Each year, the UMass Garden Calendar presents a selection of plants chosen by the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry staff for pest resistance, adaptability to specific growing environments, and seasonal effectiveness. A brief description accompanies each photo to provide some detail about these plant choices. Furthermore, daily gardening tips provide information on garden pests and management strategies to help gardeners reduce pesticide usage. Also included are “how-to and when” tips such as dates to plant peas, renovate lawns, prune and fertilize roses, conserve water in the landscape, and many more.
The 2018 UMass Garden Calendar includes a featured article about Insects to Look for in Massachusetts which, along with a short segment on beneficial pollinators, presents key information on and photos of current invasive insects of note.
Each month of UMass Extension’s 2018 Garden Calendar features:
One large, inspiring garden image plus information about the image
Daily gardening tips for Northeast growing conditions
Daily sunrise and sunset times*
Phases of the moon
Plenty of room for notes
Low gloss paper for easy writing
The UMass Garden calendar is a wall calendar. The dimensions of the calendar when open are 12.5″ wide x 19″ long. Proceeds from sales of the Garden Calendar benefit UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program. Online orders with a credit card: https://ecommerce.umass.edu/extsales/ Single copies are $12 each plus shipping. For more information visit http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/publications-resources/garden-calendar/how-to-order-umass-extensions-2018-garden-calendar