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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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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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1,000 Plants in Maine Flower Show Giveaway

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  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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