Check Out the Native Wildflowers at the HarborWalk Tonight Before the Outdoor Screening of Wizard of Oz

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) Yesterday afternoon and evening while weeding at the HarborWalk butterfly gardens I encountered a gorgeous male Summer Azure butterfly, lots of friendly Red Admirals, and myriad bees. If you are there at the HarborWalk tonight watching the The Wizard of Oz, stroll through the gardens and have a look at these beautiful native … Continue reading Check Out the Native Wildflowers at the HarborWalk Tonight Before the Outdoor Screening of Wizard of Oz

Huge Hugs and Ninety-Nine Thank Yous to the Amazing and Super Hard-Working Friends of the HarborWalk Crew

Thank you to our most awesome crew today. We had friends from as far away as Spain (the Ryan’s cousins), Rosemary Banks from Boca Raton, and Kim from Medford, all lending a hand with the gardens today and it was a joy to meet you all. And special thanks to our Gloucesterites Maggie Rosa, Ed, Catherine, George, … Continue reading Huge Hugs and Ninety-Nine Thank Yous to the Amazing and Super Hard-Working Friends of the HarborWalk Crew

THANKS SO MUCH to Our Awesome and Super Wonderful Hard Working Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Volunteers

Lise Breen today at the HarborWalk, photo courtesy Joey Ciaramitaro Thank you Beth Chiancola and Lise Breen for all your tremendous help today with the HarborWalk Cleanup. We are so appreciative, and so appreciative of the help given by Catherine Ryan, Susan Kelly, Jessie, George Ryan, Charles Ryan, Lise, and Beth on previous cleanup days. … Continue reading THANKS SO MUCH to Our Awesome and Super Wonderful Hard Working Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Volunteers

Reminders: Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Sunday (Tomorrow) Morning at 10:00am and Last Day to ORDER MILKWEED SEEDS

Blue skies and warm weather are predicted for tomorrow’s HarborWalk Cleanup.  I hope to see you there! You don’t need to be a gardener to pitch in; everyone is welcome! The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on Monday so please get your orders in before then. Thank you! Read more about the Cape … Continue reading Reminders: Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Sunday (Tomorrow) Morning at 10:00am and Last Day to ORDER MILKWEED SEEDS

Lecture Wednesday Night at the Pepperell Garden Club: The Pollinator Garden

Gloucester HarborWalk On Wednesday evening, November 13th, at 7 pm, I will be giving my program, “The Pollinator Garden,” for the Pepperell Garden Club. Following the rhythm of the seasons, I present a slide show and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming haven for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Native plants and examples of … Continue reading Lecture Wednesday Night at the Pepperell Garden Club: The Pollinator Garden

Visiting Liv in Brooklyn: Gardens at the HighLine, Battery Park, and The Bosque

Snapshots from a recent trip to Brooklyn and NYC to visit my darling daughter Liv. We had a wonderful time walking everywhere and dining out. Liv always takes me to the most fun restaurants with fabulously yummy food, and they are never too pricey; the prices are comparable to our favorite Gloucester restaurants. Native Honeysuckle … Continue reading Visiting Liv in Brooklyn: Gardens at the HighLine, Battery Park, and The Bosque

Gloucester HarborWalk Tulip Tree Image to Travel Around the World

Recently Joey was contacted by The Field Museum in Chicago about a GMG post from May 2012. They were interested in acquiring an image of mine from a post about our beautiful HarborWalk Tulip Trees, planted at St. Peter’s Square. Tulip Tree at the Gloucester HarborWalk Butterfly Garden The Field Museum is currently developing an engaging … Continue reading Gloucester HarborWalk Tulip Tree Image to Travel Around the World

GMG Reader Has Some Nice Things to Say About the HarborWalk

Reader Dawn Puliafico writes about her recent visit to the Gloucester HarborWalk, “Hot day today!  The gardens are lovely!  We saw 2 Cabbage White, 1 American Lady, 1 Broad-Winged Skipper and 1 Clouded Sulphur.  Not much activity…still nice to see though!  We weren’t there long!  Too hot! Thanks for your advice!  We appreciate it!” Thank you … Continue reading GMG Reader Has Some Nice Things to Say About the HarborWalk

Getting Ready for the Gloucester Garden Tour

Jay Ramsey (right) and crew Mauricio (left) and Mike (center) On Tuesday, Jay Ramsey and his hard-working and dedicated crew from Farm Creek Landscaping, Mike and Mauricio, spent the morning whipping the HarborWalk Gardens into shape for Saturday’s Gloucester Garden Tour. I will be giving guided tours of the butterfly gardens at the HarborWalk on … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Gloucester Garden Tour

Purchase Your Tickets Today for the Upcoming Gloucester Garden Tour!

