The Hawthorn Spring 2011
Looking for Volunteers, Plants, and Garden-Related Items
Do you have time to volunteer at the Plant Sale on May 20-21? Or
can you help set up during the week before? Do you have perennials
that need division? How about extra seedlings? Any unused garden
books or duplicate tools?
The donations and efforts of our members al-ways help to make
our Annual Plant Sale an exciting and successful fundraising
If you have donations of books, magazines, tools, or garden
ornaments, we would really appreciate them. Books and magazines may
be dropped off at the Ross Center, if no one is there, please leave
them in the screened-in porch. Pots, tools and plants may be left
by the garage door next to the greenhouse. Seedlings may be left on
the potting bench in the main greenhouse. Please enter by the front
Plant donations may be dropped off at any time. Please label
them as to species and color, and place divisions in plastic bags
with adequate soil to keep roots cool and moist.
The 2011 Merryspring Plant Sale will be open for members only on
Friday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and for the general public on
Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An annual rite of spring, the Merryspring Plant Sale has been
offering Midcoast gardeners a wonderful assortment of
professionally grown and locally dug an-nuals, perennials, herbs,
and shrubs for more than three decades.
And this years event promises to be another gardeners delight.
Among our special plants this year, we will be offering a
delightful assortment of roses that are hardy in our rugged
climate. The always reliable Mordens Blush, copper-colored Singin
In the Rain, Ch-Ching! (pictured at right) a goregous yellow
grandiflora, and William Baffin, a soft red. We also have a lovely
hybrid tea named Secret, which is a porcelain pink and white blend.
Several other roses round out our offerings.
The athyrium fern Ghost, frosted apple green fronds with dark
purple stems, is joining our selection. As is the hardy geranium
Dark Reiter. It is a compact mound of finely cut, plum purple
foliage with clusters of contrasting light lav-ender flowers. For
heuchera fans, we have Hercules with its variegated green and white
foliage with red flowers. The Oriental poppy Pink Ruffles will make
a showing this year as will the charming violet Etain and hosta
For herb enthusiasts, there is true tarragon, rose petal and
lavender scented thymes, and other assorted herbs. As always, we
will have a nice selection of unusual tomatoes, such as Garden
Peach, Red Peach, San Fransico Fog, Roma, Caspian Pink, Sophies
Choice, and Silvery Fir Tree, to name a few.
Other special plants being offered this year include a variety
of perennial divi-sions from the gardens of Merryspring and its
members; an assortment of dahlia tubers from Endless Summer Flower
Farm; hostas and other shade lov-ers from Fernwood Nursery;
divisions from the Maine Daylily Societys collec-tion;
rhododendrons and other shrubs from the Maine Rhododendron Society;
and the usual mix of nice surprises left on our doorstep.
In addition to all the wonderful plants, theres always an
assortment of used tools, flower pots, gardening books, and
hand-crafted items on sale for the bargain hunter. And, finally, we
will be providing some fun gardening activities and learning
experiences for children who are attending the Plant Sale with
their parents or guardians.
So mark your calendars and be sure to make your annual (or
first) visit to the Merryspring Plant Sale on May 20-21.
Annual Plant Sale A Gardeners Delight
The Hawthorn Spring 2011 Page 2
Plant Sale 1
Help Needed 1
Environmental Educator 2
Wish List 2
Endowment Fund 2
Education Calendar 3-4
Winter Ecology Festival 5
Presidents Message 5
Donor Thanks 6-7
Gift Ideas 8
Kitchen Tour 8
Inside this issue: Merryspring Nature Center P.O. Box 893,
Camden, ME 04843 Tel: (207) 236-2239 Fax: (207) 230-0663 Email:
[email protected] www.merryspring.org
Mission Statement Merrysprings mission is to practice, teach,
and advocate sound principles of ecology, conservation, and
horti-culture in order to protect our natu-ral environment and to
provide natu-ral landscapes and cultivated areas for public
Hours of Operation The park is open free of charge from dawn to
dusk every day of the year. Our offices and library are open
Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by
Membership Fees Individual $35 Family $50 Merry Dog $35 Business
Keeping in Touch You can sign up for our eUpdates at
www.merryspring.org to receive the latest news on programs and
events. Or you can visit Merrysprings Face-book page, where you can
check on the upcoming schedule. Go to
Board of Trustees Ray Andresen, President Kathleen Kull, Vice
President Richard Ailes, Treasurer Frank Callanan, Secretary
Rebecca Clapp Susan Dorr Cynthia Dunham Joanne Fagerburg Glenn
Jenks Susan Shaw Carol Woodbury -Witham
Staff Toni Goodridge, Administrative Mgr. Gail Sutton,
Buildings/Grounds Mgr. Greg Dorr, Buildings/Grounds Asst.
