Did you know our Massachusetts-native trees provide reciprocity for all living things in the state? It’s a pretty cool process—here’s an example. A forest is made up of trees 🌳 that intercept rainwater 🌧 and direct it to the forest floor👇, making water available to plants 🍄 that feed and shelter wildlife 🐛. And then that wildlife feeds and distributes plant seeds 🦋 to encourage more growth 🌱. The circle of life—and the key to Growing Wild! 🌎 Image: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
We’re showing love for our planet by planting pollinator gardens! Pollinators, which include mostly insects but also some animals, transfer pollen from male to female plants. This process helps create seeds that become the next generation of plants. 🐝🌺 Visit the Growing Wild web page/ and show us where your garden grows!
Gourds are fun for young gardeners. If a young gardener is in your life, begin seeds now indoors. Plant them outdoors after the threat of frost is gone and use a trellis as they will spread with rambling vines everywhere!
Purchase plants from your local garden center. The month of May is the busiest month for garden centers and retail greenhouse operations in this region. During the month of May, they have a wide selection of plants and vegetable transplants. By purchasing plants from your local garden centers in May, you will get the best selection of plants and service and you will feel good about supporting local businesses. Need help? Visit our Garden Center locator map to find a location near you!