Annual Meeting and Water Smart Gardening, presented by Betty Sanders
Date: Wed May 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Public Library Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA
New England averages 40 inches of rain a year, but that doesn’t mean it comes when you need it. Whether your problem is too much water in the wrong place or getting the most from what rain falls during a dry summer; good gardening techniques, a little planning and some new takes on old wisdom can make you a water smart gardener.
Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Date: Sat May 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Place: Town Hill and Gazebo
Garden Tips for April
After Bulbs Bloom Tidy up spring-flowering bulbs by snipping spent blooms of daffodils and hyacinth. Don’t braid or clip leaves. Their photosynthetic efforts fuel next
year’s flowers. If ripening bulb foliage is an eyesore, consider planting bulbs behind partners whose leaves will hide unsightly bulbs. Choices include peonies,
daylilies, coral bells, tall sedum hybrids, Or Perennial Geranium.
Containers For an instant spring show, fill containers with purchased forced spring bulbs from supermarkets and garden centers. Tuck in sweet alyssum for a ground-hugging, sweetly scented filler. Dress spring pots with color, courtesy of flowers that love cool weather: pansy, viola, and snapdragon. Plant flowering stock for a spicy clove fragrance. Pruning Finish tree and shrub pruning, but don’t touch spring bloomers until flowers fade. You can prune evergreens until late summer. Don’t prune later or new,
tender growth will get zapped by winter cold. From: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-byregion/
Horticultural Hints for April, by Neal Sanders