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Self-seeded foxgloves in the Morrill garden  Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

The foxgloves (digitalis) are beginning to flower and they are always a delight.

For the most part, they are growing where we scattered their seeds from their blossoms last year. Being biennials, the plants began to grow last autumn. We will repeat the process this year... Read More...


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August 01, 2015

Sunday, August 02 in Sandwich
Hidden Hollow's 5th Birthday Celebration - Heritage Museums & Gardens

Saturday, August 08 in Stockbridge
Fete Des Fleurs - Berkshire Botanical Garden - Benefit Party

Saturday, August 08 - Sunday, August 09 in Stockbridge
Annual Grow Show - Berkshire Botanical Garden

Wednesday, August 12 in Jamaica Plain
Summer Walk at Forest Hills Cemetery with Anthony Sammarco - Prominent 19th Century Horticulturists

Friday, August 14 in Sandwich
Family Fun Friday & Distractology 101 - Heritage Museums & Gardens

Thursday, August 20 in Wellesley
The Art of Growing Food with Ellen Ogden - Mass Hort Society - Lecture

Friday, September 18 - Saturday, September 19 in Concord
Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale - Middlesex Conservation District

Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20 in Boylston
Annual Combined Show and Sale - Gesneriads & Begonias

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 Peony flower in the Morrill garden Photo © Hilda M. Morrill

Sharing Information About Peonies

Peonies are native throughout the northern hemisphere and have been cultivated for centuries both in Europe and Asia.

Like most perennials, they take three years to become fully established in our gardens.

They follow the well known truisms: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap; or first year roots, second year shoots, third year flowers.

You will see some flowers before the third year, but it takes three springs before the plant has a mature and stately presence and is consistently true to flower form...



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