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Pink-Leaved Plants for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to giving plants for Valentine’s Day, flowering plants are probably what immediatelyspring to mind. Whether the romantic colors of roses, flamingo flowers and orchids or the perfumedblooms

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Employee Spotlight

Jennifer Rolo, MCH

he phrase, ‘Grow where you are planted’ is frequently used to encourage others to be all that they were created to be, to do what’s right, even when it’s hard,

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Plant Notes

Christmas Cactus

Holiday cactus, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter cactus, Zygocactus or Schlumbergera – what’s in a name?  Potentially confusion, if the naming of these cacti is anything to go by, but fortunately

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Garden Design

How Do I Light My Tree?

By Trevor Smith “There’s a light on this tree that won’t light on one side.”How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ahh, the Christmas tree. It is the center of so many

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Plant Notes

Mistletoe

Mistletoe, like holly and ivy, is part of the festive décor associated with a traditional northern hemisphere holiday season, most notably the custom of kissing when standing under it. However,

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Plant Notes

Conditions For Fall Color

By Catherine Cooper- Updated for 2023! New England is renowned for its fall foliage of fiery reds and oranges, but as anyone who has experienced at least a few northeastern

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Plant Notes

Fall Plants for Bees

Bring in the Bees!   Every plant that requires an insect pollinator will have devised strategies to attract the type of pollinator it needs, but some plants draw a real profusion

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Plant Notes

Shrubs To Brighten Fall Days

Fall brings an explosion of color to New England’s landscapes with vibrant foliage in hues of yellow, orange and red, along with bright berries in a wide array of colors

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Plant Notes

Perennials for July Color

By the time July comes around summer is in full swing, and the choice of perennials that could be highlighted is large, so to compile a short list means I

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Plants

Pollinator’s Word

June is pollinator month in Massachusetts and the third week in June is also National Pollinator Week.  Making a space that is pollinator friendly can involve planting a variety of

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day In Massachusetts Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April and by calling on the state’s residents to plant a tree it aims to remind us

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Plant Notes

Pansies

Pansies In Massachusetts there is one annual that firmly marks the arrival of spring and fall, and that is the pansy.  While some might feel they are over-used, it is

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Plant Notes

Spring Lawn Care 101

Lawns tend to play a supporting role in our outdoor spaces, framing the big showstoppers like blooming trees and colorful flowers. But turf is still an important part of a

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Plant Notes

Women Horticulturists

By Catherine Cooper While many famous names in horticulture belong to men, throughout the centuries there have been many women who have made notable contributions to the various fields of

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Plant Notes

Winter Bark

Winter in Massachusetts is the season when the landscape is relatively bare and color is mostly restricted to muted green and shades of brown and gray.  However, despite a limited

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Plant Notes

Feeding Birds in Winter

“January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.” So begins Sara Coleridge’s poem about the calendar year, and January’s lines remind us that it is a tough time

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Plant Notes

Growing Herbs Indoors

In the dead of winter not only is it uplifting to have some living greenery in our homes but for the chefs amongst us, keeping a few pots of fresh

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Plant Notes

Top 10 Foods for Winter Bird Feeding

‘Tis the season for feeding birds all across North America, especially in those regions where it gets mighty cold and snowy. If you are bird feeding veteran, you’ve probably gained

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Plant Notes

Hanukkah salvia

In December a tour of garden centers will reveal swaths of bright poinsettias and other colorful houseplants to celebrate Christmas.  However, surveying all these plants, predominantly red in color, led

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Plant Notes

Christmas Cactus

Holiday cactus, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter cactus, Zygocactus or Schlumbergera – what’s in a name?  Potentially confusion, if the naming of these cacti is anything to go by, but fortunately

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