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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Check Out the Club Scene


Looking for fresh ideas on how to add impact in your garden? A really fun way is to check out many of the local garden tours that typically occur during the month of June. These outings are generally open to the public and the gardens on display are carefully chosen for originality, creativity and style. You can find traditional to eclectic all within a 10-15 mile radius.

Scratching your head for ideas? Clear the cobwebs and think out of the box – someone else’s box. You can often get new ideas from other’s trials, errors and accomplishments. Many times the owners are available to chat. I have yet to meet a shy gardener. Most are humble but proud of their hard work. If someone else designed it for them, it still gives you the opportunity to see the end results. You can find kitchen gardens, water features, stone patios and terraces. You name it; there are always interesting details and elements to inspire you.

Check out the local papers, contact your garden clubs and check a link mentioned in past blogs. You can find many garden events in the Boston area at Boston Gardens.com http://www.bostongardens.com/bostonevents/bostongardens_events_list.cfm?webid=1 Hilda keeps her site up to the minute on these listings. This should be a favorite bookmarked for my garden readers.

Just a word regarding the vegetable garden - get those more delicate veggies in the ground. It should be safe to plant your tomatoes, eggplant and squash. There is warm weather in store, which makes for good planting and gets those veggies started on the right foot. We should be out of the woods when it comes to a hard frost but always keep an eye on the weather.

To end today’s blog with a bit of wit and sarcasm; we look no further than the American Comic, Paula Poundstone. “Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.” So schedule some garden tours and find what’s happening in someone else’s sandbox.

Picture of a local garden tour from the Internet
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