Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Late Season Container Gardening


Get past the potted chrysanthemum and a pumpkin for your front porch this fall. With summer winding down, it’s time to jazz up those tired container plantings you’ve been watering since June. Discover native plants that carry color, texture and form into the fall and learn tips on design, maintenance and over-wintering. Then assemble and plant your own container under the instructor’s guidance. BYOC–bring your own container. Containers and plants available at a discount for New England Wild Flower Society class participants that day, Thursday, August 18 from 10 – 12 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Class fee includes potting mix, fertilizer and mulch. The instructor is Dan Jaffe, and the fee for NEWFS members is $30, $36 for nonmembers. Visit www.newfs.org to register.  The “instant autumn garden” photo below, by Jennifer Martiné,  is taken from Sunset Magazine, a terrific source for garden articles of interest.