Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Plant Sale Set For May 12-13, Merryspring

Camden/Rockport, Maine - Merryspring will hold its Spring Plant Sale on Friday, May 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Both days are open to the general public, but Merryspring members will receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. .  Non-members can take advantage of that same discount by becoming members during the event.

Our 2017 plant sale will feature a diverse assortment of annual and perennial plants. We’ll also have a variety of vegetable seedlings from tomatoes to summer squash as well as the ever-popular Petunias for your gardens and flower pots.

Other flowers to be featured this year include classic Zinnias and Cosmos for home bouquets and Torch Tithonia, a favorite of the monarch butterfly.  Our selection of perennial herbs includes Anise Hyssop, Lavender, Sweetgrass and many more.  We will also be selling Merryspring's own Iris cultivar that maybe you've spotted in our circular garden bed as well as some Solomon's Seal for your shady garden borders.

An extra feature this year will be the sale of geraniums and New Guinea impatiens from The Green Thumb, with part of the proceeds going to Merryspring.  A 4.5-inch potted geranium (red, white or pink) is priced at $5.50; a 4-inch pot of New Guinea Impatiens (red, white, pink or purple) goes for $4.50.  These plants can even be pre-ordered for pickup at the Plant Sale by calling the Merryspring office (236-2239).

By purchasing your plants at Merryspring, you are helping to support the upkeep of our public gardens and continuation of our educational programming.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program or any others, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

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