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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape

A Rain Garden at Your Downspout

by Heather McCargo • November 19, 2015

The torrential downpour that the Northeast experienced at the end of September was a clear reminder that we need to make our landscapes more absorbent of precipitation. Forests and meadows are able to absorb massive amounts of rainfall, slowing the . . . Read More »

A collection of native shrubs for Maine summer gardens

by Heather McCargo • August 12, 2015

People frequently ask me for native plant suggestions for their summer gardens. Below are some recommendations for shrubs that will provide a lot of visual interest in the form of beautiful flowers or fruits, as well as food and habitat . . . Read More »

Managing Meadows and Lawns for Beauty and Biodiversity

by Heather McCargo • June 26, 2015

MEADOWS In the summertime, meadows are buzzing with life. Vegetation is tall and verdant, many species of flowering plants are blooming, and sex and child rearing are in full swing among plants and animals. A meadow is a rich habitat . . . Read More »

Making a Beeline Through Portland

by Heather McCargo • February 27, 2015

Habitat Corridors for Pollinating Insects: Bees and butterflies are getting a lot of attention these days, now that they are in severe decline. Our whole ecosystem, including many food crops, depends on them.

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