Upcoming Events

Lexington Living Landscapes-sponsored events

Pollinator Plant Kits for Sale!

Lexington Living Landscapes is collaborating with the Lexington Conservation Office on a sale of pollinator plants that will benefit our native insects. The plant kits will include four plant species selected based on bloom time and their attractiveness to pollinators. They are:

Zizia aurea (golden Alexanders),

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot),

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaved mountain-mint),

Solidago caesia (blue-stemmed goldenrod).

The plants are grown at a certified organic native perennial farm in New Hampshire and come in quart size bio-degradable pots. You can purchase a kit of 12 plants (three plants of each species) for $60, or a set of 4 individual plants (one plant per species) for $22. Due to limited availability, there is a limit of three kits and three sets per household.

Order kits through the Town website. First set up a town MyRec account here.

Pickup Saturday, May 15 9am-12pm at the DPW building (201 Bedford St).

For any questions, please feel free to contact us at lexlivingland@gmail.com.

Free Partridge Pea Seeds

April 19-May 2

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) is an annual plant native to most of the eastern U.S. It grows to about 2' high, with an abundance of cheery yellow flowers in the latter half of the summer that are magnets for bees. Many native plant gardeners like it as a “bridge” plant, helping suppress weeds and fill in spaces between perennials until the latter become well established.

One of us acquired 4lbs of seed from Ernst Conservation Seeds of Pennsylvania, and we have a lot to give away! If you’d like to give it a try, there is a box of seed packets on the porch at 25 Parker Street in Lexington. Please stop by and take one! Then click here for more information and planting instructions.

Growing Partridge Pea is a terrific project for families. Take a picture of your activities and send it to us!

Other events of interest

May 6, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Designing a Native Plant Garden: Bringing Native Plants Beautifully into Your Yard with Amanda Sloan. Part of Pollinate Wellesley’s Flower Power Spring Lecture Series. More info here.

May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The Journey of Edible Landscapes with Sven Pihl. Ecological Landscape Alliance. More info here.

May 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Rethinking Yard Care: Do Less and Save More with Anna Fialkoff and George Carrette. Part of Pollinate Wellesley’s Flower Power Spring Lecture Series. More info here.

May 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

No-Dig Gardening and Raised Beds with Charlie Nardozzi. Mass. Horticultural Society. Fee. More info here.

May 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

All About Backyard Birds with Michele Grzenda. Part of the Lexington Nature Speaker Series. More info here.

May 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cultivating Wildlife Conservation with Native Plants with Desiree Narango, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the Evenings with Experts series of Grow Native Massachusetts. More info here.