Maine Home Garden News

Maine Home Garden News — April 2012

April is the month to . . . How to Have Your Own Cranberry Garden Deer Resistant Ornamental Plants Maine AgrAbility April is the month to . . . By Barbara Murphy, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, barbara.murphy@maine.edu. Finish pruning your fruit trees, raspberries and blueberries. How To Prune Blueberry Bushes […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2012

March is the month to . . . Orchid Growing in Maine Why Donating Produce Matters March is the month to . . . By Katherine Garland, Horticulturist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, katherine.garland@maine.edu Get to know the new All America Selections (AAS) winners. AAS is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new […]

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Maine Home Garden News — October 2011

October is the month to . . . Fall Gardening Practices & Plant Diseases – What’s a Gardener to Do? Don’t Feed the Deer! October is the month to . . . By Katherine Garland, Horticulturist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, katherine.garland@maine.edu Keep up with the weeds. Mow, cover, or pull weeds to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — September 2011

September is the month to . . . Planting Trees Successfully in the Fall Keeping Cats Out of the Garden What are Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)? September is the month to . . . By Hannah Todd, Home Horticulture Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Piscataquis County, hannah.todd@maine.edu Continue to harvest crops. Donate excess produce through […]

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Maine Home Garden News — August 2011

August is the month to . . . Don’t Try This at Home — Six Common Ways that People Unknowingly Damage or Kill Trees Evaluating Your Garden — Mid Season August is the month to . . . By Diana Hibbard, Home Horticulture Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, dhibbard@maine.edu Harvest and preserve. […]

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Maine Home Garden News — July 2011

July is the month to . . . Debunking Old Gardening Myths: Caring for the Woody Plants in Your Home Landscape Cover Crops for Season’s End July is the month to . . . By Liz Stanley, Extension Horticulture Program Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox, Lincoln & Waldo Counties, elizabeth.stanley@maine.edu, and Kayli Lee, […]

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Maine Home Garden News — June 2011

June is the month to . . . National Pollinator Week is June 20-26, 2011 Nine Steps to a Successful Garden June is the month to . . . By Tori Lee Jackson, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties, tori.jackson@maine.edu Plant your garden! If the recent May rains have kept […]

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Maine Home Garden News — May 2011

May is the month to . . . Early Start for Your Garden Healthy Gardeners = Healthy Gardens Spring Ephemerals Bring Early Beauty to the Maine Landscape May is the month to . . . By Amy Witt, Horticulturist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, amy.witt@maine.edu Start a new landscaping project. Be sure to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — April 2011

April is the month to . . . Spring is Lurking . . . Preparing for Gardening Season Is Your Home Garden Produce Safe to Eat? April is the month to . . . By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County, richard.brzozowski@maine.edu Walk around your yard or property to assess winter damage. Make a “to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2011

March is the month to . . . A Honey Bee’s Winter Getting a Jump Start on the Garden March is the month to . . . By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County, richard.brzozowski@maine.edu Prune fruit trees while they are still dormant. Remove weak crotches, water sprouts (vertical growth), and dead and damaged branches. […]

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