Honoring bees with art


Two years ago in May of 2019, there were bright and cheerful crowds of children and their parents gaily moving around events at the Second...

Photographing the garden


Jean-Claude Lejeune, of Greenfield, was born in Paris and began taking photographs while he was in his teens. His wife, Jacqueline Lejeune, was...

Natural healing


Suzanne O’Gara, of Greenfield, realized she wanted to be a herbalist at the precipice of achieving her childhood dream of becoming a professional...

GREENFIELD — For thousands of years, possibly beginning with pagans in the fourth century — long before Christmas existed — evergreen trees and...

Tales of West County Cider


The brilliant colors of autumn this fall have been glorious, but with all the rain, wind, snow and frost, the landscape is quieter. Field Maloney...

The pleasure and value of our street trees


Saturday, Oct. 3, was an exciting day for tree lovers. Word had gone out from the Greenfield Tree Committee inviting people to join the tree...

Keith Gamage’s garden


A few years ago, Keith Gamage, a recently retired fireman and gardener, gave me the inspiration I needed to finish the plan for our new garden in...

The autumnal garden


We gardeners have slipped into autumn and are looking at the new aspects of our gardens. My roses are nearly finished, but there is still a color...

Spring bulbs need fall planting


September has arrived. If we want blooming flowers early in the spring, it is time to plant bulbs. Gardeners always have to think ahead.I love...

The life of the Cecropia Moth


The importance of pollinators in our own gardens and in public gardens like those at the Energy Park and the John Zon Community Center cannot be...

Three composting techniques


At our house, we make use of three different composting techniques. We have two black bins for kitchen scraps and weeds, wire bins for leaves and a...

New garden adventures


New garden adventures are beginning. Last Thursday, four new roses were delivered from the Antique Rose Emporium. Then it snowed. Well, only a...

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