Author: Leah Twitchell

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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4 Great Reasons to Plant Something this Summer

Plant for Better Health These days, most of us are spending way too much time indoors, and a lot of that time is spent in front of a screen. This usually means we are sitting still and socially isolated. It's bad for the eyes, body, as well as our social engagement system. Developing a healthy hobby that gets you outdoors, gets you moving, and helps encourage social interaction is one way to be...
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Plant Something Weekend 2017

The Growing Season Has Started! Maine's local Independent Garden Centers are hosting Plant Something Weekend to help you kick off the gardening season with the latest and greatest plants, shrubs and trees, expert advice and just about everything you need to succeed when you plant. Visit Your Local Garden Center Many of our local nurseries and garden centers are offering special discounts ...
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Maine Flower Show a Success

Thanks to Our Supporters Our very first Maine Flower Show​ was a great success! We want to thank everyone who came out to support the show. So many people who attended gave us wonderful feedback. We had an amazing volunteer staff as well and could not have done this without them. In addition to over 100 vendors, we had 16 display gardens and 37,000 square feet of gardens and displays all on one f...
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1,000 Plants in Maine Flower Show Giveaway

At Last Rose
  200 At Last Roses from Proven Winners are included in the giveaway Check In for a Chance to Win Free Plants We are giving away over 1,000 plants at the Maine Flower Show! Premium flowers including Proven Winners, First Editions, Monrovia and American Beauties are all up for grabs. To enter the giveaway, simply download our custom app and check in at all five mobile app stations at ...
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Tips, Techniques & Growing Inspiration

Seminars at The Maine Flower Show The Maine Flower Show will be bursting with colorful display gardens for you to feast your eyes on, inspiring garden enthusiasts from near and far to plant something. But did you know? In addition to the beautiful display gardens, top horticultural experts will be giving free seminars on a variety of gardening topics. No advance sign up required – once you are at...
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Plant a Pollinator Garden!

Plant a Pollinator Garden!
Plant a Pollinator Garden! Kicks Off at Maine Flower Show If you attend the Maine Flower Show this year, you will have a chance to pick up a FREE pollinator seed packet and take part in the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. That's because the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (MELNA) was just awarded a grant from the Maine Department of Agriculture to provide seed packets for attendees...
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Maine Flower Show Premiere Night

Don't Miss the Maine Flower Show Premiere Night: March 29th, 2017 The Maine Flower Show Premiere Night offers an exclusive preview of 16 beautiful display gardens designed by masters in landscaping, horticulture, and floral design, as well as entrance to the show’s Best in Class Awards Ceremony. Custom lighting design, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, music and a cash bar featuring local spirits...
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Maine Flower Show 2017: Save the Date!

The Maine Flower Show: March 29th-April 2nd, 2017 We are excited to announce that the inaugural Maine Flower Show will be held at Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine from Wednesday, March 29th through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.  The Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (MELNA) has organized and engaged hundreds of its members and volunteers to provide Maine with the best flower...
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Plant Something Weekend

Plant Something Weekend is almost here! Spring is now in full swing and Plant Something Maine has taken root and started to grow! We are so excited to announce that May 13, 14 and 15 is Plant Something Weekend. Your local garden centers and landscapers have experts on staff to help guide any planting project you have in mind. Here are just a few of the events that might inspire you to get plant...
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