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Yellow black-eyed Susans are taking over one of the mid-summer flowerbeds. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

The August Garden

The heat wave continues and some areas of Massachusetts are experiencing severe drought. Although I've tried to keep up with the watering, some plants (especially the hostas) don't look so good.

Many of the aforementioned hostas need dividing and if I get to it, some extra compost in the planting holes should help.

Incredibly, the weeds are flourishing. It just doesn't seem fair. The crabgrass is lush...

August 23, 2016

Friday, August 26 in Stockbridge
Frogs and Turtles of Berkshire County - Illustrated Talk

Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28 in Boylston
Bee Weekend - Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Celebration

Saturday, August 27 in Boylston
Slow Flower Arranging: Bee and Pollinator Friendly Bouquets - Tower Hill - Class

Wednesday, August 31 in Boylston
Night Photography, Lecture Only - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 03 in Boylston
Talk & Book-Signing: Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Zucchini blossoms in the August garden. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Harvest Summer's Bounty

It's the time of year we gardeners have been waiting for... harvesting and eating the fruits of our labor!

But there are always questions: When exactly to harvest? What is the best way to pick that zucchini? What if I harvest too early? Which veggies can I pick that will produce again?

Following are some tips from the National Garden Bureau on harvesting your produce...


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