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This week in your Massachusetts garden & landscape


Dig, divide and move daylilies after the’ve finished blooming.

Week of August 3, 2020

Dig, divide and move daylilies after the’ve finished blooming.

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mustard greens

Week of July 27, 2020

Sow seed of mustard greens for a fall harvest. 

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Coneflowers (Echinacea) are herbaceous, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant perennial plants growing up to 4 feet in height.

Week of July 20, 2020

Coneflowers (Echinacea) are herbaceous, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant perennial plants growing up to 4 feet in height.

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Drip irrigation

Week of July 13, 2020

Use drip irrigation, mulch, wider spacing and proper fertilization to reduce disease.

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mountain laurel

Week of June 22, 2020

Tower Hill Botanic Garden offers an online, informative, in-depth hour long talk on the importance of native plants in supporting ecosystems and how to choose the right ones for your particular piece of paradise.

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Week of February 3, 2020

Create a delicious, chilled dill sauce for fish by combining 1 cup of plain yogurt, 3 tablespoons of minced, fresh dill and 1 ½ teaspoons of Dijon mustard.   Keeping peace lilies and philodendrons as houseplants help to purify the air in your home.  These common houseplants help to remove benzene, ammonia and other toxic chemicals […]

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Week of January 27, 2020

If space is limited in the vegetable garden, avoid crops such as pumpkins, sweet corn, winter squash and melons. All of these require ample room to grow.

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Week of January 20, 2020

Consider sowing seeds of dill when choosing plants for the herb garden. Seeds of dill are best sown directly in the ground; transplanting is not always successful. Plant early in the spring when the threat of frost has passed in rows 2 -3 feet apart. When the seedlings are approximately 2” tall, thin them to 10” – 12” apart.

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Week of January 13, 2020

Agaves such as A. filifera, A. miradorensis and A. Victoria-reginae are good choices for window sill or tabletop houseplants. They love a sunny, south-facing window and a cactus potting soil mixture. Watering is required only approximately once per week and fertilize in the spring and summer only. Will produce offsets which can be removed and repotted in spring or summer. Agaves are an easy, low-maintenance houseplant.

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Week of January 6, 2020

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) attracts honey bees, butterflies and bumble bees to the landscape.  If it is growing prolifically, hummingbirds will be attracted as well.  Hyssop is a small, aromatic, lavender-like shrub growing up to 2’ tall.  In mid-to-late summer blue, pink or white flowers appear with blue being the most common.  Thriving in full sun to part shade, hyssop is hardy in zones 4-9.

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