Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

Insta-Stalking Aussies and Hellebores

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter –  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners and hellebores. This year, my hellebores started blooming in January (or…

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

The time is just about here if you are interested in foraging or harvesting your garden for the beautiful red twigs of Cornus sericea that are so often used to make…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few daffodils in bloom along the ride home from the airport, but…

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it was something you intended? I have.  About 5 years ago I…

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

The old Germanic tradition of the Easter tree has made its way into modern American custom. These trees have not achieved the popularity of that other holiday tree but you know…

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

I’m finally starting to believe that eventually these piles of snow will recede – we have a long way to go here in New England, but every day of runoff-wet roads lifts…

Snippets: Flora at Tower Hill  (And I’ll be Speaking)

Snippets: Flora at Tower Hill (And I’ll be Speaking)

Do you have plans this weekend? Why not take a hike outside and gather the makings of beautiful floral arrangement? If you were able to look out my window (at many…

Cat’s Whiskers

Cat’s Whiskers

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. Over the past couple of weeks, our…

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

Seasonal Container Garden: Whipping Up Some Holiday Containers

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously, winter containers have to be the easiest thing you can throw…

The Bittersweet Dilemma – Solved!

The Bittersweet Dilemma – Solved!

After years of yanking the pervasive (and invasive) red roots of bittersweet from my garden beds, I am highly paranoid about the re-introduction of this noxious weed. But I can’t deny…

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