Maine Home Garden News

What could be causing my Viburnum to have yellow spots and curled leaves?

Question: I’m seeing yellow spots on my Lil’ Ditty Witherod Viburnum and the leaves are starting to curl. I cannot see any insects though a nearby different variety Viburnum has visible aphid activity & curling leaves. Answer: Jonathan Foster, Home Horticulture Outreach Professional I’m sorry to hear about the viburnum issues. The visible aphid activity […]

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Will plants thrive in a gravel garden here in Maine?

Question: Will plants in a gravel garden thrive in my hardiness zone – 6a? I love the idea of a gravel garden but want to make sure its suitable for Maine natives plants. If yes, can you suggest some Maine native plants that would thrive in a gravel garden? Answer: Jonathan Foster, Home Horticulture Outreach […]

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Are Red Currant plants allowed in Maine?

Question: I’m looking for information on whether Red Currant plants are allowed in Cumberland County? If only certain types, how can I identify if I have one that is allowed. If not allowed, what is correct removal/disposal? Answer: Jonathan Foster, Home Horticulture Outreach Professional I had to do a bit of research on this one […]

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Why are my tomato seedlings drooping and the leaves curling?

Question: I am a first time gardener starting tomato seedlings inside. My seedlings are three weeks old as of Apr 20th. About a week ago they started drooping, leaves curling and some undersides of leaves have turned purple. I have spent a ton of time researching online and received every answer under the sun. Soil […]

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