Belfast Garden Club seeks plant donations

Apr 23, 2014
Photo by: Martha Laitin Belfast Garden Club seeks plant donations for its annual sale, set for Saturday, May 17.

Belfast — The Belfast Garden Club's annual Green Thumb Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 17, at the Belfast Boathouse.

The sale, which has become the unofficial start of the gardening season in the greater Belfast area, depends on donations from local gardeners, farms and nurseries.

It’s easy to donate:

Bring potted, labeled plants to 10 Bradbury St. (corner of Bradbury and Charles) any time and up to the end of the day on Thursday, May 15. Labels should include generic and Latin names (if possible) and plant color, if known. No need to make an appointment – just drop off donations at the front steps. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and estimated plant values so organizers may send a donor acknowledgement letter.

If potting donations is not possible, bring moist, labeled root balls — in garbage bags, please. Club volunteers will pot and label them.

On Friday, May 16, bring plants (potted and labeled plants only) to the Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., between 8 a.m. and noon.

Proceeds from the Green Thumb Plant Sale provide critical support for many of the club’s civic programs, including its 12 public gardens throughout Belfast and its scholarship program, which awards financial aid to Waldo County high school graduates working toward a degree in biology, conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field.

If donation pick up is needed, or for questions about how to donate, contact Karen Meisenheimer at 323-6360 or kjfrogster@gmail.com.

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