Thursday, May 21, 2015

Remembering Our Veterans

The Dracut Garden Club honors our veterans each year by planting flowers around town.  This year we added some patriotic colors to our new Town Hall, the library, and at the newly renovated Dracut High School.  We remember and appreciate the sacrifice of all our veterans past and present.

Dracut Library Front Garden

In front of the new Town Hall

Near the Dracut School Complex

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Save-the-Date for our annual Plant Sale!

Please join us for great deals on locally grown plants at our annual garden club plant sale!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
8 AM - 1 PM
Dracut Historical Society lawn
Lakeview Avenue, Dracut

Arrive early for the best selection!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Bulbs

These are bulbs planted in late spring to bloom in the summer. They are also called tender bulbs because they will not survive our winters. The two most common summer bulbs are dahlias and gladiolus. Both come in a wide range of colors. 

They like rich, well-drained soil and lots of sun.  After blooms finish in the fall, you can dig up these bulbs, dry them and store them in a mesh bag in a garage or basement to plant again next spring.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yard Sale Fundraiser - next Saturday!

Stop by our annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 16, 2015!

8 AM - 1 PM
390 Arlington St., Dracut

All proceeds help beautify & educate our community....from maintaining our town gardens to bringing speakers on gardening & conservation topics, among many other things!

We thank you in advance for your support.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dividing Plants

Would you like to get free plants to expand your garden or fill in bare spots? It's easy to divide perennials to get more plants. Summer and fall-blooming plants can be divided in the spring.

Using a spade, dig up the whole plant. Then use your hands or a knife to break it into smaller pieces, each with some leaves and roots. Replant the new divisions in areas that have the same light & soil conditions as the original plant. Water the new plants well, and if it's really hot and sunny, provide them with some shade from an umbrella or an overturned laundry basket for a few days until they get established in their new spot. 

Division does not work well for plants that have one long tap root such as baptisia, balloon flower, butterfly weed or oriental poppy.