TUESDAY, MAY 4:

  • Webinar on Preparing a Garden for Cut Flowers, at noon. Merryspring Nature Center hosts John Fromer, who will demystify the creation of a cut flower garden. He’ll list tools and tricks to help gardeners succeed with techniques that are scalable from a small backyard garden to the beds on a large estate. This program is part of Merryspring’s free Online Spring Talk series. Request a link by emailing info@merryspring.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 8:

  • Bath Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to noon at Bath’s Library Park. Perennials, herbs, tomato seedlings, geraniums, Proven Winners annuals and many more. There will be a Garden Treasures table with gently used garden items, books and more. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Bring your own box, if possible. Mask wearing and social distancing required.
  • “The Business of Horse Logging,” online from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association roundtable exploring the economics of commercial horse logging. A panel of experienced practitioners will discuss the business of cutting trees and how they have created models to remain viable in an increasingly mechanized, production-focused logging industry. Designed for advanced beginners thinking about working in the woods and experienced loggers interested in learning from other teamsters. $15; $10 for members: mofga.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 11:

  • “How to Plan a Pollinator Garden,” online at noon, Merryspring Nature Center of Camden hosts Hildy Ellis, who will help gardeners choose plants to attract imperiled pollinators and learn the landscape practices for maintaining them. She’ll explain the role individual gardeners play in sustaining global plant and animal biodiversity. The program is part of the free Online Spring Talk series via Zoom. Email info@merryspring.org for a link.

COMING UP:

  • Weed-Free Garden Preparation, a webinar for home gardeners on garden preparation to deter weeds, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. Learn about tarping, deep tillage, double-digging, sheet mulching and raised beds. Registration is required; a sliding-scale fee is optional. Register on the UMaine event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. Third in a six-part spring gardening webinar series offered every other Wednesday through June for Maine and New Hampshire gardeners.
  • “Growing Gardens for Pollinators and Plants,” Master Gardener Jean Vose leads the two-parter Thursdays, May 13 and 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for Mid-Coast School of Technology, Rockland. Each class will feature an interactive slide show with take-home-handouts. The May 13 class focuses on “Find Success with Garden Pollinators” and May 20 features “Companion Planting – Plants.” Register at midcoastadulted.maineadulted.org.
  • Plant Sale at Merryspring Nature Center, on the Camden-Rockport line, Friday, May 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members get a 10% discount; nonmembers can join to get the discount during the sale of annual and perennial plants, vegetable seedlings from lettuce and tomatoes to onions and peppers, and flowers including petunias, impatiens, snapdragons, lobelia, delphiniums, begonias, salvia, buddleia, and others, plus herbs including basil, sage, and rosemary. Also, daylilies from the Maine Daylily Society, hostas and other shade plants from Fernwood Nursery, and dahlias from Endless Summer Flower Farm. In addition, Master Gardener John Fromer will be giving a short talk on perennials on Friday, May 14, and Merryspring Garden Manager Denise DeSpirito will be giving a talking tour of the herb garden Saturday, May 15.
  • Annual Plant Sale at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. The Horticulture and Gardening class’s annual sale will be at the campus greenhouse Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon with organic vegetable and herb seedlings and a variety of annuals and perennials. Containers are $3. Buy three and get a fourth free. On Sunday it’s buy one, get one from 9 to 11 a.m., and in the last hour everything is $1. Compost will be for sale if it is ready, at $6 per 40-pound bag. The sale supports horticulture and gardening and sustainability programs at CHRHS.
  • Plant Sale to Benefit Lincolnville Community Library, a preorder plant sale, with pickup on Saturday, May 22. Trees including mountain maple, hackberry, American smoketree, hop hornbeam and American mountain ash trees and shrubs including red chokeberry, button bush, silky dogwood, northern bush honeysuckle and common elderberry. These come as root stock for $10. Geraniums in 4-inch pots for $5. And perennials including lilacs, highbush cranberry, iris, beebalm, phlox, dogwood and more. Proceeds benefit the library. For details and to place an order, call 706-3896 or email questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.