We hope you can join us and please help spread the word. The funds raised will go directly towards maintaining the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial and Gardens and the butterfly gardens at the HarborWalk. The tour is hosted by GenerousGardeners and the Harvard Club of the North Shore. I am going to be at the HarborWalk Gardens throughout … Continue reading Purchase Your Tickets Today for the Upcoming Gloucester Garden Tour!

Gloucester Garden Tour

Tour Name: Gloucester Garden Tour (www.GloucesterGardenTour.com) Tour Address: 7 Crafts Road Gloucester Tour Begins: 7/13/2013       10:00 Tour Ends: 7/13/2013       4:00 Tour Organizer: GenerousGardeners.com and the Harvard Club of the North Shore Contact: Susan@GenerousGardeners.com Tour Description: Please join us in Gloucester, MA for a tour that includes the hidden gardens on Biskie Head Point as well as the … Continue reading Gloucester Garden Tour

Help us Beautify the City Gardens on the Boulevard – Sunday April 28th

Susan Kelly Writes- On Sunday April 28th a group of Generous Gardeners will be cleaning up the gardens to the right of the Fisherman’s Wives statue.  We are going to be including these gardens in the garden tour to benefit the city Harborwalk and other Gloucester gardens on July 13th.  Everyone would like these gardens … Continue reading Help us Beautify the City Gardens on the Boulevard – Sunday April 28th

Gloucester HarborWalk Grand Opening Thursday!

The HarborWalk grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Kirk and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray is this coming Thursday, August 9th. The festivities will begin at 1 pm at The Wharf at St. Peter’s Park. The Gloucester HarborWalk is a self-guided tour through 42 story moments granite posts. The 4-day celebration, August 9th through … Continue reading Gloucester HarborWalk Grand Opening Thursday!

GloucesterCast With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/07/14

GloucesterCast With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/07/14 Topics Include: Kim Smith, Toby Pett Absent, Tripping Over Bobby Bobskill, The Loss Of Jackie Hardy, Crazy Lightning Storm,Yanic Triesdale,The Wedding Of Isabelle Lafleche, J’Adore New York , J’Adore Paris, Thunderstorm Damage, Pulling A Post, HarborWalk Garden Maintenance, To Deadhead or Not, Burnham’s Field … Continue reading GloucesterCast With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/07/14

Massachusetts Museum Guide: upcoming art exhibits at 150 institutions

Last Chance! These must see 2019 shows are closing soon: Don’t miss ICA Watershed Purple (installation view above) closing September 2;  DeCordova New England Biennial and the Provincetown Art Association & Museum’s 1945 Chaim Gross exhibition close September 15; and catch Renoir at the Clark before it’s gone September 22nd. A few of the listed … Continue reading Massachusetts Museum Guide: upcoming art exhibits at 150 institutions

Gloucester Sea Serpent Sighting | Cape Ann Museum unveils new public art

Gloucester Sea Serpent The Gloucester Sea Serpent is like a Massachusetts Loch Ness monster though an ocean rather than freshwater creature. Alleged sightings date back to 1638; see excellent research by Lise Breen for the HarborWalk marker #19 “The Sea Serpent”. In 2017, the Cape Ann Museum (CAM) celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Sea Serpent’s … Continue reading Gloucester Sea Serpent Sighting | Cape Ann Museum unveils new public art

Sawyer Free Library the new building concept plans and rediscovering architect Donald Monell #GloucesterMA #ModernMass

This photo chronicle begins with scenes from the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library 2019 Annual meeting, including views of the concept proposal for renovation and addition intended for the library as they appeared in the feature presentation that evening with some brief analysis. The second part of the piece provides  background about the … Continue reading Sawyer Free Library the new building concept plans and rediscovering architect Donald Monell #GloucesterMA #ModernMass

Essex National Heritage: 7 Cape Ann awards, Bass Rocks Golf Club, & just how many people visit Salem?

There are 49 National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Massachusetts shares three of its four with neighboring states: CT, NH and RI.  The fourth, Essex National Heritage Area, is the only one located entirely within the Commonwealth. The enviable Essex National Heritage Area was established in 1996 for all of Essex County, Massachusetts, its 34 cities and … Continue reading Essex National Heritage: 7 Cape Ann awards, Bass Rocks Golf Club, & just how many people visit Salem?