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 Sunday, June 26, 2005 - WREN's Woburn Garden Tour
WREN's first 'Woburn Garden Tour' took place on Sunday, June 26, 2005

The tour was organized by WREN (Woburn Residents' Environmental Network) under the direction of Joan Farr.

Woburn's 1st Garden Tour was a great success and could not have happened without:

The generous support of NSTAR, our sponsor

The gardeners who opened their beautiful garden for all to enjoy

The various businesses and newspapers who helped promote the event and sold tickets

The garden visitors who supported the event through their ticket purchases

The many WREN volunteers who helped make the event

From left to right: Joan Farr, coordinator of the 'Woburrn Garden Tour' along with volunteers Dick Farr and Mary Price.
Featured in the Tour were 10 of Woburn's most beautiful gardens.

All who attended had a wonderful time.
The private gardens featured outstanding landscaping.
Individual gardeners were present at each of the gardens to answer questions about their gardens.

Please visit us again for more information about WREN's 'Woburn Garden Tour'

CLICK HERE to VIEW PHOTOS of the 2004 Woburn Garden Awards winners

 COMPOST your LEAVES
Make great compost in your backyard with your leaves! If you add green grass clippings, manure, or some other source of nitrogen to the leaves, they will decompose through the winter.
Links of Interest
The following links lead to external web sites. WREN has no control over any external site and is not responsible for its content.
Search here for new or old familiar Nature and Garden quotes.
http://www.gardendigest.com/quotes.htm
Beautiful 'Garden Maze'
Please go to this site and wander in wonderment at what this garden has to give your soul. Total beauty........
http://www.home.istar.ca/~trecroft/Garden_Maze.html
Botany Encyclopedia of Plants and Botanical Dictionary.
A wealth of information...
http://www.botany.com/index.html
British Gardens
A nice site FULL of information from the Brits, who do grow the most fabulous gardens !!!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening
Compost Resource Page
COMPOST !!! Everyone's favorite subject. You will find wonderful information, about garage and ROT !! And if anyone needs any 'red worms' be sure to call me or email me. Judy
http://www.oldgrowth.org/compost/
Country Roads
Linda from Canada has graciously let us share her website. Please visit her and check out the Canadian Country Roads. Don't you love her saying ..."Special friends become our chosen family".
http://www3.sympatico.ca/mgrant
Crafter, Junker, Gardener.... All of the above???
By all means check out this page... You might have to 'join' (it is free) but it is well worth it to see what these amazing people are making out of JUNK.... That is roadside stuff, yard sale stuff, junk found anywhere! Nice group of people who share ALL of their many ideas !!!
http://groups.msn.com/GardenJunk/home.htm
Don't 'Bag It' Lawn Care
Good sound advice for your grass clippings. This will help to make your grass, as well as our world GREENER.
http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06959.htm
EMILY COMPOST
Compost and more about growing and gardening.
http://www.emilycompost.com/default.htm
enature.com
NATURE !!!!! Birds, plants, flowers, all creatures great and small !!! Wonderful information site for the entire family.
http://www.enature.com/
Environmental Issues of Interest to Gardeners
Gardener's Supply Company has some wonderful information in these pages even if you are not a 'flaming green activist' ;-)
http://www.gardeners.com/community/gardenactivist.asp
Garden Country - Friendliest Forum Online
Well, that's what the sign says! But there are many areas to explore in this Garden page.
http://www.gardencountry.com/
GARDEN GATE MAGAZINE
One of the best little magazines around, and a web site just blooming with information.
http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/
Garden Humor and garden humour
Here is page to laugh WITH !! True gardeners truly laugh at themselves.... I speak for myself too. ENJOY !!!!!
http://home.golden.net/~dhobson/
Garden Web - The Internet's Garden Community
This is THE web site for ANY gardening project or design. You will find plants and seeds, and links and forums for all your garden questions.
http://www.gardenweb.com/
Golden Harvest Organics
Worms eye view of a good organic site. They not only sell their own products, but have pots full of information. Last year I did buy one of their 'coco peat' bars for mixing with potting soil,my indoor plants just loved it, and I still have some left. Have fun crawling around in here.
http://www.ghorganics.com/index.html
Hosta, Daylily #1 Source
Here is an on-line Hosta catalog !! They do have good prices and excellent quality plants. They are reputable, if you want to order something you cannot find locally. CAUTION.... it is always easy to order JUST ONE MORE !!! (Voice of experience)
http://www.1hosta.com/
