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Yellow black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) spread readily in the midsummer garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

Midsummer Garden

Yellow black-eyed Susans spread readily in the midsummer garden.

A surprise this summer has been the literally hundreds of weedy morning glory plants that have popped up everywhere.

What I have to remember is that I'm responsible because I sowed the seeds in the past because I fell in love the beautiful flowers.

However, I'm finding that they are too happy, especially in the extra good soil of the vegetable garden... Read More...

September 26, 2017

Wednesday, September 27 in Jamaica Plain
Plant Combinations for Beneficial Home Landscapes - Arnold Arboretum Class

Thursday, September 28 in Wellesley
Putting the Gardens to Bed - Mass Hort Society - Suzanne Mahler Lecture

Thursday, September 28 - Thursday, October 19 in Stockbridge
Designing the New Perennial Garden - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Four Classes

Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 01 in Boylston
Sweet Harvest Festival - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Sunday, October 01 in Hopkinton
Scarecrow Making Workshop - To Benefit Jimmy Fund - Weston Nurseries

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Butterfly weed is an enduring summer plant according to the National Garden Bureau. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

Enduring Summer Plants

Butterfly weed is an enduring summer plant.

Several years ago, the National Garden Bureau issued a list of plants that will withstand dry, hot summers.

Long lasting annuals or perennials have many similar qualities.

Some searching may be needed to find sources of seed or plants, but the search will reward you with enduring plants and flowers next summer... Read More...

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