Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Plant Sale Potting Schedule

2008 Bremen Library Plant Sale Potting Schedule

Friday, May 2, 2008, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 1 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 2008, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 1 p.m.*

Hello, everyone! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful spring weather we so deserved after this winter! But the Plant Sale has crept up on me, (and so have the plants)! Hope you have time to help pot for the Plant Sale - we're really late this year! All the workshops will be at my house at 169 Waldoboro Road, (Route 32), three houses north of the Library, gray cape, white trim. We work rain, shine, or cold, so please dress for it - if it's really nasty out, we'll work with the doors closed. Please bring your own trowel, gloves, etc. - we'll have the pots, plants and soil. If you know someone who wouldn't mind printing labels, please bring them, and any friend who has a basic idea of how to pot up plants! We usually pot 1,000 plants - that's about 200 per session - a LOT of work! And, if you have plants to donate, (and I haven't called you), please let me know before you dig - some things I get lots of. Pricing is usually done the Thursday or Friday before the sale, and if you'd like to help, please let me know. Hope you can join us, and thanks so very much!

Linda Nevins

169 Waldoboro Road

529 - 5257

# This potting date is for those who work - please do let me know if you plan to come - I might want to be out digging in your garden! Thanks!

Monday, April 28, 2008

May Library Events

The annual Bremen Library Plant Sale will be held on May 17 !

The long anticipated big event is coming in a few weeks. The snow is gone, plants are sprouting and some are starting to bloom.The first black flies have arrived. That can only mean that the gardeners in Bremen are starting to look in their gardens to see what plants have survived the winter and can be shared with others. It was a long winter and the snow started falling in December and stayed until the start of April. It was hard on the backs of those faced with clearing a path to the mailbox, but made a cozy protective blanket for all the sleeping plants. With snow measuring in at over 100" deep there was no fear of frost heaving plants from the soil. This all bodes well for the selection of plants that will be available at the plant sale. Whether you are a gardener who plans every inch of your flowering borders and know exactly what plants you want to complete your perfect landscape, or you garden by impulse and will plant
anything that catches your eye, there is a good chance of finding what you want at the Bremen Library sale.
The library is looking for donations, so if you have plants that are beginning to take over your yard someone from the library might be able to help you by digging up plants you are willing to share. Call the library at 529-5572 to get information. Look for a schedule of potting days, when volunteers gather and pot up all the donated plants received.
The plant sale is not the only event planned for May 17. While plants fill the parking lot outside, inside the Library building a used book sale and a sale of baked goods will be going on.
Books are still being accepted for the sale, so if you have been cleaning out bookcases and have books you are ready to part with, the library will be glad to take them off your hands. We ask that you do not give us text books, Reader's Digest condensed books, or books that are musty or damaged. If you like to bake, donations of goodies to sell at the baked goods table will also be welcome.
More information will be appearing as May 17 approaches. But mark your calendar now and we hope to see you at the sale.

Monday, April 14, 2008

April Calendar

The book discussion group will not meet in April. The meeting has been rescheduled for May 21. The book we will read and discuss is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

The last of the winter snow is finally melting and the crocuses and snowdrops that meet you at the front door of the library are in full bloom. Our large collection of gardening books are getting a lot of use as gardeners get ready to start planting. As new growth begins to emerge it is time to take inventory of what survived the cold weather. The large amount of snow we had was a great insulating blanket that protected plants from dropping mercury and cold winds. That bodes well for the Library plant sale that is scheduled for Saturday May 17th. Last year many plants had barely sprouted in time to be dug up and potted for sale. This year looks like it will be easier to get a wide variety of perennials for our gardening fans. Remember that the library also holds a used books sale and a baked goods at the same time. So mark your calendar.