May 29, 2020

Archives for April 2013

Tundra Tough

With a liking for cold temperatures and high elevations, Vaccinium vitis-idaea is a tough little native plant. Known as lingonberry, cowberry and mountain cranberry, this relative of the blueberry is … [Read more...]

Billions and Billions: Boost of Bacteria Give Legumes a Leg Up

• By Janine Pineo • It sounds like mad science: Sprinkle a bunch of granular specks in the rows where you plant your peas or beans and they will grow better. But these aren't just any specks. … [Read more...]

Awesome April Giveaway: Lovely Legumes

A few days ago, our Facebook page topped more than 400 likes. Wahoo! We said we would celebrate and, by gum, we are! All week long we are giving away a little something every day this week to … [Read more...]

Sprinkle Romance Around the Garden

• By Janine Pineo • Life is pointless if you don’t have a romantic plant in your garden. Really. While the perennial beds garner most of my attention at either end of the growing season, I … [Read more...]

When Life Hands You a Lemon Plum

The rather modest display of fruit had one difference: a good-sized sign declaring something "exotic" had rolled into town. Hello, Lemon Plum. It is not a lemon or even lemony flavored. No, this … [Read more...]

Awesome April Giveaway: Herb Garden

A few days ago, our Facebook page topped more than 400 likes. Wahoo! We said we would celebrate and, by gum, we are! Starting at noon Monday, April 22, 2013 — also known as Earth Day — we have a … [Read more...]

It’s April, It’s Awesome

A few days ago, our Facebook page topped more than 400 likes. Wahoo! We said we would celebrate and, by gum, we are! Starting at noon Monday, April 22, 2013 -- also known as Earth Day -- we will … [Read more...]

The Big Little

About the time the snowdrops ring in the first bloom of spring, soon will the exuberant colors of Crocus chrysanthus burst forth. Snow crocus may be small (3 inches tall at most), but the brilliant … [Read more...]

Bigroot Was Here

The little wisp of color at the 2013 Bangor garden show was enough to catch the eye and show a hint of what Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' has to offer once it gets settled. This bigroot … [Read more...]

Southern Belle

Adiantum capillus-veneris is a glowing plant with its bright green leaves and exuberant growth. Southern maidenhair fern is hardy to Zone 7, which makes it either a houseplant or an annual here in … [Read more...]