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Self-seeded foxgloves in the Morrill garden  Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

The foxgloves (digitalis) are beginning to flower and they are always a delight.

For the most part, they are growing where we scattered their seeds from their blossoms last year. Being biennials, the plants began to grow last autumn. We will repeat the process this year... Read More...


Green Decor

Soil Improvement Never 'Done'

Flowers Not Cause of Pollen Allergies?

July 01, 2015

Friday, July 03 in Sandwich
Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens

Wednesday, July 08 in Somerville
Introduction to Plant Diseases - Somerville Garden Club - Free Admission

Thursday, July 09 in Wellesley
Insects in the Garden: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Mass Hort Society Lecture

Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, July 12 in Boylston
The Lily Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, July 11 in Wellesley
From Plan to Harvest - Mass Hort Society Workshop

Tuesday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 15 in Bourne
Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour on Cape Cod

Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16 in Sandwich
Hydrangeas 2015 International Conference - Heritage Gardens - Dr. Michael Dirr, Keynote Lecturer

Wednesday, July 15 in East Sandwich
Annual Sandwich Garden Tour - Private Home Gardens

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 Peony flower in the Morrill garden Photo © Hilda M. Morrill

Sharing Information About Peonies

Peonies are native throughout the northern hemisphere and have been cultivated for centuries both in Europe and Asia.

Like most perennials, they take three years to become fully established in our gardens.

They follow the well known truisms: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap; or first year roots, second year shoots, third year flowers.

You will see some flowers before the third year, but it takes three springs before the plant has a mature and stately presence and is consistently true to flower form...



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