11/09/19 11:00am

SYLVESTER MANOR PHOTOS
Sylvester Manor invited the public to help plant spring bulbs on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Manor Gardens. Led by volunteer landscape architect Kate Bolton, the manor hosted what director Tracy McCarthy called ‘a small but dedicated crew’ of about six people who helped to plant a variety of bulbs that were reflective of the Fiske and Horsford eras at the Manor.

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05/21/18 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

Finally, finally, finally! After such a hideous April, a wonderful May! I keep wondering if it’s my imagination or not, but it feels like a more beautiful one than usual. One thing that is definitely not my imagination, however, is that there are far more than the usual number of ospreys. Every single nest is full. I can’t remember the last time that was true. (more…)

04/21/14 12:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Galanthus, one of spring’s earliest blooming bulbs, has the common name ‘Snow Drops.’

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |
Galanthus, one of spring’s earliest blooming bulbs, has the common name ‘Snow Drops.’

The Island will soon be bathed from one end to the other in bright yellow, with daffodils and forsythia everywhere.

It’s already begun and soon we will be cheerful. So let’s try to have spring chores done ASAP. Then we can relax and enjoy the bloom and fill vases for every room in the house! (more…)