GARDENING

When a gardening friend recently told me that she was “sadly watching the seasonal demise” of her garden, I began to examine my own feelings about...

SHUTESBURY — Many of us find ourselves puzzling over what to do with a bare yard, or an outdoor space that doesn’t quite work, or even an...

As spring makes its grudging arrival in the Pioneer Valley, we are welcoming back the birds, bees and other insects that were missing from our...

When I was growing up in Virginia, my mother took my siblings and me on frequent bird-watching junkets. We fought over the family copy of Roger...

Many gardeners I know put in new garden beds this summer — vegetables, perennials, even moss — spurred by COVID restlessness and the desire to get...

Many gardeners I know put in new garden beds this summer — vegetables, perennials, even moss — spurred by COVID restlessness and the desire to get...

Readers’ voices: The harvest this time

7/11/20

Two days into the darker side of the solstice, I open the door to coreopsis that has burst into yellow bloom and set out to declutter the day...

SOUTHAMPTON — For years, people driving by Conant Memorial Park on Route 10 have been greeted by colorful plantings of annual flowers.“It’s a great...

Photo: Perennial favorite

5/10/20

FLORENCE – Elaine Parmett worked on a garden of perennials, including tulips and daffodils, in the front yard of her home on Thursday. A recent...

Good news! Good viruses!Many of you undoubtedly recall that between 2015 and 2018, our region experienced a dramatic increase in the population of...

For their 30th-anniversary cover a few years back, the Fedco Seed Catalog jokingly depicted a farmer reading a seed catalog and sitting in front of...

Hello, readers:We need more questions from you! It takes a village to make a local newspaper happen, and the Ask a (Local) Master Gardener column...

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