Gardening

Celebrate Spring with a Weekend Getaway

Maine Flower Show 2019 Every year the Maine Flower Show creates a new and different experience from years past. This year's theme is "A Walk in Maine." Designs will feature interactive, walkable environments that invite visitors to experience firsthand the sights, sounds, and natural beauty that characterize our great state. For four days following Premiere Night, many of Maine’s masters of sto...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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