Gifts for the Gardener? Winter Courses at NE Wild Flower Society

Hello all!
The run up to Christmas has been crazy!  I’ve still got a long shopping list… Hope you are finding joy in the season! 

If you need a gift for a gardener in your life, perhaps a January class at the New England Wild Flower Society would be a good present.

Below are two suggestions.  Get more information at

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Winter Botany, Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA. Instructor William Kuriger, Ph.D., includes a classroom lecture on the taxonomic characteristics of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous and evergreen plants in winter, including hands-on identification of twig and plant specimens, followed by a walk around the site to put your classroom knowledge to work. Fee: $82 (Member) / $98 (Nonmember) Pre-registration is necessary, contact the registrar at 508-877-7630, ext. 3303.

 Monday, January 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m. tea, 2:30-4:00 p.m. program, Soil: Where Geoscience Meets Botany, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Soil has been called “the bridge between life and the inanimate world.” Instructor Janet McDonough helps us gain new appreciation for this backbone of our landscape. From its origins in the glacial era, explore the characteristics of soils in New England and how they affect the plants in our landscape. How is soil made? What are the components of a good soil, and what easy methods can gardeners use to tell what amendments are needed? From geology to biology, get all the dirt on soil. Fee: $10 (Member) / $15 (Nonmember). Pre-registration is necessary, contact the registrar at 508-877-7630, ext. 3303.


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