Who is Maine Garden Ideas?
Maine Garden Ideas is the brainchild of Nannette Richford. It combines her skills as a writer, photographer, and teacher with her skills in the garden. This site is a labor of love meant to be shared with all who enjoy gardening.
A little about me . . .
- Nannette Richford is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience writing about gardening. She has published thousands of articles in the home and garden field. Her gardening articles can be found on the SF Gate website and on various online sites. She served two years as a Featured Garden Contributor for Yahoo Voices and has written home and garden articles for a variety of private clients.
- Richford has published a book Fiddleheads and Fairies which includes information about foraging for, picking and cooking fiddleheads. The book contains over 75 recipes, a bit of fairy lore and a walk down memory lane when fiddleheading was a rite of passage between winter and spring. This delightful little book is a must-have for those wish to celebrate the joys of life in rural Maine or learn to cook with fiddleheads.
- Richford has also published two children's books "Who Lives in My Backyard?" and "Garden Spiders Live in My Backyard" featuring her photography. The third book in the "In My Backyard" series is currently under production and will be available in the near future. Watch for "Hummingbirds Live in My Backyard" coming soon.
- Richford has nearly 30 years of hands-on experience with gardening in Maine. She grows vegetables, herbs and flowers both in the ground and in raised beds. Like her mother, Richford looks forward to the coming of spring so she can 'dig in the dirt' and watch her flowers and vegetables grow.
Maine Garden Ideas strives to provide new and experienced gardeners with the tools and information needed to plant and grow flowers, vegetables and herbs. It is our hope that through gardening, you will discover a life-long hobby that will bring you much joy and provide your family with fresh fruits and vegetables for the table.