By Carol Stocker
I will be on line live Friday, June 14, 1-2 p.m. to answer your gardening questions.
Actually, all this rain is good for plant life, and humans too, as it refills aquifers and reservoirs. And after digging all those new plants into your garden, aren't you glad you don't have to water - yet. Never fear. The hot dry days will be here soon. Right now, we can pretend we live in the northwest where the gardens are always lush. Here's a tip: it's much easier to pull out weeds with taproots, like dandelions, and small self seeded trees like those pesky Norway maples, when the soil is deeply moistened like this. When you get outside this weekend, do some weeding! Those roots will slide right out of the soil with a tug. And here's another tip...most weeds are annuals and pull up easily. This is good to know if you are weeding in a perennial garden and don't know which are the real plants and which are the weeds.
Here's some upcoming events at Elm Bank this summer:
June 23, Sunday
Elm Bank Antique Auto Show
Do you love old cars? Does the sight of a classic Corvette or a car
with tail fins make you smile? Then be prepared to do a lot of smiling
on Sunday, June 23rd because that’s the date of the 11th annual Elm
Bank Antique Auto Show. Elm Bank is located in Dover; its entrance is
on Route 16 on the Wellesley/South Natick town line, a mile south of
August 3, Saturday
Mass Marketplace Festival
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New England farmers, specialty food producers, and artisans will come
together for the 17th annual Massachusetts Marketplace at the Gardens
at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Featuring homemade crafts, soaps, baked
goods, popcorn, teas, herbs, fine art, and annual plants from vendors
located throughout Massachusetts and New England.
For more information, google the Massachusets Horticultural Society.