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Shelley Wigglesworth

Biography:

Shelley Fleming-Wigglesworth is a certified Maine Master Gardener and award winning newspaper columnist from Kennebunk, Maine. She has been writing for the York County Coast Star for more than a decade as a freelance columnist and features writer. In 2010 she began writing her own gardening column “The Master Gardener’s Notebook” for Tourist News. She also teaches gardening classes at local schools and colleges
Extend the Growing Season into Fall

Extend the Growing Season into Fall

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Yes, the days are getting shorter and cooler, but that doesn’t mean the growing season and the joy... Read More »

Hydrangea Care | Planting Tips and Maintenance

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Hydrangeas have been coined “natures own pH tester” as the colors of the showy blooms the shrubs produce are... Read More »

Flowers That Attract Bees

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Regardless of whether they are the honey-producing variety or not, all bees are good for the garden. Welcoming... Read More »

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds to the Garden

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Hummingbirds are always welcome guests in gardens. It’s fascinating to watch them flit from plant to plant like... Read More »

Weeding Tips

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Weeding may be the least favorite task a gardener must tackle. Keeping up with weeding can be tedious... Read More »

How to Divide Hostas | Instructions and Advice

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Hosta plants—leafy, shade-loving perennials—can be found in sizes that range from about 6 inches to more than four... Read More »

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

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Peonies have been called the “Marilyn Monroe” of flowers simply because they are so stunning.  Fragrant and perfect... Read More »

Aphid Control

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Taking preventative measures to control aphids before the growing season is always a good idea. Early and prompt... Read More »

Kitchen Garden Tips

Kitchen Garden Tips

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A kitchen garden is a separate garden plot located close to the kitchen door for spring, summer and... Read More »

Build a Rock Garden in a Day

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A rock garden is a striking architectural feature, and if you think small scale, it’s easy to build... Read More »

Gardening Superstitions

Gardening Superstitions

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Folklore and superstitions have swirled around gardening for years and go well beyond lucky four-leaf clovers or moon-phase... Read More »

Planting and Harvesting Rhubarb

Planting and Harvesting Rhubarb

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The Rhubarb plant dates back thousands of years to Asia, though it has been a standard in New... Read More »

Make a Stump Planter

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Do you have an old stump or log from a fallen tree on your property? Why not use... Read More »

Blue Flowers | 5 Popular Varieties for the Garden

Blue Flowers | 5 Popular Varieties for the Garden

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Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning summer flower gardens. When thinking about colors, consider blue—one... Read More »

The 10 Best Low Light Houseplants

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Not all plants require bright light to flourish; in fact, some plants do best in low to medium... Read More »

Ferns | General Care and Tips

Ferns | General Care and Tips

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Ferns can add a lush, tropical feel to an inside space, making them a popular choice for houseplants.... Read More »

Tiny Plants and Planters | Miniature Houseplant Ideas

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Miniature houseplants are sweet, fun and whimsical. Displaying these tiny plants and flowers in miniature, makeshift plant pots... Read More »

Sun-Loving Houseplants | 5 Windowsill Choices

Sun-Loving Houseplants | 5 Windowsill Choices

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Windowsills receiving full light exposure provide an optimum environment for sun-loving houseplants. With just a bit of effort,... Read More »

Make a Miniature Terrarium

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Not only are terrariums the simplest way to connect with nature and bring the beauty of the outdoors... Read More »

Flowering Houseplants | 5 Favorite Varieties

Flowering Houseplants | 5 Favorite Varieties

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Flowering houseplants are a sure pick-me-up during the long, grey months of winter. Not only do they add... Read More »

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Garden in Winter

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New Englanders know that the hands-on growing and nurturing aspect of a garden is virtually out of the... Read More »

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

5 Simple Ways to Make Bird Feeders

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Bring a little life back into your frozen garden this winter by attracting non-migratory birds using one (or... Read More »

5 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

5 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

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Rather than simply throwing your Christmas tree out when the season is over, why not try something different... Read More »

Tips to Care for a Live Christmas Tree

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Using a live Christmas tree during the holidays has been steadily gaining popularity over the years. Depending on... Read More »

Gifts for and from the Garden | Top Ten Local Products

Gifts for and from the Garden | Top Ten Local Products

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Products made and/or grown and harvested by New England gardeners make great gifts for friends and family members.... Read More »

How to Care for Orchids to Help Them Re-bloom

How to Care for Orchids to Help Them Re-bloom

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With a cluster of delicate-looking blooms clinging to one or two extended stems that are flanked by elongated,... Read More »

Recycled Plant Containers

Recycled Plant Containers

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Looking for fun, unusual and fresh ideas for vessels in which to start houseplant cuttings or seedlings this... Read More »



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