WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 20 (Juniperus virginiana), as well as broad-leaved evergreens and conifers. Also best left for spring planting are birches, cherries, oaks, and grasses. Of prime importance when planting is to prevent the roots from drying out, so try to choose a cloudy day and water the plant well prior to planting. Dig a hole two to three times wider than, but only as deep as, the root ball or pot. If you already have similar plants growing suc- cessfully in your garden there is no need to amend the excavated soil, but it wouldn't hurt to mix in some compost. Remove the wire basket if the tree or shrub is balled and burlapped and fold the burlap down to make sure it is well buried where it will eventually rot away. If burlap is left above the soil level it will draw moisture up and away from the roots. Water the plant in well and cover with two to three inches of mulch and please do not mulch up against the bark. Basically think of making a "donut" around the plant. Last spring the Federal government set aside some seven million acres of land to plant with native species to support bees and other pollinators. Why not help with this effort and choose a native or two that will provide a pop of fall color? The fothergillas are outstanding "set your fall garden ablaze" the green scene left: Fothergilla is a great choice for fall foliage; right: Echinacea comes in a range of luscious colors M E D I A B A K E R Y

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