Garden in the Woods Tour

Almost 20 members attended the May meeting which was a tour of Garden in the Woods in Framingham. It was a great time of year to be there with over 60 different plant varieties and species in bloom.

Garden in the Woods has been evolving. They are working to be more oriented around not just wildflowers, but wildflowers that are native to this area. Some major projects are now complete and there are more planned in their master plan.

Here is a slideshow of some highlights from our tour. Click the photo to open the slideshow then click “Start Slideshow” or use your arrow keys or mouse to move through the images.

Healthy Soil

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Ben Barkan from Homeharvest listening to a soil question
Ben Barkan of Homeharvest gave an educational presentation on healthy soils at our April meeting. For those that couldn’t take notes at the pace Ben was sharing helpful information, Homeharvest has a maintenance manual on their website that covers much of what Ben shared and more.

Something in Common: Tower Hill and February Meeting

We took advantage of the club’s Tower Hill membership and went to see the Camellia show after the February club meeting. The Camellia’s were beautiful and there was even a Camellia ice sculpture! When we took a walk around outdoors we discovered some dogwood’s that looked familiar. Some were in the presentation at the Gardeners Exchange meeting. Click image for slideshow.

Second Annual Seed Sharing at February Meeting

Have you ever bought seeds and had 98 left over from the package of 100?

Have you wanted to try to grow something new and unusual, but didn’t want spend $9 in shipping to buy one little packet of seeds?

Have you thought about saving seeds, but weren’t quite sure how to get started?

Do you miss gardening this time of year?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then the Seed Sharing event is for you!


We will be holding the second annual seed sharing event at the February 27th meeting. If you have seeds to share, please mail them in advance, or arrange to drop them off, to Judith (address in the member list or use the website contact form to ask for her phone, email or address). All donated seeds must be received by February 8th to be included.

For all seed donations, please include the name of the seed, instructions for growing and maybe even a picture of the plant. Any types of seeds are welcome: vegetables, flowers, fruit, herbs, etc. If everyone donates just one type of seed, we will have 70+ different varieties to share. Share your favorite or best performing plant from your garden and spread the happiness!

Seed vouchers will be distributed to all current members upon arrival at the February meeting so be sure to pick yours up at the door.

As an added bonus, we will also be sharing seed catalogs! Be sure to bring in any extras that you want to share with your fellow gardeners.

Beginner’s Guide to Seed Saving