‘Maine Gardner’ column explores fall blooming with Peterson, Hargest

A recent “Maine Gardner” column published in the Portland Press Herald and CentralMaine.com about fall blooms featured Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Bryan Peterson, a UMaine an assistant professor of horticulture. “I tend to view this precocious flowering as a phenomenon that follows periods of drought stress, so I’m not entirely clear about what is causing it this year,” Peterson said.