native plants

June 26, 2015
Slow the flow at your Maine Lakefront Property

Slow the flow at your Maine Lakefront Property

A Brilliant Summer Day on Androscoggin Lake by Leigh Macmillen HayesHealthy buffers along lakefront properties are our last defense in the effort to preserve water quality. These riparian buffers are vegetated zones of land rather than green golf-course like lawns adjacent to the water. The buffer […]
August 3, 2014

A Day in the Life of An Invasive Plant Patroller on a Maine Lake

Fragrant Water Lily, A Maine Native by Leigh Macmillen Hayes Volunteering as a plant patroller for your Maine lake or pond is a great way to learn how to protect your lake from those nasty invasive plants that destroy the recreational value of our properties. It’s […]
June 16, 2013

Native Plants: Enhance Your Lakefront Property and Protect Your Lake

Sunset Extraordinaire over Great East Lake in Acton We all love Maine for its natural beauty. Planting gardens around lakefront camps, cabins and cottages creates a pretty landscape, but it’s not on the same scale as the natural beauty that surrounds us. Using native plants, however, […]
March 31, 2011

Wonders of the Kennebunk Plains and Waterboro Barrens in Maine

Northern Blazing Star at Kennebunk Plains Own lakefront property in the York County/Sanford Lakes Region of Maine and you can easily enjoy the open grasslands and pitch pine woodland barrens in the area. The Nature Conservancy owns and/or monitors the Kennebunk Plains and Waterboro Barrens. Kennebunk […]