FAIRFIELD — Given the restrictions stemming from COVID-19, it may not be likely that the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church will have the opportunity next month to celebrate its 85th year of the Dogwood Festival.

Still, with spring beginning to blossom — and several local gardening and floral establishments open for business — the bucolic beauty of this special season still has the promise to spread some sunny visions and pretty scents throughout the town.

With limited retail available, while people continued their myriad market runs and patronized those food establishments that have remained open, on Saturday many also made a point of thinking about their gardens.

Several businesses, which, unlike in some other states, remain essential operations in Connecticut, including some popular mainstays in the Greenfield Hill area, saw many customers coming by to start bringing some of that springtime joy home to grow.