2020 Fall Mum Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Judith, Perry and Ann on their winning entries in the 2020 Fall Mum Photo Contest! There were 11 entries in the photo contest. 44 votes were cast by 22 members (2 votes per member) and each entry received at least 1 vote. The winners Judith Taylor had 10 votes for her “Mums the … Read more

August Meeting

Many thanks to Joyce for opening her gardens to us for a social distanced, masked tour in August and for hosting our container contest! Congratulations to Fran, Janet and Kathi on winning the annual container contest! Some photos of Joyce’s wonderful gardens. Click the first photo to view as a slideshow then use arrow keys, … Read more

Member Garden Stories: Simple pump solves watering problem

From Laurie Sabol: I’m always amazed at how quickly our rain barrels fill when it rains. The downside is easily emptying the water. We tried two methods, neither of which I was satisfied with. The first was to attach a hose to the spigot at the bottom of the outside of the barrel. This was … Read more

Member Garden Stories: Drip Irrigation Inspired by Garry

Drip timer

Members may remember visiting Garry and Lela’s gardens and Garry showing us his drop irrigation system in August of 2018. Based on Garry’s success and the knowledge he shared, I decided to try installing a system for our gardens. I started with “Fort Knox”, our most seriously fenced garden. Step 1: I ran a line … Read more

UMass Extension’s Hort Notes and other Newsletters

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at UMass Amherst publishes “Hort Notes” and “Garden Clippings” monthly. “Hort Notes” is more commercial operation oriented and “Garden Clippings” is more home gardener oriented. Check the current issue and archives at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/newsletters/hort-notes/hort-notes-2020-vol-315 You can subscribe in the left column of their website with the red button … Read more