Arts, Home, Shopping

Pillows worthy of a frame

This spring, The Annie Selke Companies launched The Cynthia Wick Collection, which includes 10 pillows featuring Wick’s paintings and a collection of eight fine art prints. The pillows, priced at $70 and up, come in a variety of sizes and materials — some are printed digitally onto dense, smooth, cotton felts, while others are printed on linen-like performance fabrics woven with pet- and spill-proof yarns.

Home

Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio

5 things to consider when planning your perfect backyard getaway Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection By Jennifer Huberdeau Did you contemplate upgrading your backyard last summer, only to find that patio materials were scarce to non-existent? If so, you’re not alone. “With everyone staying home because of COVID, there was an uptick in demand… Continue reading Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio

Arts, Family, Food, Travel

Will festivals, audiences return this summer?

Amy Brady expects to have a busy summer and fall at Kampfires Campground, Inn and Entertainment. But what summer and fall will look like, when it comes to hosting events, depends on what COVID-19 safety precautions/restrictions are still in place, how many people have been vaccinated and how businesses in Vermont will be allowed to reopen.

Outdoors, Travel

Explore the great outdoors in Bennington

5 places to hike, bike, walk or just enjoy a day in the sun By Cherise Forbes BATS maintains trails for all skill levels throughout historic Bennington, Vt. Photo provided by BATS Bennington, Vt., is blessed with a bountiful and beautiful landscape, which makes it all the more difficult to decide where to explore next!… Continue reading Explore the great outdoors in Bennington

Food, From the Archives, Home, Outdoors

The Wonder of Herbs

Decorative, fragrant herbs are ‘plants with a purpose’ that are useful as condiments, medicine, tonics and insect deterrents. Every serious garden should have some Photo by Picture Seeker on UnSplash Original article published in UpCountry, May 27, 1977. This article has been edited for content and length. By Gertrude B. Foster FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. Herbs… Continue reading The Wonder of Herbs

Home, Outdoors

5 tips to get your garden started

The first day of spring arrives on March 20 this year and what better way to celebrate than by sowing some seeds? You’ll need to start most of them inside, as it’s still too cold out for most crops to survive. We’ve culled together a few tips from New England Newspapers Inc. columnists Ron Kujawski,… Continue reading 5 tips to get your garden started

Outdoors

A Healthy Start for Seedlings: The Peat Dilemma

By Thomas Christopher For me, this season brings with it an ethical dilemma. This is the time of year when I start sowing seeds indoors. Every late winter through spring I grow 400-odd seedlings under lights in my basement to plant out, once the weather warms, in my vegetable and flower gardens. Indeed, I would… Continue reading A Healthy Start for Seedlings: The Peat Dilemma

Books, Home, People

Ellen Ecker Ogden wants you to grow an heirloom garden

When Ellen Ecker Ogden moved to a 10-acre farm in Landgrove, Vt., in 1980, she didn’t envision herself as a nationally respected author of gardening books and cookbooks. Since then, the Manchester Village resident has authored several garden- and cooking-related titles, with her latest release, “The New Heirloom Garden” a garden design and cookbook all in one.

Arts

Just in time for spring, new art exhibitions fill UpCountry museums

“Neveruses à Table (me and LP), 2018” by J. Stoner Blackwell, plastic, wool, silk, paper, paint, wood. Photo by Art Evans, courtesy of the J. Stoner Blackwell via the Bennington Museum. Have you taken in an art exhibition lately? After a year of limited access to art, museums throughout UpCountry’s coverage area are filling their… Continue reading Just in time for spring, new art exhibitions fill UpCountry museums