Author: Leah Twitchell

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  Keep Your Holiday Dollars Local The weather is crisping up and fall is upon us! Did you have time to clean up your gardens and put them to bed? Cutting back perennials, protecting delicate plants, and sheltering vulnerable shrubs should be the priority. After the grounds are cleaned up, you may be carving pumpkins, decorating for Thanksgiving, or even shopping for the upcoming holiday...
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The Bountiful Harvest

Preserving the Harvest With such a beautiful growing season, this year's autumn harvest is bountiful! Be sure to share your photos and food preservation tips in our Facebook Group. What are some of your favorite fall recipes? We'd love to know! You may also want to check out these "how-to" videos found on the UMaine Cooperative Extension website. Pick Your Own Apples Might it be time to c...
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Fall is For Planting

  Planting Season: It's Not Over till it's Over! After a cold and rainy spring we had a glorious and amazing summer here in Maine. Labor Day has passed and children are back to school. But we still have some warm days ahead! As Tom Estabrook is always telling us: "Fall is for planting." It's not too late to establish some perennials, get your mums in the ground or pots, and to clean up ...
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Bee a Friend to Pollinators

  Give them water Bees and other pollinators are hard at work! Did you know? According to Golden Blossom Honey, "In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifet...
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Summer is in Full Swing!

Garden-Related Events Summer is now in full swing and the weather is gorgeous here in Maine. Let's take advantage of our short growing season by learning all we can at these local garden-related events! There are many wonderful local events listed on our events page. We also share many local events on our Facebook page. In addition, we've gathered these listings for you to check out.   ...
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Plant Something Weekend

  Celebrate the Season of Growing   June 21st-June 23rd is a special weekend. Maine’s local Independent Garden Centers are gearing up for a statewide push to get families outside and in the dirt with Plant Something Weekend, June 21st-23rd. Kick off the gardening season with the latest and greatest plants, shrubs, and trees, expert advice, and just about everything you need to su...
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Join Our Facebook Group

Has Spring Finally Sprung? It's hard to tell by the weather! Technically it is springtime, and the trees are actually leafing out. However, those cold, cloudy, rainy days are dragging on a bit too long. Let's cheer each other up by sharing photos, and even videos of what we're growing in the garden so far. We have built up quite a community in our Facebook Group. Plant Something Maine Gardening...
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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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