Just a few weeks ago, New Englanders took to their favorite orchards and farms to pick apples, pumpkins and apple cider donuts. Post-Halloween, post-Sandy, it seems that we should all just aim to get outside this weekend, and soak up our beautiful parks, forests, beaches and mountain wilderness.
New England can let out a collective, anticipatory breath as July rolls in and with it all the signs of a blissful, sunny summer. After cold winter months, rainy spring weeks, and never-ending days of school and work, July stands as a beacon of freedom and good weather. With June under our belts and August [...]
Amidst patriotic celebrations surrounding the upcoming Fourth of July, we Americans typically keep in mind only one war of independence. However, forever establishing a claim to the (unofficial) title of rebellious young nation in the history books took more than one war against Mother England. The War of 1812 aided this claim, yet remains an [...]
One of our favorite things about the Fourth of July is that it is a holiday celebrated among entire communities. Towns across the country come together to participate in parades, listen to concerts, show feats of strength in a variety of eating contests, and oooo and ahhh at fireworks. Boston and Massachusetts have some great traditions for the Fourth. [...]
It’s June in Boston, everything is finally green, and it’s time to take a look at other peoples’ gardens. Below is a list of upcoming Boston-area garden tours roughly inside Route 128 (with a few exceptions). If you’d rather listen to lectures about gardens, or tour a park, see the Green Space Boston Event Calendar for far [...]
In the last week, two different groups have offered up, shall we say, contrasting visions for the Rose Kennedy Greenway. One, the Armenian Heritage Park at the intersection of Atlantic and Cross Street, is almost complete, according to the North End Waterfront. Meanwhile, a block away, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) is considering four different proposals for Parcel 9, [...]
Dorothy Swift large leaf rhododendron (with a Blue Baron small leaf rhododendron), Alan Payton Rhododendron Display Garden of the American Rhododendron Society Massachusetts Chapter, Elm Bank, Wellesley, May 7, 2012. *** Part of an ongoing series from Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces, where she shines light on what’s currently blooming around Boston. Looking to grow your [...]