Another year, another Down East Best of Maine Readers’ Choice poll. Some 5,000 of you cast a ballot this year, and you’re an opinionated bunch. The results include some newcomers in their categories and some stalwart shoo-ins that just can’t seem to lose.
Tiny houses. Tiny trees. Homegrown seedlings. Fancy concrete. Here are our 2015 editors’ choices for the Best of Maine Home and Garden.
Habitat for Hobbits — Wooden Wonders’ little playhouses offer plenty of room for big imaginations.
Sandy Vogels calls his Damariscotta micro-homestead Ephemeral Farm, but there’s nothing ephemeral about his devotion to the circa-1850s house — or to his animals. He’s raised the goats since they were two-week-old kids.
The Camden Garden Club celebrates its 100th anniversary with a house and garden tour that steps back to its early years.
Some of Maine’s prettiest gardens are open this summer. See a list of upcoming Maine garden events.
Living the Maine life: A small, passive-solar home brings retirement security to a Parsonsfield couple.
Peonies have brightened June at Gilsland Farm for nearly 100 years. Maine Audubon’s peony garden will be at its peak mid-month.
A Scarborough couple follows their fond memories to a home at Higgins Beach.
Spring in Maine, as E.B. White observed, is a haphazard season, best described in anecdotes.
Nine steps to a healthy and lush organically grown lawn.
Novelist and gardener Richard Grant says it’s still a fine time of year to sow your dream garden.