Community members are organizing a plant sale for Saturday, June 18, to benefit the Gardiner Public Library Association.

Plant donations of healthy, pest-free, cuttings, seedlings, divided perennials, and labeled plants are needed to make the event a success, along with herbs and vegetable plants, according to a news release from Gardiner Main Street.

People can plan ahead by sowing extra seed in pots. No invasive plants are allowed (visit extension.umaine.edu for a list). Native plants preferred. Hosta and perennials are welcome, but not English ivy.

Donations also can include unused gardening books for a book exchange.

Plants will sell for $1, $3 and $5. Proceeds will go to the association, which maintains the library and its gardens.

Those who know if they plan to bring plants and how many, or those who would like to volunteer for the sale, can email John Woytowicz at [email protected] or Kathy Brown at [email protected].

Plant dropoff is planned for the afternoon of June 17 or early June 18 at the library, 152 Water St.

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