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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 22, 2017

Thursday, August 24 in Stockbridge
Animals in August Program - Wet Felting with Sheep Wool - Workshop/Demo - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Friday, August 25 in Stockbridge
Animals in August Program - The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Saturday, August 26 in Wellesley
Hops, Ales and Brewing: Oh My! - Mass Hort Society - Workshop

Saturday, August 26 in Stockbridge
Animals in August Program - Bee Houses - Workshop/Demo - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Thursday, August 31 in Stockbridge
Offsite Field Study: Digging Dahlias - Sponsored by Berkshire Botanical Garden

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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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