Home and Garden


Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is having a Garden Party, wear your gardening hat!

on March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

SBA Economic injury disaster loans available in Maine following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration

By lswackhamer on Oct. 14, 2016, at 3:41 p.m.

Brewer Garden and Bird Club program on ‘Spring Flowering Bulbs’ on Oct. 19

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.

Fall Bulb Sale Going on Now!

By Amy Polyot on Sept. 08, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
The crew that planted The Triangle Garden.

Purple Iris Foundation, Brewer Garden Club build ‘The Triangle Garden’ in Brewer

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.

See where you can grow desert plants in Maine

By Micky Bedell on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:36 p.m.

Daylily sale to benefit assisted living home for senior citizens

on July 15, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
One of the houses and gardens on the pontoon boat tour on Swan Lake.

Pontoon boat house and garden tour on Swan Lake to benefit boat inspections

on July 13, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
BDN reporter Abigail Curtis and her partner, Jim Clark, put in their garden in Belfast on May 21.

Always hoping for a better season in the garden

By Abigail Curtis on May 29, 2016, at 7:29 a.m.
Perhaps it is an act of faith to plant and trust that the sun, soil and water will work their magic, that the seeds will germinate and grow, that the plants will flower, that the fruits and vegetables will ripen and grow.
Jeanne McLeod's waterfront property has been her family since she was in eighth grade.

Last summer at the lake? How to pass your camp or cottage into new hands

By Meg Haskell on May 20, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
Many Maine families find themselves facing difficult decisions about the future of these cherished vacation properties, many of which have been in the family for generations.
Among the first flowers to bloom in the spring, dandelions are important food sources for Maine's pollinators, including honey bees.

‘Everything tastes better with lard’ — even this weed

By Julia Bayly on May 12, 2016, at 7:45 a.m.
The humble yellow flower is starting to make a comeback, with people familiarizing themselves with the plant’s medicinal and culinary characteristics.

Brewer Garden and Bird Club to meet May 18

on May 03, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.

Winterport Woman’s Club spring plant sale May 21

on May 03, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.
Iwanagra Apple Blossom Golden Beauty offers grace and elegance.

Advice for celebrating World Naked Gardening Day this Saturday

By Kathleen Pierce on May 02, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Good news, gardeners: World Naked Gardening Day is happening on May 7. That means that all you horticultural exhibitionists have a few days to get in shape for the big day of planting and pruning.

Hampden Garden Club to hear talk by pesticides expert

on April 15, 2016, at 12:04 p.m.
Floating row covers and lettuce transplants at Orono Community Garden.

What you need to know to garden organic

By Kathleen Pierce on April 03, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
Gardening is not simple. There are charts and graphs, and all kinds of instructions on what to plant, where to plant it and when. But you don’t need a Ph.D. to pull it off.

Why you should prepare a seafood dinner for your soil

By Barbara Damrosch, The Washington Post on March 24, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.

With garden transplants, don’t crowd the roots

By Barbara Damrosch, The Washington Post on March 17, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.

UMaine Extension horticulturist to speak at Hampden Garden Club meeting

on March 11, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.

Peony Society of Maine to host past president of American Peony Society

By christine mainella on Feb. 05, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.