gardening

Live Painting — RISD Museum

(9.18) Head over to the RISD Museum this Sunday for “Work in Progress: Painting Intuitively” and watch as artist Yukyung Chung turns the Radeke Garden and the adjacent Danforth Hall into her studio. Watch as artist Yukyung Chung (RISD MFA, Digital + Media, 2023) responds to her composed soundscape through live painting. Chung’s artistic practice …

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SCLT Plant Sale

(5.15) It’s back! The Southside Community Land Trust’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale returns in-person this weekend at City Farm, featuring live music and thousands of rare and unusual plants. Unusual and hard-to-find varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits are offered as well as crowd-pleasing favorites to increase local biodiversity. Prices are kept low to …

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Bee Hotels Attract Pollinators

Here’s another way urbanites can give nature an assist, bee hotels. From Almanac we learn about native, solitary bees. Unlike honey bees, these solitary bees are extremely docile and up to three times more effective as pollinators. No, you won’t get any honey, but you will enjoy better flowers, thriving plants, and healthier vegetables in your garden! …

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White Wisteria

The fragrance stopped me in my tracks. I looked around only to discover that the source was at least twenty feet away. I don’t know the name of this particular variety, but it is a winner. Three white cultivars are listed at “Favorite Wisteria Varieties.” Jako is described as having “intensely fragrant clusters” while Shiro-Kapitan …

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East Side Compost Hub Proposed

Those seed catalogues are mighty tempting — time to plan your garden, or maybe start a plot at your nearby community garden. Whichever you choose, you will need compost (a.k.a. black gold). The Fox Point Community Garden already has some basic compost boxes for its members, but the space outside the fence might allow for …

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Tree Of The Week

Cherry trees are starting to brighten our landscape with their blossoms. These carmine-pink early bloomers on Thayer Street might be the Okame flowering cherry (Prunus ‘Okame’). I am willing to be corrected on this — new cultivars are being introduced all the time. From Weston Nurseries: This is a relatively low maintenance tree . . …

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Urban Agriculture Kick Off — Four Sites

(4.13) This gorgeous pile of black gold awaits members of the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) who visit the Joslin Park Community Garden, or any one of the four participating gardens listed below. Composting creates food for your garden and keeps yard waste and dinner scraps out of the landfill. But everyone is invited to …

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