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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

Easy Roses to Plant and Care for in New England

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Growing roses in New England can be tricky due to the varied and often unpredictable weather that this... Read More »

Keep Deer out of the Garden | 5 Non-Toxic Gardening Tips

Keep Deer out of the Garden | 5 Non-Toxic Gardening Tips

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It can be very disappointing to find that a plant or plants you have nurtured from seed and... Read More »

10 Best Shade-Loving Plants | Gardening Advice

10 Best Shade-Loving Plants | Gardening Advice

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Looking to accent the shady areas of your garden or outdoor landscape this summer? There are several shade-loving... Read More »

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

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Q: The lilac bushes that I planted in 2009 did not bloom last year and only had three... Read More »

10 Timeless Tips to Add Visual Interest to Your Garden

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Gardens that are in harmony with the environment lend a feeling of peace that can’t be denied. If... Read More »

Garden Cloche | Tips and Instructions

Garden Cloche | Tips and Instructions

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A garden cloche is essentially a scaled-down greenhouse used to protect young plants against the elements. First designed... Read More »

Repot Houseplants | How to Transfer Plants into Larger Containers

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Repotting houseplants is an essential component to keeping plants healthy and encouraging new growth. When roots become bound... Read More »

Top 10 Easy Houseplants

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Do you love the look of lush live houseplants and the homey feel that houseplants lend to a... Read More »

The 10 Best Winter Tips for Houseplants

The 10 Best Winter Tips for Houseplants

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Houseplants make a home more welcoming, especially during our long, cold New England winters. Living plants that are... Read More »

The Benefits of Evergreen Conifer Trees

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“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus... Read More »

The Beautiful Winterberry Bush

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Winterberry is a species of the holly bush native to eastern North America and Canada. It’s abundant in... Read More »

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden

10 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden

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Gardeners are known to be some of the most giving people on earth.  We love to teach, share... Read More »

How to Plant a Cranberry Bed

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Cranberries were first discovered in New England by Native Americans centuries ago. The berries were used for food,... Read More »

Fall Flowers and Plants | Seven Seasonal Ways to Display Your Favorite Fall Flowers and Plants

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Get the most out of your fall flowers, even after the first frost by displaying them in fun... Read More »

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

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“From little acorns mighty oaks do grow” — American Proverb This is the perfect time of year to... Read More »

Learn How to Plant Fall Bulbs

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Take the first steps to prepare for next year’s garden by planting fall bulbs. These simple tips and... Read More »

How to Preserve Gourds and Display Them, too!

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Displaying colorful gourds that mimic the hues of New England’s fall foliage is a festive way to celebrate... Read More »

How to Harvest and Dry Seeds

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It’s time to gather this past summer’s seeds from your favorite flowers and veggies to save for next... Read More »

How to Press Flowers

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With the end of the growing season fast approaching, pressing and preserving flowers is an inexpensive and fun... Read More »

10 Mid-Summer Gardening Tips to Prolong the Life of Flowers and Plants

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It’s that time of year when our gardens have put on their best show, produced their crops and... Read More »

Birdbaths | Installation and Maintenance

Birdbaths | Installation and Maintenance

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A garden just isn’t quite the same without a few birdbaths dotting the landscape. Well maintained birdbaths placed... Read More »

Plants that Repel Insects and Garden Pests | Natural Gardening

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Have the summer insects and pests been “bugging” or attacking you and your prized plants? Why not introduce... Read More »

Grow Plants in Wood Pallet Garden Frames

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Wood pallet garden frames are the latest trend in gardening? If this is something you want to experiment... Read More »

Companion Plants | 5 Great Garden Ornamental and Edible Plant Combinations

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when used as companion plants, edible and ornamental plants grow beautifully alongside each other and make interesting container... 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 »

Container Gardening | Grow Plants Together in Pots or Planters

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Container gardening can be fun when you think about using theme that are creative, beautiful or functional. Plants... Read More »

Bee Pollination | The Benefits of Luring and Housing Bees

Bee Pollination | The Benefits of Luring and Housing Bees

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Bees buzzing around your gardens and property are a good thing, and beekeeping has been gaining popularity in... Read More »