Garden Notes: November 24, 2021



Upcoming program at Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden presents the following upcoming programs. Tuesday, November 30 to Tuesday, December 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Plant Healthcare, led by Ken Gooch. This program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn how to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, selection and placement of plants. Problem management using biological, chemical and cultural techniques will be addressed with emphasis on integrated pest management. The cost is $ 145 for members, $ 210 for non-members; From Wednesday December 1 to Wednesday December 8 from 10 am to 1 pm, “Seasonal cards in watercolor with a dry brush”. This greeting card workshop will focus on using dry brush watercolor to reproduce the colors and shape of the flora of the seasons. Work with seasonal plants such as poinsettias, ivy, or bay leaf. The dry brush is a watercolor painting technique used in traditional botanical illustration. The method involves a “skin” of dried paint on the palette and a small, slightly damp paintbrush. Techniques to cover: mixing and layering of colors, working from light to dark, adding fine details, using a dry brush. Create botanical tints for the base coat, which will generate a shape by adding a luminous shadow. The cost is $ 95 for members, $ 110 for non-members; Wednesday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Take part in an afternoon of crafts inspired by the garden. This course is suitable for 7-12 years old. Use botanical materials to create crafts to give as gifts or to enjoy at home. Each week, work with a new material, from natural dyes to preserved plants, including beeswax. Cost $ 65 for members, $ 85 for non-members. To register for these programs, visit The Berkshire Botanic Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.

Wilbraham Garden Club meeting

WILBRAHAM – The December meeting of the Wilbraham Garden Club will be held on Thursday, December 2 at 10:30 am at the parish center of St. Cecelia Church on Main Street. The speaker for the day will be Carole King Platt, a former Home and Garden editor and New London Day garden editor for 23 years will demonstrate easy holiday decorations using greenery and garden, roadside and supermarket materials. Their arrangements will be drawn at the end of the meeting.

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