AmeriCorps Environmental Educator Sarah Lambson
2011All Rights Reserved
Sarah Lambson is the new AmeriCorps Environmental Educator at
Merryspring Nature Center. A native of Co-lumbia, Missouri, Sarah
began her 11-month volunteer term at Merryspring in early January
and will be with us through mid-November.
Sarahs primary role at Merryspring will be working with our
volunteers and staff to expand the parks environ-mental educational
offerings to include more hands-on, in-the-field programs for
children. She will also be available to lead school field trips at
Merryspring and to supervise our existing educational programs and
Sarah is a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri with a
B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife. She previously served as a
volunteer intern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-vice in Rhode
Island in 2008 and with the Student Conser-vation Association in
New Hampshire in 2010.
Ive come to love it in New England, Sarah said while
interviewing for the position at Merryspring. I enjoy working with
kids and helping them learn about the envi-ronment. Thats what
really drew me to Merryspring.
One of seven children, Sarah learned to be patient as a
youngster a trait she feels serves her well in working with young
children. She also is interested in music. She sings with a
community choir, Down East Singers, and one of her first purchases
in Maine was a used guitar.
Sarah is Merrysprings third AmeriCorps volunteer, follow-ing Leo
Maheu (2010) and Rachel Potter (2009). Each of them came to
Merryspring through the Maine Conserva-tion Corps (MCC), which
places AmeriCorps volunteers with non-profits and other
organizations with a focus on conservation and environmental
How to Leave a Lasting Legacy at Merryspring Nature Center
Merryspring has a permanent Endowment Fund to ensure that future
generations will continue to enjoy the wonders of nature being
exhibited and taught at your Nature Center.
If you would like to consider making a bequest that will
in-crease this fund, please consult your personal financial and
legal advisors on what method or methods will be in your best
in-terest and will fulfill your wishes.
For more information about Merrysprings endowment fund, please
call us at (207) 236-2239. or email [email protected]
Welcome Sarah: New AmeriCorps Volunteer Joins Merryspring
Merryspring is looking for dona-tions of the following
Vinyl Venetian Blind Slats (perfect for plant markers)
Assorted Craft Supplies (wine corks, seashells, etc.)
Office Furniture & Supplies (folding chairs, kitchen plates
and soup bowls).
Small Garden Tools (loppers, hand pruners, pots - gallon,
half-gallon, quart sizes)
Big Gardening Equipment (mower, tractor, rototiller)
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2011 Spring/Summer Education Calendar
SPRING TUESDAY TALKS
Noon on Tuesdays; bring a bag lunch. Members & Children
Free, Others $5
SUMMER TUESDAY TALKS
June 28 Rose DayGlenn Jenks, Rosarian
July 5 Tending the Perennial Garden IIWendy Andresen
July 12 Organic Farming C.J. Walke, MOFGA
July 19 Seed Saving Neil Lash, MVHS
July 26 GeraniumsCindy Tibbetts, Hummingbird Farm
August 2 Tending the Perennial Garden IIIWendy Andresen
August 9 Composting Mark Hutchinson, UMaine Extension
August 16 Natures Tea Party Sarah Lambson, Environmental
August 23 Gladiolas Paul Cates, Cates Family Glads
August 30 Orchids Robert Cleveland, Maine Orchid Society
September 6 Tending the Perennial Garden IVWendy Andresen
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April 5 Gardening Lasagna Style Shelley Johnson, Breatheasy
April 12 Owls and Falcons in Coastal Maine Patrick Keenan,
April 19 Berry Crops David Handley, UMaine Extension
April 26 Organic PesticidesGary Fish, Board of Pesticide
May 3 Fruit TreesRenee Moran, University of Maine Extension
May 10 Insect Pests and OrnamentalsClay Kirby, Entomologist
May 17 NO TALK SCHEDULED
May 24 Midcoast Garden DesignClair Ackroyd, Garden Designer
May 31 Best Nature Sites Mid-Coast Maine Tony Oppersdorff,
June 7 Tending the Perennial Garden IWendy Andresen
June 14 PeoniesKen Liberty, Peony Society of Maine
June 21 ClematisCindy Tibbetts, Hummingbird Farm
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FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS Co-Sponsored by
Second and Fourth Sundays, June through September, 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. unless noted otherwise
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are offered
if weather permits. In case of rain, please check for
Sign up for e-Updates at www.merryspring.org to be notified of
June 12: Outdoor Basicsan introduction to camping skills and
trail and campsite games that will keep children engaged and
sharpen their observation skills.
