Sunday, April 28, 2013
If you're considering giving Impatiens for Mother's Day, consider what those plants could be suffering from.
Mahoney's Garden Center, located just over the Weston border in Wayland, submitted the press release below. One of the most popular annuals to plant each spring is Impatiens. For many, it’s a tradition to give a basket of Impatiens as a Mother’s Day gift, while for others it is the easiest way to enjoy color in their gardens all summer – even in the shade. However, this year, Impatiens are in danger of a nationwide blight called downy mildew that can destroy these beautiful flowers. Signs of this disease surfaced in 2004, and by last year it began to develop into a widespread catastrophe for gardeners and Impatiens growers alike. “Our number one question last year from customers was ‘What’s wrong with my Impatiens?’” says Mike Mahoney of …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
All the tools you need to start composting in Weston, plus where to get free or low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity on your list of ways to live greener, here's a how to get started in Weston. Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults, says, "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," Bishton says. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet, and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your meal and snack clean up process. These include…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
A record number of trees were donated to Trees for Troops through Mahoney's this year.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
The information below was submitted by Lisa Roberts on behalf of Mahoney's Garden Centers. Over 1,500 military families will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to those that donated a Christmas tree through the Trees for Troops program at Mahoney’s Garden Centers, including the location near the Wayland-Weston border. Mahoney’s Trees for Troops campaign ran from Veteran’s Day to Dec. 2, allowing donors to stop in at any of their eight locations, or call a hotline, to buy a Christmas tree for a military family. This year, a record number of trees were donated, almost twice as many as last year, making Mahoney’s the number one generator of trees for the Trees for Troops program in North America. “We want to thank you to everyone that …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The garden center just west of Weston on Route 20 has reopened for the holiday season and is in the midst of a charity drive.
Weston's nearby location of Mahoney's Garden Center is back open for the holiday season and it's jumping right into the holiday giving with another year of hosting Trees for Troops. Mahoney's locations throughout Massachusetts, including the one closest to Weston on Route 20 in Wayland, are serving as the hub for the Trees for Troops program in the Commonwealth. Trees for Troops allows individuals to purchase a holiday tree that will donated to a military family serving in the U.S. or overseas. A press release from Mahoney's relays a message from a previous recipient, quoted from the Trees for Troops website: “I wanted to thank you deeply for the tree that you gave me and my family for Christmas this year. My husband is currently serving …