20 hours ago

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?

The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams… exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them…you just have to know where and how to look. Worldwide, this was one of the most widespread and abundant freshwater mussel species, but one that is now in considerable peril. In this Ware River Nature Club talk on Wednesday, January 24, we’ll get to know this species—its distribution, habitat requirements, life-cycle, conservation, and restoration; “and I hope I can convince you that you should care,” adds presenter Professor John Baker of Clark University. The presentation begins at 7 pm at the Rutland Public Library. For more information email warerivernatureclub@yahoo.com

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?
    The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams... exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them...you just have to know where and how to look.
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20 hours ago

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March. Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. You will be required to draw a base plan for your site (with tutelage in class) and will need to purchase some drawing tools and pay for copying. Other supplies will be provided. Limited to 16 students.Fee $150 Arboretum member, $190 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
    We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

45 hours ago

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11 – New Hampshire Orchid Society Show

New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.

    Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11 - New Hampshire Orchid Society Show
    New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 - 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

45 hours ago

Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 am – Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop

The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns– from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University’s collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings. This Harvard Museum of Natural History class will take place Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Museum, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge. Fees: $45 HMNH members/$55 nonmembers. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=11

    Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 am - Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop
    The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Through January 31 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display

Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.

    Through January 31 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display
    Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17 – Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine

Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 – 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world’s largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries. A private docent-led tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum promises a deep look into the artist’s life and art in the region. A day trip to Chimayo and Taos includes a stop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. PHS executive director Carol Moholt will escort this tour. Land cost $2,598 per person, double occupancy for Pacific Horticulture members, $2,698 for nonmembers, single supplement $920.

    Wednesday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 17 - Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
    Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 - 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world's largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Nothing Leaves the Site

It’s a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 – 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Photo from www.andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu.  Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nothing-leaves-the-site

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Nothing Leaves the Site
    It's a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society's horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 - 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar

This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes webinar will allow you to discover the wild and rocky places of the Northeast, where bedrock intersects with climate to determine the hardy plant communities that can survive on mountain summits or in the interstices of rocks, eking out a living with little available soil. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-rocky-outcrops-and-talus-slopes

    Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar
    This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff

Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative. The kickoff will be held Sunday, January 27 from 1 – 2, and is free with admission, but registration is recommended at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—tower-hill-reads-2018-kickoff

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff
    Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden's 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We’ll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk’s hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies. NEWFS members $10, nonmembers $13. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-wild-and-wonderful-natives

    Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We'll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk's hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Shrubs in Winter

New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 – 2 with instructor Roland “Boot” Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter. Learn to identify about 20 native New England shrubs through such characteristics as branching patterns, bark, persistent flowers and fruits, growth forms, galls, and habitats. We’ll also consider the natural history of these shrubs. The program will begin indoors, then we’ll head out into the Garden. Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens. $53 for NEWFS members, $64 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/shrubs-in-winter. Image from www.thegardenerseden.com.

    Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Shrubs in Winter
    New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 - 2 with instructor Roland "Boot" Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Art with Herbs: Foilography

On Saturday, January 27 from 10 – noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts. Maximum attendance 6 parent/child pairs. $10 for THBG members (parent/child pair) and $20 for nonmembers (parent/child pair.) Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—family-art-with-herbs-foilography

    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Family Art with Herbs: Foilography
    On Saturday, January 27 from 10 - noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Composition From the Start

Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This. On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 – 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture. Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens $150, nonmembers $200.  Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn. There is a snow date of March 8 if needed.

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Composition From the Start
    Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This . On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 - 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Fun in a (Little) Sun

Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 – 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them.  Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Fun in a (Little) Sun
    Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 - 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them. Free with admission to the Garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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