Tuesday May 08, 2012 | 09:44 AM

And as usual you probably don't know what to do for the woman who put up with your tantrums, patiently waited for you to emerge from your goth period and made sure you didn't starve during that first year of "making it on your own."

So here's a way to show her she really did raise you the right way: McLaughlin Gardens' Wildflower Celebration.

The event runs from May 11-13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The colorful spot in South Paris will kick off its 15th season on Mother's Day weekend and National Public Gardens Day.

Expect garden tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, a plant sale and plenty of Maine wildflowers in bloom (one positive result of all that rain!). You can also view the collection "People, Plants and Pollinators," featuring photographs of New England native plants and pollinators.

The photos will be on display throughout the month and are on loan from the New England Wildflower Society. Visits during the Wildflower Celebration are free, but donations to the gardens are always welcome.

About the Author

Subscribe to the
Out Going RSS

Shannon Bryan, content producer for MaineToday Media, likes exploring Maine - from mattress races to cardboard boats, she's into the weird stuff.

Karen Beaudoin, online editor for MaineToday Media, likes knowing the important things - like who's just opened their deck for a sunny afternoon beer and what Portland's eclectic set of street performers are up to.

Subscribe to the
Out Going RSS

Previous entries

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

More

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)
Prefer to respond privately? Email us here.