ISSUE #716 - MARCH 7, 2019
Spring is ramping up! Get some tips on what you should be doing inside and out right now.
Succulents, Cacti & Tillandsias Care Guide
Succulents, cacti and tillandsias (also known as air plants) are nearly foolproof plants that will add tons of unique texture to your home. Some varieties can even be grown with little to no water or soil at all!

However, these special plants will require some special care. We've put together the following tips to help you get started with these fascinating plants...
Kerry's Tips of the Week
Made in the Shade: Sensational Hellebores
If you're looking for bursts of color starting in late winter from shade-loving plants that are snubbed by deer and rabbits thanks to their toxic evergreen leaves, then you should think about welcoming  Hellebore  into your garden.

Hellebore will be available this spring in many exciting varieties that boast tons of marvelous colors. Learn more about this often overlooked plant and consider adding a few this year...
KERRY ANN MENDEZ  is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Her latest book is  The Budget-Wise Gardener .

You'll now find her at our Yarmouth store consulting on  garden design , conducting workshops , answering your gardening questions and much more.
Don't miss Kerry next Wednesday, March 13th at the Topsham Public Library ! She'll be discussing "High Impact, Low Maintenance Perennials, Flowering Shrubs and Annuals" from 12-1pm for the Topsham Garden Club. All are welcome at this FREE event. Dessert and coffee will be served afterwards.
Eliminate Browntail Caterpillars Now!
Entomologists from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry would like to remind you that now is the best time to remove browntail caterpillars from trees that are accessible.

Browntail caterpillars cause a poison ivy-like rash and they are impacting a broad swath of Maine. Contact with this caterpillar’s hairs can cause severe reactions for some individuals.

To learn more about how to identify browntail caterpillar infestations and safely remove them, including helpful step-by-step videos, please visit the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry website:
Celebrate Life's Biggest Moments with Fresh Flowers
Do you have a wedding or special event coming up this year?

Farmhouse Floral by Estabrook's is our brand-new florist service and is now booking for the 2019 season. Visit our website to learn more and book a FREE consultation today.
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