Hardy Perennials and Heirloom Tomatoes on Sale at Morris Farm
Morris Farm holds its 11th Annual Community Plant Sale May 21st. The barn doors on Gardiner Road will open at 8:30AM to a display of heirloom tomato plants and hardy perennials from some of the area’s most spectacular flower gardens.
The heirloom tomatoes were raised from seed by students from Wiscasset High School’s Biology and Integrated Science classes. Seedlings for sale include red, pink, orange, yellow, green (when ripe) and “black” tomatoes: Amish Paste, Aunt Ruby’s Green, Black Krim, Black Prince, Egg Yolk Cherry, Gardener’s Delight cherry, Pink Brandywine, Pruden’s Purple, and more.
Homeowners will also be delighted by the perennials that have been culled from the area’s most spectacular flower gardens. The Morris Farm volunteers, who have an affinity for beautiful Maine gardens, have dug up, divided, and potted an impressive array of plants for the sale.
A few of the flowering plants that were selected from their favorite gardens by the Morris Farm volunteers include Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Poppy, Coreopsis, Delphinium, Crane Bill Geranium, Blue Bearded Iris, Hosta, Phlox, Bachelor’s Button, Strawberries, Sea Lavender and a limited number of named Day Lilies.
Flowering shrubs are also included in the sale. Early customers will find single and double lilacs, a very special rose, and both low-growing and standard Forsythia.