Thursday, May 03, 2007

Maine Plant Sales

It's plant sale season! I'm a big fan of plant sales, it is a terrific way to acquire new plants, and meet other Maine gardeners. Here's the list of those Midcoast Maine sales I know about (let me know if you have one to add!)

Plant Sales by Date

Thursday, May 10
Bath Garden Club's annual plant sale 8 a.m. - noon, Patten Free Library, Bath

Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13
9 a.m.-5 p.m. The McLaughlin Foundation Garden and Horticultural Center - 97 Main St., South Paris, ME. Our season-opening plant sale specializing in wild flowers and perennials. Enjoy Bernard's [McLaughlin] wild flower collection in bloom while you choose additions for your own garden. The gift shop and house will be open as we officially kick off the season. Free

Saturday May 12, 9 a.m. to noon at the Southern Maine Community College Greenhouse, 10 Slocum Drive. 741-5877 for more information.

Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Garden Club of Wiscasset perennial plant sale, Wiscassett municipal building, corner of Routes 1 and 27. Small perennial shrubs such as lilacs and raspberry bushes, and perennial plants including peonies, irises, hostas, daylilies, and phlox.

Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13, Plant Sale, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. 207-633-4333 for more information.

Saturday, May 19, 9 am - 4 pm Bowdoinham Library Plant Sale, Bowdoinham Town Hall. Don't miss this one! Bring a box, or plastic bags, or both. For more info, or for directions

Saturday, May 19 The Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held at the Barron Center in Portland from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brighton Ave, opposite Lowe's, at ME Tpke Exit 48. The proceeds provide scholarship money for Maine students studying horticulture.

Saturday, May 19 Maine Rose Society Annual Plant Sale, The Barron Center, Portland. More Information

Saturday - Monday May 26-28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. Annual Plant Sale flowers, vegetables and baskets from their own greenhouse Details.

Saturday - Monday May 26-28th Lilac Festival 9am-5pm Our 10th anniversary lilac celebration! The McLaughlin Foundation Garden and Horticultural Center - 97 Main St., South Paris, ME. Experience the colors, scents and traditions around lilac season with us. Perennials and lilacs will be on sale all weekend. The house, gift shop, and café will be open as well. $5 donation requested

Saturday, June 2 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Morris Farm Peerless Perennial Plant Sale Maine-grown heritage perennials from established Midcoast gardens for sale at reasonable prices. The proceeds of the sale will help underwrite the farm's summer programming. Call 882-4080 for more information. The Morris Farm, Rte 27, Wiscassett. Details 882-4080

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