CEDAR ROCK GARDENS, WOLF HILL, AND MARSHALL’S FARM STAND ARE FULLY STOCKED AND READY FOR MOTHER’S DAY!

While out and about organizing jobs for my landscape design clients with my newest assistant Charlotte, we were planning to take more photos, but it was too dreary. Believe me when I write, all three of our fantastic local nurseries are bursting with beautiful plants and garden ornaments that would make wonderful gifts for Moms, and all the special ladies in your life. The weather forecast for tomorrow is mostly sunny and mid-fifties, perfect weather for plant shopping.

New assistant, Charlotte, and best mother’s helper, our Radio Flyer COLLAPSIBLE wagon!

Mother’s Day Weekend Hours

Cedar Rock Gardens

    Saturday 8am to 4pm

    Sunday 9am to 3pm

Wolf Hill

    Saturday 8am to 6pm

    Sunday 9am to 4pm

Marshall’s Farm Stand

    Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm

When at Marshall’s Farm Stand, stop in to say hi to Angie’s Alpacas, Perry the Peacock, horses, goats, geese, and ducks. Kids are welcome!

THANKSGIVING BULK PRODUCE ORDER

Thanksgiving Bulk Pick-up

Need to round out your pantry as we head into the holiday season? We would like to offer an opportunity for bulk ordering on some produce this week.
Pick up will be between 3PM and 6PM on Thursday, November 15th. If you can not make this date let me know and we can work something out.
How to Order: Simply reply to this email listing what you would like by 5PM on Tuesday, November 13th. I will confirm your order. Email address: CedarRockGardens@gmail.com– Cedar Rock Vegetable  Ordering Options – 
Enjoy our wholesale prices by ordering in bulk!
Open to everyone—please feel free to spread the word!

We are doing a special “Thanksgiving Basket” that includes an assortment of items for your favorite Thanksgiving dinner ever.

This basket includes: 5# Carrots, 5# Mashing potatoes, 1 Head of cabbage, 2.5# Parsnips, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 mixed herb bundle, 1# cut lettuce, 1 Stalk Brussles Sprouts, 4# Leeks, 2 Heads Garlic, and 1# Shallots – All for $62.50

Or, you can make your own combos with all the deliciousness below!

Orange Carrots – 5lb bag, $10 -or- 10lb bag, $18
Rainbow Carrots – 5LB bag, $12
Brussels Sprouts! – 2 stalks, $12
Butternut – 20lb box, $20
Squash Mix: carnival acorns, kabocha & honeynuts – 20lb box, $30
Potato, Roaster: Red pinto – 5lb, $12
Potato, All Purpose Masher mix, white/Yellow – 5lb, $8
Beet Mix, red & gold – 5lb bag, $10
Parsnips – 5lb bag, $12
Garlic – 1lb bag, $8
Shallots – 2lb bag, $10
Leeks – 4lb bag, $10
Cabbage mix (red and green) – 10lbs, $10
Celeriac – 3lbs, $8
Chic Mix: pan di zucchero & radicchio chicories – 5lbs, $10
Fennel – 3 large bulbs, $10
Grains, fresh-milled, Hard Red Wheat, Pastry Wheat –or– Rye – 5lb bag, $10
Herb bundle: Parsley, Thyme, Sage – 1 pack, $6

We wish you all well and a very healthy and cozy holiday season.

Thanks!

All the best.
Your farmers,
Elise and Tucker Smith
Cedar Rock Gardens
CedarRockGardens@gmail.com
978-471-9979

JULY 20% OFF SALE AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS!! THIS WEEKEND ONLY

Hello,
Happy 4th of July! We are sure you all enjoyed the enormous amount of sunshine this week, very thankful for this bit of rain today!
We are having a 20% off sale on all our plants this weekend (July 7th & 8th). Below is a list of what we currently have in stock.
We have a great selection of hanging baskets and window boxes with annual and perennial herbs and flowers. We also have our new wave of fall vegetables ready to go into the garden for succession planting. Our native perennials selection is stocked up and attracting all the pollinators you can imagine – bring them home to your gardens!
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
All the best,
Elise and Tucker
Cedar Rock Gardens
CedarRockGardens@gmail.com

