Author Archives: Kim Smith

About Kim Smith

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- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"

“The Last Fish Tale” Writer’s Book Club Event at Duckworth’s ~ Get Your Tickets Now!

Another beautiful jpeg flyer from Chris Anderson at Eastern Point Lit House. Thanks so much Chris for making sharing with our GMG readers so enjoyable.  Also, get ready for some super exciting breaking news from Eastern Point Lit House!    

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Free Movie and Popcorn at the Sawyer Free on Saturday Mornings ~ This Week’s Feature is “Frozen”

Saturday, April 26th at 10:00am, at the Friend’s Room

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GMG FOB Jacqueline Bennet Shares Photo of Bloodroot for Signs of Spring

Sanguinaria canadensis

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GMG FOB Jacqueline Bennet Shares More Beautiful Signs of Spring Images!

Thanks so much Jacqueline! Nesting Swan Warm Tulips Juniper Snack Garden Center

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Poems of Cape Ann at the Sawyer Free Library Tuesday April 29th

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Well, we had a real nice snake show this afternoon for the Waltham Land Trust. Good crowd, snakes were well-behaved. Thanks to our courageous volunteers: Mariah Lowe, Sam Bevins, Jacob Lord, Suzanne Selig, John Gallagher and Tim and Kyle Murphy. … Continue reading

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Savour Wine and Cheese Spring Wine Tasting Thursday April 24th from 5pm to 7pm

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My Film at the Lowell Film Festival! April 29th, at 6:30pm

I hope you can come join me for an evening of screenings and Q and A at the 2014 Lowell Film Series. My film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is playing, along with Whales of Gold, a film by Lucia Duncan, … Continue reading

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In Honor of Earth Day ~ Xerces Society Letter to President Obama

April 14, 2014 President Barack Obama The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Dear Mr. President, Mr. Secretary of Agriculture, and Madam Secretary of the Interior, In light of the severe decline … Continue reading

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Gloucester’s Earth Day, Saturday the 26th, at 9:00: Finishing HarborWalk Gardens Cleanup

There’s much going on around town for Gloucester’s Earth Day on Saturday. At the HarborWalk Gardens we’ll be finishing our spring cleanup. Come on down and I hope to see you there! You don’t need to be an experienced gardener; … Continue reading

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Antennae for Design: Native Flowering Dogwood

Currently I am working like mad on design projects, both creating new gardens and organizing existing gardens. Along with butterfly and pollinator gardens, I design many different types of gardens, including fragrant gardens, night gardens, children’s gardens, and seaside gardens. One of my favorite aspects of the design process is creating the horticultural master plan, which is … Continue reading

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Poignant Banksy Monarch Image Shared By GMG FOB Bing McGilvray

Banksy quote ~ “We don’t need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling.” GMG FOB Bing McGilvray posted this Banksy Monarch painting on our GMG Community Group. THANK YOU BING! Another Banksy quote ~ “Writing graffiti is about the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Happy Passover! and Happy Spring!

The Power of Flowers! Pink Carolina Silverbell is a native flowering tree (Halesia tetraptera var. rosea) Temple of Beauty Click to see more spring beauties here ~

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

In the I should have mentioned this earlier but I didn’t department: Tuesday April 22, 2014 1:30-3pm Snakes of New England and the World- 45 minute presentation and 45 minute some sort of snake related kids art project for the … Continue reading

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Planting in Harmony with Nature

The following excerpt I wrote over fifteen years ago. The article was later adapted for my book Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! (available at my publisher’s website-click here). Yesterday’s post about how planting for wild bees and butterflies can save farmers money reminded me of the chapter “Planting in Harmony … Continue reading

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Jesse Cook Last Night at the Wilbur!

On a whim, and for no particular event, birthday, or anniversary celebration, I purchased tickets to take my guitar-playing husband, Tom, to hear the mesmerizing, evocative, and GORGEOUS music of Jesse Cook and Company. He loved it and I am a huge fan now, too.  On stage … Continue reading

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How Attracting Wild Bees and Butterflies to Farms Can Save Farmers Money

Well written and interesting article from author Richard Conniff ~ “Luring local pollinators to farms can pay for itself in four short years, according to a new study. Right now in Washington and Oregon, 380,000 honeybee hives are at work … Continue reading

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