New England winters can be cold, long, and gray but our landscapes donâ€™t have to be. Our gardens can still provide cheer even on the dreariest winter days. Get tips from Nate McCullin, Horticulturist of the New England Wild Flower Society,Â for creating a landscape with year-round appeal as well as ideas to help your plants survive the seasonâ€™s challenges such as damage from ice, snow, and voracious mammals. Learn about plants that provide color, texture, shelter, and food sources throughout the winter with a few surprises etched in along the way.Â The class takes place at Garden in the Woods in Framingham on Thursday, November 10, from 1 – 4 pm.Â Fee $36 member, $43 nonmember
Offered by the Arnold Arboretum with the New England Wild Flower Society.Â You may register online at www.arboretum.harvard.edu, or at www.newfs.org.Â Doug Green photo from www.simplegiftsfarm.com.