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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...

September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23 in Carlisle
Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale - Middlesex Conservation District

Saturday, September 23 in Stockbridge
Stalking Wild Mushrooms - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 23 in Stockbridge
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Workshop

Saturday, September 23 in Jamaica Plain
Chainsaw Use and Safety - Arnold Arboretum Class

Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24 in Boylston
Joint Society Dahlia Show at Tower Hill Botanic 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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