Arbor Day Special : How to Place and Plant Trees

Arbor Day Special : How to Place and Plant Trees

For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual tree planting day has either passed already or is right now…

Cercis ‘Merlot’ – Even If You Don’t Drink, You Will Want To Plant One

Cercis ‘Merlot’ – Even If You Don’t Drink, You Will Want To Plant One

“I am not drinking (expletive) Merlot!” – Miles from the movie Sideways This past weekend, a group of friends and I were running in a relay race across the Adirondack mountains….

A Secret Project – Can You Help?

A Secret Project – Can You Help?

AUGUST UPDATE:  I can tell you a bit more – This has to do with the Launch of PITH + VIGOR.  Your  tree drawing (along with the other submissions) will be…

A Flowering Tree Wish List

A Flowering Tree Wish List

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it is hard to take it all in and really feel like…

Aerial Hedges

Aerial Hedges

Instead of writing about a particular plant or plant group, this week I thought I would talk about one of my favorite horticultural pruning techniques. The first time someone mentioned to…

TEDxDirigo and Apples

TEDxDirigo and Apples

This past Sunday, I had the honor to attend Maine’s TED conference, TEDxDirigo. In case you do not know, TED is a movement started in California to bring together some of…

Yes, A Tree That Smells Of Cotton Candy

Yes, A Tree That Smells Of Cotton Candy

If you have ever been up close and personal with a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) then you already knew what I was going to talk about by the title of today’s…

Making Sloe Gin

Making Sloe Gin

This is one of those crazy weeks and for some reason I feel compelled to pile it on.  Today I have an exciting lunch meeting to plan some fall classes in…

In Praise of The Tupelo

In Praise of The Tupelo

This past weekend has been a blur. We had a symposium on trees at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Saturday and then a propagation workshop for most of the day on…

A New Respect For Serviceberry

A New Respect For Serviceberry

I am going to start out by admitting that I have never been impressed with serviceberry. The first serviceberry or shadblow (Amelanchier spp.) that I encountered was in Pennsylvania in 1996. I…

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