Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 am – Bog Gardens

Instructor Priscilla Purinton of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society will speak at The Garden Club of the Back Bay’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 3, beginning at 10 am at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue. Learn to create a  bog habitat for your garden or patio with rare and interesting plants.  Bogs are unique habitats saturated with acidic, low nutrient water that would spell death for most plants.  However, they support a surprising diversity of unique flora that can grow nowhere else.  You will learn how to create a good soil mix, what plants do well (and why) in bog situations, and will also learn how to keep your bog flourishing for years.  The program is free, but reservations are required – email  An optional lunch will follow the meeting ($20 members of GCBB, $25 for non-members), for which reservations must be made no later than October 29.  Garden Club of the Back Bay members will receive written notice of this meeting.