News and Announcements
May Floral Arrangements for Vets Breakfast
Pussy Willows and Tulips, what could be better?
Each month, September through June, club members create floral arrangements to decorate the tables at the Senior Center for their Veteran's breakfast.
Thank you 2022 "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!
We are so grateful to our town beautification sponsors for their support Because of these dedicated organizations, we were able to provide welcoming blooms to our public spaces this year.
Please join us in supporting our sponsors and recognizing their contribution to our community!
Monarda punctata, called spotted beebalm or horsemint, has a remarkably distinctive inflorescence, with large white-pink bracts (modified leaves) that encircle its whorls of tubular flowers. These flowers, typically pale yellow with maroon dots, are an excellent source of nectar and pollen for a wide range of insects. Unlike many other species of Monarda, spotted beebalm does best in dry, sandy, soils with plenty of sun. It is generally a short-lived perennial, but will happily seed itself around in favorable conditions.
Do you hear loud noises coming from your veggie garden? Maybe some on your plants aren't getting along. Read on to see the plants that like to hang around with each other in your garden!
Image and article courtesy of gardeningsoul.com
Be on the Lookout For....
The Spotted Lanternfly Arrives in Massachusetts!!
September 29, 2021
The MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced on 9/28/21 that a small, established, and breeding population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected in Worcester County, in the city of Fitchburg. This finding was confirmed by state officials.