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  • Drumstick primrose
    2015 UMass garden calendar available for order online
    Boston area gardeners and those from all over the North Eastern US are invited to purchase this year’s copy of the UMass Extension Garden Calendar. It’s full of beautiful garden photos, gardening tips, and plenty of information that...
  • A bumblebee visiting a purple coneflower
    The importance of protecting Boston's bumblebees
    Another Boston spring is on the way, and that means there will be lots of flowers in bloom, and it should also mean that there are many bumblebees buzzing around. Unfortunately, as is the case with many other bee types, the numbers of these...
  • Valentine's day gift ideas for the garden lover
    Valentine's Day gift ideas for the Boston gardener
    Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and for many people, that means that it’s time to think about finding just the right gift for someone special in their life. While a present of flowers, candy or maybe a piece of jewellery may be...
  • Allandale Woods Rock Pond in Summer
    Boston residents invited to come out for a fun winter hike in Allandale Woods
    The Boston Natural Areas Network is inviting the public to come out and take part in their upcoming Wilds Exploration snowshoe walk and winter hike. This is an event that will appeal to plant enthusiasts , hikers and nature lovers alike.The event...
  • Pack Bruin in 1-0 game
    Wolf Pack point streak reaches six games on fluke goal against Bruins
    A fluke goal was the only mistake of the night by either team in a defensive struggle between the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Providence Bruins. Wolf Pack goalie Yann Danis and Providence goalie Malcolm Subban were both competing for a shut out....
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
    Potted herbs are an ideal choice for an indoor workplace garden
    For Boston residents who spend their days working indoors in a downtown office or other indoor space, having a small piece of the natural world can make their days seems a lot more pleasant. Studies have shown that having plants in the workplace...
  • Cherry Blossoms Indoors
    Bringing a touch of spring to the middle of a Boston winter
    Though January usually brings cold weather to Boston making spring seem very far away, it is possible to bring a touch of the warmer weather and the life it brings to the indoors. All that’s needed is the branches of some flowering shrubs, a...
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Cardiac surgeon seriously injured by shooter at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    A cardiac surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston was seriously injured this morning after a gunman entered the hospital and asked for the doctor by name. According to Police Commissioner William B. Evans, the suspect entered the...
  • Cranberries
    Growing cranberries in a Boston city garden
    While most people in Boston are familiar with cranberries and have tried them in things like sauces, juices or baked goods, not that many realize that they can be grown in their own home garden. Even those who live in a high rise in the heart of...
  • Cruiseport Boston 2015
    Cruiseport Boston’s 2015 season to feature 11 multiple-ship days
    Cruise passengers who wish to see Boston in 2015 have a variety of options, according to Cruiseport Boston. Between April 24 and Nov. 8, 27 ships from 17 cruise lines are expected to dock at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. This includes 60...
  • Best Bees display at the 2014 Boston Flower and Garden Show
    Best Bees is helping to ensure the future of these tiny yet vital creatures
    Bees are extremely important pollinators, and without them, much of the food supply could be severely affected. Unfortunately, over the past few years, their numbers have been declining, and Boston based company wants to help to find out why. They...
  • Benjamin Franklin
    America’s Ambassador of Reconciliation
    Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. Like any other individual who has walked this earth other than Christ, Franklin had his flaws; but he was also one of the most accomplished and fascinating individuals to...
  • Conor McGregor fights Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
    StubHub stops selling UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver tickets
    After weeks and weeks of tickets being readily available for purchase, one of the world's top resale sites -- StubHub -- stopped selling tickets for UFC Fight Night 59 on the morning of Jan. 16, even though there are two days left before the...
  • The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    US History: The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
    We all know how devastating and deadly floods can be. High levels of water can wipe out a town within hours, sometimes even moments. The flood often kills more people than the initial storm. But what if the flood in a town is not water? What if it...
  • Molasses
    A sticky situation engulfs Boston
    There was nothing sweet about the sticky situation Boston found itself in on January 15, 1919 when a tidal wave of molasses flooded the city with a thick goo. On Boston’s north end, the Purity Distilling Company owned a huge steel tank which...