Monday, October 4, 2010

Westfield NJ Wins Top Awards in 2010 America in Bloom Competition


Westfield NJ won two awards and a four-bloom rating at the recent America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Program. Pictured left to right: Barbara Vincentsen, Westfield resident and 2011 America in Bloom judge, Sherry Cronin, Co-Leader of Westfield in Bloom and Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, Joe Lamp'l, Executive Producer and Host of Growing a Greener World PBS series, Beth Brenner, Asst. Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, David Williams, Co-Leader of Westfield in Bloom, owner of Williams Nursery, and President of Garden Centers of America and Katy Moss Warner, Volunteer Board of Director of America in Bloom and President Emeritus, American Horticultural Society. Photo courtesy of David Williams.


Westfield NJ was honored to receive the top prize for towns their size in the 2010 America in Bloom competition (locally known as "Westfield in Bloom") and won the Landscaped Areas Award for all entrants across the country. Westfield competed in 2009 and 2010 and is the only town in the state of New Jersey to compete both years.


Of the 28 participating towns in the US, each town was judged on eight criteria: community involvement, floral displays, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, tidiness and turf and ground covers across three sectors: municipal, residential and commercial. Judges Bruce Riggs and Marlborough Packard toured Westfield July 11-13 and met town officials, residents, volunteers, and members of the Westfield in Bloom committee.


The eight criteria awards only go to one community among all the AIB entrants across all population categories. Westfield won the Landscaped Areas Award sponsored by OFA - The Association of Horticultural Professionals.


America in Bloom is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting nationwide beautification programs and personal and community involvement through the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. America in Bloom provides educational programs, resources, and the challenge of a friendly competition between participating communities across the country.


For more information, visit americainbloom.org or westfieldinbloom.com.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

AIB begins!!!




The America in Bloom symposium has begun in St. Louis. Tonight the criteria awards were given for different categories.

We are very excited to announce that Westfield has won the award for landscaped areas. The judges noted "that the landscaped areas were all neat and well conceived. The entire residential area of the city was impressive. All yards were crisply landscaped and evidenced an overall pride of community."

We still have to wait until Saturday night to hear how Westfield has done in the entire competition. But this is an exciting start. Special thanks to everyone in town!!!


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Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Participation of America in Bloom has done for Westfield.

We just put this video together to show at the America in Bloom conference at the end of the month.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

There's still time to enter our contest!


Although the America in Bloom judges visit was in July, Westfield will not know how we scored in the competition until September 30 - October 2 at the 9th Annual America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Program. At that time, Downtown Westfield Corporation and Williams Nursery plan to announce 'Westfield in Bloom' entrants and winners of the following categories: Best Window Boxes, Best Storefronts, Best Planters, Best of Westfield, Best Kid's Gardens, and Best Gardens. Gift certificates from downtown businesses and Williams Nursery will be given to winners in each category.


There's still time to enter! Send your photos and stories of your beautification projects to info@westfieldinbloom.com or post your ideas and beautification efforts to the Westfield in Bloom facebook page.
Photo: Barbara Vincentsen, provided a tour of Fairview Cemetery and its' beautiful picturesque 105 acre grounds to Dave Williams of Williams Nursery, Marlborough Packard, America in Bloom judge, and Bruce Riggs, America in Bloom judge.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Volunteers always needed and appreciated!

Even though the America in Bloom judges have visited, the Westfield in Bloom initiative still continues...

Anyone who would like to volunteer to water flowers downtown or to weed downtown, please contact Sherry Cronin, Downtown Westfield Corporation, 908-789-9444 or s.cronin@westfieldtoday.com.

With all the heat, we could use some extra hands. We appreciate it to keep downtown looking great!! Thanks!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Running to Bloom

Just a quick note. I'm at the Downtown 5k race and Pizza extravaganza with a booth promoting the Westfield in Bloom garden and flower competition.
I'm also handing out coupons for 30% off any one item at Williams. Stop in and say hi! And tell me if you like all the flowers around town.
-Dave Williams


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Finished Product
























Dave Williams already posted a picture of the new planter at Murray's newstand at the South Side train station which was installed on Monday, but I here's another picture of the finished product. It looks great!!
Thank you Donna Perch for your vision, Coldwell Banker (East and West locations) for your donation to the cause, Dave Williams of Williams Nursery (for your design and donation of the plants), Westfield Lumber for the materials, Galaxy Construction for the construction of the planter, and Fafard Soil for the all of the soil.

