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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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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 »

New England Aster

The Beauty and Pollinator Benefits of Asters and Goldenrods

Asters and goldenrods are some of New England’s most recognizable late season wildflowers. Asters range in colors from blue, purple, pink to white, and goldenrods . . . read more »

Native seed planting equipment

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 »

Witch-hazel

Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Tall, beautiful understory shrub/ small tree (ten to twenty feet high with an equal width) of mesic deciduous woods; late-blooming ribbon-like yellow flowers provide nectar . . . 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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