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Although the blue blossoms are pretty, grape hyacinths have become invasive in some areas of the garden. (Photo (c) Hilda M. Morrill)

The May Garden

The hoses have been brought out of the cellar and the outside water faucets turned on.

The birdbaths have been filled and are being enjoyed by our feathered visitors.

We hear that the hummers are moving north and soon it will be time to hang up their feeder filled with home-made nectar that they love.

Once the current supply of birdseed is gone, we'll stop filling the seed feeder until the fall... Read More...

May 25, 2016

Thursday, May 26 in Boylston
Gallery Talk and Garden Tours with Artist Barry Van Dusen - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29 in Waltham
Spring Plant Sale - Gore Place - Free Admission

Saturday, May 28 in Chilmark
The Garden Conservancy - Open Days Program Garden Tour - Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, May 28 in Stockbridge
Lost & Found - BBG Visits Untermyer Garden and Rocky Hills - Garden Tour

Saturday, May 28 in Chilmark
Digging Deeper: The Dexter Rhododendrons in a Collector's Garden - Lecture

Monday, May 30 in West Concord
Iris Show - Iris Society of Massachusetts - Open to the Public

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Self-seeded grape hyacinths encircle pink tulips. (Photo © Hilda M. Morrill)

Gardening Tips - Good & Bad

As diligent as we all are about heeding all the gardening tips weve heard over the years, are there any that we question?

Was Grandma's advice really the best? Or has it become outdated?

The National Garden Bureau turned to its members and asked for their professional expertise on a few commonly cited tips to find out if they were still applicable in today's gardening world... Read More...


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