Tags: Coast of Maine

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WEATHERPROOF PLANTS

From my kitchen window last week, I got an unexpected glimpse of coppery-orange. It took me a few seconds to realize it was the spidery, threadlike flowers of my Jelena Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’) . This is the earliest this plant has ever bloomed, surely owing to the recent warm temperatures and abundant […]
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

“Did you ever meet a gardener, who, however fair his ground, was absolutely content and pleased? Is there not always a tree to be felled or a bed to be turned? Is there not ever some grand mistake to be remedied next summer?” This quote from Samuel Reynolds Hole in A Book About Roses in […]

Making the Right Product Choices for Your Independent Business

Independent retailers are constantly challenged with deciding on what products to carry. Does the product represent their business philosophy? Does it have enough intrinsic value and brand recognition to maintain good margins? Is the packaging attractive and informative? Is the product quality and availability good and consistent? In short does the product increase the bottom […]
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