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Saturday, November 18, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:24 AM
We just celebrated Halloween, a singular holiday of unalloyed fun: costumes, candy, spooky thrills — what could be better than that? Well, how about Thanksgiving, with its great food, family and/or friends getting together, and sports . . .
  • Fiber Arts Exhibit at Rockland Library
    Rockland Public Library is hosting exhibits this month about fiber arts and Maine people who practice them. A special traveling exhibit, “Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art,” shows on four 3-foot-by-7-foot panels — “Wabanaki,” “Settlers,” “New Mainers” and “Community” — how Mainers from various traditions and backgrounds work with fibers of different kinds.
  • By now, everyone knows that when you set the clock back from daylight saving time, it’s also the time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and smoke detectors. Like a shrill little bird, my own detector began a shrill peeping . . .
  • The unprecedented warmth of October this year has resulted in a peculiar foliage phenomenon: some brilliant fall colors interspersed with trees still fully leafed out in green. This mosh-up can also be seen in the garden: while the . . .
  • It remains unseasonably warm here on the coast of Maine but the weather is still cool enough for planting fall bulbs. While those of us who live in cooler climates think that daffodils and tulips are more suited to our growing zones . . .
  • Somehow, in this world of climate gone wrong, of wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes and landslides, some things remain much the same for those of us lucky enough to live where the weather, and thus the growing season, has been . . .
  • It’s crazy warm for October, with no frost in sight. This record warmth brings tropical storms and hurricanes, muted fall foliage colors, and some questions as to what the gardens will do in this extended season. Will we still be . . .
  • For several weeks I’d been planning to talk about information I had from the Alliance For Community Trees on how cities have started tracking the amount of money their trees earn for them each year. It’s a fact that leafy . . .
  • If your summer containers are looking a bit scraggly, don’t rush to empty them out; give them a new lease on life by subbing in plants that can survive later into the fall. Before swapping out the plants, make sure any pot you plan to renew . . .
  • Pesto? Big yawn, so over, so ’80s, right? Don’t be so fast to rush to judgement, my friends; a sauce that originated in Liguria in the 16th century remains a classic that will never fall out of favor. Besides, what else can gardeners do with . . .
  • For some, the first autumnal chill heralds their favorite season. For me, the early-morning sound of the first schoolbus bumping along the road between the first coloring leaves is a tiny death knell. I can never let go of summer without a fight. . . .
  • Home & Garden: Maine’s Roadside Pollinator Study
    Mention the Department of Transportation and images of traffic-stalled road construction or closed one-lane bridge repairs instantly come to mind; the DOT as a conservation agency? Not so much. But the Maine Department of Transportation . . .
  • A quick look around the late-summer garden confirms why a popular hydrangea variety is named “Endless Summer.”
  • July is National Ice Cream Month, but it was so rainy and chilly in July that hot chocolate had more appeal than frozen desserts. Now that August has arrived, we’re experiencing temperatures more associated with the dog days of . . .
  • Nothing gives me more pleasure during the summer than fresh bouquets of flowers in the house: on the dining table, on bedside nightstands, and tiny ones on the bathroom sink. But with the cold and rainy spring it was hard just to put . . .
  • At a potluck barbecue last night one neighbor brought at least eight pint baskets of freshly picked raspberries from her backyard plot. “Showoff,” I thought, as I wolfed down her cake-ice cream-raspberries-and-whipped-cream dessert . . .
  • While staying at a cabin in the Vermont woods recently, I was encouraged by the variety of butterflies — primarily black and yellow swallowtails and viceroys — flitting about in the clearing surrounding the house. I attribute this . . .
  • When the first black-eyed Susans and Queen Anne’s lace join the daisies, clover and campion along the roadsides, it’s a signal that high summer is well under way. It’s such a busy time in the garden I’d never take time to stroll . . .
  • It’s that time of year when the grill reigns supreme and family reunions, neighborhood potlucks or just an impromptu gathering at a lake or oceanfront cottage mean large quantities of food served informally outdoors. It’s not the time . . .
  • Meteorologists may call them “pop-up showers,” but I call it rain, plain and simple. Summer thus far has been wet and chilly, with frequent showers making it difficult to weed or plant. Still, intermittent sun and warmth have . . .
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