Cultivating Community

The Arnold Arboretum

After a long drab winter, there is no better place to enjoy the bursting colors of spring than Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Great for a day trip or a weekend exploration, the Arnold Arboretum is the most colorful gem in Boston’s Emerald Necklace. http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/ Boston is surrounded by a fabulous network of…

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Permeable Pavers

Permeable Pavers is a term that is used that I found a bit misleading. The concrete pavers themselves are NOT permeable. It is the system that the pavers are installed in that create a permeable surface. Permeable surfaces are becoming more important as water issues such as storm water run-off and water recharge areas are…

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‘PLANT SOMETHING’ initiative

Living in Maine is a wonderful thing and as growers and landscapers we are extremely lucky to be part of a vibrant professional community. One of the many benefits of this community is the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association.  MeLNA is a non-profit professional trade association with members from all over the state representing a variety of…

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Oh the apples!

The change in the weather and the beautiful fall colors always signifies apple season in Maine.  Nothing beats a warm sunny fall day, the sweet smell of fall, and apple orchards bursting with fruit. There are many varieties of apples that are ripe at different times of the fall to extend the season. Happy Picking!…

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Pesticides: Organic vs. Synthetic

As we all become more aware of the environmental impacts farming, gardening, and landscaping have on our waters, habitats, and people lots of folks want to move toward organic methods. ‘Organic’ is a term that has taken on lots of meaning and can be interpreted in different ways. The assumption that going organic is the…

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“New England Grows” Conference

People often ask “what do you do for work during the winter?” While we still have projects coming in to design and estimate, it is much quieter! It gives us time to review the previous year, make plans for improvements, and stay current with the landscape industry. This week our staff will be attending New…

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