Products in stock

Coast of Maine Potting Soil
Coast of Maine Garden Soil
Black Earth Compost
North Country Organics ProGrow
Neptunes Harvest Crab Shell
Neptunes Harvest Fish Emulsion
Neptunes Harvest Rose & Flowering Formula
Neem Oil
Captain Jack’s Dead bug
Inseticidal Soap
Diatomaceous Earth
Row Cover
Hay Bales
Seeds

Fruits
Raspberries

Vegetable​s

Broccoli arcadia
Broccoli Imperial
Brussels Sprout
Cabbage Faro 1
Cabbage Mix
Cabbage Napa (minuet)
Cabbage Red Express
Cauliflower Purple of sicily
Cauliflower Snow Crown
Celery Tango green
Cucumber Diva
Cucumber fanfare
Cucumber Marketmore 76
Cucumber Tasty Jade
Eggplant Beatrice
Fennel Fino
Greens  Our mix
Kale Red Russian
Kale Toscano
Kale Winterbor’
Lettuce
Melon Cantaloupe Sarah’s choice
Melon Halona
Melon Watermelon Sugar Baby
Pumkin New England pie
pepper Poblano
Pepper Ace
Salanova
Squash Winter Acorn Jet
Squash Winter Buttercup Burgess
Squash Winter Butternut Waltham
Squash Winter spaghetti
Squash Summer Multipik
Squash Zucchini Alexandria
Squash Zucchini Bush Baby
Squash Zucchini cocoselle
Squash Zucchini Costata Romanesco
Squash Zucchini Spinless Perfection
Cabbage Rubicon
Summer Squash Zephyr
Asparagus
Tomatillo Toma Verde
Tomato Big Beef
Tomato Black Cherry
Tomato Brandywine red
Tomato Carbon
Tomato Carmello
Tomato Celebrity
Tomato Cherokee Purple
Tomato Glacier
Tomato Jaune Flamme
Tomato Juliet
Tomato Mr Stripey (Tigarella)
Tomato Paul Robeson
Tomato San Marzano Gigante
Tomato Stripped German
Tomato Sungold

Herbs

Arugula
Basil Compatto
Basil Genovese
Basil Lemon Mrs Burns
Basil Lettuce Leaf
Basil Mixed paks
Basil Purple Osmin
Basil Spicy Bush
Basil sweet genovese (perfume)
Basil Sweet Thai
Basil Kapoor Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Bronze fennel
Catmint (Nepeta mussini)
Catnip
Chamomile
Chives Garlic
Cilantro
Cutting Celery
Dill Fernleaf
Dill Superdukat
feverfew
Lemon Balm
Lovage
Oregano
Parsley Forest Green Curly
Parsley Italian Survivor
Sage Pinapple
Salad Burnett
Scarlet Bee balm
Summer Savory
Sweet Marjoram
Thyme English Winter
Thyme Garden  ( Winter)
Thyme White Creeping
​Thyme red creeping
Valerian
Winter Savory
Zino Fino Fennel
Horse Radish
Jerusalem Artichoke
Lavender Elegance Purple
Lavender Hidcote Blue
Lavender Munstead
Lavender Provence
Lovage
Lemon Grass
Sage Salvia Officinalis
Salad Burnett
Variegated pineapple mint

Perennial Flowers

Asclepias Tuberosa
Penstamon Digitalis
Geranium “Karmina”
Geranium Maculatum
Echinacae “Sombrero Flamenco Orange”
Echinacae “Cheyanne Spirit”
Baptisia “Carolina Moonlight”
Aster Divertata “Eastern Star”
Verbena “Homestead Purple”
Agastache “Blue Fortune”
Seedum “Aurumn Fire”
Coreopsis “Sunkiss”
Rudebekia “Prairie Sun”
Yarrow
Joe Pye Weed “Big Joe”
Beardstongue “Rondo”
Columbine “Origami Bue”
Echinope Ritro

