Author: Leah Twitchell

Spring Cleaning and Planting

Spring Has Sprung We finally have some spring-like weather! Now is the time to get out in the garden and start cleaning up the yard and prepping your garden beds. You can even do some planting! According to O'Donal's Nursery, it is not too late to plant spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths and more...   You can also get your vegetable garden started by planting c...
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Spring is Almost Here: Come Celebrate!

Celebrate Spring After getting slammed with snow yet again, it may be hard to believe that spring is actually just around the corner! We invite you to come celebrate the first week of spring with us at our second annual Maine Flower Show. There will be lots to see and do at the show this year. Take a sneak peek at some of the plants, flowers, shrubs and trees being grown by Pierson Nurseries: ...
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Behind the Scenes of the Maine Flower Show

Forcing Flowers is a Tricky Business Spring is fast approaching! The milder temperatures and longer days are reminders that winter will soon be ending. In anticipation of our second annual Maine Flower Show, we thought it might be interesting to show you the work that goes into forcing the plants and bulbs. It takes a lot of work, much more than most people realize. Forcing plants and flowers to ...
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Volunteer for the Maine Flower Show

Call for Volunteers Would you like to volunteer for the Maine Flower Show this year? If so, you can sign up here! There are many varied tasks we need help with over the course of the show, and each four-hour shift earns you free admission to the show, and a free t-shirt. Prior to the start of the show, the volunteer opportunities include hanging posters and helping with set up. During the show ...
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Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Gardeners: Maine Flower Show Tickets

Early Bird Tickets to Maine Flower Show Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the garden enthusiast in your life? Why not take advantage of our early-bird sale on Maine Flower Show Tickets?! Until December 31st, all tickets to the weekend show are 20% off (excludes tickets to the Premiere Night). The second annual Maine Flower Show will return to Thompson's Point March 22nd-25th,...
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Tickets for the 2018 Maine Flower Show

The Early Bird Gets the Worm! Tickets for the 2018 Maine Flower Show are now on sale! Want to be an early-bird and get the worm? Buy your tickets for the 2018 Maine Flower Show at a hefty discount here: Early-Bird Tickets. Here's a look back at our inaugural show to remind you of why we need this color and beauty after a long, cold winter: The second annual Maine Flower Show will take pl...
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Maine Flower Show 2018: Save the Date!

The Maine Flower Show: March 21st-25th, 2018 We are excited to announce that our second annual Maine Flower Show will be held at Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine starting with the Premiere Night on Wednesday, March 21st and ending on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. The Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (MELNA) has organized and engaged hundreds of its members and volunteers to provide Main...
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The Fall Harvest

pumpkin harvest
Photo by Bonnie Kittle It's Time to Pick Your Pumpkins! Fall is perhaps the most delicious time of year because we are now harvesting the largest bounty of fresh food from our gardens. It's also arguably the prettiest. As the trees start to change, there are many vibrant colors in our Maine landscape and in our gardens as well. Now is the time to get your mums. Your local garden centers are full...
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Late Summer Gardening Tips

  Late Summer Lawn Care Late summer can be tough on lawns. The days are long and hot and we haven't had much rain in Maine this season. It is important to follow a few simple rules when caring for your lawn during August to help your grass survive. You definitely want to avoid cutting the grass too short, and while you do want to water your lawn, over-watering can cause problems as well...
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Summertime is the Right Time to Keep Planting

Summertime Plantings Some people may feel that if they missed the spring planting season, it's now too late to start gardening. But this couldn't be further from the truth! There are many flowers and even vegetables that you can plant now and still enjoy for this growing season. Midsummer is also when you will find sales at your local nurseries and garden centers, so take advantage of great dis...
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