New England

July, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Berkshire Flower Show
Join the Berkshire Botanic Garden for it's 32nd Annual Flower Show on August 4th and 5th in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The show features classes, tours, demonstrations, and activities for kids of all ages.



Call (413) 298-3926 for more information.

Favorite or New Plant

Monkey Flower
Each year I like to try unusual annual flowers in my garden. The last few years I've been trying shade-loving annuals such as torenia. This year I've found a new favorite, the monkey flower (Mimulus). I must admit I'm a sucker for gaudy flowers and monkey flower doesn't fail to please me. It produces red, yellow or orange large funnel-shaped flowers with white, yellow, or red blotches on a 12 inch tall plant. I've placed them in two locations in my yard and the ones getting only morning sun are growing the best. As long as they stay well watered (the also like growing near ponds), they seem to thrive. Deadhead flowers to keep them producing.



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