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Vanessa Nesvig
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I am an artist and gardener living on the coast of Maine.
I am an artist and gardener living on the coast of Maine.

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Getting a jump on spring with seeds in the basement!

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Spring Seedlings
As the snow flies outside I am hoping that spring will get here before my seedlings get too root bound. It seemed like things were going to get an early start this year and so I planted the cold hardiest among my seeds March 13th. I love to see Thomas Jeffe...

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Good Companions
Remember summer? I admit that I love to look at pictures from summers past at this time of year. It helps me remember which plant combinations were successful so I can plan for this year. I like big contrast in foliage color to grab your attention. Here are...

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Who Doesn't Love a Good Snag?
With all the activity around clean up this time of year, it is good to remember that dead trees have an important place in the garden as well. Snags, the name for dead trees that are left upright to decompose naturally, are so important that according some ...

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Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra
The Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Grenada Spain are one of the only Moorish gardens left today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site destination that is well worth planning a trip, we spent an entire day taking in the country castles of the Alhambra and the...

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Busy Spring with Additions
This spring has been busy this year for me with my new position at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens  and all the extra work from such a harsh winter. I get great doses of gorgeous gardens every day at work and then work every weekend on keeping ours toge...

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Fiacre: Green for the Soul
One of my favorite places to loiter and get rejuvenated is Fiacre on Pleasant Street, in Portland, Maine. It is like entering another world. Exquisite hand-crafted greenhouse accessories combine with exotic flowers and plants to create a garden lovers parad...
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