June 26: Animal Signslearn about observing and protecting local
birds and animals. Join a guided nature walk around the park to
look for the homes and signs of animals and learn how to track
animals in your own backyard.
July 10: Nature Photographyput your skills of observation to the
test as we capture the beatuy of nature through the lens of a
camera. On this nature walk, you will learn some helpful tips on
the best ways to photograph nature and preserve it's beauty for
years to come.
July 24: Bug Safarithere is a whole world of activity in the
soil and air around us a bugs world! We will make our own simple
bug boxes and then travel through the gardens and forest to search
for insects of all shapes and sizes.
August 14: Geocaching Festivalnewbies and experienced Geocachers
alike will have fun navigating Merrysprings 66 acres on a mystery
trek. Join us to learn more about this fun family sport and
August 28: Herbariumscreating an herbarium is a great way to
learn to indentify plants. Come to Merryspring to learn how to make
your own plant press and how to preserve flowers and plants in your
very own herbarium or nature journal.
September 11: Fort Building & Fairy Housescome and build
your own secret fortress in the forest or construct a tiny home for
forest dwellers. Merryspring will supply building tips and
supplies; you supply the creativity.
September 25: Tree Identificationtrees provide us with food,
fuel, shelter, shade and so much more! Come meet the trees in
Merrysprings forest and learn how to identify some of Maines common
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES (dates to be announced) . Call 236-2239
for more information.
Designing Continuously Blooming Gardens with Lee Schneller: $30
Members/ $40 Non-members. Join a popular author and gar-den expert
for a workshop on garden design. The required text, The Ever
Blooming Flower Garden by Lee Schneller, may be pur-chased through
Merryspring upon registration for $19.95 (members receive 10%
discount). Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Mushrooming with Greg Marley: $150 Members/$175 Non-members.
Acquire the skills to identify and collect common mush-rooms of the
Maine woods with a noted mycologist. A field guide is included with
Some dates may be subject to change and additional workshops and
field trips will be added. Be sure to check our website
www.merryspring.org for the latest postings. If youd like to be
sent news of new programs and reminders of upcoming events, send
your name and email address to [email protected] We will not
share or sell your email address.
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Dear Dog Walkers,
Did you know that Merryspring is one of the few privately-owned
nature centers that allows dogs on its premises?
We have been a dog-friendly park for several years now, and we
often receive a very sincere thank you from visitors both local and
from away who appreciate having such a beautiful place to walk
But we also receive numerous complaints from park patrons about
dogs running loose or leaving a calling card on the trails or in
So, if you bring your dog to Merryspring, please abide by our
two simple rules: (1) dogs must be leashed everywhere in the park
except for the North Meadow, where they are allowed to run free;
and (2) dog poop must be picked up and placed in a proper
You should plan to bring a leash for each dog and extra doggie
bags with you before entering the park, although we do some-times
have temporary leashes and plastic bags available at the kiosk near
the parking lot for those who forgot.
And, for those of you who love to walk your dog at Merryspring,
please help keep it dog-friendly by reminding your fellow
dog-walkers to keep em leashed and pick up after em.
President, Merryspring Board of Trustees
Raptors and Showshoe Hike Highlight Winter Ecology Festival
It was only a few snowstorms ago that Merryspring celebrated
an-other Winter Ecology Festival with more than 50 adults and
children braving a sunny but cold Saturday in February to see
Barbara Tomlinson and her birds of prey.
