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The Early Bird Gets the Worm: 2019 Maine Flower Show Tickets!

  Get Your Early Bird Tickets Tickets for the 2019 Maine Flower Show are now on sale, and you can snag the early bird pricing until December 31st, 2018! These will make perfect stocking stuffers for the garden enthusiast in your life. At this one-of-a-kind event you will discover native plants, find out about landscaping exclusively for Maine, and get hands-on advice from experts whose ...
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Preparing Your Garden for the Winter

by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer As the days start getting colder, many Maine residents are thinking about winterizing their home in preparation of the coming months. Winterizing not only keeps your home safe from damage, but can also save you a countless amount of time, money, and frustration when it comes to repairs. While many Maine families are diligent about preparing their homes ...
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Time To Finish Those Landscaping Projects

Photo by Terrapin Landscapes   The Time to Plant is Now It may seem that the planting and gardening seasons are quickly drawing to a close. But there is still time to both plan, plant and landscape your property and even enjoy its beauty before the snow flies! Landscaping projects can be put in now and your new plantings will be looking great come spring. Spreading mulch will help you ...
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Doing Your Best For Maine’s Bees

by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer   The hardworking bee is the lifeblood of countless ecosystems. Unfortunately, they are facing challenges across the world. The good news is that Maine is doing awesome work every day to try and preserve these important creatures - over 250 species of bee are native to Maine, according to researcher Emily du Houx, and scientists are undertaking...
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It’s Harvest Season!

Celebrating Harvest Time After a long and fruitful summer with plenty of heat, sun and humidity, we're hoping you see a great harvest in your veggie gardens! Now is the time to can, preserve, and enjoy the rewards of all your hard work. Need some tips? Check out these Food Preservation Hands-On Workshops from the UMaine Cooperative Extension. You might also enjoy some of these recipes: Tom...
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Grow As A Family With Fun Outdoor Activities In Maine

  by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer The Maine Outdoor Coalition is dedicated to encouraging people to try new outdoor activities and explore their local environment and, through its Winter Kids project, the Coalition has already helped 100,000 Maine kids get active. Spending quality time out in the fresh air has many proven physical benefits and by getting outside as a family to explor...
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Growing Indigenous Trees in Maine

by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer Photo by Héctor Martínez Beginning in January 2018, Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry adopted a new set of rules prohibiting the sale of invasive plants in Maine. The legislation is especially important for conserving the growth of native trees, which are vital to insect populations and regional forestry. For gardeners looking...
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Late Summer Planting and Harvesting

Keep On Planting! This is actually a great time of year to keep on planting. Many vegetables will give you another harvest if you plant the right things. In case you missed it, check out our blog post from last summer: Summertime is the Right Time to Keep Planting. Or just jump right to this guide from University of Minnesota Extension:  Planting Vegetables in Midsummer for Fall Harvest. But th...
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Contribute To Climate Control With A Container Garden

Contribute To Climate Control With A Container Garden by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer Recently, scientists have noticed warmer summers, rising seas and more powerful storms in the North Eastern climate. Maine is committed to maintaining forests in the area, working with the Nature Conservancy on carbon offset projects that will help fight against climate change. You too can help remove ca...
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