our Dairy Store at 3:30 pm and there is no need to pre-register. Become a Trustees member at the farm and day of and come on the tour without charge! TTOR members $12, nonmembers $20. For directions to Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich, visit www.thetrustees.org. Image of Appleton Farm cheeses from www.macheeseguild.org.
41 hours ago
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2 days ago
Explore the huge variety of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines in this three session New England Wild Flower Society course taught by Dan Jaffe. Learn which species grow well in shade, which support local wildlife, and how you should stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. We’ll discuss growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and best horticultural uses. The course will include lectures and walks in the Garden as well as a field trip to The Arnold Arboretum. Bring a bag lunch.
2 days ago
In this provocative Polly Hill Arboretum lecture on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 pm, renowned horticulturist Chris Woods will share his passion for plants and illuminate the intimate relationship between plants and humans. Chris will explore sensuality and its relevance to horticulture and ask the audience to unearth their creative selves using gardening as a means to reconnect to the wild and deep magic of the senses. He will cover the value of gardens in creating a healthy society and what needs to be done to help our children overcome “nature deficit disorder.” Chris has worked in the garden world as a director, consultant, and gardener for over 30 years. Please join us for this exploration of the human attraction to landscape, gardens, and flowers. $10/$5 for PHA members. For more information visit www.pollyhillarboretum.org.
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