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Digitalis purpurea (foxgloves) in the June garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

The June Garden

After this year's terrible weather killed off many of our early spring blossoms, such as those of the forsythias and many azaleas, it's wonderful to see that the clematis and digitalis purpurea (common foxglove) are glorious.

Once the digitalis flowers fade, we cut off the elongated stems/spikes at their base and store them in a paper bag until the seed pods develop.

Once dry, they are scattered here and there throughout the garden beds or at the base of the existing plants... Read More...

June 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 06 - Wednesday, July 27 in Stockbridge
The Garden in Watercolors: Session 1 - En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden

Friday, July 08 - Sunday, July 17 in Sandwich
Hydrangea Festival - Heritage Museums & Gardens

Saturday, July 09 in Boylston
Healing with Nature: Forest Bathing - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, July 09 in Boylston
The World Up Close: Exploring Macro Photography - Tower Hill Class

Saturday, July 09 in Boylston
Herbal Products for Summer Health - Tower Hill - Demonstration

Sunday, July 10 - Sunday, July 17 in Boylston
Botanical Notebook: Art Journaling in the Summer Garden - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Clematis blossoms in the June garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Mayor's Garden Contest

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 8, to register for the Mayor’s 2016 Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Now in its 20th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods.

First place winners will receive the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Walsh and prize packages... Read More...


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