Author: Leah Twitchell

Maine Flower Show Premiere Night

Join us for the Premiere! Spring has finally sprung and we are just one week away from the launch of the Maine Flower Show. March 27th, at 6:30 pm, we will kick off the festivities with a very special preview of the display gardens, providing an exclusive first look at the talented participants whose attention-grabbing displays are high points of the show. The awards ceremony features more than...
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Come for the Flowers, Stay for the Seminars!

  Time for Spring Break! We can all agree, we deserve a little break from this winter weather pattern... And that break is coming: The Maine Flower Show will give us the much-needed reprieve we seek from white, cold, snow! While the white stuff may or may not be melting at that point, you will be able to step into a springtime wonderland, filling your nostrils with the damp smell of mul...
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Volunteer at the Maine Flower Show

Time to Sign Up! If you'd like to volunteer for the Maine Flower Show, the time to sign up is now. We've created a new portal that allows you to sign up for the specific tasks and shifts you'd like to work at the show. So please visit this site for all the pertinent details: SignUp Page. Here's what you need to know about this new process: It’s easy! you will NOT need to register an a...
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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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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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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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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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Summer Planting and Watering Tips

Tips for Efficient Watering We finally got some much-needed rain! Depending on the weather, your garden may need daily watering, and this can be quite a chore. If you'd like some great tips for conserving both time and water, check out these tips: 10 Smart Watering Tips. If you're wondering how often to water your containers, check out this video from our sponsors at Monrovia: If the onl...
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