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  • Acadia-inspired display wins awards

    Acadia-inspired display wins awards

    PHILADELPHIA, PA. — One of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Garden Show’s top awards, The Philadelphia Trophy, awarded for best use of color, went to the Pennsylvania firm of J. Downend Landscaping, Inc. for its creation of a Mount Desert Island garden, in full bloom in late spring, accenting the wild natural beauty of Acadia National

  • Proper insulating keeps homes snug

    Proper insulating keeps homes snug

    On those frigid winter days when gusts pound the windows and the only song that comes to mind is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” the term “R value” can be provocative. In construction speak, R value is how well your insulating material — whether pink or yellow fiberglass batting, cellulose, rock wool or spray foam —

  • Brooklin Garden Club seeks grant applications

    BROOKLIN — Does your local nonprofit organization have a creative new idea, but needs extra money to make it fly? As part of its continuing community outreach program, the Brooklin Garden Club is currently accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations to fund new projects. The deadline for completed applications is Monday, May 2. For

  • Cooperative Extension offering Master Gardener training

    Cooperative Extension offering Master Gardener training

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now taking applications for its 2016 Master Gardener Volunteer training. The training will run on Friday mornings from Jan. 29 through mid-May. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to prepare participants to do gardening-related volunteer work in the local

  • Cooperative Extension offering Master Gardener Volunteer training

    Cooperative Extension offering Master Gardener Volunteer training

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now taking applications for its 2016 Master Gardener Volunteer training. The training will run on Friday mornings from Jan. 29 through mid-May. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to prepare participants to do gardening-related volunteer work in the local

  • How does your garden grow?

    How does your garden grow?

    ELLSWORTH — From retirees to 10-year-old Alida Hodgkins of Marlboro, gardeners and citizens of all ages took time to “smell the roses” during the 2015 growing season. The garden and backyard journalists recorded in words and visually their plantings, bird activity and other goings-on in during the growing season. Their diaries are now available for