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Daffodils and tulips at the Maine Garden Show

Maine Home Garden News – April 2024

In This Issue: April is the month to… Transplanting Shrubs Spring Hunting for Fiddleheads Featured Volunteer Lydia Mussulman Backyard Bird – Brown-headed Cowbird Responsible Storm Cleanup Advisory Maine Weather and Climate Overview April Is the Month to . . . By Coral Sheldon-Hess, Androscoggin County Master Gardener Volunteer Intern For most of the state, the “expected” last frost date […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2024

In This Issue: March Is the Month to . . . Cultivating Change: The Remarkable Journey of Maine State Prison’s Garden Program Using Canned Goods in Cooking The Japanese Hori Hori: One of the Most Versatile Garden Tools You’ll Own Backyard Bird of the Month: Mourning Dove Help Stop Invasive Species during National Invasive Species […]

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Queen Anne's Lace encased in ice

Maine Home Garden News — February 2024

In This Issue: February Is the Month to . . . Growing Microgreens Licensing Requirements for Arborists in Maine Help Track Forest Pests This Winter Backyard Bird: Golden-crowned Kinglet Ash Protection Collaboration Across Wabanakik (APCAW) Book Review: A Northern Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants and Pollinators Maine Weather and Climate Overview (February 2024) Winter Interest […]

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ice-encased cedar bough

Maine Home Garden News — January 2024

In This Issue: January Is the Month to . . . Cultivating Community and Connection at Sweethaven Farm in Seal Cove Invasive Plant Regulations Cardoon Beef Tagine Recipe Backyard Bird – Pine Siskin The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden by Uli Lorimer.  Timber Press, 2022. Maine Weather and Climate Overview […]

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red poinsettia

Maine Home Garden News — December 2023

In This Issue: Confusing Fall Berries! Send Holiday Cheer, Not Pests: Follow Out-Of-State Plant Health Regulations Celebrating Collaboration and a Bright Future: The Journey of the Joyce Hedlund Community Garden at Eastern Maine Community College Backyard Bird of the Month – American Robin Gifts for the Gardener Maine Weather and Climate Overview (December) Special Thanks! […]

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fallen oak leaves

Maine Home Garden News–November 2023

In This Issue: November Is the Month to . . . Backyard Bird of the Month–White-throated Sparrow Put Culture Back into Agriculture Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts Finding Joy in a Hard Gardening Year Ask the Expert Q&A Maine Weather and Climate Overview (November) Gifts for the Gardener November Is the Month to . . . […]

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pumpkins in a field, autumn harvest

Maine Home Garden News, October 2023

In This Issue: October Is the Month to . . . How to Have Your Own Cranberry Garden Ask the Expert Q&A Featured Recipe: Turkey Apple Sausage Patties Jumping Worms are here in Maine. Here’s what to do if you find them in your garden. Maine Weather and Climate Overview (October) October Is the Month […]

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Maine Home Garden News September 2023

In This Issue: September Is the Month to . . . Drying Flowers – A Great Way to Preserve Nature’s Beauty Maine Offers Free Collection of Unwanted Pesticides to Protect Natural Resources Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information First Occurrence of Mile-a-Minute Weed Confirmed in Maine: Urgent Action Required Backyard Bird of the Month: Hairy […]

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Red Admiral butterfy

Maine Home Garden News August 2023

In This Issue: August Is the Month to . . . The Gardens at Tidewater Farm Are Growing! Pollinator Garden at Norway Memorial Library Late Blight Gardener Alert Cucumber Downy Mildew Maine Weather and Climate Overview (August) Featured Bird of the Month: Black-and-White Warbler August Is the Month to . . . By Barbara Harrity, […]

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red, white, and blue petunias with American flag

Maine Home Garden News July 2023

In this Issue: July Is the Month to . . . A Love Letter to Mulch How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables Safe Harvesting Techniques (video) Spotlight on Research: can hand-picking Japanese beetle really help?? Native Plants for the Maine Garden by Maureen Heffernan, with photographs by William Cullina. Down East Books, 2010 and 2023.  […]

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