The ever-expanding Camden Garden Club Plant Sale — “Plants for Scholars” — is moving this year. As a part of the Downtown Business Group’s weekend event, “Business is Blooming,” the garden club will hold its sale on Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. under Allen Insurance’s portico, next to the Village Green.
Rhubarb will be back this year, as will many herbs, ferns, and hosta varieties. Of course, the tables will be crowded with the carefully dug and potted abundance chosen from members’ perennial borders. Gardeners learn after a while that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Dividing, usually every three years, makes healthier, lovelier plants.
As always, proceeds from the Plant Sale go to the club’s Scholarship Program for local college students majoring in horticulture-related studies. If non-members have good, identified plants they’d like to contribute to this important cause, they can call Maureen O’Donnell at 596-5731 during the week before the sale.
The Camden Garden Club is in its 99th year of cultivating the art of gardening, developing and preserving beauty in and around Camden – like the trademark hanging baskets on lamp posts in summer and lighted wreaths in winter — and promoting civic improvements and conservation of natural resources.
These good works are funded with the proceeds from the Annual House and Garden Tour, in its 67th year. As beautiful as ever, this year’s tour will be Thursday, July 17th. For more information, check the website: www.camdengardenclub.com. Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. New members are always welcome.