Byline: By PAT LEUCHTMAN

The life of the Cecropia Moth

7/6/20

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

6/15/20

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

4/24/20

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

The New Year is well begun. New and special plants will be available at every nursery this spring. The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses...

Late season flowers and color

10/4/19

We, gardeners, are always happy in the spring when our first snowdrops or daffodils open their blossoms. The year of bloom has begun. Many of us...

Books about all kinds of gardens

8/16/19

The heat-of-summer-doldrums sent me to the bookshelf, where I found three very different books about gardens waiting to be discussed. The first is ...

A new cutting garden

7/15/19

The rains started last August. The rains continued during our long cold spring. The effect on my garden was that a number of plants drowned...

‘A rose is a rose’

6/22/19

American writer Gertrude Stein once said “A rose is a rose is a rose,” suggesting that “it is what it is,” in modern parlance. However, there is...

Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib got the biggest Christmas present they’ve ever received in 1996 : a farm of their own. On that Dec. 28, they became the...

When asked what they love about the Greenfield Garden Club at last month’s annual meeting, members had a lot of answers — meeting other gardeners...

A trolley bridge was once a necessity to bring milk, cotton and passengers from Colrain to Shelburne Falls. But come 1929, the trolley was no...

Gardeners are becoming more aware of the dangers of invasive plants, and are realizing there is more to designing our gardens than aesthetics. We...

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