Category: Flowers

Cut Flowers

Growing cut flowers can be management- and labor-intensive, but they are a high-margin crop if managed well – and they beautify your fields. At the November Farmer-to-Farmer Conference in Bethel, Maine, Barbara Murphy of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in South Paris, Nancy Stedman of Little River Flower Farm in Buxton and Don Beckwith

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Daylilies at Deerwood Farm

A small representation of some 300 daylily varieties grown at Deerwood. Photo courtesy of Brian Hendricks. by Joyce White Beverly and Brian Hendricks bought their small farm in western Maine’s Waterford in 2001.  They had always wanted to own an old farm, and Bev smiles in acknowledgement that their early dream “to feed the world

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Growing Roses

“Der Rosenmeister,” Leon Ginenthal (sitting on his rose bench), owns Der Rosenmeister in Ithaca, New York, a source for hardy roses for local folks and of information on hardy roses for the rest of us. Photo by Sue Smith-Heavenrich. by Sue Smith-Heavenrich While I love roses, I have been intimidated by the idea of actually

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