FRIEND ERIC HUTCHINS’S LUSH MILKWEED PATCH

My friend Eric Hutchins sent along this snapshot of his wonderfully lush patch of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). He thought I would like to see how beautifully his milkweed has grown from seeds distributed at our milkweed sale several years ago. Thanks so much to Eric, love, love seeing this!

Plant for the pollinators and they will come 🙂 

PLEASE SHARE YOUR MONARCH SIGHTINGS!

My friends Lauren from Manchester, Patti P from East Gloucester, Eric from Rockport, Cheryl from West Gloucester, and DB from Essex have all reported seeing Monarch butterflies and caterpillars in their gardens. Please keep your Monarch sightings coming (and any other beautiful butterfly or moth you may see)!

Patti shares photos from her garden –

Monarch and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – Patti Papows ever expanding patch of Common Milkweed attracts a bevy of pollinators.

Eric Hutchins shares a photo of a Monarch on his Common Milkweed, grown from seeds he purchased at our milkweed seed sale a few years back.

ROCKPORT HARVESTFEST HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK!

A splendid way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends and family enjoying the bounty and beauty of local harvests! 

Dahlias Rockport Harvest Fest ©Kim Smith 2015Roving Radishes Dahlias

Rockport Harvestfest puppet show ©Kim Smith 2015Puppet show particpants with Nichole’s Finn, second from right

Dora tevan ©Kim Smith 2015Rockport Sea Serpent with costume assistance from puppeteer Dora Tevan

Rockport Harvestfest ©Kim Smith 2015Preparing squid demonstration by Niaz Dorry

Squid quills ©Kim Smith 2015JPGSquid quills

Eric Hutchins Rockport Harvestfest ©Kim Smith 2015Eric Hutchins’s miniature horse

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