Beautifying Back Cove

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p-backcove-062409.jpgHope Lanza, right, and Sandra Wachholz, left, are among the volunteers who helped the Maine YardScaping Partnership install more than 400 trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as a wildflower meadow, on June 18 and 19 at the Back Cove YardScaping Demonstration Project. The goal of the project is to show the range of plants available to Mainers for attractive, low-maintenance landscapes that help reduce the need for pesticides, fertilizers and water. The 2 1/2-acre site was provided by the city of Portland, a YardScaping partner. (Michael Barriault photo)