The Garden Spotter

Getting “Hygge” in Maine

Jan
19

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Garden Goals for 2017

Jan
04

Victoria Mansion at Christmas

Dec
18

Have You Got the Post Election Blues, too?

Nov
11

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There’s an old maritime saying that goes, “Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning. Red skies at night, sailors delight.” (more…)

Garden Advice: A Thought When Laying Out a Garden

Oct
25

img_0082 Ever notice that the best advice is often the briefest advice? No mincing words, no going on and on and on.

This was my exact thought when I came across (more…)

Market Visit: Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick

Oct
03

Head out Maine Street in Brunswick, past Bowdoin College, out Pleasant Hill Road, and you suddenly enter a vast stretch of rural farmland. The land flattens out, you see rows of vegetables in various stages of growth, some of them already gone by.  There’s a rolling hill and, at the top, a big white barn with a clock and, if it’s Saturday morning, you’ll see a mass of tents and farm trucks across the road. This is the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust’s Farmers Market at Crystal Spring Farm, named “Best Farmers Market” by editors of Yankee Magazine.
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Spotted: The Common Ground Country Fair

Sep
22

common ground 052 It’s Common Ground Fair time, time to get your tie dye and flower crown on. This is the 40th year of the fair, billed by its sponsor, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, as a celebration of rural life.

But it’s way more than that. The three-day event, which starts Friday and is expected to draw thousands to tiny Unity in central Maine, is a place to learn about the latest in organic farming practices, hear what’s new in green legislation, (more…)

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