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  • Facility Rentals — New England Wild Flower Society
    Lush outdoor surroundings and well appointed facilities make Garden in the Woods a perfect place for your business meeting luncheon party or other special event We offer rentals at our Education Center for private and corporate meetings gatherings and events The Education Center is available to rent from June through March six days a week Rates differ by season day of the week and type of event We do not offer rentals during April and May Rental guests are invited to enjoy our 45 acre botanic garden featuring the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in the Northeast during public hours We do not offer rentals in the Garden Our main function room is approximately 785 square feet and features a wall of windows overlooking the Garden The capacity of the room is 75 100 people depending on the seating arrangement The room offers both air conditioning and heat and is handicapped accessible A kitchen off the main room is equipped for catering with a refrigerator microwave and oven The Education Center also features a covered open air patio with picnic tables which in warmer weather provides space for small outdoor sessions picnics or cocktails The patio has wooden picnic tables

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods/rentals (2016-05-01)
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  • Native Plants from Seed — New England Wild Flower Society
    promote native plants to ensure healthy and biologically diverse landscapes The importance of a diversity of plants in a landscape is analogous to the importance of genetic diversity within a plant s population Genetic diversity serves as a way for populations to adapt to a change in environment which could be a change in climate or the introduction of a pest parasite or disease Wild plant populations are genetically unique and have developed resistances to diseases and pests with which they have evolved Genetic diversity supports a strong resilient population less susceptible to viruses diseases and natural disasters By limiting a plant s genetic diversity through cuttings cloning or collecting seeds from a small or cultivated population we risk the chance of epidemics or infestations that may harm or wipe out an entire plant population The most infamous example of this is the mid nineteenth century s Irish Potato Famine which was caused by a parasite invading a large monoculture of nearly identical potatoes In some limited cases we do find the need to propagate plants vegetatively Some species may be difficult to grow from seed or may not produce much viable seed or any seed at all Also cultivars have their place in our landscapes and in our nursery Many are bred for resistance to disease size and other beneficial characteristics One example is Sanguinaria canadensis Multiplex double blood root a naturally occurring mutation of Sanguinaria canadensis blood root that resulted in a plant with many additional flower petals Unlike the straight species double blood root does not produce seed because the male and female parts of the plant have transformed into petals While we continue to collect wild seed of blood root and grow it from seed that is not an option for double blood root and other

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/visit/nasami-farm/native-plants-from-seed.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Volunteering — New England Wild Flower Society
    often longer of collecting planting growing organizing and planning to produce the beautiful collection of native New England plants on sale from April to October at the Farm As a volunteer if you are not working directly with plants you are more than likely preparing for their celebrated arrival in some way or another On volunteer workdays as folks wander into the main building the atmosphere is friendly and warm People greet each other and maybe gather up gloves and tools for the work ahead but there is really very little down time Before too long there is a momentum towards the greenhouses that cannot be stopped and questions are popping up like how are the seedlings we transplanted last week doing Or Kate the Propagator at Nasami Farm will remind us to check out a certain plant that has just come into bloom in the greenhouse Or someone is talking about a flower show or native plant workshop they have recently attended This is a group you can talk plants with or garden tool s or your personal recipe for compost tea with no worry about how you will sound Nasami volunteers come from Vermont Connecticut and just down the road We all have one thing in common and that is a love for and excitement about the mission of New England Wild Flower Society Nasami Farm s goal is to grow and sell locally sourced New England native plants from seeds sustainably collected by staff and trained volunteers The best thing about volunteering at Nasami Farm is the opportunity to learn As you work along side staff members and other volunteers You can learn about how seeds are collected stored propagated and grown on There are also opportunities to work in the garden beds around the farm that

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  • Understanding Trilliums — New England Wild Flower Society
    photogenic woodlanders possess a certain refinement and unhurried approach to life that can only come with age Of the 48 species in the world a full 75 percent occur only in the forests of eastern North America Join William Cullina for a tour of the genus Trillium illustrated with gorgeous photographs and exploring the evolution distribution and ecology of the plants as well as the charms and eccentricities of the

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  • Story Time and Musical Play at Garden in the Woods — New England Wild Flower Society
    sing songs related to topic of the day and make nature crafts Stories are geared for children ages three to six Afterward children are invited to explore the local flora and fauna in the Garden play in the Family Activity Area or pick up a Scavenger Hunt Card and take a walk through the woods Saturdays April 30 May 14 28 June 11 25 July 9 23 August 13 27