It looks beautiful and a testament to a team effort! Do you know how long I have been nagging Murray to remove those old newsracks and tarp! (Oh and thanks to our friends at DPW today who helped dispose of the old newsracks!)

Lilies in the Garden




Lynne, a Westfield resident, writes "Numerous mornings this spring I would wake up, look out my window, and see strangers on my front lawn taking pictures of my garden! I always took it as a great compliment. But this morning as I drove Central Ave and saw the lovely baskets and banner, I wondered if that picture-taking might be related to your Westfield In Bloom program. So, I thought I'd send along some pictures".

I'm not sure if the picture-taking was related to our Westfield in Bloom program, but the lilies
in your garden are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gardener in Training

Thanks to Sandra S for sharing the pictures of her garden, and especially for the one of her daughter helping with the watering. Absolutely adorable!
Great path and garden, too!


Monday, July 12, 2010

News flash! Murray has a New Planter

Special Thanks to Donna Perch, Coldwell Banker, Galaxy Building Contractors, Westfield Lumber and Williams Nursery for adding this great flowering addition to to the South Ave Train Station. Also special thanks to Fafard Soil for providing the soil for the planter.


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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Westfield is Blooming!!!












Despite the heat wave, Westfield is blooming and getting ready for the America in Bloom judges, Bruce Riggs and Marlboro Packard who will be coming to town on Sunday, July 10, 2010. They will be here until Wednesday morning and will be viewing 80% of the community in the following categories: floral displays, tidiness, landscaped areaas, urban forestry, heritage, community involvement, turf and groundcovers, and environmental effort.
In 2009, the first year Westfield competed, we received special mention and 4/5 bloom rating for our floral displays (a significant achievement for never having floral displays before). Westfield is also honored to be the only town in the state of New Jersey to compete. It is a friendly competition among 28 towns in the US, and Westfield is competing against Michigan City, IN and Murray City, UT in our population category.

Good luck Westfield! Thanks to all who have participated in Westfield in Bloom!
Westfield in Bloom Co-Leaders: Dave Williams and Sherry Cronin
Photo credit: Jamie Lemberg, Downtown Westfield Corporation

Thanks to Scape-Abilities


It was all hands on deck recently at the train station. In addition to Town of Westfield Department of Public Works, NJ Transit, and some volunteers, Scape-Abilities lent some needed helping hands. Steve Costalos from Scape-Abilities provided two of his crew to help out at the South Side train station. They did a great job too! Thanks Steve and Scape-Abilties! (and thanks to Dave Williams for asking them to help in the effort!)

Warren conquered the weeds!


Warren Rorden, a long-time volunteer and fellow Rotarian, was seen getting the upper hand on some ferocious weeds recently at the park. Warren spent an afternoon and morning at Mindowaskin and did a great job! Thanks Warren!

New Signs at Memorial Pool












As I was heading back today from the Conservation Center, I happened to notice that there was alot of activity taking place --not in the pool but rather outside. The Kirna family and their friends were putting up new signs at the Memorial Pool. This was a project which was presented last July to the Mayor and Town Council as an Eagle Scout project, but it took a while to raise the necessary funds and to fabricate the signs. Here's a link to the article on Westfield Patch last year...http://westfield.patch.com/articles/john-kirna-plans-to-refurbish-memorial-pool-signage

The signs look great! John Kirna can be seen here with his father Oliver taking special care to install one of the two signs. Also, all of the landscaping around the base of the signage was donated by none other than...you guessed it...Williams Nursery!!!

By the way, Andrew Kirna (John's brother) just placed a new sign at the Municipal Building as an Eagle Scout Project too. These signs look so professional, and despite my attempts to recruit them to make some new signs for some of our downtown businesses, they said that they were going to retire now from sign making when these projects were completed.

Congratulations Kirna family! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this great project and thanks to the Kirna's we have some great new additions to Westfield's landscape!

