Gardeners’ Guide for May 11, 2019

  • “Royal Star” magnolia blooms at the Shelburne entry to the Bridge of Flowers. For the Recorder/Pat Leuchtman

Published: 5/10/2019 12:59:07 PM
Modified: 5/10/2019 12:58:55 PM

Editor’s Note: The Gardeners’ Guide is a seasonal rundown of gardening related events. Listings are free. Email: Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Greenfield Garden Club

May Program and Meeting: Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m. The Bridge of Flowers Committee will offer a personal tour of the Bridge of Flowers. Learn about the bridge’s history and see what new plants have been added. A brief business meeting (no more than 15 minutes) precedes the program. You can either plan to meet at the Cherry Rum Plaza on Bernardston Road by 5:30 to carpool, or drive on your own. The group will meet on the Shelburne side (Water Street) at 6. Free and open to both members and non-members. For more information, call 413-773-0201 or email

Bridge of Flowers Committee

Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to noon in the Trinity Church’s Baptist Lot on Main Street in Shelburne Falls. Purchase beautiful, healthy plants from the bridge and local gardens, including pollinator plants. Art, books and gifts related to gardening will be available from vendors. Master Gardeners will be doing free soil tests and a representative from the Board of Health will discuss ticks with timely and helpful information. Rain or shine.

Erving Public Library Fundraising Committee

Garden Tool Cleaning and Sharpening Workshop: Saturday, May 18, 9 to 11 a.m. at Dry Brook Garden, 105 Old State Road in Erving. Learn how to clean and sharpen your tools. Bring up to five garden hand tools for a hands-on workshop to get you ready for the gardening season. (Trowels, hand clippers, shovels, etc. are welcome. No power tools.) Coffee, refreshments and a bucket of gardening goodies included in the $20 fee. Register by calling the library at 413-423-3348 by May 15. Space is limited.

Grown in Westhampton

Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road in Westhampton. Purchase edibles, perennials, permaculture plants and more. Email if you can help with digging and potting. Donations of plants will be collected in advance.

“Treat Lyme with Herbs”: Thursday, May 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road in Westhampton. With herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy of Sweet Birch Herbals in Ashfield.

Leverett Historical Society

Plant Sale Fundraiser: Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. to noon at Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Road in Leverett. Plant donations are welcome and can be dropped off behind Town Hall during the week prior to the sale. Please label all donated plants. Master Gardener Dawn Marvin Ward will help assist with plant choices and general gardening questions. Held rain or shine. For more information, contact Ward by phone at 413-367-9562 or by email at

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