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Yellow black-eyed Susans are taking over one of the mid-summer flowerbeds. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

The August Garden

The heat wave continues and some areas of Massachusetts are experiencing severe drought. Although I've tried to keep up with the watering, some plants (especially the hostas) don't look so good.

Many of the aforementioned hostas need dividing and if I get to it, some extra compost in the planting holes should help.

Incredibly, the weeds are flourishing. It just doesn't seem fair. The crabgrass is lush...
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August 28, 2016

Wednesday, August 31 in Boylston
Night Photography, Lecture Only - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 03 in Boylston
Talk & Book-Signing: Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 10 in Stockbridge
Bringing Plants in for the Winter - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Saturday, September 10 in Boylston
Healing with Nature: Forest Bathing - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 10 in Stockbridge
Stalking Wild Mushrooms in the Berkshires - Workshop

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Zucchini blossoms in the August garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Harvest Summer's Bounty

It's the time of year we gardeners have been waiting for... harvesting and eating the fruits of our labor!

But there are always questions: When exactly to harvest? What is the best way to pick that zucchini? What if I harvest too early? Which veggies can I pick that will produce again?

Following are some tips from the National Garden Bureau on harvesting your produce...
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