Flowers

Ageratum Red Flint​
Ageratum Tall Blue Planet
Alyssum purple/ lavender mix
Alyssum Snow Crystals
Angelonia Angelface Blue
Angelonia Angelface Perfectly pink
Angelonia Angelface Wedgewood Blue
Angelonia Super Blue
Angelonia Super Pink
Begonia Dragon Wing Red
Begonia Bossa nova Orange
Begonia Solenia Red
Browalia endless sensation
Calibrachoa superbells Blue Moon Punch
Calibrachoa superbells Double Orchid
Calibrachoa superbells Double Ruby
California poppy champagne and roses
California Poppy Thai Silk series Apricot Chiffon
California poppy double solar flare
California poppy orange king
Celosia Cramer series burgundy
Celosia Flamingo Feather
Celosia Fresh look gold series
Coleus Big Red Judy
Coleus Gnash Rambler
Cosmos Bright lights
Cosmos Double click mix
Cosmos psyche mix
Cosmos Sea shells
Cosmos Sensation Mix
Cosmos Diablo
Dianthus Ideal Select Cherry Picotee
Dianthus Ideal Mix
Gomphrena Globosa QIS White
Lantana Bandana Cherry Sunrise
Lantana Luscious pinkberry blend
Lantana Bananarama
Lantana Lucious berry blend
Lantana Lucious citrus blend
Lobelia Riviera Rose
Marigold Giant Yellow
Marigold Snowball Hybrid
Mariold Giant Orange
Nasturtium Empress of India
Nasturtium Kaleidescope Mix
Nasturtium Wbird Cherry Rose
Nasturtium Wbird Golden Yellow
Nasturtium Wbird Mahogany Red
Portulaca sundial Fuchsia
Portulaca sundial Gold
Portulaca sundial Mango
Portulaca sundial Peppermint
Portulaca sundial scarlet
Salvia Coral Nymph
Salvia homium rose
Salvia Victoria White
Sunflower Autumn Beauty
Sunflower Pro Cut Orange
Sunflower Sunrich gold
Sunflower Firecracker
Sunflower Florenza
Sunflower Soraya
Sunpatients vigorous majenta
Sunpatients vigorous orange
sunpatients vigorous white improved
supertunia bordeax
Supertunia rasberry blast
Supertunia royal Magenta
Supertunia Vista Bubblegum
Supertunia Vista Silverberry
Supertunia Picasso in pink
Verbena superbena Royal Chambray
Verbena superbena Royal Peachie Keen
Verbena superbena Tucana Raspberry
Verbena superbena royal whitecap
Vine MG Cardinal climber
Vine MG Heavenly Blue
Vine MG Moonflower
Vine MG President Tyler
Zinnia BG Purple
Zinnia BG Orange
Zinnia Dreamland mix
Zinnia Profusion double Fire
Zinnia Profusion White
Zinnia Profusion Yellow
Zinia Profusion Apricot
Zinnia State fair mix

JUNE 20TH IS NATIVE PLANTS DAY AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS!

Elise and Tucker are releasing a batch of native perennial plants this week on Wednesday, June 20th. The young plants are home grown and are only $5.50 each. Baptisia, Echinacea, Verbena, and Ascleipias tuberosa (orange milkweed) are just some of the fine beauties you’ll find there.  Elise is planning to grow an expanded collection of natives in the future. Supplies are limited so come on over to Cedar Rock Gardens before they are all sold out.

Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 299 Concord Street in West Gloucester and they are open every day of the week.

GloucesterCast 283 With Susan Lipsett, Tucker and Elise From Cedar Rock Gardens Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 6/10/18

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GloucesterCast 283 With Susan Lipsett, Tucker and Elise From Cedar Rock Gardens Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 6/10/18

 

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Susan Lipsett Brought Us Kouign Amann

Tucker and Elise At Cedar Rock Gardens CSA, Peacocks, , Native Plants Event June 20th

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Props to Sean Nolan Extreme Truck and Auto
I don’t want Lebron
Props to Comcast voice remote/app/website
Plover Update
Good Harbor Footbridge Update

PICK YOUR OWN PEONIES AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS!

Cedar Rock Gardens has a gorgeous collection of deep rose pink, seashell pink, cotton candy pink, and ivory white peonies blooming right now. The mix of colors makes for a lovely bouquet and will last twenty ten times longer than anything in the stores. Go today and pick your own bouquet of fabulousness!

Cedar Rock Gardens owner Tucker Smith

Cheryl and Kim – just one more reason to love Cedar Rock Gardens is their super friendly and helpful staff!

 

Cedar Rock Gardens newest family members – one is the leader of the pair of juvenile Peacocks and he jumped easily over the garden wall, the other – he tried several different routes before deciding to brave the jump and follow his brother.