A wildlife rehabilitator who runs the Wild Haven Sanctuary in
Cam-den, Barbara and her husband Tomm entertained the audience with
stories about their owl and vulture friends. She also gave a
falconry exhibit in the snowfield outside the Ross Center.
The Winter Ecology Festival was just one of many special events
that marked the opening months of Merrysprings educational
programming for 2011.
In early January, for ex-ample, we had a packed house on a
Sunday night to hear Bill Betty talk about his experiences with
mountain lions living here in New England.
Snowshoers, led by Maine guide Cloe Chunn, head to the woods via
Merryspring trails in search of signs of life.
Above, spectators enjoy the sunshine as they watch the falconry
demo from the Ross Cen-ter deck.
Right, Barbara Tomlinson rewards her red-tailed hawk, Simon,
during the falconry demonstration.
Our Winter Tuesday Talk Series, which was co-sponsored by The
First, got off to an exciting start with talks on Green Burials and
Japanese Gardens as well as Colonial Herb Gardening and the
always-popular discussion of Whats New with Hammon Buck from Plants
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PATRON ($5,000 +): Doris Salzman
PARTNER ($2,500 - $4,999): Mrs. Robert Black Jr.
CONSERVATOR ($1,000 - $2,499): Wendy & Ray Andresen, Amy
& Robert Campbell, Dorothea & Charlie Graham, Edie &
Ned Kyle Jr., Hil-liard & Aileen Lubin, Carol Arone & Mark
Lutz, Joseph D. Messler, Jr., Thomas & Dennie Wolf.
STEWARD ($500 - $999): Susan & Kennedy Crane III, Rev. &
Mrs. Dewey Fagerburg, Linsey Low.
DONOR ($250 - $499): Ann B. Bixler, John H. & Susan T. Buck,
Mary J. & Peter A. Chamberlain, Brinkley, Thorne & Mazie
Cox, Donna & Tillman Crane, Carol & Dan Daigneault, Mr.
& Mrs. Charles W.H. Dodge, David & Jo A. Geddis, Sandy
Millar & Frances Hitchcock, Stephanie A. & Alan S. Kumble,
Lila Magie, Marion & James G. McCully, Patrisha & Don
McLean, Wayne & Caroline Morong, Sarah Rheault, James &
Marilyn Rockefeller, Barton & Priscilla Wood.
FRIEND ($100 - $249): Anonymous, Susan Junge & Richard A.
Ailes, Patricia B. & James J. Algrant, Stanley & Kathleen
Murray- Allain, Tom & Mary Amory, Paula & Alexander
Armentrout, JoAnne & Michael Bander, Martha M. & Sidney
Block, Susan Morrissey & Frank Callanan, Virginia Campbell,
Jane & Alan Carr, Helen Shaw & Bill Chapman, Mary P.
Chatfield, Keith Collins & Mary Baldwin Collins, Charlotte
& William Cook, Tracy Jalbuena & James Cook, Sally Cooper,
M.D., Jock & Day Cowper-thwaite, Peter Webb & Cate Cronin,
Frank & Nancy Cummings, Harriet & John DeHoff, Anne Dixon/
Nancy Delp, Greg & Susan Dorr, Richard J. & Barbara Ann
Dubocq, Michael & Pamela Dufour, John & Karin Dun-can,
Peter & Sally Enggass, John & Louisa Enright, Mr. &
Mrs. Allen Fer-nald, Patrick M. & Kathleen Florance, Susan
& Peter Forster, Barbara & Bart Furey, Dr. & Mrs.
Robert Furman, Diana R. Gay, Franciscus & Levina Magdalena
Gerritsen, Rev. Allison C. Smith & Gregory Greenleaf, Ber-nard
Guerlain, Debra & Robert Hall, Linda Mairs Holt, Donald &
Renee Hotchkiss, Faith Getchell & Glenn Jenks, Norma L. Jones,
Elizabeth E. & Paul J. Killoran, Mr. & Mrs. R Chase
Lasbury, Louise D. & Richard W. Ledwith, Jr., Katherine H.
