July 20, 2017

Archives for November 2012

It’s a Dwarf

Plants from Middle Earth Garden Maine’s New Zealand Extravaganza – Celebrating a Completely Unexpected Journey When one thinks shrub, one tends to think of a fairly large plant. That … [Read more...]

Right Over Left

• By John F. Chisholm • I'm not a seasoned bus rider.  Perhaps I should be.  Necessity constrains us all.  In any case, following a recent 'procedure' I was told not to drive.  Okay.  My wife and I … [Read more...]

Not Your Common Cabbage

Plants from Middle Earth Garden Maine’s New Zealand Extravaganza – Celebrating a Completely Unexpected Journey Cordyline australis is one of the characteristic plants of New Zealand, … [Read more...]

Starry White Maikaika

Plants from Middle Earth Garden Maine’s New Zealand Extravaganza – Celebrating a Completely Unexpected Journey With a flower stalk that can top 3 feet in height, Arthropodium cirratum … [Read more...]

Staying Afloat

Ranunculus aquatilis is an aquatic plant in the buttercup family. Better known as white water buttercup or white water crowfoot, the plant grows in lakes, ponds and streams. The flower is five-petaled … [Read more...]

Glorious Blooms Highlight Heath, Heather

• By Janine Pineo • There's a whorl of difference between heath and heather. I'd wondered what distinguished the two, but not until I planted two heathers and a heath did I bother to track down … [Read more...]

Weaving the Wharariki

Plants from Middle Earth Garden Maine’s New Zealand Extravaganza – Celebrating a Completely Unexpected Journey Known as mountain flax, Phormium cookianum is endemic to New Zealand (see … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Walnut Bread

We love rich, moist loaves of dessert breads. This particular one has got a perfect mix of spices to enhance the pumpkin. This recipe makes enough for two loaves, one to eat and one to share or … [Read more...]

‘The Hobbit’ Made Me Do It

How Garden Maine Went to New Zealand and Back Again • By Janine Pineo • Back in August, this thought popped into my head: Wouldn't it be cool to feature plants from New Zealand in The Daily … [Read more...]

It’s a Ponga

Plants from Middle Earth Garden Maine's New Zealand Extravaganza - Celebrating a Completely Unexpected Journey It's a fern, it's a tree, it's the silver tree fern. This medium-sized … [Read more...]