Cedar Rock Gardens has a fantastic array of flowers, veggies, and herbs. The nursery is located at 299 Concord Street in West Gloucester.

PICK YOUR OWN BOUQUETS OF FABULOUSNESS AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS!

Elise and Tucker’s fields of fabulousness are begging to be picked.

Why do the tulips at Cedar Rock Gardens always open with such exquisite beauty I wonder? Must be all that TLC they applyCome by and pick your own. Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 299 Concord Street and is open everyday from 8am to 5pm, except Wednesday’s til 6pm. 

CEDAR ROCK GARDENS OPENING TODAY!

You never know what beautiful pollinator you will encounter while shopping at Cedar Rock Gardens! 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Sunflower, Cedar Rock Gardens

For more information visit Cedar Rock Gardens website here and see post from earlier this week.

CEDAR ROCK GARDENS OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS COMING THURSDAY!!!

This beautiful lady in the pick-your-own peony patch.

Cedar Rock Gardens, the fabulous organic and homegrown nursery owned by Elise Jilson and Tucker Smith, is opening on Thursday April 19th. They will be open everyday. See below for hours of operation and the complete selection of flower, vegetable, and herb seedlings that will be available to purchase this spring. Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 290 Concord Street in West Gloucester, just minutes off of Route 133.

A small sampling of just some of the flowers and veggies you will find at Cedar Rock Gardens, and a reminder that spring truly will be here soon.

For more information, check out Cedar Rock Garden website here.

COMPLETE LIST OF PLANTS AND GARDEN RELATED PRODUCTS CEDAR ROCK GARDEN SPRING 2018

READ MORE HERE Continue reading “CEDAR ROCK GARDENS OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS COMING THURSDAY!!!”

PICK YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS AND ELISE’S TOMATOES ARE CRAZY TALL!!

Pick your own fabulous fresh sunflowers at Cedar Rock Gardens and a butterfly may follow you home!

Elise and her amazing (and wonderfully delicious) tomatoes. Elise and Tucker supply the produce to Short and Main and The Market Restaurant in Annisquam.

Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 290 Concord Street in West located. For more information, visit their website here.

GloucesterCast 226 With Donna Ardizzoni, Laura Tanguay, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/28/17

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GloucesterCast 226 With Donna Ardizzoni, Laura Tanguay, Karen Pischke, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/28/17

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Gloucester TEASE available at Gloucester Charter Connection
Gloucester Love Fest Fest
Laura Tanguay Phia Women’s Center
Premier Imprints and Cape Ann Auctions Carrying Donna’s Greeting Cards
Local Nurseries-
The Exclosure
Heidi Dallin Dropped The Ball On Bank Job
Shout Out To Yanni!
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CEDAR ROCK GARDENS IS ROCKIN THE FLOWERS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

Come see the ever expanding selection of gorgeous flower and veggie seedlings at Cedar Rock Gardens. Not only are they offering annual flowers, herbs, and vegetable this year, but they are also growing native perennial wildflowers such as New England Aster and milkweed.

It was so cloudy and overcast when I was there picking up an order; these photos don’t do the garden justice. Come on down and see for yourself, Cedar Rock Gardens is bursting with beauty and fully stocked for the Memorial Day weekend.

Open seven days a week, from 8am til 5pm, Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 299 Concord Street in Gloucester.

Marigold Mania!

Sweet William

Loads and loads of peppers, in every degree of heat imagineable.

I love stopping by just to say hello, Elise and Tucker are so friendly and helpful. Tucker built the new office shed.

Coming later this spring are pick your own peonies!! And after that, sunflowers, zinnias, and straw flowers 🙂

CEDAR ROCK GARDENS IS OFFERING A VERITABLE BONANZA OF BLOSSOMS, VEGGIES, AND HERBS FOR MOTHER’S DAY!

Elise and Sunshine

Cedar Rock Gardens is bursting with a fabulous selection of blossoms and veggies and all would be much loved by Mom. Load up now on milkweed, petunias, pansies, snapdragons, dianthus, violas, osteosperum, alyssum, thyme, cilantro, parsley, dill, and much, much, much more.

Check out Cedar Rocks Gardens updated and complete plant list here.

NEXT WEEKEND CEDAR ROCK GARDENS IS RELEASING THE TOMATOES!

