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Shelley Wigglesworth

Biography:

Shelley (Fleming) Wigglesworth is an award-winning freelance journalist from Maine specializing in maritime topics and the commercial fishing industry. She is also a certified Maine Master Gardener who writes gardening articles on a regular basis for Yankee Magazine. Her work can be found in the following publications: The York County Coast Star, Portsmouth Herald, Bangor Daily News, Yankee Magazine (online), National Fisherman Magazine, Commercial Fisheries News, Tourist News, Points East Magazine, Coastal Angler and The Maine Lobstermen's Association’s “Landings.” Follow Shelley on Facebook.
Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

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

Aphid Control

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

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

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

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

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

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

Make a Stump Planter

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

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

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

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

The 10 Best Low Light Houseplants

9 votes, 3.78 avg. rating (75% score)

These hardy low light houseplants will thrive in the places where other plants won’t. Not all plants require bright... Read More »

Ferns | General Care and Tips

Ferns | General Care and Tips

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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

Make a Miniature Terrarium

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

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

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

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

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

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

10 votes, 4.70 avg. rating (92% score)

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

Tips to Care for a Live Christmas Tree

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

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

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

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

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

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

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

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

Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

Potatoes | Uses for the Versatile Spud

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

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

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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!

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

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!

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

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

Fall Planting Guide| What to Plant Before the First Frost

8 votes, 4.37 avg. rating (86% 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 Difference Between Dirt and Soil | Best Gardening Medium

The Difference Between Dirt and Soil | Best Gardening Medium

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

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

Hosta Plants | Planting, Care, and Pest Advice

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

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



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