& James R. Ledwith, J. Griffin & Linda Lesher, Emily
Saltonstall Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Linder, Marguerite
Cutroni & David J. Maki, Sally A. Marki, Steven & Ursula
McAllister, Pat Whitney Messler, Carolyn P. Miller, Audrey R. &
Roger Moody, Susan K. and Robert G. Mossman, Taylor Mudge, Mr.
Frank Murphy, Corallie H. Murray, William & Vivian D. Newman,
Kay Ouradnik, Thomas & Gray Payne, Thomas & Lys McLaughlin
Pike, Linda & Douglas Posson, Ray & Dorri Raposa Diana
Rigg, Marjorie F. & Lloyd Roberts, M.D., Stephen & Pamela
Ross, Ann P. Rutherford, David Wiggin & Diane Schetky, Joanne
M. Sharpe, John & Judy Sherman, Selma & Melvin Shure, C.
Richard & Nancy T. Soderberg, Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Spalding,
Susan St. John, Enid W. Stone, Edith C. Groden & Hugh
Stubbins,, Mary Beth Van Alstine, Judith and Lisa Van Lunen,
Lynette Walther, Peg & John Way.
FAMILY ($50 - $99): Anonymous, Pauline R. & Robert E.
Anderson, III, Alex & Lana Arau, Roberta B. Axelson, Jane &
Tom Babbitt, Mr. & Mrs. J. Kennedy W. Barclay, Susan L.
Bartovics, Joyce & Kevin R. Bedford, Jo-seph J. Cox &
Elizabeth E. Biddle, Callie Black, Lark & Edward Blum, Gordon
Bok & Carol Rohl, Dale K. & Douglas A. Bruce, Mary &
Roger Cady, Ragan & John Cary, John & Barbara Charters,
Lynn A. St. Pierre & Ed Cloutier, Phyllis Coelho, Dick &
Tufts Colwell, Catherine Cornell MD, Rick & Sally Cowan, Ann
Daly, Kathy Deupree, Ruth & Robert Dreher, Jim & Cindy
Dunham, Anne C. Edmonds, Nancy Killoran & Hildy Ellis,
Rebecca Sawyer-Fay & Joe Fay, Sarah Price & Stephen
Florimbi, Susan Forster, Kevin & Susan Frewert, Mary B.
Glennie, Janet Goss, Chris-tian, Zimmerman & Olga Gourianov,
Maurice F. & Janet K. Granville, Donna & Bill Griffith,
Terry & Ned Gruener, Faith E. & David C. Hague, Sara &
Arthur Hayes, Claudia & Peter Hill, David R. & Nancy L.
Holmes, Suzi Barbee & Victor Hotho, Mr. & Mrs. David
Jackson, Jean & Robert Jacobs, Bonnie & Matt Janicki,
William & Judith D. Jones, Ed & Ruth Kenney, June Kincade,
Mr. & Mrs. James Kinsella, Ann Blair Kloman, Nancy & Fred
Kneedler, Dr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Kugelman, Mr. & Mrs. Harold
Lamb, Bob & Judy Laurence, Jean B. & R. Michael Lenderking,
Terry R. & Geoffrey W. Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Libby, Cynthia
& Michael E. Lucas, Richard & Wanda Macnair, Barbara
Malone, Robert & Edith
K. Kelley Manns, Roslyn Marcopulos, Jean Y. Matlack, Richard
& Irene Maxcy, David & Lori Maxwell, Ann H. & Richard
A. McKittrick, Peter T. & Patricia P. McSwain, Maura L. Melley,
Ronald H. & Mary H. Miller, Lolly & Jim Mitchell, Bob
Holtzman & Cathy Monroe, Susan Moore, Jean & Don Morrison,
Russell & Erica Morton, Barbara & Robert Nichols, Barbara
L. & David G. Noyes, Clorinda & Richard Noyes, Jose &
Kathy Ocariz, Dianne & Kenneth Oelberger, Herbert & Enid
Bok Okun, Rosemary Peacock, Diane & Don-ald Pendleton, Connie
& Etienne Perret, Neale Sweet & Elizabeth Perry, M/M Thomas
C. Pluecker, Bob & Mary Rackmales, Sally Radin, Marietta
Raneri, Karin Rector, Lois D. Rice, Carolyn Robinson, Diane
James Rose, Robert C. & Marion Walsh Rowell, Neil D. Smith
& Mary Douglass Ryan, Melody & Warren Schubert, Nancy
Seibert, Liv Rocke-feller & Ken Shure, Anita Siegenthaler, Jean
S. Silva, Harry & Marsha Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kendrick
Smith, Susan and Robert Snead, Joe & Gerry Steele, John F.
