May 27, 2017

Archives for August 2013

Do the Hop

Trifolium campestre is a non-native species from Eurasia considered an important clover in agriculture here in the United States, with foliage good for livestock and its ability as a legume to fix … [Read more...]

Poised Under Damocles Squash

• By Janine Pineo • Who can forget the season's first large tomato, a bigger-than-a-softball Big Zac bursting at the seams? Or the first regal purple eggplant? Or a bumper crop of … [Read more...]

Wrinkled and Crinkled

The rough edges and crinkled petals of Paeonia lactiflora 'Krinkled White' only enhance the glowing beauty of this single Japanese-style peony. With its sunny center aglow, this mid- to late-season … [Read more...]

Mountain High

Impatiens glandulifera calls India and the Himalayas home, but it has found its way into many countries around the globe, naturalizing in much of the Northern Hemisphere, including Maine. Known as … [Read more...]

Of Frogs and Tumbling Tumbleweed by the Sea

• By Janine Pineo • August is such a nice month. The regular rain has kept the plants lush this year, and exulting in the moisture is a healthy crop of frogs that startle me every time I step … [Read more...]

Minstrel Show

China pinks are garden staples, usually seen in shades of pink, red and white. Enter Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels.' With its white edges and black-velvet centers, these … [Read more...]

Livingstone Daisy, I Presume?

The tag said Mezoo Trailing Red, showcasing an elegant succulent that spreads or trails, with variegated leaves in shades of cream and icy green. It sports a tiny daisy-like flower in a brilliant hue … [Read more...]

Would You Like Some Cheese With That?

• By Janine Pineo • I was wandering in downtown Bangor a few days ago, having reluctantly left  The Rock & Art Shop after perusing its wonders, and happened by Central Street Farmhouse, where … [Read more...]

On the Road to a Very Hot Place

• By John F. Chisholm • My grandfather's favorite adage, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" is as true today as it was in his time.  The problem arises that I take it one step … [Read more...]

Lucky Charm

Sporting the fuzziest of appearances is the aptly named rabbit-foot clover, a species not native to Maine, although it is well-established across much of the United States and Canada. Trifolium … [Read more...]