10 hours ago

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, September 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Carnivorous Plant Show

Presented by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society, this year’s fall Carnivorous Plant Show will take place Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Worcester. Free with Admission to the garden. Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society.

    Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, September 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Carnivorous Plant Show
    Presented by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society, this year's fall Carnivorous Plant Show will take place Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Worcester. Free with Admission to the garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

10 hours ago

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Gardeners’ Emporium

Tower Hill Botanic Garden presents its annual Gardeners’ Emporium on Saturday, September 10 from 10 – 2. The Emporium will feature nonprofit, regional plant societies, specialty nurseries, and purveyors of distinctive garden ornaments. Societies represented include the Begonia, Cactus & Succulent, Daylily, Gesneriad, Hosta, and Rock Garden. This is the ONLY place this fall where you can find all these Societies, with the diversity of their respective offerings, gathered in one sale. Each of these groups offer expertise on their plant specialties, as well as hard-to-find specimen plants for sale. In addition, niche nurseries and garden accessory companies will offer their unique products for sale. Participating nurseries, as of the time of this posting, include Broken Arrow, DeRosa Orchids, Greystone Gardens, Pope’s Pots, Stonegate Farm, and more. Finally, Tower Hill’s Gift Shop will provide all kinds of unique gardening supplies and books, and Twigs Cafe will offer delightful meals.

    Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Gardeners' Emporium
    Tower Hill Botanic Garden presents its annual Gardeners' Emporium on Saturday, September 10 from 10 - 2. The Emporium will feature nonprofit, regional plant societies, specialty nurseries, and purveyors of distinctive garden ornaments. Societies represented include the Begonia, Cactus & Succulent, Daylily, Gesneriad, Hosta, and Rock Garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

17 hours ago

30 hours ago

Boston Public Library September Literary Events and Programs

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.

    Boston Public Library September Literary Events and Programs | City of Boston
    Boston Public Library offers an abundance of author talks and programs across the city's locations in September, including classes designed to build career skills by the Central Library's newly renovated Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center. Visit www.bpl.org/calendar for a complete list.
    http://www.cityofboston.gov

33 hours ago

Sunday, September 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Gardens at Clock Barn

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.

    Sunday, September 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gardens at Clock Barn
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

34 hours ago

Call for Volunteers – Grow Native Massachusetts

Grow Native Massachusetts has begun construction of demonstration gardens at their new home at the Waltham Field Station.

    Call for Volunteers - Grow Native Massachusetts
    Grow Native Massachusetts has begun construction of demonstration gardens at their new home at the Waltham Field Station. Grow Native Massachusetts is an organization rooted in community. As friends, neighbors, and citizens, they are inspired by the significance of gardens and green spaces that contribute to the integrity of our common ecosystem.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

41 hours ago

2 days ago

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight – Moondance After Dark

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.

    Saturday, September 24, 9:00 pm - 12:00 midnight - Moondance After Dark
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun – Online Course

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.

    Armitage's Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun - Online Course
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Sunday, September 4, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Pasture to Plate Cheese Making Tour

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.

    Sunday, September 4, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Pasture to Plate Cheese Making Tour
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

3 days ago

Thursdays, September 1 – September 15 – Native Woody Plant Materials

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.

    Thursdays, September 1 - September 15 - Native Woody Plant Materials
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 pm – The Spell of the Sensuous

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.

    Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 pm - The Spell of the Sensuous
    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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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