Steele, Marsha & Victor Steinglass, Shirley Burnell &
Emmett Sutton, Melissa Sweet, Richard W. & Anne M. Sykes, Ann
& Edward Sziklas, Judith & Tom Tarbox, Brian & Marilyn
Trask, Marcia T. Turner, Ingrid Van Steenburg, Nadine Varrin,
Con-stance Wallace, Dee Webster, Merritt & Helen Webster, Nancy
& David Weill, Clifford H. & Ruth B. Wells, Nina Woolston
& Tracy Wheeler, Taylor Allen & Martha White, Debbie
Whittet, Katrinka Wilder, Ian Cook & Mariah Williams, John G.
& Lucille A. Williams, Robert H. and Claire P. Yackel, Livka
Y., Farrell & Martha E. Yandle, Hilje J. and Art D. Zur
INDIVIDUAL ($35 - $49): Anonymous, Lori Alexander, Grete Bailey,
Susan H. Barbour, Tom Barksdale, Katie Bauer, Allison D. Beards,
Jane P. Bennett, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Kononen Berry, Sharon
Black, Carol Bosken, Margaret M. Boyajian, Helen Burlingame,
Deborah Chapman, Marcella Mace Christensen, Mrs. Lauralee Clayton,
Jose-phine B. Clough, Sherry Cobb, Nan Cobbey, Catherine Cohn,
Marlene Cohn, Ruth Cole, Marie Collins, Jenni Lyn Cooper, Linda A.
Cox, Pene-lope Crane, Jean Crawford, Greg Currier, Betsey Dauzier,
Mary Ellen Decato, Sally Demeter, Julianne J. Edmondson, Maureen
Egan, Cheryl L. Evangelos, Jerry Fales, Charlotte W. Faller, Linda
Farwell,, Amy Faunce, Sue Fleming, Marjorie Ford, Mrs. Richard
Foxwell, Kathaleen M. Giurtino, Carolyn J. Giustra, Rosalee Glass,
Carol Goodridge, Patricia A. Goulette, Mary Anderson Griffin, Mrs.
Ann Guild, Greta Z. Gulezian, Jayne Hall, Jonette Hardester, Carol
Ann Hendricks, Dorothy Hokkanen, Thomas Hopps, Carol Howe, N.
Rebekah Huckle, Nancy Huus, Liga Jahnke, Lydia S. Kaeyer, Linda W.
Kapp, Kendel Kennedy, Aleta M. Kilborn, Marcia Kimpton, Dorothy J.
Klie, Loel Kline, Elinor
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Merryspring Gratefully Acknowledges 2010 Contributions
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Klivans, Regina Knight, Debbie Koban, Robin Kruger, Gretchen
Leone, Dora Lievow, Nancy Linkin, John Lippman, Kathleen Ludman,
Mary Lou Lundy, Laura MacRae, Leesa Mann, Sharon Mann, Marjorie E.
Maxcy, Marian F. McAleenan, Ann McKendry, Elizabeth P. McRae, Carol
Melquist, Alison N. Montgomery, Abigail Morrison, Linda Nash, Gail
Galloway- Nicholson, Kathryn Palmer, Mary J. Parshley, Carol
Peterson, Kit Pfeiffer, Margaret Mednis Phillips, Lauren Pieri,
Deborah Pixley, Martha M. Porter, Harriet Potter, Douglas M.
Prescott, Rachel Riefe, Valerie Rock, Antje Roitzsch, Stacey
Rossiter, Sheila Buchanan Ruyle, Sandie Sabaka, Maria Salvaggio,
Dorothea Schmitt, Ms. Cynthia Seefahrt, Steve Seidell, Charles J.
