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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Photographs © Lisa Looke, Heather McCargo

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Return of the Meadow

How to Create a Meadow

Meadows are beautiful dynamic habitats with rich populations of plants and animals, and unfortunately, they have been reduced substantially in the last 50 years. Contributing . . . read more »

What is Rewilding?

What Is Rewilding?

The term rewilding first appeared in the conservation world in the 1980s with a continental-scale vision to protect large tracts of wilderness and connect these . . . read more »

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Growing Vertical with Native Vines: Climbing plants for fences, trellises and walls

With their roots in the earth and their stems twining upward, vines are a great solution where ground space is limited but vertical space is . . . read more »

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Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Six Easy Steps

Fall and winter are the best times to sow native seeds. In Maine, the yearly cycle for seed ripening and germination is different from common . . . read more »

Why Native Plants Matter

Beauty, biodiversity, and resilience

Native plants are beautiful, important for our local ecosystems, and do not need the high nutrient and water inputs of commonly cultivated plants. In this presentation, Executive Director Heather McCargo covers the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and the importance of bringing these native plants back into our gardens and developed landscapes. She also discusses current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade (including cloning and the loss of genetic diversity), and explains how we all can support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

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