 

Tucker is building dozens of new tray tables to hold all the fantastic seedlings coming along.

Jeffrey Thomas, Tucker Smith, and Irv Falk

PLEASE DON’T PURCHASE POISONED MILKWEED PLANTS FROM BIG BOX STORES!

THE FOLLOWING NOTICE ABOUT MILKWEEDS TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS WAS SHARED BY TWO FRIENDS, MEGAN FROM PRIDES CROSSING AND CHERYL MCKEOUGH

FROM: Sandy Robinson, President, National Garden Clubs, Inc.
SUBJECT: Milkweed

It has been brought to my attention that some “Big Stores” have been selling milkweed plants that have been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. This will kill caterpillars! Please, be aware and be on the lookout for these tags placed in plants. Please pass this information along to your garden club members!

Garden Club member Mary Writes, I purchased a Milkweed plant from Home Depot near my home and it wasn’t until I got home that I noticed the little information stick hidden behind the identification information that the plant had been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. The container boasted how desirable the plant is for birds and butterflies. Yesterday I went to a different Home Depot and they had just put out an entire rolling cart of these plants, maybe about 100, all poisoned. I contacted the store manager and told him that it is the same as giving poison candy to kids on Halloween. This is THE host plant for the Monarch. My club, Shady Oaks and our junior club, Little Shadows have worked so hard to establish a Monarch Waystation and to educate people on the decline of the Monarch. I hate to think of the millions of poison Milkweed being distributed nationwide by Home Depot.

The container says distributed by Home Depot, 2455 Paces Ferry Rd N. W., Atlanta , Georgia.

I contacted the LSU Ag Agent for New Orleans, Dr Joe Willis. He said the Neonicotinoids will dilute as the plants grow but that only a very small amount will kill the larva of the Monarch. He is contacting the Master Gardeners of the area. I contacted the newsletters of garden clubs to ask that they send a notice to members. I contacted a local GOA club and the president said she would inform her members. I contacted our LGCF President and our Environmental School Chairman with the information.
We need a notice to Home Depot from a national source.

I contacted the Monarch Watch organization www.MonarchWatch.org/waystations at the University of Kansas (1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045) .
It needs to be sent soon as these plants are being sold now to well meaning people who are wanting to help the Monarch and not kill them. I hate to think of the billions of plants being sold nationwide and how that will cancel the efforts of so many to stop the demise of the Monarch. Could you please help?

GMG Readers, Wednesday I am planning to check to see if our local Home Depots are also selling milkweeds with pesticide. I don’t purchase plants from Home Depot as they are generally of a much poorer quality, however I have in a pinch. 

Milkweed can be purchased from these local sources:

Cedar Rock Gardens

Wolf Hill

Northeast Nursery

Male and Female Monarch Butterfly on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

 

GloucesterCast 224 With Paul Russo, JD MacEacheran, Elise Jillson and Tucker Smith, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/28/17

GloucesterCast 224 With Paul Russo, JD MacEacheran, Elise Jillson and Tucker Smith, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/28/17

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Maine House votes to join Atlantic time zone, if New Hampshire and Massachusetts do the same
The change would put an end to resetting the clocks each spring and fall and keep Maine on the equivalent of daylight saving time year-round.
Rocky Neck 5K with JD MacEacheran www.rockyneck5k.com Free t shirts for registered if you register by May 1st.  After Party and Food Provided by Dennis Dyer at The Studio for Registrants
Ruddy Turnstone Piping Plover Lecture at Parker River National Refuge- Spoke about GHB piping Plovers
Passports Putting In Twelve Tap Beer System

BEAUTIFUL CEDAR ROCK GARDENS HAS REOPENED FOR THE SEASON – COME SEE ALL THAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER – SIMPLY A FANTASTIC SELECTION OF FLOWERS AND VEGIES!!

Cedar Rock Gardens is an 18-acre farm located at 229 Concord Street in West Gloucester. The flower and veggie farm is owned and operated by Tucker Smith and Elise Jillson. Last year was their first in business with hours open to the public and it’s so exciting to see Tucker and Elise developing their growing enterprise. This year they have expanded seedling offerings (see the “read more” at the end of this post for a complete list of plants offered) and have devoted even more fields to pick-your-own flowers .

