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During 2015 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we are preparing to focus our educational programming around the theme of Myth, Magic, and Medicine of Plants....

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For over 25 years, running has been a constant in my life but with the recent onset of knee pain, my orthopedist has advised I...

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My wife asked me as we drove with our four kids from Maine to North Carolina, what I would like for Christmas. You know the...

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Fall is slowly changing over to winter here in Maine. We have already had one surprise snow storm with another on its way tonight. Over...

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From this title, "Traffic Stopping Kale," you may be imagining a major traffic incident in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara where a truck loaded with...

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Have you started planting your spring bulbs? We started planting last week at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and hope to be finished by early next...

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One of the biggest challenges that I found with high latitude gardening is looking for bold-foliaged plants that can take mild summers and cooler nights....

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There have only ever been two plants that I had my photo taken with during my years of being obsessed with plants. The first was...

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Aniston, and Sandra Bullock. I started naming random actors whose names relay beauty and attraction. If you were...

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cercis merlot www.pithandvigor.com
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"I am not drinking (expletive) Merlot!" - Miles from the movie Sideways This past weekend, a group of friends and I were running in a...

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setaria palmifolia by Katja Schulz
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*sort of When I say sort of, I am alluding to the fact that this plant that looks like a palm is not really a...

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Of all the plants that I would recommend most everyone include in their garden, mountain mint or Pycnanthemum muticum would be near the top of...

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Chinese May Apple by James Gaither (Podophyllum pleianthum)
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This weekend I was mowing the grass when our 21 year-old Honda pushmower finally gave up the ghost. We had limped it along for several...

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sporobolus Prairie dropseed at the highline garden
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Walking through New York city brings to mind a unique combination of good and bad smells. Cooking onions and sausages from street food vendors, fresh...

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Anigozanthos land by faroutflora via www.pithandvigor.com
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Funny how one person can say something and then more and more people start to repeat it until their words spread around. Here in Maine,...

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midnight marvel hibiscus www.pithandvigor.com
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Which plant is literally on fire in our garden right now? Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel.' I admittedly ordered this plant on a whim when we needed...

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I have written before about how much I like the Hartlage Wine sweetshrub. Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' is still a standout performer in our...

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Rusty Foxglove Digitalis ferruginea
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Long after other Digitalis have taken the summer off for vacation, the rusty foxglove or Digitalis ferruginea is flowering during the warm days of July and August...

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Dienanthe caerulea by Kristine Paulus (CC) via www.pithandvigor.com
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Summer is the time for vacations, warm temperatures, and flowering hydrangeas. Among the things that New Englanders come to count on in summertime include ice...

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cuphea
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Occasionally, I will get the urge to obsess over a group of plants. I have gone mad for Magnolias, frenetic for Fothergilla, hysterical for Hydrangea,...

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Gillenia trifoliata
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I think this Summer has been absolutely fantastic here in Maine. So far, there has been plenty of sunshine and enough warmth to make everything...

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