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Blossoms of Clethra alnifolia, also known as summersweet, in the August garden. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Seasonal Chores
& Observations

There are tons of berries on the Kousa dogwoods; and when they ripen, they will keep many birds happy (as well as our resident rascally squirrels).

While on the subject of squirrels, we scattered some red pepper flakes in a couple of our container plantings where the rascals had been digging up the plants... Read More...

Snippets...


Lobsters as Fertilizer!

Hybridizing vs. Genetic Altering

Landscaping Helps Homes Sell Faster


September 02, 2015

Thursday, September 03 in Medford
Winterizing your Roses - Medford Garden Club - Free Lecture

Wednesday, September 09 in Somerville
Garden Bounty - Somerville Garden Club - Free Presentation

Thursday, September 10 in Wellesley
Perennial Plant Symposium at Mass Hort's Elm Bank

Saturday, September 12 in Stockbridge
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies for the Home Gardener

Saturday, September 12 in Stockbridge
Bringing Plants in for the Winter - Berkshire Botanical Garden Class

Wednesday, September 16 in Wellesley
Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot - Mass Hort Society

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

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Green & red leafed Romaine lettuces and parsley perform well in the Second Season Garden. Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill

Gardening for a Second Season

Mid to late summer is an ideal time to plant seeds for "a second gardening season" that can be as productive as your major early spring plantings.

For a delicious and very nutritious cornucopia of fall meals, late summer is the time to plant juicy lettuces; cool-season aromatic herbs (dill, garlic chives, chervil, cilantro, arugula, and parsley); hearty greens like chard or kale; baby pak choi, and other Asian greens; as well as carrots, beets, leeks, peas, green onion, spinach, radishes, fennel and all the brassica family members.

Late planted crops have less competition from weeds and pests and grow beautifully with less garden work... Read More...

 

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