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In mid-July, I was counting flower buds on daylily (Hemerocallis) plants and waiting eagerly for the daylily bloom to begin. A month later ..read more
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Daylilies have been putting on an amazing show in much of New England this summer. Our rainy weather in May and June seems to have ..read more
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As terrestrial invasive plants have become a more prominent issue, I’ve noticed that many gardeners are confused about what makes a ..read more
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In mid-July, my Maine garden is in transition. The big flush of early summer blooms – Siberian irises, peonies, Amsonia, Baptisia, and ..read more
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Late June may be my favorite time of the year in Maine. Today was a perfect late June day, with clear blue skies, temperatures in the ..read more
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Because of our long, cool, wet spring, my Maine garden is lagging behind where it would normally be in mid-June and is just beginning the ..read more
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Spring in Maine is usually a flash in the pan, but unseasonably cold temperatures this year have brought us an unfolding so slow that it is ..read more
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April was the month for spring clean-up in my garden. I do little garden clean-up in the fall. Autumn is a busy time of year for me, with ..read more
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I’m even later than I normally am for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Blooms are sparse in my mid-April garden, but spring has finally ..read more
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I woke up this morning to fat snowflakes in the air and a coating of wet snow on surfaces and plants. It wasn’t a surprise. This snow was ..read more

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