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And the Rains Came Down

The rains began Wednesday morning. Two and a half  inches by the end of the day. You all know what happens to peonies in pounding rains. They droop. Even those who are supported by wire rings.  Will they perk up before visitors come on the Franklin Land Trust Farm and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday? Will the roses have any petals left? Another half inch yesterday – and showers promised for today.  No matter, the landscape is beautiful. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, they will be on sale in Heath Center on Saturday morning.

The flowers will survive and vegetables are pouring onto farmstands and Farmers Markets.   Locally Grown the farm products guide prepared by CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) is available in print and information about the places you can buy fresh produce, and the restaurants and places that serve local food is on their website. If you are interested in supporting the work of CISA, promoting farms, providing training and support for farmers and more click here for membership information.

3 comments to And the Rains Came Down

  • I hope the rain lets up, and your garden tour is a success. All your beautiful peonies and roses will delight any visitors.

    Our annual MG Garden Walk is tomorrow; hopefully, we won’t have any rain, but at least it won’t be sweltering heat like it was last year!

  • Annette Rowe

    Pat,
    Thank you for the cookie recipe. So nice to meet both you and your husband.
    We had a great day! I’ll get in touch with you in November to try to set a day for the Conway Garden Club to come up next year.
    Thank you!

  • Pat

    Rose – Fortunately the weather is only a small part of a happy garden tour.

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