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Tom Estabrook of Estabrook’s in Yarmouth on Endless Summer Hydrangeas
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Planting projects can be as small as a potted plant and as big as a community garden! Choose the project that fits you. Whether it’s a window box full of herbs or enough tomatoes to feed the whole neighborhood, the important thing is to get your hands in the soil and start planting.
Design a Cottage Garden
Pretentious plantings not your style? Add an arbor gate and some containers for the perfect cottage garden.
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Work with nature, not against it. An ideal eco-garden is made up of native species and works with the landscape, moisture, and light you have, not what you don’t.
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Kids Gardening Activities
Make a Worm Composting Bin! ⇛
Kids will love this project from KidsGardening.org — it combines the fun of working with worms with an education in composting. (Find other great projects as well!)
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This youth gardening program at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension features hands-on classes and making a 3’ x 5’ raised bed.
Farm Explorers ⇛
Come explore the fascinating wonders of farming with your little one! This program at Wolf’s Neck Farm is made for toddlers and preschoolers to explore a working farm.
Add Some Color
What’s new this year? Browse bright beauties such as Maples, Hummingbird Mint, and Ambrosia from Pride’s Corner Farm to add a pop of color to your backyard.
Feed Your Bed
Understanding plant nutrients, common fertilizer terms, and how to read plant food labels can turn your garden from boring to beautiful. You’ll a solid foundation of Plant Food Basics from Espoma.
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Make a Butterfly Garden
Go wild! Look to native plants and natural attractors to create habitats for butterflies and create a lively backyard. You’ll be supporting a strong pollinator community. UMaine Extension will help you find plants will entice butterflies to your garden.
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Most Inspiring Plant Ever… “Last year, a neighbor gave me some Echinacea, which I planted in my backyard. I was stunned to see the unique butterflies their flowers attracted. Each day during their bloom, I go outside and admire the colorful, active world outside my door.”