Serns, Estelle B. Shevis, Dave Slagle, Debby Smith, Lynn Snider,
Ann D. Snow, Pat Snow, Lois Sprague, Chris Stewart, Johanna
Stinson, Jane M. Strauss, Brenda L. Sullivan, Mary Sweeney, Barbara
Sweitzer, Jan B. Taft, Barbara Talley, Joan Thibault, Anne-Marie
Thomas, Giedra J. Troncone, Michael Voncannon, Adelaide Walton,
Sherry Watmough, Joanne G. Weatherbee, Priscilla Weatherwax, Judith
E. Webster, Katrine McCollum Willey, Deborah Win-ship, Evelyn T.
Woods, Susan M. Worden, Suzanne Wright, Gloria Young, Lisa
MERRY DOGS: Anonymous, Maxx Arau, Dash Bixler, Sammy &
Boomer Black, Adam & Dean Brodsky, Flynn Magoo Carr, Suzie
Charters, Chester & Oakley Clapp, Finnegan Conlon, Pepper
Cooper, Annie Webb/Cronin, Tripp Johnson/Domench, Ramsey Dorr,
Kevin Dowd, Moxie Evans, Zeik Hilchey/Geisler, Kenzie & Kallie
Hall, Henry Hovorka, Sparrow Leiden-thal, Ruby Arone/Lutz, Bella
Magnacca, Amber Marcopulos, Digby Mitchell, Pepper Murray, Tucker
Sweet/Perry, Dolphie Plunkett, Cruiser Ross, Rufus and Nellie
Sweet, Rolex & Bella Doodaliss Wallace.
COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERS: Judy & Andy Burgess, Laura Cabot,
Melissa Carr, Teri Christe, Nancy Wood & David Cooke, Joshua
Grodzins, Joshua Hixson , Melissa Kelly, Bonnie Kern, Sarah
Lambson, Danielle Chrobak & Leo Maheu, Bill Munette , Herbert
& Eleanor Pe-ters, Lynette & Larry Platt, Rhonda Ryznar
& Richard Rovner, Martha Coolidge & Sam Rowse, Karen Ruth,
Susan Shaw, Lisa Sojka , Susan Taylor, Lani Temple, Jennifer
Thieme, Johanna Tutone.
GIFT MEMBERS: Janis Hovorka, Foster Bartovics & Liz Lovell,
Carole Martin, Becky Neves, Gail Palmer.
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS: Martha Freeman, Ronnie Lee Hastings, Carole
Mathews, Karen Meisenheimer, Elizabeth Parker, Neal Sweet &
Elizabeth Perry, Nancy Hanrahan & Judith Powers, Gail Whitaker
Ribeck, Naomi Howe & Steve Seekins, Jean & Donald
GIFTS IN KIND: Wendy & Ray Andresen, Danielle Chrobak,
Joanne Fagerburg, Barbara Furman, Dorothea & Charlie Graham,
Faith Getchell & Glenn Jenks, Stephanie Kumble , Edie Kyle ,
Carole Mathews, Patrisha & Don McLean, Bob & Mary Rackmales
Diana Rigg, Sandie Sabaka, Joanne M.Sharpe, Susan Shaw, Liz
Stanley, Gail & Wil-liam Sutton, Lynette Walther, Debbie
Whittet, Barton & Priscilla Wood, Laura Zalewski .
IRENE GOLDOVSKY WOLF MEMORIAL GIFTS: Stephanie Abbuhl, Patricia
B. & James J.Algrant, Susan & Kennedy Crane III, Patrick M.
& Kathleen Florance, June Kincade, Hilliard & Aileen Lubin
, Lila Magie, Robert & Edith K. Kelley Manns, Diana Rigg, Lee
and Judy Salter, Patricia Scott, Thomas & Dennie Wolf.
Merryspring is very grateful for the support the local business
com-munity gave us in 2010. If you appreciate Merryspring, we hope
you will extend your thanks to these businesses that help fund our
work and provide valuable goods and services to our community.
BUSINESS SPONSOR ($1,000 +): EBS Style Solutions.
BUSINESS FRIENDS ($100 - $249): A. E. Sampson & Son, Ltd,
Barnes Custom Window Treatments, Beckstrom Architecture &
Planning, Bernhard & Priestley Architecture, Brimstone
Consulting Group, LLC, Cedar Crest Motel, Cold Mountain Builders,
Country Inn at Camden/Rockport, Coutts Bros., Inc., Dominic Paul
Mercadante Architecture, Francine Bistro, Lee Schneller Fine
Gardens, Longfellow's Green-
houses, Mathews Brothers, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design,
Mid-Coast Masonry, New Eng-land Water Works Association, Optimum
Perform-ance, Plants Unlimited, Stonescape Masonry, Treekeepers,
LLC, Windsor Chairmakers.
