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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

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

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

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

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

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

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

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

8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (90% score)

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

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

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

Container Gardening | Grow Plants Together in Pots or Planters

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

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

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

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

How to Start Hydroponic Gardening

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

Hydroponic gardening is the art and science of growing plants without soil. For hundreds of years mediums other... Read More »

Build a Cold Frame

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% score)

Cold frames are excellent for starting new plants early in the season and extending the growing season into... Read More »

Make a Container Water Garden

Make a Container Water Garden

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

If you’re looking for a centerpiece that lasts longer than flower bouquets, make a container water garden. A... Read More »

Propagate Succulents

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

Succulents have textures and shapes that differ from traditional house plants. Their diverse and visually interesting forms have... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Plants

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

Go beyond roses this year, and give Valentine’s Day plants that will last, send a message, and are... Read More »

How to Prune Houseplants

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

When pruning, trimming and maintaining your indoor plants, have you ever wondered how much snipping and cutting back... Read More »

Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

Herbs are easily grown inside and make lovely kitchen centerpieces and windowsill plants. Small herb container gardens and... Read More »

Flower Arrangement Care | Help Flowers Last Longer

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

Flowers are the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything, but nobody wants to give a... Read More »

Holiday Tradition: Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom

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

Add a little color and beauty to your surroundings this winter by forcing amaryllis bulbs to bloom. A... Read More »

Use a Garden Entrance to Define Outdoor Spaces

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

Gates, arches, arbors, fences, bridges, stepping stones and paths signal to us that there is something beyond our... Read More »

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

Bittersweet Vine | Is the Invasive and Beautiful Plant Friend or Foe?

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

New Englanders know that the autumn blooming bittersweet vine is a catch 22. Loved for its beauty and... Read More »

Decorating for the Holidays with Garden Style

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

Centuries ago Christmas and winter-holiday celebrations were centered around the rhythms of nature. From the gifts that were... Read More »

Garden and Potting Shed Styles

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

Garden and potting sheds are as diverse as the people who own and use them. Charming and intriguing,... Read More »

Birdhouses in the Garden

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” ~Chinese proverb~ Birds and... Read More »

Fall Decorating Ideas | 10 Simple Ways to Add Garden Style

Fall Decorating Ideas | 10 Simple Ways to Add Garden Style

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

  Fall is in the air, and with the gardening season just about over, now is the time... Read More »

Start Composting with Worms

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

Vermicomposting is a self-contained and modified alternative or addition to traditional outdoor composting. It consists of using small... Read More »

Gardening with Moss

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

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

Architectural Elements in the Garden

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

Want to set the mood in your yard? Try adding architectural elements in the garden. Whether your idea... Read More »

Tantalizing Tomato Tips

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

There’s something very satisfying about picking a perfectly ripe home-grown tomato from the vine to slice and eat... Read More »

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets

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

There’s something special about purchasing the food that nourishes and sustains our bodies and souls directly from the... Read More »



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