, Gloucester, MA


May 17, 2013

Beautifying city's front door

Area around welcome sign gets a makeover

A fresh vista will welcome drivers entering the city at Grant’s Circle.

As part of the state’s first “Just Don’t Stand There— Plant Something” on Wednesday, two employees of Wolf Hill Home & Garden created a garden off the circle next to the Welcome to Gloucester sign in front of Cape Ann Plaza.

Certified arborist and landscape consultant Marc Bolcome and landscaper Jonathan Short planted 11 plants, trimmed the pines, tended and mow the grounds, and will maintain the area going forward, at no charge to the city.

In Essex, sunflower seeds for planting all throughout town were handed out, a Parade for Plants was held, and a planting was created around the Harbor Master’s Shed at the Town Landing as part of “Plant Something.”

The Massachusetts Landscape and Nursery Association in partnership with the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association teamed up to introduce the “Plant Something” initiative to help communities learn about plants, why they are important to the environment and how easy it is to add them to a home and landscape.

More information is available at or Plant Something MA on Facebook.

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