September Tips & Events

For Designers:

COGDesign presents designer Lynden Miller – October 7, 2009, 6-8 pm.  From the website:

Lynden Miller,well known NYC public garden designer, will speak about designing, maintaining, and funding beautiful, four-season plantings for public places. Her garden projects in NYC have become urban oases with economic benefits and the power to transform the way people behave and feel about their city. Lynden will sign her new book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, after her presentation.

(Techo-)Bloc Party at Northeast Nursery – Sept. 25 & 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Visit the 53 ft. Mobile Display Center (MDC) to see new, naturalistic models and design concepts.   While you’re there, have a nosh, and check out the selection of plant material and natural stone products in their huge yard.

2010 APLD Design Awards – Entry materials are now available.  Categories include: residential design, planting design, small gardens (under 1500 sf), and specialty projects (“theme gardens, therapeutic gardens, educational gardens, rooftop gardens, sustainable designs, green roof installations, historic preservation, etc.”).  Our horticultural maintenance crew is available to groom gardens in preparation for photos.  Deadline: Feb 1, 2010.

For Homeowners:

NOFA Food Preservation Workshops – Learn to can, pickle, ferment, freeze, and dry summer produce.  Expand your ability to eat locally throughout the year, and meet other local food aficionados!

Bulb Orders and Lawn Renovation – Now is the time to place orders for bulbs to ensure fall planting and a colorful spring!  With cooler temperatures and the likelihood of regular rainfall through September, it’s also a good time to patch, renovate, or establish new lawns.  Get detailed how-to’s from MassHort, or contact us to arrange a visit.