September 19, 2017

Archives for April 2014

Slow Crawl of Spring Just a Taunt – Or Is It?

• By Janine Pineo • The weather guy put it all in perspective a few days ago. He said we hadn't had a high in the 60s since mid-November. Then he said we hadn't had the high and low as mild as … [Read more...]

Is that Spring I See?

• By John F. Chisholm • Troops of robins patrol our lawn. The aerial acrobats — the swallows, phoebes, blue birds and eastern flycatchers — have returned as well. It's great to see them. I don't … [Read more...]

The Herb Collection

Spring has sprung – at least we are telling ourselves that. To celebrate the coming growing season, Garden Maine is giving away a different seed collection every week for five weeks – and we are … [Read more...]

All About the Thorn

The cascades of fruit in autumn might be a clue to how prolific the Crataegus species are. Pictured is what likely is a variety of C. monogyna, best known as common hawthorn. Native to Europe, … [Read more...]

The Word for Yellow

Although it has no official status as such, the Kōwhai is seen as being New Zealand's national flower. With eight species in the genus Sophora native to New Zealand, these small, woody legumes are … [Read more...]

The Salad Collection

Spring has sprung – at least we are telling ourselves that. To celebrate the coming growing season, Garden Maine is giving away a different seed collection every week for five weeks – and we are … [Read more...]

Not-so-silent Running of a Rover

• By John F. Chisholm • Friday I started my 1959 Land Rover. Finally. It ran well. I've owned the truck 18 years. A friend of mine owned it before that. 1974 was the last time I heard it run. In … [Read more...]

The Legume Collection

Spring has sprung – at least we are telling ourselves that. To celebrate the coming growing season, Garden Maine is giving away a different seed collection every week for five weeks – and we are … [Read more...]

The Bird of Paradise

Out of South Africa, there came to the Royal Gardens at Kew a most curious plant. In 1773, Sir Joseph Banks, who was the unofficial director of the place, introduced this exotic tropical, naming the … [Read more...]

The Root Collection

Spring has sprung - at least we are telling ourselves that. To celebrate the coming growing season, Garden Maine is giving away a different seed collection every week for five weeks - and we are … [Read more...]