Crown Imperial Fritillaria

Crown Imperial Fritillaria

After a winter that we will be talking about for winters to come along the East Coast, everyone is delighted…

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

My strawberries hate my strawberry tower. They literally run from it. Last year in my book writing garden absence, I…

Let’s Discuss Sesame Dregs Fertilizer

Let’s Discuss Sesame Dregs Fertilizer

I’m filling this vacation week with activities that I can simultaneously call productive (for me) and entertaining for my little…

Bringing Back The Monarchs

Bringing Back The Monarchs

Last summer was a bit depressing because I believe I saw one monarch butterfly. As the summer wore on, everyone…

Defining Your Garden Style – Plant Partners

Defining Your Garden Style – Plant Partners

As a designer I am not immune to creative dry spells – but the key to maintaining a steady stream…

Getting Back to Business and Clematis ‘Roguchi’

Getting Back to Business and Clematis ‘Roguchi’

This weekend was something we have been waiting on for a while. After a pipe broke in our ceiling in…

Once The Snow Melts, The Snowdrops Emerge

Once The Snow Melts, The Snowdrops Emerge

If you live along the east coast of the United States and especially in New England, you are probably ready…

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Lavender or Catmint – Which Makes the Perfect Purple Edge?

Whether you have visited the south of France or just seen pictures you know how seductive those mounded purple rows…

Before & After: April’s Bean Tunnel

Before & After: April’s Bean Tunnel

I found this really sweet bean tunnel over the winter and I’ve been dying to make one of my own…

Epimedium a.k.a. Horny Goat Weed

Epimedium a.k.a. Horny Goat Weed

Again, blame it on this long, drawn-out, cold and snowy winter but I am really digging into certain groups of…

The Perfect Ending

The Perfect Ending

I am deep in the throes of a design maelstrom. New planting designs are flying at me from every direction…

Our New Cleome Garden

Our New Cleome Garden

This summer at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, we are focusing our educational programming on pollinators. We have some fun and…

Keep Your Head Up

Keep Your Head Up

There are two songs that I have been playing over and over this winter. One is by Andy Grammer and…

The Transatlantic Daphne

The Transatlantic Daphne

I bet if you were to make a list of the Latin plant names that were easy to remember, Daphne…

Knocking This Polar Vortex Off-balance

Knocking This Polar Vortex Off-balance

Our family just got back from a week and a half vacation down south. We drove from Maine to Raleigh…

Do You Come From The Land Down Under?

Do You Come From The Land Down Under?

Yes, I am opening this week’s blog with a line from that famous 80’s hit by Men at Work. He…

Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’: A Plant To Be Excited About

Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’: A Plant To Be Excited About

Last week, one of our staff, Will, called me in to show a new plant he had found. As I…

It May Be Cold Outside But I’m Thinking Of Joseph’s Coat For Next Summer

It May Be Cold Outside But I’m Thinking Of Joseph’s Coat For Next Summer

Our horticulture team at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is working on a new vertical wall idea for the summer of…

Winter Plant Shopping – A List of Nurseries

Winter Plant Shopping – A List of Nurseries

Just the other day, I was wondering how long have I been contributing to Studio G? I am thankful that…

Wheeler’s Blue Sotol

Wheeler’s Blue Sotol

I trust that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We loaded up our car Tuesday night and departed Maine for North…

The Japanese Flower From Japan

The Japanese Flower From Japan

That is literally what the Latin name Nipponanthemum nipponicum translates to in English. I would like to imagine that the botanists…

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