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Springing! GBBD, April 2017

It would be an exaggeration to say that spring has sprung in my Maine garden, but it is definitely springing. Most of the snow has melted; what’s left are patches of snow on the ground, piles of shoveled snow, and snow banks left by the plow. 316 more words

Seasons

Hibiscus as Medicine

Hibiscus is a lovely house plant as well as prolific grower in the garden.  There are varieties for less than tropical environments.  It gives a nice Hawaiian feel to the window during a snowy day if you keep it in a pot.  296 more words

Herbal Remedies

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2017

In many parts of the United States, March is a spring month. In Maine, although we may enjoy occasional spring-like days, March is still winter and a time of not-so-patiently waiting for spring. 244 more words

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Two free cold climate wind energy reports out from IEA Wind Task 19 expert group

Wind energy in cold climates (encompassing both low temperatures and icing climates) is expanding rapidly with an amazing 12 GW/year rate [1] equivalent of 4,000 large 3MW wind turbines. 383 more words

Ville Lehtomäki

Winter Interest

There’s a great deal of discussion in gardening circles about what gardeners can plant in their gardens to provide “winter interest.” I wonder if this is primarily a concern of those who live in climates where winter dormancy is combined with a bleak winter landscape and drab, gray winter days. 205 more words

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Warm Colors for a Cold, White Season: GBBD, February 2017

February is typically the coldest and snowiest month in Maine, and it can easily seem like the longest month of the year. After an unusually warm January, I was feeling a bit complacent about this winter, but that changed with the arrival of February. 251 more words

Seasons

Tremble in the cold

Living in a cold climate country, it’s obvious other people who comes to visit think it’s always like that. This winter it’s been quite mild actually. 575 more words

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