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  • Meadow Kits — New England Wild Flower Society
    grasses 2 to 3 species and 25 wildflowers 5 species for starting a well balanced meadow that flowers from spring into fall All plants are started from seed Our Nasami Farm staff and volunteers sustainably collect seed in the wild here in New England from large robust populations which ensures high genetic diversity We use biological controls rather than chemicals as our first line of defense against pests Each kit packs super value at 165 Society members save 10 percent Why Start a Meadow from Plugs You get well developed plants with deep healthy root systems that establish quickly Plugs deliver faster results than meadows started from seed Plugs don t wash out as easily as seeds on hillsides or in spring rains Plugs cost less than plants grown in finished size containers which makes them a great value especially for large spaces Plug kits might introduce you to new plants you ve never tried before For best results we recommend proper site preparation and care for the plants as they get established in the ground When you place an order we will send you instructions on how to prepare the soil so you can have the site ready for planting when you receive your kits What s in Our Kits Choose from three kits designed for different growing conditions The table below indicates the quantities and species planned for each kit Note kit configurations may vary slightly from what is described below Grasses Botanic common Blooms Seed Head Color Ht Kit 1 Kit 2 Kit 3 Agrostis perennans autumn bentgrass late summer purplish red 2 3 5 15 Andropogon glomeratus bushy bluestem late summer orange 2 6 10 Eragrostis spectabilis purple lovegrass late summer fall burgundy then tan 8 14 10 10 Schizachrium scoparium little bluestem summer fall silver

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/store/buy-native-plants/meadow-kits.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Plant Collections — New England Wild Flower Society
    dormant by midsummer as the rest of the garden comes alive Anticipated species Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells Stylophorum diphyllum New England celandine Claytonia virginica eastern spring beauty Erythronium americanum trout lily Sanguinaria canadensis Multiplex double flowering blood root Sanguinaria canadensis blood root Dicentra canadensis squirrel corn Thalictrum thalictroides anemone meadow rue Pick up date April 30 Member price 80 00 non Members 89 00 back to top of page Moisture Loving Collection Does your garden have a wet spot where the grass won t grow and the mower gets stuck The plants in this collection will beautifully and happily fill wet areas of your garden Anticipated species Caltha palustris marsh marigold Iris versicolor blue flag iris Matteuccia struthiopteris ostrich fern Sanguisorba canadensis Canada burnet Spiranthes odorata common ladies tresses Trollius laxus ssp laxus globeflower Vaccinium macrocarpon cranberry Veronicastrum virginicum Culver s root Pick up date May 14 Member price 80 00 non Members 89 00 back to top of page Summer Blaze Collection When the spring ephemerals have passed the plants in this collection take the spotlight ensuring that your garden looks top notch during backyard barbeque season These species will be at or approaching full bloom June through September Anticipated species Conoclinium coelestinium blue mistflower Asclepias tuberosa butterfly milkweed Chelone glabra turtlehead Liatris spicata var spicata spike blazing star Monarda punctata spotted bee balm Heliopsis helianthoides sunflower everlasting Eurybia divaricata white wood aster Solidago odora licorice goldenrod Pick up date June 11 Member price 80 00 non Members 89 00 back to top of page Just Ferns You d be amazed how much diversity there is among our native ferns This collection is composed of eight unique ferns for different parts of your garden Anticipated species Adiantum pedatum maidenhair fern Matteuccia struthiopteris ostrich fern Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern Athyrium

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  • Native Plant CSA — New England Wild Flower Society
    ideas for your plants CSAs are a great value A limited number of shares are available so sign up early CSA Details and Prices Choose from two plant groups Edible Natives or Woodland Natives One pickup consists of 6 8 plants There are 4 pickup dates For a total of 24 32 plants Each group has about 90 herbaceous and 10 woody plants Pickup locations Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm Pickup Dates Saturday May 7 8 Saturday May 21 22 Saturday June 4 5 Saturday June 18 19 For those unable to pick up on the weekend alternate pickup days may be arranged Personalize your CSA You may specify whether you receive 1 2 or several of a species in each 6 plant pickup and whether you want predominately sun or shade loving plants You also may ask not to receive a particular species Share the bounty Split your share with a friend or give all or part of a share as a wonderful gift Cultural information will accompany each plant pickup Price Member 300 00 non Member 334 00 To Order Contact Noni Macon with the plant group edible or woodland natives number of shares payment information and pickup location Email nmacon newenglandwild org Phone 508 877 7630 x3209 Edible Natives Growing your own food from trail nibbles to gourmet ingredients is a rewarding and tasty experience This package will have such plants as Allium cernuum nodding onion which is great stir fried with a little butter and garlic or Lindera benzoin spicebush whose twigs make a wonderful tea Since everyone loves blueberries we ll include Vaccinium angustifolium lowbush blueberry New to this CSA will be Vaccinium vitus idaea mountain cranberry or lingonberry We ll provide cultural details information about which parts of each plant are edible

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