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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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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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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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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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In Maine, We’re Getting Our Hands Dirty & Putting Down Roots.

In our state and across the country, the number of new gardeners is growing. Why have so many Mainers embraced a growing movement? It's simple: just by planting something you can improve your quality of life. We’re Getting the Whole Family Involved For kids, learning about horticulture is tied to a variety of learning achievements, life skills, and well-being. Planting gives kids a sense of prid...
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The Fall Harvest

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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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