Category Archive: In the Garden

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Aug 06

Stem Dying Queen Anne’s Lace

One of my all time favorite summer traditions is picking and coloring bouquets of Queen Anne’s Lace. It is something I used to do with my grandmother on hot summer days when I was young. We would go for long leisurely walks and ponder the wonders of life and the universe, all along the way …

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May 20

Ticks, what you should know

Finally, the snow is melted and like most Mainers when spring arrives, I’ve been spending as much time outside as I can- in my garden. Cleaning up last years leaves from the lawn, cleaning out perennial beds, and prepping gardens becomes marathon like in hopes to beat the hatching of Deer Ticks! Can we beat …

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Apr 12

Black Fly Season in Maine

Yup, it’s almost that time again- Black Fly Season! You’ve been waiting weeks now for the snow to melt so you can see the ground, and tangible signs of Spring. Then, you remember the Black Flies! A near panic ensues to clean up the yard as quickly as possible, to beat the hatching of those …

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Mar 27

Ginger Root, a Rad Rhizome

Ginger Root Zingiber officianalis is one of the most versatile roots around. It will grow just about anywhere, including indoors. Ginger is popularly known in the US as the main flavor in Ginger Ale Soda. It has been used for thousands of years as a culinary spice, and in natural medicine for healing. Ginger is …

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