Central Avenue Gateway




















Thanks to Williams Nursery for installing the baskets on the fence at the gateway to downtown from Central Avenue. Dave Williams and crew have been tremendous partners in our Westfield in Bloom effort!


Also, thanks to volunteers Rudy Caprario, Daniel Cronin and Barry Corcoran for their assistance in helping me to clean up the sidewalks on both sides as well. It looks great!

Training Baskets

Williams Nursery staff member Matt Mitchell helps install the new hanging baskets at the train station.

Matt was also responsible for the daily watering ofall the baskets while they were in our greenhouse.


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Central Ave Solution

In planning for the baskets for the light posts in town, the growers have to be notified almost 6 months in advance to produce the flowers. We had assumed that the light posts would have been installed on the South side of the train station, and we had the baskets waiting and ready to go. An unexpected delay, and the poles aren't up.

We decided to mount the baskets on the fence on the Central Ave underpass. Its one of the important entrance spaces to the downtown area, and it creates an inviting welcome to our great town.

 
 
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Lincoln School goes from Tree to New Garden Space

I received a note in May from Susan Kowalenko telling me about Girl Scout Anna Liah DeRojas's garden project at Lincoln School. It started with a tree that she received from Williams Nursery as part of our donation of trees to celebrate arbor day.

They used the tree to start a big family.The big family is the new garden at the kindergarten center at Lincoln School.

Anna Liah DeRojas is a sophomore at Westfield High School, she approached Lincoln School with the idea. She wanted to create a multi-purpose garden on the site for her Senior Gold Project. The tree is the center piece of the garden.

The garden includes an educational and a butterfly component. Four “sensory” beds have been placed in the center of the garden which can be used by the teachers as an educational tool (they include taste, touch, sight, and smell).

Lots of people were involved in the project.
Special thanks to Katie Bartlett for providing the pictures and the DPW for moving the heavy paving stones.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Condo Rennovations

The Cowperthwaite condominium complex underwent a complete renovation of its gardens recently. The goal was to remove overgrown shrubs and to update the gardens by adding color and diversity. Plants chosen are dwarf or slow growing to keep maintenance costs low. Shrubs and trees flower throughout the warm months providing ongoing interest and have berries which create fall and winter color.

A new garden on the right side of the entrance features native trees and shrubs. Three 'Winter King' hawthorn trees grace the garden providing white flowers in the spring, beautiful foliage and bright red berries in the fall. Dwarf fothergilla shrubs also bloom in the spring and feature colorful foliage throughout most of the growing season. Virginia sweetspire blooms in the summer and has burgundy fall foliage. The garden is ringed by Blue Star junipers and amsonia, a perennial native to the United States. It has blue flowers in the early summer and bright yellow fall foliage.

Hydrangeas abound throughout the garden. 'Endless Summer' hydrangeas are used along the front of many of the units with 'Limelight' on the corners. Oakleaf hydrangeas grow along the sides of various units with an abundance to be found on the right side of the complex facing Clark Street.

A dwarf Japanese holly called 'Hoogendorn' is used throughout the complex, as well as slow growing Blue Star junipers. Red crape myrtlewhich has showy late summer flowers, is already the favorite of many owners. Two native hollies, inkberry, and winterberry can withstand wet areas so are used in low-lying spots on the property.

The updated gardens provide interest and color throughout the year in addition to showing native plants that will withstand New Jersey's diverse climate. Clare Minick, the landscape designer, has kept in mind the needs of the condominium owners while focusing on Cowperthwaite Square's visual appeal.





Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Heart of Stonleigh Park

Nestled in the heart of Stoneleigh Park, one of the oldest, most charming neighborhoods in Westfield, sits a unique home occupied by the Kettlesons who have lived in Wesfield since 2001. One of the main features of the home is the British garden which they established and continue to maintain themselves. Mrs. Kettleson is the chief landscape designer. She has completed the Master Gardener program and has taken additional gardening and landscape courses at Rutgers.

Mr. and Mrs. Kettleson moved to Westfield from Toronto, Canada. They are passionate about their garden and about minimal use of chemicals. They focus on organic materials by using compost created on the property to fertilize their plants.

