New England

November, 2005
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Trees and Greens in Faux Clay Pots
In our climate most containers won't weather the cold outside, but the faux clay pots can stay outside year-round. I have a potted dwarf spruce tree, and come fall I pop it inside a faux clay planter and fill the space between the two pots with pine needles or peat moss. It sits outside my front door strung with tiny white lights all winter. You also can fill these pots with peat moss or soil and insert evergreen boughs, redtwig dogwood branches, and other wintry decorations. Cut holly branches are colorful, but only for a short time before they turn black.

Shows & Events

Stories From the Garden
"Tales of Passion, Obsession and Firsthand Reports From the Garden" is the topic of a New England Wildflower Society Winter Horticulture Lecture on Wednesday, November 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The speaker, The New York Times writer Paul Panich, promises to share tales of sex, lying, cheating, greed -- all from the garden. The event will be at the Wellesley Community Center in Wellesley, MA. For info about this and other NEWFS events, call (508) 877-7630, ext. 3501, or visit: http://www.newfs.org

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