Archives for 2017

How to Build a DIY Greenhouse Under $100

If you like to garden then you will want to read on to learn how you can build a DIY Greenhouse for under $100. The step-by-step instructions are provided in the book, Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners, by Chris Gleason. This full color book is your guide to 21 handmade garden structures and Read More

Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening Tips and Tricks

Wouldn’t it be great to easily and quickly grow fresh fruit and vegetables in your own backyard? Author Clare Matthews has written a book entitled, “The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden” to help you with simple shortcuts and unconventional low-maintenance strategies. Would-be gardeners can learn the tricks needed to grow their own produce without putting in Read More

Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut is the place to go when you want awesome homemade ice cream and you want to bask in the glow of a 14 acres of sunflowers. Buttonwood Farm was named by Foursquare as one of the best places in to get ice cream in Connecticut. Back in 2003 the owners Read More

Sail on the Schooner Adirondack III During Sail Boston (June 17-21)

The Schooner Adirondack III is hosting narrated cruises for Sail Boston, June 17th through June 21st. Step onboard the 80-foot, 1890s styled pilot schooner Adirondack III for a sail around Boston Harbor. You will be treated to a 2-1/2 hour or 8-hour narrated sail and viewing tours, which will include narration about the tall ships along Read More

Become A Tourist in Your Own Backyard On Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 10

Thousands of Connecticut residents will be exploring the state’s fascinating world of history, art and culture when the Connecticut Office of Tourism hosts its annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Now in its 13th year, Connecticut Open House Day encourages residents to become tourists in their own state, and invites them to Read More

Book Review: Garden Design & Planning Specialist Guide

Garden Design & Planning by A. & G. Bridgewater is a Specialist Guide from Creative Homeowner. Beginning gardeners and experts alike will appreciate this practical advice on virtually every aspect of gardening – from choosing a plot to selecting flowers and water features. The instructions and advice encompass plans and proven techniques for planting traditional English, Read More

Free Colonial Family Fun Event at Mill Hill Historic Park June 10th

Step back in time to the Colonial days at Mill Hill Historic Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Park is located at 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, Connecticut. Follow signs for parking. This free event, which celebrates the grand re-opening of the park as well as CT Read More

1st Annual West Hartford Wine & Food Festival June 17th

Introducing the 1st Annual West Hartford Wine & Food Festival! The West Hartford Wine & Food Festival will be held on June 17th and is presented by Maximum Beverage and lead wine sponsor JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in collaboration with West Hartford Magazine,, and Eat in Connecticut Marketing The West Hartford Wine & Food Read More

New England Chamber Choir Hosts Concert this Sunday in Madison

The New England Chamber Choir & Orchestra is hosting their 43rd Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 21st starting at 4:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Madison. The New England Chamber Choir & Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Wm. Donohue will present the forty-third installment of Music for Spring on Sunday, May 21, 2017 Read More

Newport’s Secret Garden Tour is Coming June 16-18

Newport’s Secret Garden Tour is coming June 16th through the 18th. The self-guided walking tours will get you up close and personal with private gardens located in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Take a late Spring tour of some unique, delightful and personal gardens. The annual Secret Garden Tour opens the gates to a variety of Read More