November 01, 2007

December 2007

December 1, Saturday, 1–4 p.m., GITW, Framingham, MA.
Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Late Fall,
Join Frances Clark for a classroom- and field-based opportunity to learn some of the weeds and native herbaceous species growing in disturbed habitats, fields, and woodland edges. While learning identification features, we’ll also examine seed dispersal mechanisms. Valuable class for those who are doing fall or winter plant inventories, or for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and wants to learn which plants can be identified at this time. Fee. See

December 1, Saturday, 9 a.m. - Noon
Bio-control in the Garden: New Research and Techniques
Lisa Tewksbury, Manager, Biological Control Laboratories, University of Rhode Island and Bruce Wenning, Land Stewardship Manager for Land's Sake, Inc. Fee. See

December 1, Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Gardener's Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT
Bring Greens Beyond Your Front Door
Kristin Thomas leads a hands-on workshop featuring some fresh and innovative ideas for decorating with evergreens.
Free. Pre-registration requested. Details at
Gardener's Supply Seminars and Events

December 2, Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. GITW, Framingham, MA
Inside Look at the Flora of the NE,
Lecture with botanist Dennis Magee; learn about the newly released Flora of the Northeast (2nd edition). Dennis will share some good stories and describe some of the strengths and shortcomings of this new resource for New England plant enthusiasts. Free. See

December 2, Sunday, 1:00 -4:00 p.m. Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
Sampling the Conifers: Part 2 - Cupressaceae ,
This field session will familiarize you with some of the conifer families and the identifying characteristics of the most commonly seen species in the family Cupressaceae, including Juniper, Arborvitae, Cypress, and Falsecypress, and in some of the smaller families (Taxaceae, Sciadopityaceae). Studying plants in the Arboretum's conifer collection will enable you to see the different species up close and to compare their growth habits, needle presentation, cones, and bark. Bring a clipboard, pen, and paper for taking notes, and dress for the outdoors. Fee. See

December 3 - January 25, Landscape Institute, Cambridge, MA,
The Grand Tour of Italy Exhibition
Featuring works on paper created during the Landscape Institute's fall tour of Italian gardens, at 29 Garden Street, Cambridge. Opening reception on December 5 at 5:00pm. The exhibition is free, but please RSVP by December 2. See Landscape Institute web site for details.

December 4, Tuesday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Arnold Arboretum,
Bobolinks, Birdhouses, and Breeding Birds-Oh My!
Robert Mayer, Arnold Arboretum Docent, will give an overview of some of the breeding birds in the park and specifically report on the status of the bobolink and birdhouse projects.
Free, but registration is requested. See

December 5, Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Gardener's Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT
Capture the Beauty of Your Garden Through Photography
Amalia Veralli presents basic photography techniques with a focus on capturing the texture and form of your favorite garden treasures.
Free. Pre-registration requested. Details at
Gardener's Supply Seminars and Events

December 16, Sunday,11:00 a.m. - Noon, Dover, MA.
Four Seasons in a Dreamer's Garden(Session 2 of 4).
Join garden designer Kevin Doyle on four seasonal visits to his exquisite sculpture garden, Cairn Croft, in Dover. Students will explore the seasonal transformations and unique planting schemes that give the garden harmony and drama. Discussion will include elements of architecture, hardscape, water, creativity, and imagination.
Next classes: May 21 and July 16.
Fee. See


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