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Fall 2017 Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30 pm (usually)

* We try hard to be office between 8:30am and 4:00pm on most weekdays, but please call ahead to be sure!

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


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    Backyard Conservation

    Yardscaping for a Healthy Maine (new booklet)
    Maine YardScaping Partnership factsheets and more: http://www.yardscaping.org/

    Backyard Conservation: Bringing conservation from the countryside to your backyard

    Gardening to Conserve Maine's Native Landscapes: Plants to Use, Plants to Avoid (UMaine Ext Bulletin #2500)

    Chart: Cultural Conditions and Landscape Uses for Selected Native Plants (KL-SWCD)

    Native Plants for Butterflies (Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve)

    Native Plants for Birds (Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve)

    Native Plants for Maine: Wild Seed Project

    Conservation Practices for Homeowners Series (Maine DEP, Portland Water District, Cumberland County SWCD)

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    Landscaping at the Water's Edge - NEW Handbook from UNH! (2014)

    Buffer Handbook (1998)

    Buffer Plant List (comprehensive guide including cultural requirements; Androscoggin Valley SWCD) 

    Planting and Maintaining Buffers


    Composting 101

    Make a Bokashi Composting Bucket

    Build a Compost Bin (Cornell Extension Bulletin)


    Yardscaping Home Page   www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/yardscaping/

    Yardscaping Lawn Fact Sheets   www.cumberlandswcd.org/yardscape/factsheets.htm

    Meadows for the Northeast (UNH)

    Meadow Establishment, Wildflowers for NE Meadows, Wildflower Calendar

    Guide to Wildflower Seedlings   http://extension.unh.edu/Wildflower-Guide-Page1

    Plant Care Fact Sheets (PDF)

    Selecting, Planting, and Caring for Trees and Shrubs in the Maine Landscape (UMaine Ext Bull #2366)

    Pruning Woody Landscape Plants (UMaine Ext Bulletin)

    Growing Raspberries and Blackberries (UMaine Ext Bulletin)

    Growing Strawberries (UMaine Ext Bulletin)

    Growing Highbush Blueberries (UMaine Ext Bulletin)

    Planting and Early Care of Fruit Trees (UMaine Ext Bulletin)

    Planting and First Pruning of Fruit Trees (Adams County Nursery)

    Pollinator Fact Sheets

    Pollinator Syndromes

    Understanding Native Bees, the Great Pollinators: Enhancing Their Habitat in Maine (UMaine Ext Bull 7153)

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    Soil Fact Sheets

    Testing your soil (UMaine Ext Bull #2286e) (Soil test kits available at District office)

    Interpreting your test results - lawn & garden  (Maine Soil Testing Service)

    Invasive Plants to Avoid

    Go to Invasive Plants

    Insect Pests

    Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD): A new pest of soft fruits (KL-SWCD)

    SWD: 2013 Bait & Trapping Guide (PDF)   http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/SWDInfo.html



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    Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder.aspx

    USDA Plants Database    http://plants.usda.gov

    Yardscaping for a Healthy Maine   http://www.yardscaping.org/

    Recommended Books

    Blouin, Glen. 2004. Weeds of the woods. Nimbus Publishing.

    Burrell, Colston. 2006. Native alternatives to invasive plants. Handbook #45. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Cullina, William. Various. Wildflowers; Native trees, shrubs, and vines; Native ferns, moss, & grasses. Houghton-Mifflin.

    Hightshoe, Gary. 1987. Native trees, shrubs, and vines for rural and urban America. Wiley.

    Leopold, Donald. 2005. Native plants of the northeast. Timber Press.

    Mader, Eric et al. 2011. Attracting native pollinators. Xerces Society. Storey Publishing.

    Mizejewski, David. 2004. Attracting birds, butterflies & other backyard wildlife. National Wildlife Federation.

    Tallamy, Douglas. 2007. Bringing nature home. Timber Press.