Their garden is an exciting display of beautiful flowers throughout the year. In the spring the garden is graced by more than three thousand bulbs which spill out everywhere providing a mix of colors and textures typical of English gardening. Many of the beds are framed with boxwood which focuses attention and adds a unique border. Interest is added to the garden not only through an abundance of flowers but also by use of garden accents. A massive garden urn graces the front of the house and additional pieces are to be found throughout the backyard.

The garden has impressive plantings in bloom throughout the year beginning with snowdrops in spring followed by a succession of bulbs. White, yellow, and purple are used for tulips and fritillaries. Abundant alliums are offset by parrot tulips and daffodils. Clematis blooms throughout the summer in addition to perennials such as foxglove, delphinium, and artemesia. Trillium, astilbe and hydrangeas may be found in profusion. Silver grasses enhance purple plantings in the summer garden. Monkshood and lilies are found in many of the beds blooming into fall.





Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Exceptional Roses, Exceptional Garden

The Roberts garden on Fairmont Avenue is an entrancing blend of heirloom and modern plants combined with antique garden artifacts. The Roberts have lived in their house for four years and have spent much time adapting the garden to their unique interests. Dr. Roberts is the "head gardener" in addition to his work as pastor of TWhe Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Mrs. Roberts is the "under gardener" who completes many of the daily chores that keep a garden tidy and free of pests.

The backyard of their home is an entirely new design with a strong influence from Dr. Roberts' midwestern origins. He grew up with a great garden at his home in Missouri and carried the love of flowers and gardening to today's Westfield home. The Roberts have added a patio to the backyard using existing hardscape materials. They also added a small pond, which enhances the antique statue that formerly resided in the garden of Dr. Roberts' grandparents. A black lace sambucca has been planted in back of the statue to heighten its beauty.
In the spring witch hazel is in bloom as is one of their camellias. As the weather warms, there is an abundance of day lilies and blackeyed susans that blend well with the many varieties of roses. Most are David Austin roses. Exceptions are heirloom roses: the 'Harrison Rose' that blooms right after the forsythia and the 'Paul Neyon' started by Dr. Roberts great grandmother. It is a hybrid perpetual rose with huge pink blossoms.

Another striking feature of this garden is the perennial Kirengeshoma, which looks like a giant sunflower. Its beautiful golden flower is an irrestible treat to passing goldfinch. The Roberts garden is also home to a number of apple trees. Among them is a new offering called Gingergold. It originated in the South following Hurricane Camille's devastation of the orchards in Virginia. One of the world's foremost apple historians advised Dr. Roberts on which apples to plant.






Costumes as Garden Art

The second stop I made on the Garden Club of Westfield's Tour was the Rekoon House.
The Rekoon home is located on one of the highest points in Indian Forest, a residential area in Westfield. The location provides a breathtaking view of the town. The Rekoons have lived in their home for over sixteen years and have spent much of that time in renovating and restoring the garden to its present colorful condition. When they arrived, the garden was parched and contained none of the plantings that you will see.

The first landscaping was very traditional in nature. It soon was replaced with the present multihued plantings. The garden is at its best in the middle of June when a profusion of flowers are in bloom.
Impatiens, pansies, and roses are in abundance at this time. While their current landscaper does most of the work, he confers with Mrs. Rekoon to plan plant selection and location.

Two patios occupy more than two thirds of an acre on this property. Garden art displayed here is offset by the raccoon statuary collection owned by the Rakoons. As you enter the gate of the garden, the patios and much of the art can be seen. The back garden also contains a swing counterbalanced by shrubbery planted to bring color and structure to the garden throughout the year.










Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Butterflies and Nature and Relaxation oh my!

Sherry had posted a few of the pictures that she had taken at Oak House during the Garden Club of Westfields Papillion Garden Tour. I have a few that I want to share myself.
Dianne and William have a wonderful space. They pay great attention to color too. Look at how the blue colored bench, bistro set and arbor compliment the garden. They have some great blue hydrangeas that are the same color.  The garden not only is a great place to visit if you were a bird or a butterfly, its a great place to relax in too. They even had a few plants that I never saw before. I loved the large leaved Petasides (Butterbur). Dianne told me that the leaves turn to follow the full moon! How Cool!



