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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...

August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17 in Wellesley
Goddesses in the Garden - Music, Tastings, Garden Tours and More - at Mass Hort's Elm Bank

Thursday, August 17 in Stockbridge
Animals in August Program - The Caterpillar Lab - Workshop/Demo - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20 in Lee
Bedrock Gardens Open House - with Weird and Wonderful Wildlife on Sunday

Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20 in Boylston
Caterpillar Show - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 09 in Waltham
Getting to Know Your Neighbors: A Field Walk through Native Plant Communities

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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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