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Keep Your Dollars Local This Season

  Shop Local Plant Something Maine is not just about caring for our natural environment, but also about our social environment, which includes the local economic environment. Check out these stats: "For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.*" Read ...
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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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Plant Something Weekend: June 22nd-24th

Join Us for Planting and More Plant Something Weekend is a celebration of everything our campaign stands for: environmental sustainability, personal health, and vibrant communities. Here in Maine, we’re on a mission to move more, fight common diseases, and incorporate physical activity into our everyday life. Gardening — everything from digging a hole to weeding — is the ideal exercise to g...
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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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In Maine, We’re Getting Our Hands Dirty & Putting Down Roots.

In our state and across the country, the number of new gardeners is growing. Why have so many Mainers embraced a growing movement? It's simple: just by planting something you can improve your quality of life. We’re Getting the Whole Family Involved For kids, learning about horticulture is tied to a variety of learning achievements, life skills, and well-being. Planting gives kids a sense of prid...
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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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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

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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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