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Zucchini flowers light up the August vegetable garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)
Zucchini Flowers

We're Having a Heat Wave!

The recent hot and muggy weather has everyone talking rather than singing.

Most say that they don't remember such a long, suffocating hot spell interspersed with frequent thunderstorms, torrential showers and flooded streets. It is summer, after all, and some say they rather enjoy their air-conditioned homes than having to worry about shoveling snow.

Amazingly, in our garden some of the still vigorous daffodil foliage had to be cut down in mid July and there are some azaleas presently in bloom...

September 19, 2018

Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22 in Carlisle
Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale - Middlesex Conservation District

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23 in Wilmington and Hanover
Suburban Boston Home Shows - Two Locations in 2018

Saturday, September 22 in Stockbridge
Seed Saving - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Saturday, September 22 in Stockbridge
Dinner From the Ground Up: A Menu to Welcome Fall - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 22 in Wellesley
Cold Frame Gardening - Mass Hort Society Workshop

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Brussels sprouts make a tasty addition to the fall garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)
Brussels Sprouts

Tips for Fall Planting of Vegetables

As you harvest your tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, you might think your garden is winding down. But wait... You can start your fall planting now and reap a harvest all through the cool autumn season.

Fall planting not only extends your garden season but also brings on those delicious crops that do best in the cooler weather, often tasting their best after a frost or two. There are usually fewer pests to worry about, less watering, and less sweat in the cooler fall months...

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