11 hours ago

Cycle Safely: Tips for Riding in Back Bay

Boston Back Bay recently sat down with Elizabeth Wolfe, Injury Prevention Coordinator at Tufts Medical Center, to discuss how Back Bay visitors and residents can keep safety in mind while cycling around the neighborhood this summer.

    Cycle Safely: Tips for Riding in Back Bay - Back Bay Association
    Boston Back Bay recently sat down with Elizabeth Wolfe, Injury Prevention Coordinator at Tufts Medical Center, to discuss how Back Bay visitors and residents can keep safety in mind while cycling around the neighborhood this summer. Here are ten tips for keeping safe while you're out and about: 1 .
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

15 hours ago

Through Monday, October 10 – Natural Threads

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year’s seasonal outdoor art installation in the gardens. Their imaginative works interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping, and linking natural elements of Heritage Museums & Gardens’ varied terrain.

    Through Monday, October 10 - Natural Threads
    Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year's seasonal outdoor art installation in the gardens. Their imaginative works interpret the theme of connected natural and synthetic fibers by bending, shaping, and linking natural elements of Heritage Museums & Gardens' varied terrain.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

15 hours ago

Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Shine On: Summer Fruits and Vegetables in Colored Pencil

Join botanical artist/illustrator Helen Byers at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston for a weekend focused on the forms and surface textures of shiny, smooth-skinned fruits and vegetables. Instruction will cover step-by-step techniques of detailed botanical drawing in colored pencil, including toning, underpainting, layering, and blending. Daily demos and personalized instruction. A list of recommended supplies will be sent to registrants. All levels welcome; some drawing experience helpful. To see galleries of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com. The class will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14 from 10 – 4. THBG members $130, nonmembers $145. Register at www.towerhillbg.org.

    Saturday and Sunday, August 13 & 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Shine On: Summer Fruits and Vegetables in Colored Pencil
    Join botanical artist/illustrator Helen Byers at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston for a weekend focused on the forms and surface textures of shiny, smooth-skinned fruits and vegetables. Instruction will cover step-by-step techniques of detailed botanical drawing in colored pencil, including toning, underpainting, layering, and blending. Daily demos and personalized instruction.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

16 hours ago

22 hours ago

What are they doing up there? People on tower's roof prompt calls to police

...too close to the edge of the roof of the building at the corner of Exeter and Blagden St. Listening to Shawn Brown Jr.'s video, it is clear that no one knew what...

    What are they doing up there? 4 people on tower's roof prompt calls to police
    Somehow, thrill seekers got on the roof of a 29-story building in Boston and walked to the terrifying edge. Video recorded through a window in a nearby building shows the terrifying moments as the daredevils get too close for comfort on the roof of the building at the corner of Exeter and Blagden St.
    http://www.wcvb.com

38 hours ago

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39 hours ago

The Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America 2017 Calendar

Now is your chance to purchase The Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America 2017 Calendar, 13 full pages of beautiful prize winning garden and horticulture photographs from annual TGOA/MGCA Photography contests. Use to record appointments, gardening, and weather events. For purchasing information, visit http://www.tgoa-mgca.org/ or call 515-278-0295/

    The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America 2017 Calendar
    Now is your chance to purchase The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America 2017 Calendar, 13 full pages of beautiful prize winning garden and horticulture photographs from annual TGOA/MGCA Photography contests. Use to record appointments, gardening, and weather events. For purchasing information, visit http://www.tgoa-mgca.org/ or call 515-278-0295/
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

39 hours ago

Saturday, August 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Epimediums: Not Just a Ground Cover

Known by many as the ultimate groundcover for dry shade, the increased availability of the useful genus epimedium is expanding its role in the garden. The delicate beauty that these plants and their flowers possess belies their surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature and their ability to perform in the ornamental shade border. As Karen Perkins shares the history and culture of this up-and-coming genus, from its growth habit and propagation to management of pests and diseases and possible planting combinations, attendees will be inspired to experiment with the ever increasing selection of these shade-loving plants. Plants will also be available for sale after the talk. The event, co-sponsored by the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Berkshire Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, will take place Saturday, August 6 at the BBG. Sponsor members $15, nonmembers $20. Register online at www.berkshirebotanical.org.

    Saturday, August 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Epimediums: Not Just a Ground Cover
    Known by many as the ultimate groundcover for dry shade, the increased availability of the useful genus epimedium is expanding its role in the garden. The delicate beauty that these plants and their flowers possess belies their surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature and their ability to perform in the ornamental shade border.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

46 hours ago

2 days ago

National Garden Clubs Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Because of its renowned reputation, and the strength of its membership, National Garden Clubs has been invited to be an Inaugural Network Partner of the National Pollinator Garden Network, recently formed to help establish one million gardens to assist in restoring critical pollinator population recovery in the United States. Over the next two years, The Network will bring together the science and garden capabilities of industry with the outreach of nongovernmental organizations to empower a million private citizens and organizations to plant pollinator gardens nationwide.

    National Garden Clubs Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
    Because of its renowned reputation, and the strength of its membership, National Garden Clubs has been invited to be an Inaugural Network Partner of the National Pollinator Garden Network, recently formed to help establish one million gardens to assist in restoring critical pollinator population recovery in the United States.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 – In The Garden Weekend

Find your green thumb at The Homestead Resort’s In The Garden weekend over the dates of August 19-21, 2016. You will learn time-honored gardening tips from top professionals and enjoy your choice of hands-on garden themed classes amid the resort’s breathtaking scenery. Speakers include Craig LeHoullier, gardener, author and educator, Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University and Andre Viette, Horticulturalist, author and lecturer.

    Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21 - In The Garden Weekend
    Find your green thumb at The Homestead Resort's In The Garden weekend over the dates of August 19-21, 2016. You will learn time-honored gardening tips from top professionals and enjoy your choice of hands-on garden themed classes amid the resort's breathtaking scenery.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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