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Tom Estabrook of Estabrook’s in Yarmouth on Endless Summer Hydrangeas

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Featured Projects

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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Eco-friendly Gardens

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 — it combines the fun of working with worms with an education in composting. (Find other great projects as well!)

Kids Can Grow ⇛

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.

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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.


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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.”