Tags: Coast of Maine

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A User’s Guide to Amazing Amaryllis

You want them. Of course, you want them. Who wouldn’t be starstruck by huge bodacious trumpet-shaped blossoms blaring with voluptuousness? We’re talking about totally nondescript plump bulbs that suddenly send out promising flower buds in a snap and then pop into performance like you wouldn’t believe. And all this is staged in the middle of […]
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Good Company

Eek! The landscape outdoors is paring down. Every day more plants shed their leaves and drop off the scene. We hear you: The loss of those layers is turning you blue. So, it’s time to seek solutions. You need to add volume indoors. Combo Containers How about bringing the concept of a layered landscape inside […]
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Outside In

Autumn sort of sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? One week you’re dragging hoses outside in a heatwave to water all the plants on your porch. A few weeks later, you’re quickly running all those plants inside to protect them from predicted frosts. So sometimes, the process gets a little rushed. In fact, it’s frighteningly […]
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Midsummer Reboot

Phew! Welcome to the long, sizzling summer. If you’re identifying that the proverbial cat on a hot tin roof right now, just think how your plants feel. They’ve jumped the hoops through the heatwaves, they’ve been splashed by the hose several times daily, and they’ve been nearly drowned in multiple torrential thunderstorms. But they’ve weathered […]
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Porch Perennials

Sure, perennials are great in the garden. They come back faithfully every year (hopefully) and they grow more lush as time flies by. But not everyone has a garden. And even if you have many beds overflowing with plants, sometimes you just want some perennials close by. Sitting in the rocker on the front porch […]
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Play with your Food

You hunger to grow your own veggies. You want to slip out the back door whenever you hear the tummy rumble and harvest from your own personal crop of yummies. We get it. We know the feeling. By all means, when possible, devote some of your garden beds to supplying all things that will tantalize […]
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Herbs Spice Summer Up

  Summer is a heady time of year. Now is when your senses can revel in a field day discovering the Great Outdoors on all levels. And summer can always get spicier. Maximize your space, work with the warm weather to expand the potential of your garden to feed all your senses, and get the […]
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The More, the Merrier

If you love to garden, then you should be getting the most out of every square foot in your garden. Once you dig up a space (and aren’t we all continually adding beds?), plant it cheek to jowl. All sorts of reasons stand behind that practice. Plants love to live in communities and they are […]
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Raised Beds Raise the Bar

Raised beds are the way to go. Planting a raised bed is like putting all your hopes and dreams in a box. No matter if you’re growing veggies or cut flowers, when you are trying to push out a crop efficiently and reliably, raised beds are the best bet to make the magic happen. Although […]
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