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2019 Winter Office Hours
Mon-Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, but please call ahead to be sure!

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856




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    2019 Plant Sale Online Catalog

    Plant Sale - May 4 & 5 at Union Fairgrounds  

    Pre-orders due at District office by April 22!

    Order online NOW!

    - Scroll down, click on pictures for plant descriptions/images

    - Order and pay online


    Download  2019 Plant Sale Catalog and send in order with check


    Online Catalog: Click on pictures below for plant images, descriptions, prices and purchase.

    The Plants 

    This year's selection includes 160 varieties - 46 Fruit trees, Berries & other edibles; 59 Trees & Shrubs; 55 Perennials & Herbs. Some of these are choices we offer annually, some are new, and some are back!

    We strive to provide the community with high quality, bareroot plants at a reasonable price. The trees, shrubs & perennials are mostly native and always non-invasive*. We are proud that our selections are excellent for conservation and ornamental plantings, AND great choices for pollinators, beneficial insects. larval hosts and other wildlife.

    *Invasive plants are defined as non-native plants that cause economic or environmental harm to natural or minimally managed landscapes, or are harmful to human health. The vast majority of non-native plants are NOT invasive, but there are a few that cause problems by out-competing native plants for space, nutrients, and pollinators, resulting in cascading effects throughout the ecosystem.

    As of Dec 31, 2017, Maine has prohibited the sale, propagation, and importation of 33 plants considered invasive or potentially invasive. A copy of this list is available at http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/horticulture/invasiveplants.shtml#List.

    For more information about terrestrial plants considered invasive in Maine, visit www.knox-lincoln.org/invasive-plants.

    What is a "bareroot plant"?

    Most of the plants we offer are "bareroot," meaning that the plants are not in a pot and the roots are not in soil. These plants have been dug when they are dormant - either in the fall, for winter storage in a climate-contolled facility or in the spring, just before the sale.

    We receive these dormant plants just before the sale - most often packed in wet, shredded newspaper - label them, and store them with roots covered in wet sawdust. Pre-ordered plants are packed on the Friday before the sale - roots wrapped in wet sawdust and plastic - ready for you to pick-up on the weekend.

    Bareroot plants need a little more attention initially than potted plants, but they are a lot less expensive to buy and ship. Plant your bareroot plants as soon as possible - either in the ground or in a pot till fall planting season. Keep well-watered especially this first season and into the fall, and read this Care and Maintenance Guide.