Information from the Audubon Society Magazine
http://magazine.audubon.org/backyard/backyard9909.html
Just Gardeners
Here is a nice friendly site where you can communicate with other gardeners. There are question pages, chat pages, and some VERY nice people. They also have some more great links to beautiful garden pictures.
http://justgardeners.com/
Lexington Gardens, Lexington, Massachusetts
A neighborhood favorite....visit them and check out the site of the 'old' Victory Garden. This is a website just blooming with information....
http://www.etera.com/signpost.asp?sp=1&DlrCustID=7768&SrcID=1206830
Mahoney's Garden Center
Mahoney's in Winchester .... right around the corner, and in many other convenient locations.
http://www.mahoneysgarden.com/
Massachusetts Gardens
Did you realize we had so many wonderful gardens in our fair State???
http://www.ilovegardens.com/Massachusetts_Gardens/massachusetts_gardens.htm
Modern Herbal Home Page
A Modern Herbal site with identification, recipes, medicinal herbs as well as toxins.
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html
More Grass Clippings !!!
Mowing To Recycle Grass Clippings: Let the Clips Fall Where They May!
http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/turf/430-402/430-402.html
Mountain Maples
If you are in love with Japanese Maples, or merely find them interesting, be sure to check out this site. This site is packed with information and pictures of these lovely little (and big) trees.
http://www.mountainmaples.com
Mystery Partners
Like Herbs? Like flowers? Like cooking? Like mysteries? Then check Susan Wittig Albert's web page and her Herbal Series books too! She writes light mysteries with interesting Herbal lore.
http://www.mysterypartners.com/
National Gardening
More on flowers, houseplants, composting, greenhouses, landscaping, and gardens. (Thank you Gerry!)
http://www.nationalgardening.com/
New England Wildflower Society
New England Wildflower Society's web site with wonderful areas to explore. Visit the 'Garden In The Woods' in Framingham. Wildflowers and other wonders.
http://www.newfs.org/
Park Seed: The Best Flowers & Vegetables
OK...NOW is the time to start dreaming for next summer. One word to the would-be ambitious though, unless you KNOW you will have the time and place to start seeds indoors, try to refrain from buying too much. Do you know how many seed packs I have had just hanging around for the last few years. For me it is just easier to go 'Nursery hopping' in the early summer and buy the plants I want. But yo
http://www.parkseed.com/webapp/commerce/command/ExecMacro/psStoreHome.d2w/report?merchant_rn=541
Proven Winners
Proven Winners is the registered trademark of the company that grows all of those wonderful Supertunias and annuals with different color and immense growth. Though they sell to retailers, this site does show you where to buy their plants, and gives ideas of color combinations. They also have beautiful perennials. The Heuchera are my favorite!!
http://www.provenwinners.com/
Seawright - Daylilies and Hostas
R. Seawright has the most amazing FIELDS of daylilies that can be dug JUST FOR YOU! Wander through the shaded Hosta beds and pick out the ones you can't live without!! Just a short trip from Woburn to Carlisle. Map and driving instructions are on his web site. This is a MUST !!!
http://www.daylilies-hostas.com/index.html
Some helpful links for Fall garden cleanup ! !
http://www.brucezimmerman.com/AUTUMN_GARDEN_CLEANUP.htm
Suza's farm for homeless worms & cats
Suza has kindly agreed to let us share her wonderful website! She says, the more people know about worms and composting, the better. Enjoy her farm!
http://home.earthlink.net/~suzaplants/index.html
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
Like the exotic...? Check here for some truly amazing, and tempting, plants
http://www.terranovanurseries.com/index.html
Urban Ecology Institute
Here is a site doing some research on Urban Ecology in the Suburban Boston area. Some of their focus is Woburn.
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/research/urbaneco/
VEGETABLES !!!!!!!
Get a load of this site !!! Information about all your favorite roughage !!!!
http://www.naturalhub.com/vegetable_gardening_in_spring.htm
Water Garden Pros - Lilypons Water Gardens
Here is a great site to explore, or send for a catalog so you can do your winter dreaming in your 'water' closet !!!
http://www.lilypons.com/default.htm
Water Garden with a do-it-yourselfer.
Pondscaper is a cute site with much practical information for those who want to get their feet wet !!!!
http://www.pondscaper.com/newindex.html
White Flower Farm Home Page
White Flower Farm has a beautiful free catalog, and is so filled with information it is almost better than some garden books.
http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/
Yankee Magazine Gardening Page
Here is a bit of Yankee wisdom on gardening. They also have a seed swap.
http://www.yankeemagazine.com/garden/knowledge/index.php