ISSUE #782 - JUNE 18, 2020
Hot weather is here! Escape the heat by planting a shade garden with our tips.
Estabrook's is now open every day from 9am to 5pm in Yarmouth and Kennebunk. Please review our new safety measures before your next visit.
Planting a Shade Garden
Temperatures are starting to heat up here in Maine! If you're looking to escape the heat but still get some gardening done, planting a shade garden is a great project.

You'll find a wide selection of popular shade loving perennials now available at Estabrook's. Follow these tips to get started...
Kerry's Tips of the Week
Silver Foliage is a Great Peacemaker
Silver and gray foliage plants are elegant workhorses in sun or shade gardens. They harmonize beautifully with pastel flowers and are calming peacemakers when sited between brilliant clashing colors such as fuchsia and orange.  

Read on for more reasons why you should consider adding these stylish plants to your garden and also discover a few of my favorites...
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 Estabrook's in Kennebunk consulting on  garden design , answering your gardening questions and much more.
Watering Guide
With hot summer weather starting today and continuing into the weekend, the most important thing you can do for the health of your plants is provide a consistent amount of water. Here at Estabrook's we recommend deep watering 2-3 times a week even when it rains . Read on to learn more about watering strategies for your garden...
Bagged Soils Back in Stock!
Bagged soils have been in short supply everywhere, but we're happy to report that we just received a large shipment of organic bagged soils from our friends at Coast of Maine !

Choose from Bar Harbor Blend , a great all-purpose potting soil, Cobscook Garden Soil , the preferred soil for garden beds, or Castine Raised Bed Mix , the go-to selection for freestanding raised beds, which have become so popular in recent years.
Let Us Do the Planting!
Does the idea of adding new trees and shrubs to your landscape sound better than planting them yourself, especially during the onset of humid summer weather?

Our Planting Service can help! Simply visit Estabrook's, choose your favorite plants and then ask for our Planting Service during checkout - we'll do the rest. We can arrange delivery, make sure your trees and shrubs are planted the right way and get everything off to a great start. Visit our website for full details and pricing.
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