BUSINESS SUPPORTER ($50 - $99): 17-90 Lighting Showroom, Agren
Appliance, Allen Agency / Allen Financial Group, Ann Kearsley
Design, Bingham Lumber, Bench Dogs, Inc., Benjamin Leavitt
Metal-work, Brown's Appliance & Mattress, Inc., Cayou-ette
Flooring, Inc., Chatfield Design, Christopher Glass, Architect,
Cornerstone Kitchens, Crestwood Kitchens, David C. Olivas DDS, Day
Matero Studio, Dennis J. King Masonry, Inc., Distinctive Tile
Design, Don Dickel Wood Floors , Erickson's Antique Stoves Inc.,
Fix-tures Designer Plumbing Showroom, Freshwater Stone, g2+1 LLC,
Gil-berte Interiors Inc., Harbor Builders Associates, Hughes
Realty, Inc., John Gillespie, Architect, Kaplan Thompson
Architects, Kelsey's Appli-ance Village, Inc., Keystone Masonry,
Landmark Construction, Land-scape Services, Landworks Design,
Lincolnville Family Dentistry, Liza Wheeler Cabinetry, Maguire
Construction, Inc., Maine Coast Construc-tion Corp., Maine
Soapstone Co., Margo Moore, Inc., Mishka Plumbing & Heating,
New View Interiors, North Atlantic Painting Co., Northport Bath,
Oliver Builders Inc., Olson's Classic Painting, Inc., Once a Tree,
Party Fundamentals, Pen-Bay Glass, Peopleplace, Inc., Peter T.
Gross, Architects, P.A., PHI Home Designs, Pine Grove Cottages,
ReVision Energy, Rockport Mechanical, Inc., Rockport Steel, Scholz
& Barclay Architecture, Seasons Downeast Designs, Silverio -
Architecture + De-sign, Smith & May Masonry, Sukeforth
Builders, Inc., The Good Table, The Store, Viking Lumber, Inc.,
Village Cabinet & Remodeling Co., Well Tempered Kitchen,
Zoulamis Fine Woodworking.
BUSINESS GIFTS IN KIND: Fernwood Nursery & Gardens,
Goodridge-Lermond Tree Service, Lee Schneller Fine Gardens, Lily,
Lupine & Fern, Longs Landscaping, Marriner's, Inc.
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS: Town of Rockport.
2010 Business Support
Foundation and Organizational Support
In 2010, our programs received crucial financial support from a
vari-ety of organizations, municipalities, and private foundations.
We thank the following institutional supporters for their help
during the past year: Camden Garden Club, Maine Daylily Society,
Otter Island Foundation, Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable
Foundation, Thendara Foundation, Town of Camden.
P.O. Box 893 Camden, ME 04843
Gift Ideas for Mothers Day Looking for a last-minute gift for
Mothers Day? Or something for another special day, or special
How about a gift pass to Merrysprings Kitchen Tour, which will
be held on Wednesday, August 3. This annual mid-summer event is
always a big attraction, drawing more than 500 fans for a tour of
eight local homes and a tasty sampling from local chefs.
Or how about a gift certificate to this years Plant Sale a
perfect gift for that special gar-dener you know.
We also have a variety of nature books and hand-crafted items
the Merryspring gift shop, as well as gift memberships to
Mer-ryspring Nature Center.
If you would like to purchase an item, please call 236-2239
(Visa and MasterCard are accepted), and your items will be held for
pickup. Or you can stop in during office hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday to pick out a gift.
In addition to finding that something special, you will have
that special feeling of supporting Merryspring with your gift
Mark your calendar! This years Merryspring Kitchen Tour,
sponsored by EBS Style Solutions, will be held Wednesday, August 3,
and the list of stunning kitchens is already taking shape. If youd
like to volunteer for a half-day as a host/hostess, cashier, or
parking attendant, please contact Kathie Kull at 236-2947.
Volunteers receive tickets at half-price.
Kitchen Tour Save the Date: August 3