Gretel Anspach, member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Board of Trustees, will give a talk about urban gardening. She will cover alternatives to the standard sources for light, water, and nutrients that plants need for people who don’t have much space, or perhaps no yards at all. Her talk will also touch on container gardening and hydroponics.
All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.
Winter can be dreary for many gardeners; spending lots of time inside, dealing with snow and ice, and not being able to work the plants and soil in the yard. Fortunately for us, during March there are some delightful garden related events in the form of lectures and garden shows that are happening in the area.
- February, 16 – March 13, ‘Camelias in Bloom’ exhibit, Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass, http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/lyman-estate (617)-994-5913
- February 12 – March 12, The Highgrove Florilegium Exhibition at Mass Horticultural Society,
Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA, Exhibit of the two-volume set of 124 facsimile botanical watercolors of plants from TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s garden at his family estate in Gloucestershire, England. https://www.masshort.org/ (617)-933-4945
- March 9, 7:00 -9:00 pm, ‘A Look into Life at Fivefork Farms’, Somerville Garden Club monthly lecture, Grace Lam, lead farmer at Fivefork Farms, Upland, MA, will talk about systems employed to run the Lams’ specialty cut flower farm. Meeting location: 167 Holland Street, Somerville, MA, 2nd floor, Senior Room, http://www.SomervilleGardenClub.org/
- March 16 -20, Boston Flower & Garden Show – ‘Nurtured by Nature’ at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA, http://bostonflowershow.com/ (781) 237-5533