We’re looking forward to having Elise and Tucker on our podcast this weekend. When you see the two, wish them congratulations. Elise and Tucker became engaged this winter! 

Fields of pick-your-own tulips in a lovely array of hues. This color opens to pure carmine. See photo below.

You run into the nicest people at Cedar Rock Gardens. Captain Stefan Edick of the Schooner Adventure surveying early season offerings.

Black-capped Chickadees nesting in a hole in the old Crabapple tree.

Cedar Rock Garden’s fabulous pick-your-own tulips are the perfect anecdote to April’s rainy days. This bouquet has become more beautiful with each passing moment. Only $4.50. for a bunch of gorgeousness!

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For a complete list of flower and veggie seedlings see below. Cedar Rock Gardens is open everyday from 8am to 5pm. For more information, visit Cedar Rock Gardens website here.

Cedar Rock Gardens writes, “We are committed to providing a healthy and beautiful choice to our community in both the floral and food industry and invite you to experience the local difference. Only environmentally-sound and organic growing techniques are used at Cedar Rock Gardens. You can always rest assured that our farm produce and flowers are safe and wholesome, with a freshness that guarantees good nutrition (and the best vase life for our bouquets). We use organic fertilizers and pesticides; We are currently not certified as ‘USDA Organic’ but our practices follow organic guidelines.”

Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL CEDAR ROCK GARDENS HAS REOPENED FOR THE SEASON – COME SEE ALL THAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER – SIMPLY A FANTASTIC SELECTION OF FLOWERS AND VEGIES!!”

GloucesterCast 204 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/16/16

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GloucesterCast 204 With Jim and Pat Dalpiaz, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/16/16

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Jim and Pat
Magnolia Farmers Market
Tall Ship Lynx and Liberty Star sister ship to the Liberty Clipper
GHS Football 2016 Coupons
Halibut Point and Topside Grill
Day Trip to NYC
Cape Ann Plein Air Gala at Rockport Art Association
Picked up my first redhead affectionately named “Ginger” by Kate
Fosters
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Full Hunter Moon
Halloween
Daylight Savings Time November 6th

MAGICALLY WONDERFUL HARVEST PARTY AT CEDAR ROCK GARDENS

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Snapshots from Elise and Tucker’s fabulous and fun harvest party, just getting underway. Where earlier the produce had been planted, long tables with tantalizing pot luck offerings were arranged. Bales of hay with planks laid across made for practical seating. An assortment of lights and lanterns illuminated the grounds and the big oak tree was ready for moonlight dancing to begin beneath its boughs. cedar-rock-garden-harvest-fest-copyright-kim-smith

pam-samantha-franny-woody-copyright-kim-smithFavorite photo from the party, Big Sister Franny giving Woody the “pesky little brother look,” with Mom Samantha Goddess, and Samantha’s Mom, Pam Wood.

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I had to leave Cedar Rock Gardens early to attend the Cape Ann Plein Air gala, which Catherine covered. Scroll down to see her photos posted earlier today. The Rockport Art Association was overflowing with art enthusiasts, friends, and family and it was so exciting to see beautiful scenes from all around Cape Ann rendered by these master painters. Congratulations to Karen Ristuben, the project manager, and to all who helped make Cape Ann Plein Air a fabulously successful event. I do have to say though that Cape Ann’s own JEFF WEAVER rocked the house with his stunning paintings of the waterfront and downtown. 

GARDEN OF DISSIPATING BEAUTY

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Thank you to Elise and Tucker at Cedar Rock Gardens for a super year in the garden. This was the couple’s first season opening the garden to the public and they did an outstanding job. Cedar Rock Gardens are a welcome addition to a fantastic and growing group of local farms. Their organic nursery and farm are brimming with a wonderful array of fresh flowers, produce, and seedlings. Every one of the plants from their nursery grew beautifully for me. Cedar Rock Gardens is closed for the year but I am so excited to be working again with them next year and will definitely be enrolling in their CSA 2017. See you in the spring!

marigolds-cedar-rock-gardens-copyright-kim-smithDid you ever wonder why marigolds play such a prominent role in Day of the Dead celebrations? They are referred to as “flowers of the dead” and with their vivid hues and citrusy fresh scent, marigolds are thought to guide spirits to the altars. And, too, flowers represent the ephemerality of life. 

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