The Garden Spotter


Garden Tours: 6 Tips for Visitors

garden tours Throughout the Maine summer, garden tours abound. One weekend may find you meandering through the historical estates of Camden, while another you might be touring the colorful urban garden plots of Munjoy Hill in Portland. (more…)


Round Pond, Maine: Saving the Lupine Field

lupine When residents of tiny Round Pond Village, Maine found out last year that their beloved lupine field could be¬†developed into condominiums, they took quick action. (more…)


Recipe: Strawberry Shake

strawberry shake It’s strawberry season, and we’re experiencing a bumper crop, which means lots and lots and lots of strawberry shortcake. But if you’re looking for something a little different, something that’s quick and tasty, how about a refreshing strawberry milk shake? (more…)


5 All Natural Mulches

IMG_8198 Mulch is so important to your garden plants. It helps regulate soil temperature, keeping soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. (more…)


Notable Trees: The “Keebler Elf Tree” at Hyde School

camperdown As alumni of Hyde School in Bath poured in over the¬†weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the private institution, many stopped to reminisce under a special tree. (more…)


The Thriller, Filler, Spiller Technique

thriller filler spiller Above: A neon pink geranium is the thriller in this hanging basket, purple alyssum is the filler and the grey-blue helichrysum is the trailing spiller.

Choosing plants and flowers for that hanging basket on the porch or that urn at the end of the driveway is no easy task, especially if you’re strolling through three greenhouses full of endless possibilities. (more…)


Small City Lot: No Longer Lacking Lilac

lilac Nothing beats the heady, powdery scent of lilac wafting through the air on a warm spring day. To me, it’s the definitive sign that winter is finally over, and summer is on its way. (more…)


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