Monday, July 5, 2010

Back Yard Surprise


One of the best things about the Westfield in Bloom project is that I've gotten to see some amazing garden spaces that I've never known to exist.

The Day that we received these pictures I was visiting someone only a few hundred feet away. I never would have guessed that this backyard oasis was there.

Thanks to Jennifer Wikoff for providing us with these photos! She has a wonderful shade garden of hostas along with some beautiful roses.

Nicely Done! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lots of work taking place around town!




Every day in Downtown Westfield, it seems that someone is doing something to improve their properties. On July 1st, we noticed that the Westfield Service League was getting a new color on their previously very brown building, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was getting work too!




Just more reasons why people love Downtown Westfield!

Win Gift Certificates!!!

Don't forget to enter your favorite gardens, window boxes, storefronts in our contest as part of the Westfield in Bloom project!

Prizes will be awarded for:
  • Best window boxes
  • Best planters
  • Best kid's gardens
  • Best storefronts
  • Best of Westfield
  • Best Gardens

Win Gift Certificates to your favorite Downtown Westfield business and Williams Nursery! Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the downtown business of your choice and a $25 gift certificate to Williams Nursery.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here They Go Again!


Gerry and Dennis of the Town of Westfield Department of Public Works (DPW) was at it again this week. After repairing the belgium block curbing on the islands in the South Avenue parking lot, they ripped out the old and tired landscaping to put river rock in the island beds. Yea!

Thanks Gerry and Dennis (again!) and of course, thanks to the Town of Westfield and the DPW supervisors (Claude particularly) for assigning them to improve that area!

The America in Bloom judges will be impressed with all of the projects that DPW has taken on when they visit July 11-13, 2010.

Barry recruited another volunteer!


It was the hottest day this week when Barry Corcoran worked with volunteer, Paula Ehoff, Chief Operating Officer of the Westfield Y, and some other community service kids. The task was to complete the weeding and mulching of municipal Lot #1 near Trader Joe's. Paula walked through the lot, saw what was happening, and quickly went home and changed. Before we knew it, Paula showed up with a wheelbarrow to help out!

Thanks Paula and Barry! The lot hasn't looked that great in a long time!!

By the way, Barry finished his volunteer work this week as he was recruited to return to his pre-retirement job. We are sad that he is gone, but obviously he is in high demand!

We thank Barry for his tireless effort in helping downtown Westfield get ready for the America in Bloom judges who will visit July 11-13!

The Habitat Garden at Franklin School


The Habitat Garden at Franklin elementary school provides children with an outdoor environment for learning about horticulture, wildlife and how to better protect our earth. It also provides the teachers with an outdoor classroom to supplement their teaching of math, science, writing and art. The children meet monthly in the fall and spring to plant annuals, perennials and vegetables in the garden as well as weed and rake to maintain it. They also "turn the compost" and do crafts and other activities related to learning about nature and gardening. The garden has several different areas which are connected by a series of paths which allow the children to more easily navigate and explore. It is Wildlife Certified and has a dedicated area for composting as well as an outdoor weather station. During the school year, several classrooms learned about composting and contributed items from their homes to three garden composters. The butterfly section of the garden has shrubs and perennials that attract butterflies and a small butterfly house. The sensory section has four dedicated boxes for sight, taste, smell and touch and encourages the children to identify the different smells and textures. The children are growing broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, peas, beets, brussel sprouts and radishes and had their first harvest in June which was celebrated with a vegetable tasting. The garden also provides a place for the community to enjoy during non-school hours, with several benches for seating and a nice environment to read a book or have lunch.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Bones, 2009 America in Bloom judge. (The judges loved this garden stop on their tour last year!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Barry - one of the hardest working volunteers!!!


Barry Corcoran wins the big prize...that is being one of the most dedicated volunteers in helping Downtown Westfield Corporation & Williams Nursery in this year's America in Bloom (locally known as Westfield in Bloom) competition. For over two weeks, Barry has been assisting not only in supervising juveniles who have been assigned community service, but he has been working very hard himself. He not only supervised, but also weeded and spread mulch in Parking Lot #1 between Elm and Prospect Streets. Thank you Barry! and thank you DPW for delivering the mulch!

Caught them doing something good!


