The 2017 UMass Garden Calendar is available for purchase, with information about successful gardening during a dry season, as well as special tips for container gardening and extensive lists of suggested drought tolerant annuals and perennials for New England gardens.
The cost is $12, with bulk pricing available on orders of 10 or more. Until Nov. 1, shipping is free on orders of nine or fewer calendars.
Each year, the UMass Garden Calendar presents a selection of plants chosen by the UMass Extension landscape, nursery and urban forestry staff for pest resistance, adaptability to specific growing environments, and seasonal effectiveness. A brief description accompanies each photo to provide some detail about these plant choices. Daily gardening tips provide information on garden pests and management strategies to help gardeners reduce pesticide usage.
Also included are “how-to and when” tips such as dates to plant peas, renovate lawns, prune and fertilize roses, conserve water in the landscape, and many more.
As always, each month features:
- An inspiring garden image.
- Daily gardening tips for Northeast growing conditions.
- Daily sunrise and sunset times.
- Phases of the moon.
- Plenty of room for notes.
- Low gloss paper for easy writing.
For images from the calendar, details and ordering information, go to www.umassgardencalendar.org or call 413/545-0895. The calendar can also be purchased from UMass Extension in 104 French Hall.