Articles by Janine Pineo

Janine Pineo
Japanese beetles demonstrate the lyrics to "Beetle Mania: The Carol."

A holiday tune for what bugs you

By Janine Pineo on Dec. 21, 2012, at 6:01 a.m.
A massive spruce fell during the worst of the wind from Frankenstorm Sandy late last month at the author’s house.

Big storm brings down sentinel of seasons

By Janine Pineo on Nov. 23, 2012, at 6:21 p.m.
No two Carnival winter squash look alike with their splashes of color.

Squash: Bringing party time to garden and plate

By Janine Pineo on Oct. 26, 2012, at 6:34 p.m.
Jerusalem artichoke self-seeds aggressively in the right growing conditions, as is visible in this “hedge” of them growing at the author’'s grandmother’'s house Down East.

Tasty tuber a feast for the eyes, too

By Janine Pineo on Sept. 28, 2012, at 11:02 a.m.
A basket of tomatoes picked last weekend includes Early Girl and Celebrity, along with a Pruden

Temperamental tomatoes reign supreme this year

By Janine Pineo on Aug. 24, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.
Elecampane frames the view from The Heirloom Garden of Maine in Montville.

Catching up, slowing down during a Maine farm visit

By Janine Pineo on July 27, 2012, at 1:11 p.m.
Clematis '‘Elsa Spath’'

Centuries-old obsession keeps on growing

By Janine Pineo on June 29, 2012, at 3:08 p.m.
A blossom of Magnolia '‘Butterflies'’ is a creamy yellow and emits a gentle perfume.

Spring is made when Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ emerges

By Janine Pineo on May 25, 2012, at 3:45 p.m.
The three rain barrels (oldest is farthest away) on Saturday await the coming rainstorm.

A barrel or two of fun — and water

By Janine Pineo on April 27, 2012, at 11:47 a.m.
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Snafu means no book but a sweet show special

By Janine Pineo on April 05, 2012, at 2:38 p.m.

Looking for normal after a wacky ride through March

By Janine Pineo on March 30, 2012, at 10:17 p.m.
Lisa Colburn

The tale of a gardener, a book and a pledge drive

By Janine Pineo on Feb. 24, 2012, at 2:36 p.m.
A number of Okra varieties are available from Seed Savers Exchange, including ‘Star of David.’

Where were you, Hibiscus esculentus, when they handed out names?

By Janine Pineo on Jan. 27, 2012, at 8:52 p.m.
A gray tree frog spends its day swinging in a hanging basket during the halcyon days of summer 2011.

Sing it like a frog for Christmas

By Janine Pineo on Dec. 23, 2011, at 5:55 p.m.
Brussels sprouts nestle in the leaf axils of a plant in late October.

Mad about that gadabout of sprouts

By Janine Pineo on Nov. 25, 2011, at 3:32 p.m.

Last of the tender crops picked as hard freeze threatens

By Janine Pineo on Oct. 28, 2011, at 4:41 p.m.
Crested coral

Summer 2011 perfect incubator for mushrooms

By Janine Pineo on Sept. 30, 2011, at 5:16 p.m.
Snow and snap peas are excellent raw or quickly cooked. Clockwise from top left are Mammoth Melt-ing Sugar, Golden Sweet, Sugar Snap and Spring Blush.

Bring on the peas, please

By Janine Pineo on Aug. 26, 2011, at 7:20 p.m.
Only about a half-inch wide, a blossom of dwarf variegated myrtle puts on a show amid the evergreen leaves of the herb.

Trends come and go, but myrtle stays true

By Janine Pineo on July 29, 2011, at 8:15 p.m.
Papaver anomalum blooms through October if deadheaded monthly. It will self-seed if you stop deadheading in August.

Crazy plant person wants two things: good plants and dirt

By Janine Pineo on June 24, 2011, at 8:16 p.m.