Maine Home Garden News


Maine Home Garden News — June 2021

In This Issue: June Is the Month to . . . Extending the Peony Season Quick Tip: Grow More Basil from Cuttings Supporting Your Tomatoes 101 Five Basic Guidelines for Planting and Caring for Trees and Shrubs Now is the Time to Be Thinking About Saving Seed Featured Container Garden Year of the Sunflower Tiny […]

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A large display of colorful tulips at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine

Maine Home Garden News — May 2021

In This Issue: May Is the Month to . . . Pollinator Garden at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve Using Row Covers in the Garden Featured Container Garden Planting Chart for the Home Vegetable Garden Testing for Lead in Maine’s Soils Best Practices for Plant Sale Donors and Buyers in Maine May Is the Month to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — April 2021

In This Issue: April Is the Month for . . . Tips for Purchasing Healthy Plants and Seeds, and Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species Ask the Expert Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families You Can Grow Sweet Potatoes in Maine Plant Monster: Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) A Review of A Year […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2021

In This Issue: March Is the Month to . . . Calendar of Apple Orchard Management Activities Protecting Home Gardens from Mammals: Fencing Season Extension in Action Backyard Bird of the Month Proposed State Rules to Slow the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer Upcoming Learning Opportunities March Is the Month to . . . By […]

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Maine Home Garden News — February 2021

In This Issue: A Note from the Editor February Is the Month to . . . What to Love About Bare Root Plants How to Clean and Sharpen Your Pruners Show Your Love for Pollinators Maine Pumpkin Growers Organization Don’t Miss the “Heads Up” Provided by the Detection of a Browntail Moth Web in Smyrna […]

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Maine Home Garden News — December 2020 Special Edition

In This Issue: Letter From the Editor Contributing Volunteers & Staff Thanks for Sharing Your Successes! Bonus Article: Keeping a Garden Record Letter From the Editor Dear Maine Home Garden News Readers, While the Maine Home Garden News normally runs from March to October, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the bright […]

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Maine Home Garden News — October 2020

In This Issue: October Is the Month to . . . An Interview with Phil Gaven, Proprietor of The Honey Exchange Seaweed in the Home Garden Betty Lynn Carr Design Lessons from My Mistakes Leave the Leaves! Monthly features: What Is It? Ask the Expert Did You Know? October Is the Month to . . […]

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Maine Home Garden News — September 2020

In This Issue: September Is the Month to . . . Cocktails in the Garden — Pandemic-style Gardener Profile: Lisa Colburn Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer Wild Seed Project Profile UMaine Extension Offers Pollinator-friendly Garden Certification Monthly features: What Is It? Ask the Expert Did You Know? September Is the Month to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — August 2020

In This Issue: August Is the Month to . . . Gardener Profile: Carol and Vinal Smith Lead in Maine’s Soil Sphex pensylvanicus: The Great Black Wasp The Buzz of Bees Covid-19 Information for Farmers’ Market Shoppers Bees of Maine: Family Colletidae A Review of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (2016) Gardener […]

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Maine Home Garden News — July 2020

In This Issue: July Is the Month to . . . Lenore Tipping and Tom Spitz Label Interpretation Bees of Maine Oxford Garden A Review of A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard by John Hanson (1999) Gardener Confessions: Mistakes, We’ve Made a Few… (Part 1) Monthly Features: What Is It? Ask the Expert […]

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