Special Events

Longfellow’s “Seed Starting” Lecture for Saturday, March 21st and our “Birds of Maine” Lecture for March 28th, have been CANCELLED, due to following precautions of the current COVID-19 concerns. We will reschedule these lectures at a later date if possible.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Longfellow’s will remain open normal business hours

9 am – 5 pm daily.

“Successive Planting” Lecture with Alice Elliott

 Saturday, April 4th at 11 am

Developing a plan for successive seed starting can create a steady supply of lettuce or several weeks of blooms from your favorite short term bloomers. Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, will share some strategies for succession planting through the gardening season. Free lecture – Registration not required. 

“Plant an Herb Basket” Workshop with Kerri Day 

Saturday,  April 18th at 11 am

Fill a basket with fresh tasty herbs to place next to a window and plant later in your garden. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register. 

“Growing Highbush Blueberries” Lecture with David Handley

Saturday,  April 25th at 10 am

Blueberries are a great addition to most backyard gardens and landscapes. This lecture will review the proper techniques to create a successful blueberry planting in your yard. We’ll discuss site preparation, varieties, planting tips, pruning and pest management for this delightful crop. Free lecture – Registration not required. 

“Growing Strawberries” Lecture with David Handley

Saturday,  April 25th at 11:30 am

Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow strawberries in your home garden. This lecture will cover everything from variety selection, renovating garden beds to pest problems. Free lecture- Registration not required. 

Annual Spring Open House

Saturday May 2nd & Sunday May 3rd

Saturday Events:

“Container Gardening” Lecture at 11 am.

“How to Grow Big, Beautiful Tomatoes” Lecture at 1 pm.

Sunday Events: 

“Plant a Pansy Basket” Workshop at 12 pm. (Cost is $35 – call 207-622-5965 to register.)

“How to Create Spectacular Mixed Containers and Window Boxes” Lecture at 2 pm.

Wicked Sharp Knives from 11 am – 3 pm.

Other Open House Activities:

Raffles, Specials, Free Coffee, Free Kids’ Craft & More!

“Container Gardening” Lecture with Alice Elliott

Saturday,  May 2nd at 11 am

Up-size your gardening with containers! You too can have a great garden even if you lack a suitable space for a garden. Container gardening is growing in popularity and for good reason. Discover why as Master Gardener Volunteer Alice Elliott, shares tips for successfully growing vegetable, flowers, and even shrubs and trees in containers. Free lecture – Registration not required. 

“How to Grow Big Beautiful Tomatos” Lecture with Mark Hutton

Saturday,  May 2nd at 1 pm

Mark Hutton, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Specialist, will discuss how to grow tasty, beautiful tomatoes in your home garden. He will review starting seeds, growing and planting transplants, ground preparation, the use of mulching and proper pruning. Mark will also discuss ways to prevent common diseases and pests related to tomatoes. Free lecture – Registration not required. 

“Plant a Pansy Basket” Workshop with Kerri Day

Sunday,  May 3rd at 12 pm

Pansies are one of the first flowers of the spring and bring much needed color after a very long and cold winter. Create a cheerful basket of colorful flowers and accent plants. Cost is $35. Please call 207-622-5965 to register. 

“How to Create Spectacular Mixed Containers & Window Boxes” Lecture with Kerri Day

Sunday,  May 3rd at 2 pm

Join Kerri Day as she gives tips on how to create and maintain beautiful mixed containers and window boxes throughout the growing season. This lecture will discuss soil choices, fertilizers, lighting, plant choices, watering, pest and disease issues and more. With the right knowledge, you can have great success with your containers year after year! Free lecture – Registration not required. 

Wicked Sharp Knives

Sunday,  May 3rd from 11 am – 3 pm

Sharpen up for spring! Have your knives and tools sharpened at a very reasonable price. This service can sharpen kitchen knives, pocket & hunting knives, scissors and cutting tools. Registration not required. Please limit to 4 items. Drop-offs will be taken only between 11 am – 12:30 pm.