a calendula flower seeding in a pot on a garden bench
Farm & Garden
Curtis Jirsa

Plant Patents and Seed Catalogs

It’s seed-buying season, so I wanted to share some information about plant patents and protection certificates that you might find in your catalogs. If you’re

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female Eastern Swallowtail on an Oak
Native Plants
Curtis Jirsa

Arbor Day and Native Trees

We recently received an envelope from the Arbor Day Foundation with the boldfaced title  “2019 Maine Tree Survey.” I was excited to fill it out

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Native Plants
Curtis Jirsa

The Native Plants Debate

Should we be paying closer attention to where our plants come from? Not in terms of where the plants were purchased, but rather where they

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