Monday, March 23, 2015

Everything's Coming Up Roses!

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, April 1st at 7 PM!  We'll have a brief business meeting followed by guest speaker, Jeannette Danehy, a local rose expert.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring-cleaning Your Houseplants and Starting Seeds

Spring-cleaning Your Houseplants and Starting Seeds

Here are a few ideas for gardening now. It's a good time to clean the dust off your houseplants. The coating can inhibit the exchange of air and moisture for the plants. With smooth leaved plants, you can just wipe them with a damp sponge or moist paper towel. For plants that have textured or fuzzy leaves, take a clean paint brush or even a make-up brush and whisk away the dust.

If you are starting seeds indoors, try to water them from the bottom. Watering from above can dislodge the seeds or even knock down a tender seedling. Set the flat or pot into a larger container and pour the water into that and let the seeds absorb what they need from that. Just don't leave them in standing water for more than a few minutes.

Happy spring, and keep a look-out for those first crocus, or flowers on a hellebore, the plant also known as a Lenten rose because it can blossom as early as Lent.


Monday, March 9, 2015

You're Invited to Celebrate the Earth!

Please join us for our annual celebration of Arbor Day & Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

10 AM - 1 PM:  Exhibits, activities, raffles, and crafts outside the Dracut Historical Society
11 AM:  A live owl show by Eyes on Owls inside Harmony Hall

Discover "Whooo's in Your Backyard?".  Learn about native plants and wildlife, plus ways to become more environmentally friendly at home, school, and in your community.

Free and family-friendly!  First 100 participants/families receive a tree sapling and a gardening gift.  Hope to see you there!

For more information, please message us on Facebook.

The "Celebrate the Earth" and Eyes on Owls programs are supported in part by a grant from the Dracut Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.