In search of plants for annual Green Thumb sale

Apr 23, 2017
A young gardener carries a pack of tomato plants at last year's Green Thumb fundraiser for Belfast Garden Club.

The Belfast Garden Club needs help. Midcoast gardeners eager to start digging this spring are asked to remember the annual Green Thumb Plant Sale taking place Saturday, May 20, at Belfast Boathouse.

The nonprofit garden club needs gardeners willing to dig and donate plants to the sale. For anyone with extra seedlings or divisions of perennials, it is easy to take part. Contact sale coordinator Bonnie Irwin at 703-9057 or She’ll find the easiest way to help, whether that means sending a club member to a garden to help identify and dig, or providing simple drop-off instructions.

Or pick up an extra six-pack of flowers, veggies or herbs while shopping at a favorite local greenhouse; the club would be grateful to receive those, too. Unusual perennials are also welcome.

The Green Thumb fundraiser helps Belfast Garden Club give two annual scholarships to local students earning degrees in earth-friendly fields. It also helps the club maintain 12 public gardens in Belfast, donate books to Belfast Free Library, and undertake other endeavors that encourage people’s love for gardening and desire to protect our native flora and fauna.

For more information about the club, visit





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