Frequent torrential showers continue to be the norm. Combined with recent hot and humid temperatures followed by cool and windy days, it has not been easy to keep up with our gardening chores. Of course, our weeds are doing very well, especially the goutweed and the bindweed. A surprise this summer has been the literally … Continue reading Midsummer Garden
The first day of summer officially arrived on June 21. Also known as the Summer Solstice, it is the longest day of the year. Typical grandmother, I must admit that I’m really enjoying the beauty of a gift orchid, which our grandson and his dad gifted me this past Mother’s Day. Not very knowledgeable about … Continue reading Summer is Here!
The annual “Mayor’s Garden Contest” is a citywide celebration of urban gardening in Boston. The contest recognizes gardeners who have helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods. The contest is part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s citywide beautification initiative. Yours truly fondly remembers many years when I was honored to be a judge in the late Mayor Menino’s garden … Continue reading Mayor’s Garden Contest