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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
Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

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Thousands of different varieties of potatoes are grown worldwide in a broad range of shapes, sizes and colors... Read More »

The Teaberry Plant | A Native to New England

The Teaberry Plant | A Native to New England

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Teaberry plants are almost everywhere in New England and are usually at their peak in mid-October! If you... Read More »

5 Winter Squash Winners | How to Identify, Prepare, Store, and Serve Winter Squash!

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New Englanders have utilized winter squash for centuries. With its thick and tough shell, winter squash can be... Read More »

Apples | How to Pick, Store, and Prolong the Life of New England’s Favorite Fall Fruit!

Apples | How to Pick, Store, and Prolong the Life of New England’s Favorite Fall Fruit!

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September is the time for apples!  A trip to an apple orchard is a New England tradition for... Read More »

Fall Planting | 5 Things to Plant Before the First Frost in New England

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Fall is a great time to work in the garden—bright sunny days paired with cooler temperatures make for... Read More »

Flowers That Reseed Themselves | Garden Advice

Flowers That Reseed Themselves | Garden Advice

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Do you love the natural and free-flowing look of wildflowers and meadow flowers? One of the reasons that... Read More »

The Best Medium for Your Gardening Needs | The Difference Between Dirt, Soil, and Compost

The Best Medium for Your Gardening Needs | The Difference Between Dirt, Soil, and Compost

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Do you know the difference between dirt, soil, and compost? Do you know what makes up Vermiculite and... Read More »

Hosta Plants | Planting, Care, and Pest Advice

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Hosta plants have been a favorite foliage plant in New England gardens since the early 1800s. Originally from... Read More »

Daylilies | A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Perennial

Daylilies | A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Perennial

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Common daylilies are stunning flowers in their own right and are also very adaptable to most surroundings. Once... Read More »

Moss Garden | Advice and Recipe to Age Pots

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Lush, woodsy, musky, earthy green moss. It’s hard to believe that some folks actually try to rid nature’s... Read More »

Grow Microgreens | Harvest a Salad in 2 Weeks

Grow Microgreens | Harvest a Salad in 2 Weeks

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Dazzle your summer guests with Microgreens! Microgreens are leaf vegetables that are grown and harvested before complete maturation... Read More »

Rhododendron Care | Planting and Maintenance Tips

Rhododendron Care | Planting and Maintenance Tips

7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)

The stunning and stately rhododendron plant — native to Asia — is a popular and well-loved landscaping element in New... Read More »

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

9 votes, 4.44 avg. rating (87% score)

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

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

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

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

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

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

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

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

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

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

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

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

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

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

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



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