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Crassulas include the familiar jade plants as well as stacked varieties, or the fuschia-colored C. pubescens.

Growing succulents: Expert shares tips for cultivating these trendy plants

By Teresa Woodard, Chicago Tribune (TNS) on Dec. 25, 2015, at 2:47 p.m.
Johnny's Selected Seeds employees hard at work on one of the lettuce trials they did prior to figuring out which types of seeds to include in this year's catalog.

‘Armchair gardening': Seed catalog season tantalizes gardeners

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 06, 2015, at 7:09 a.m.
Short, gloomy days, colder weather and long nights can mean just one thing for the garden enthusiast or farmer — seed catalog season is here again.
The Portland Winter Farmers Market expands into a new location this year.

Winter farmers markets expand across Maine

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 29, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
Frost may be glittering in the grass, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat fresh and healthy during the coldest months of the year.
L-R): Alvin Chase, former Board President of Georges River Land Trust; Annette Naegel, Conservation Program Manager; Gail Presley former Executive Director of Georges River Land Trust and Jim Robbins, President of the Board of Directors give a high-five to one of Bernard Langlais’s larger-than-life sculptures to celebrate the transfer of ownership of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve to Georges River Land Trust.

Langlais property in Cushing donated to Georges River Land Trust

By Georges River Land Trust on Nov. 18, 2015, at 12:07 p.m.
Lisa Colburn (left), chairperson of the Orono Beautification Committee, presents the 2015 Garden Trowel Award to Tracey Whitten, owner of the University Inn for its winning entry in the Window Box and Container Contest.

University Inn named winner of Window Box and Container Contest

on Nov. 03, 2015, at 1:01 p.m.

Program on floral design at Brewer Garden and Bird Club

on Oct. 23, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.

Balsam Fir Wreath Workshop at Hermon

By James Reynolds on Oct. 22, 2015, at 8:19 p.m.

Hydrangea Wreath Workshop set for Sept. 26 at Ecotat Gardens

on Sept. 21, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
Heather Omand and her husband, Tyler Omand, work with the patterns in the ecosystem around their Omand's Organics farmstead in Greenbush. They shaped their land, grow vegetables and raise ducks, chickens and guinea fowl following permaculture standards. The method is conscious design and maintenance of agricultural ecosystems in a sustainable way.

Greenbush homestead flourishes with help of permaculture

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 31, 2015, at 7:22 a.m.
Rodney Eason

Rodney Eason named CEO of Mt. Desert Land and Garden Preserve

By Julie Harris on Aug. 27, 2015, at 12:50 p.m.
Carol J. Smith

Carol Smith Maine’s newest accredited flower show judge

on July 13, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
A woman attends the Northeastern Permaculture Convergence hosted by the Holyoke, Massachusetts,-based Nuestras Raices.

How to plan a scalable permaculture garden in Maine

By Seth Koenig on June 28, 2015, at 7:46 a.m.

Garden tour in Rockland

By Katharine Farrell on June 10, 2015, at 8:17 a.m.

Can you eat that mushroom or plant? A Maine forager’s quiz

By Seth Koenig on June 08, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
Take our quiz and test your knowledge.

Can you identify these Maine wild flowers?

By Seth Koenig on June 05, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.

Maine Harvest Festival

By news001 on May 29, 2015, at 8:59 a.m.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Offers Free ‘Maine Days’

By Tory Paxson on May 20, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.

Spring plant sale at Winterport Fire Station

on May 15, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.

Brewer Garden and Bird Club’s annual plant sale

on May 15, 2015, at 11:38 a.m.

Peony Society of Maine’s annual garden tour

on May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.