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The chance of frost is finally gone! Time to put out your annual color! Container gardening is a great way to add color and interest to every yard or entry way. The multitude of annual choices at any garden center can be daunting. But there are a few simple tricks that can make your containers […]

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After a long drab winter, there is no better place to enjoy the bursting colors of spring than Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Great for a day trip or a weekend exploration, the Arnold Arboretum is the most colorful gem in Boston’s Emerald Necklace. http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/ Boston is surrounded by a fabulous network of […]

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Once April comes and the temperatures warm up and the days grow longer, most gardeners are itching to get into the garden and start working. One of the best things to tackle before the perennials have started to leaf out is dividing them. It doesn’t take long for some perennials to out grow their space or […]

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Permeable Pavers is a term that is used that I found a bit misleading. The concrete pavers themselves are NOT permeable. It is the system that the pavers are installed in that create a permeable surface. Permeable surfaces are becoming more important as water issues such as storm water run-off and water recharge areas are […]

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Living in Maine is a wonderful thing and as growers and landscapers we are extremely lucky to be part of a vibrant professional community. One of the many benefits of this community is the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association.  MeLNA is a non-profit professional trade association with members from all over the state representing a variety of […]

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The change in the weather and the beautiful fall colors always signifies apple season in Maine.  Nothing beats a warm sunny fall day, the sweet smell of fall, and apple orchards bursting with fruit. There are many varieties of apples that are ripe at different times of the fall to extend the season. Happy Picking! […]

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Often in the late spring I am asked “What are those big purple round flowers?” They are a type of allium, in the onion family, Allium giganteum. They are a bulb similar to a tulip or daffodil bulb that needs to be planted in the fall in order to come up in the spring. They are a […]

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As we all become more aware of the environmental impacts farming, gardening, and landscaping have on our waters, habitats, and people lots of folks want to move toward organic methods. ‘Organic’ is a term that has taken on lots of meaning and can be interpreted in different ways. The assumption that going organic is the […]

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What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is an intentional low spot, or depression designed to collect rainwater runoff. Rainwater runoff occurs when rain lands on surfaces like parking lots, driveways, roofs, or even compacted lawns that can not be absorb by the land. Why collect rainwater runoff? Collecting rainwater runoff prevents water from flowing […]

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As summer approaches, I often think of those who have inspired me in the landscape profession. One of my favorites is Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959).   She spent her summers in Maine as a child and then as an adult she made Bar Harbor a permanent residence. While she was educated in the great gardens of Europe, her love of the rocky Maine coast and the […]

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