Generous Gardners Prepare to Overwinter the Dahlias

Generous Gardners perform the hard work to overwinter more than 1,200 and 300 varieties of Dahlias.

THANK YOU Generous Gardners for all you work Year Round.

Butterflys in the Gardens Friday Sept 2, 2:00 PM


A friend of Generous Gardeners, Jane Danicus, is a serious butterfly farmer.  She now has hundreds of monarch butterflies hatching at her property in Gloucester.  She is going to set free over a hundred on Stacy Boulevard this coming Friday, September 2nd at 2:00 p[m near the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.


Generous Gardeners get a Pizza Break

On a cold brisk day the Generous Gardeners get home-made Pizza by Sal,  delivered for a well deserved break.   The Generous Gardeners started the planting of the Tulips for next Springs Tulip Festival on Stacy Boulevard.  Sal makes his pizza from scratch at home, he too is a Generous helper.  Thank you all for keeping Gloucester Beautiful.


GloucesterCast 175 with @NAlexanian Susan Kelly @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 3/25/16 #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 175 with Nubar Alexanian, Susan Kelly, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/25/16

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Topics Include:

Nubar Alexanian’s “Gloucester When The Fish Came First”
Starting today through May 5th $125 until
May 5th Launch Party at Rocky Neck Cultural Center
After The Rocky Neck Launch Party the price goes to $295
To get pre-publication price click here
Science All Around Us Update-
Susan Kelly From Generous Gardeners Talking about the new expansion of the Stacy Boulevard gardens as part of the Seawall reconstruction project. to see the plan-
Clean City Meeting-
Cigarette Butlers On Main Street
Bag Thing
Ten Pound Island Meeting At City Hall- Hot Topics Once a Month
 GMG 175 podcast Joe Ciaramitaro, Nubar Alexanian, Donna Ardizonni, Susan Kelly





Stacy Boulevard near the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, Gloucester, MA Saturday, May 16th 2015 from 8am –noon

Plant Donations Accepted
— Friday, May 16th, from 6pm-7pm at the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial

· Veggie Seedlings and Lettuce plants grown by 6th graders at O’Maley

· 19 varieties of tomatoes

· 15 varieties of peppers

· Hardy Gloucester Grown Perennials

Arrive early on Saturday for great bargains – $1.00 seedlings $2.00-$3.00 perennial plants! Help Gloucester Education Foundation and beautify your gardens. If you have a garden, please think about what perennials you have that may need to be divided and donate plants to our cause. Plant identification is helpful but not required.

All usable gardening items, plants, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable donations are welcome or contact to arrange pick up or drop off at an earlier date. Since all of the proceeds benefit GEF, you will get a tax deduction for whatever we earn from your plants.

Please contact Susan Kelly or 978-282-3306 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help. Also, if you need pots for your plants, we will be happy to provide them 

GloucesterCast With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/13/14

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Topics Include: Gloucester, Massachusetts, Kim Smith Designs, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, Gloucester HarborWalk Cleanup, Catherine Ryan, Beth Chiancola, Susan Kelly, Jessie Carini, Earth Day April 22, Gloucester Strong With Art Haven and The Hive, The Hive Screen Printing, Killer Gloucester Strong Logo, Cape Ann Trail Stewards, Send In Your Earth Day Community Activity Information So We Can Post Them, Patti Amaral, Kim Smith’s Photos Featured In Sunday Boston Globe, Samson GoMic vs The Mutumbo Mic, Portable Podcasting Equipment, Cape Ann Media Group, Carry In Carry Out vs Trash Cans On The Beach, Proper Way To Send A Press Release, Tina Ketchopolos, GMG PR Person Of The Year, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Alison The Owner Of Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co Is Going With Dreadlocks, The Origin Of FOB, “American Blogger Documentary” A Spoof or Not?,  Frances Bouchie Asks Does Anyone Do Gloucester Geneology, Cape Ann Museum, Ann Kennedy, Call In Question, Google Hangouts Just Too Wonky, Planning The Podcasts, Washington St Sidewalks Looking Good, Email Subscription Service Is Broken, Webmasters Need To Understand Just How Many People Do Not Know How To Use A Search Engine To Find A Website Even If They Know The Name Of The Web Page, People Not Understanding How To Find And Bookmark The Blog, Please Explain To People That Aren’t Getting Their Email Subscription To The Blog That They Can Go Directly at , Katrina’s, The Rudder, The Studio Opening Date!, Madfish,Gloucester MA, 01930

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Kim Smith Is A Regular Contributor On Good Morning Gloucester Here is Her Profile:

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester’s Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor.
Author/illustrator “Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden”

Promoting The Most Amazing Plant Sale To Benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

Susan Kelly submits-

Hi Joey,

Could you promote the plant sale this week?  It is Saturday May 18th from 9-3 at Stage Fort Park. 

It is amazing because

1. Plants are donated by Gloucester Gardeners, so they will do well in Gloucester

2. All proceeds go to Gloucester Education Foundation

3. Gardeners who donate plants will get a tax deduction letter for the dollar value from the sale of their plants

4. Beautiful gardens make people happy!


Video Interview 2012 Plant Sale To Benefit GEF With Susan Kelly from

This plant sale is the no-brainer of all no-brainers for a multitude of reasons.  Check out the video to find out how many ways this provides a win.


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Craigslist For Perennials? Yeah Susan Kelly and Terese O’Connell Got That Covered at

Freshly Launched This is Just Brilliant For Sharing What’s Already In Your Garden or To Locate What You Would Like To Have In Your Garden!

This from Gloucester resident Susan-

What is your garden worth? “Find out by listing your extra plants, seeds and produce on our new website.” says co-founder and Gloucester resident Susan Kelly.

Gloucester gardeners now have an online site that lets them choose the option of selling, swapping or donating their extra plants, seeds or produce to other local gardeners. “We are so excited to be able to help gardeners make some extra money from plants right out of their own backyard.” says Kelly. uses Google maps to allow gardeners to find listings from neighbors, as well as list their own plants for discovery by local gardeners.

Started by two avid New England gardeners, one a long-time year round Gloucester resident, Generous Gardeners knows that gardeners love to share plants. This new website facilitates what has been common practice among gardening friends and garden clubs. It also includes an extensive plant database for propagation and maintenance information.

Gardeners can now start listing plants for sale, swap or donation on

Current plant donations are needed for the Second Annual Generous Gardeners Plant Sale benefiting the Gloucester Education Foundation. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 19th at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA. Donating gardeners will receive a tax deductible receipt equal to the amount of their donated plant’s sale proceeds.

Last year the sale produced over $2,000 for the Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Gloucester one of the five best school districts in Massachusetts. For more info contact

Susan Kelly