March 2020

7 Tips to Starting Your First Vegetable Garden

March 27th, 2020|

By Robert Burgess THBG Senior Communications Manager So you want to plant a garden. Maybe you're a first timer or maybe you're returning to a hobby you've been away from for awhile. There are literally libraries - including our Library at Tower Hill Botanic Garden - full of information [...]

5 DIY Tips for Seed Starting

March 26th, 2020|

By Robert Burgess THBG Senior Communications Manager I was going to write about how to start seeds at home and I quickly realized that information would be the length of a book and in fact many excellent books have been written on the topic by people far more qualified that [...]

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Board Games 

March 26th, 2020|

By Ali Kane THBG Grants Manager While the weather is dreary and your favorite botanic garden is closed, don’t miss the opportunity to stay connected to nature! These nature-inspired board games will keep you busy all afternoon. Thank you to the Commonheart (a weekly Worcester-based board meet-up), That’s Entertainment (with locations [...]

How to Prune and Propagate Vining Houseplants 

March 25th, 2020|

Matthew Tetreault  THBG Conservatory Horticulturist   For this demonstration, I will be pruning and taking cuttings from my Monstera adansonii. As we can see above, it has put on a lot of growth and become a bit scraggly. Most vines respond quite well to a good haircut, so I’ll be cutting this one back pretty heavily. For [...]