Department of Public Works employees Dennis and Gerry were seen repairing the belgium block curbing in some of the islands of the South Ave. parking lot. Thanks Dennis and Gerry!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Train Station now has a 'Green Up' Crew



The "Westfield Green-Up Crew's" inaugural cleanup and weeding of the area in an around the southside of the Westfield Rail Station took place on Saturday, April 17th. Our group is part of NJ Transit's Adopt-A-Station Program which is a way for members of the community to enhance a highly visible area of our town. Pictured from left to right are: Sean Collins, Ross Katz, Daniel Moore and Stu Turner. (Other members who couldn't make the first event but swear to be at the next one are: Neil Morrison, Cara Foerst, Michael Jackman and Chris Schifando). A future event will be planned for late Spring or early Summer. If anyone is interested in joining, please email Ross at rosskatz@comcast.net.

School Energy Program Wins EPA Awards


From Lorre Korecky, Westfield Public Schools Public Relations...


Principals of our four schools who received the United States Department of Environmental Protection Agency’s “Energy Star” award presented to us recently. Only 9 schools in New Jersey have received this recognition out of the 2,500 public schools in the entire state. Westfield's Energy Managers, Michael Pate and Tony Cuccaro (who also work in our Maintenance Dept), presented plaques from the US EPA to the principals of Tamaques, Franklin, Roosevelt and Edison Schools and to some of their custodians were there for the presentation. Mr. Pate noted that since the inception of the program 33 months ago, the District has saved $1,005,813 or 25 percent of our energy costs in electricity and natural gas consumption. This equates to 573 passenger cars not driven in one year, or 81,667 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years, or 3,193 metric tons of CO2 Greenhouse gas reduction. Mr. Pate attributed the success of the program to teamwork by the entire staff of the district. He projects our energy savings to reach more than $5 million in 2017. In addition to the tremendous financial savings we have experienced, we are being good citizens of the earth and role models for our students.

Highland Avenue Mansion First in NJ to Receive National Green Building Designation

A Westfield, NJ newly constructed home receives designations from NAHB and Energy Star.



http://westfield.patch.com/articles/highland-avenue-mansion-first-in-nj-to-receive-national-green-building-designation

Franklin School helps Westfield Bloom

There are some exciting projects taking place in the Westfield, New Jersey Schools. For example, when the children return to Franklin Elementary in September, they will find ten outdoor tables on the property. Due to extraordinary fundraising and careful budgeting, the PTO was able to purchase and install these for use by the children at lunchtime. In addition, on beautiful days, teachers will be able to bring their classes outdoors for lessons. Six tables will be on the field near the baseball diamond and four tables will be alongside the fence of the Habitat Garden. In her final few months as PTO co-president, Beth Ripperger researched and negotiated extensively to make this possible. Thank you Franklin School parents for your generosity of time and funding. Thank you, Beth Ripperger, for your outstanding leadership and vision.

Community Service at work!


Thank you Barry Corcoran! When Barry Corcoran, Westfield resident and volunteer asked how he could help with the Westfield in Bloom project, a light bulb went off for Sherry Cronin, Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation. The DWC is a community service agency of the Union County Juvenile Service Bureau which has been assigning a number of juveniles to perform community service. Thankfully Barry rose to the occasion to instruct and supervise the crew(s) to perform necessary weeding and clean ups downtown. Barry (tall dashing fellow walking at left) can be seen walking between the two landscaped areas near the Starbucks lot entrance supervising students who worked both landscaped beds.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dave Williams - Educator, Nursery Owner, Garden Center of America President and All Around Nice Guy!




Dave Williams of Williams Nursery recently hosted a Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce networking event in his greenhouse and gave the attendees alot of tips on plants and gardening. The crowd really enjoyed their tour and learned alot too! (The food and drink was great too!...thanks Dave and crew!).

Thank you Monroe and Scott of DPW!


You may not know that the well manicured landscapes around the World War I Memorial, Wychwood Gate, the median at Lamberts Mill Road, Stoneleigh Park, and others are maintained by Monroe and Scott of the Town of Westfield Department of Public Works. They do a great job and we appreciate their attention to detail.


We caught them yesterday cleaning out the garden beds with the beautiful daylilies around the traffic circle.


Thank you Monroe and Scott!