May 30, 2020

The Daily Plant

The Daily Plant
Janine Pineo Photo

A new year, a new day, a new plant

Jan. 1, 2012, marks the start of The Daily Plant from Garden Maine.

It’s an ambitious project, and one meant to brighten the day. We plan to have random plant days, random topic weeks and random reader contributions. Whatever strikes our fancy or yours will play out in The Daily Plant.

It won’t be limited to Maine because Maine is full of plants from farther away than Presque Isle. And the world is full of amazing plants. However, you will see a lot of Maine plants because that is what’s closest to home. We’ll be combing near and far to bring you something of interest.

And with a little bit of luck, maybe you’ll learn something new each day. Although be forewarned that we’ll be stretching time on weekends – tune in and find out how.

We are going to begin The Daily Plant with a short and sweet ode to what’s long been Janine’s favorite, the sweet pea. It stems from her childhood memories of visiting an elderly couple in Bradford who had little materially speaking but always were rich with the most splendid garden. And every year there was a row of sweet peas that she was always invited to raid. She remembers standing and breathing in the intoxicating scent and gathering a handful to take home. Nothing was more precious than that handful of blooms from Fred and Beulah’s garden.