Garden Notes: Feb. 9, 2022

Garden Notes: Feb. 9, 2022


Upcoming applications at Berkshire Botanical Back garden

STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden provides the subsequent forthcoming systems. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 4 to 5:30 p.m., “Dahlias for Days.” Dahlias are a greatly numerous flower. Even though they are indigenous to Central The united states, they can develop fabulously in New England with suitable care. In this course you will learn about this spectacular flower with insight on how to increase from tubers. Particular subjects Such as variety range, planting, plant support strategies, cut flower procedure, as well as the most hard element — tuber division and storage. Cost is $10 users, $15 non-associates Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on-line. “Winter Lecture: The Eye of the Beholder: Is it Messy, or an obtained style?” Offered by Edwina von Gal, Principal Landscape Designer, Edwina von Gal + Co Founder/President, Ideal Earth Job and Co-founder of Two Thirds for the Birds. Our obsession with tidy, “clean” landscapes is proving to be damaging to the things and the kinds we enjoy. How can we step away from the need to have for ‘neat’ and enable mother nature engage in a position in how we understand, design and style and maintain our human dominated lands? The benefits of gardening with mother nature, not in opposition to it, are a fantastic blend of system and notion. Edwina will focus on the factors why we require to adjust the way we backyard, the variation it can make, and how to make it all take place. Price tag $30 associates, $35 non-members. To sign-up for the systems or for much more information, check out Botanical Back garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.

East Longmeadow Backyard garden Club Scholarship

EAST LONGMEADOW – Programs are remaining approved for the 2022 Esther A. Rosati Memorial East Longmeadow Backyard garden Club Scholarship. Eligibility for the $1,000 scholarship: applicant have to presently be an East Longmeadow Large College senior or a new graduate of East Longmeadow Higher School who is organizing to show up at an establishment of bigger understanding or a graduate student who is a resident of East Longmeadow and is attending or preparing to show up at an establishment of better understanding or an East Longmeadow scholar who is a resident and has been acknowledged to participate in a particular system.

All applicants must be preparing to pursue a diploma in a major applicable to the next: Agriculture, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Floral Design and style, Forestry, Landscaping Architecture, Oceanography, Perma-society/Agro-ecology or a relevant discipline.

Applicants will have to incorporate a copy of an official quality transcript and should be been given just before the past day of Feb. (Feb. 28). Candidates remaining deemed will be contacted by the Esther A. Rosati East Longmeadow Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee for an job interview. The recipient will be awarded his/her scholarship at the annual May perhaps assembly of the East Longmeadow Yard Club.

Ship accomplished application and transcript to East Longmeadow Backyard Club Scholarship committee c/o Jennifer Wands, 33 Albano Generate, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

Agawam Back garden Club Scholarship

AGAWAM – Applications are now obtainable for the Agawam Back garden Club 2022 scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship college students ought to be a graduating senior of Agawam Substantial College or a college student who graduated from Agawam High College. Candidates ought to be majoring in or organizing on majoring in a single of the adhering to: botany, environmental engineering, environmental science, earths systems, forest management, natural resources, plant soil and insect science, sustainable agriculture, sustainable horticulture or foodstuff and farming, turf grass science and management, landscape structure and management know-how, cleanse electricity, technologies scientific studies: waste h2o or other environmental relevant experiments. Completed applications alongside with transcripts and references must be submitted to Denise Carmody, 40 Primrose Lane, Agawam MA 01001 by April 1st. Programs are obtainable through Agawam Substantial College or can be uncovered on our web-site at

Springfield Backyard garden Club Application

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Back garden Club will host “Herbs, Herbals and Herbalists” offered by Judith Sumner on Friday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m.. The party will be in man or woman at the Barney Carriage Home at Forest Park as nicely as almost via Zoom.

Judith Sumner is a botanist who will chat on early herbals and plant existence, like the Doctrine of Signatures, an historical apply of applying crops for their effective capacities by observation. She will also focus on ancient and modern herb and spice utilizes as portion of herbal historical past. Discussion will consist of Judith’s not long ago posted book Plants Go to War: A Botanical Heritage of Entire world War II, which examines victory gardens, timber, fibers, rubber, medicinal crops, herbalism, camouflage, survival procedures and botanical gardens in wartime.

The conference will be held at the Carriage Residence at the Barney Estate, Forest Park. Directions to the Carriage dwelling at:

The presentation is open to the public as very well as club members by using Zoom. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., the club small business assembly is at noon and the presentation will start off at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for company are $5 and are readily available at

For more info on this and other Springfield Backyard garden Club activities go to or stop by them on Facebook at

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