The clematis blossoms are especially pretty this year. Some of them are intertwined with pink Zephirine Drouhin roses for a nice combination. We especially like these roses because they have no thorns...Read More Snippets...
Friday, August 01 - Thursday, November 13
Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit - Blithewold Gardens & Arboretum
Friday, August 01
Federal Reserve Bank Green Roof Tour
Saturday, August 02
Mornings in the Vegetable Garden at Blithewold
Sunday, August 03
Heritage Museums & Gardens to Host a 4th Birthday Bash for Hidden Hollow
Thursday, August 07 - Thursday, August 28
Sculpture Embraces Horticulture: An Intimate Tour
Friday, August 08 - Sunday, August 10
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference
Sunday, August 10
Open Days Program Garden Tour - Four Private Gardens
Sunday, August 17
One Day University - Heritage Museums & Gardens
Thursday, August 21
Tea Blending Basics - Mass. Horticultural Society - Culinary Demonstration
If you're like many gardeners, you get overly zealous in the spring, creating larger flower beds, carefully edging existing beds, meticulously spreading mulch where needed, trimming the grasses, tending to newly sprouted perennials, etc.
Then by mid to late summer, you realize your energy isn't quite the same and there are certain areas of your garden that, well, just don't look so tidy as you'd like.
We thank Diane Blazek, the Executive Director of the National Garden Bureau, for sharing some tips with us for creating low-maintenance gardens.
First off, let's make certain you have selected the right plants for your area. The more you try to test the boundaries of garden zones and climates, the more difficult of a time you'll have in getting your plants to thrive...