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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

“In nature nothing exists alone.” - Rachel Carson

Garden Design: Soil, Site and Self
House Plants

Have you notice that the days are getting longer?  The sun is rising earlier and daylight is definitely lasting longer into the evening.  Someone else is noticing the longer daylight hours - your house plants. Soon they will be sending out new growth to greet the increasing daylight hours.  But after a winter in our centrally heated air (unlike their natural environments) they would appreciate a little special attention as spring approaches.

As part of our Garden Design Series, we have 3 articles on spiffing up your house plants this month. First we have Wake Up House Plant for Spring, a primer for prepping these hard working beauties for the coming growing season. Our second article is devoted to Christmas Cactuses, a staple in most house plant collections and very receptive to some loving care at this time of year. Our last article is on Potting Soil; yea, what the heck is potting soil?

Our new book review is All About Begonias by Bernice Brilmayer.  With over 600 varieties, you should have some begonias in your house plant collection.  Read all about begonias, and get started collecting these beauties.

Our articles and book reviews are always written by our own Master Gardeners.

Book Reviews
Onward and Upward in the Garden
All About Begonias
Healthy Soils
Wek by Week

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The Master Gardener program will allow you endless opportunities to enhance your knowledge and expertise as well as to meet fellow gardeners from throughout Western Massachusetts. You will also discover rewarding service and learning opportunities as you assist people with good and sustainable solutions to their gardening problems and challenges.


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What We Do

Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is committed to serving the community through public education and service. Find us at local farmers markets answering gardening questions. Look for us tending area community and non-profit groups' gardens.


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PHONE HOTLINE: Call the Hotline with your gardening questions at any time: 413-298-5355.  WMMGA Master Gardeners will answer your questions and call you back! Please leave your name, your question, your phone number (or email address), and the best time to reach you on the answering machine any day of the week. We will call you back when we have an answer to your question.


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