Kudos to Judy Code, Pat Allen, the Northfield in Bloom committee and the Northfield Garden Club for all the work they have done this spring getting Northfield gorgeous for the America In Bloom judges, who will be arriving in town in July. Many businesses downtown have participated in the project and the garden club has been working with the city to spruce up public spaces. Case in point: the Library.
In May, members of the Friends of the Northfield Library–including yours truly–weeded, trimmed brush and cleaned up the beds and planters around the library. Then, the garden club went to work, adding hostas, daylilies, roses and dozens of petunias. When you come out of the Division Street door, it’s like stepping into a forest glade with all the shade-loving foliage plants that have been added. Along the street, pink petunias, roses and flowering spirea add color to accent the red brick and the green of the vines that cascade down the wall. Great job, gardeners!