Creative gardens get the green thumbs up

NORTH CHESTERVILLE – They are a creative pair. Which is one of the biggest reasons that Roger and Sue Bisaillon earned the spiffiest garden award for August. The “Yard of the Month”…

Skunked Again: Johnson Pond brookies

Fishing is fun, but it isn’t always easy. Often, you can travel a mile down the road to your favorite trout hole just off the beaten path; other times, planning and commitment…

Skunked Again: A Quest for Blueback Trout

Last weekend I made a trip up to northern Maine’s Allagash Wilderness in search of blue-backs. Although the trip did not focus solely on finding this rare species of trout (known to…

Succulents as Objects of Art

Propeller Plant Neglect. The ability to withstand extreme neglect. It’s the defining characteristic shared by those houseplants known as “succulents.” From the fleshy leaves of the “Jade” and “Aloe,” to the spiny…