Friday, 24 March 2017 13:31
Mushroom Propagation Workshop 4/8
Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!
Don’t miss the Wakefield Estate’s annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spawn and send you home with your own “seeded” log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Co-Sponsored by Brookwood Community Farm. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.
Monday, 06 March 2017 12:15
This month, our Stone Soup and Speaker series continues with remarks by Alan Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline. Banks will explore how industrial developments in the 19th century led Milton's own visionary Charles Eliot tocreate Trustees of the Reservation and ultimately, the Boston Metropolitan Parks System, one of the first of its type in the world.This year's Stone Soup & Speaker Series, held on the last Wednesday of the month through April, is looking closely at several key periods of our local history to highlight stories of our past that reveal important connections to our present and future.Soup is served at 6:00 pm followed by the talk at 6:30. $10 suggested donation. Space is limited and this year's series has been very popular, verging on "standing room only" attendance, so re-registration is important and required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.
Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:15
Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:03
We've added a new feature to our website! You can check out what's blooming by pointing to the "Visit" tab on our website and clicking on the new "What's blooming?" drop-down tab or by clicking on this link.
Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
We planted these beauties this past spring and they are thriving in the garden.
Hamamelis x intermedia hybrids are crosses between Japanese witch hazel (H. japonica) and Chinese witch hazel (H. mollis).
They are somewhat coarse, loosely-branched, medium to large, deciduous shrubs that typically grow 12-20’ tall. They are particularly noted for their spidery, often fragrant, mid- to late winter flowers which appear before the spring foliage emerges.
The genus name comes from the Greek words hama meaning at same time and melon meaning apple or fruit in reference to the occurrence of both fruit and flowers at the same time on this shrub (particularly in the case of fall flowering members of the genus).
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