Public welcome to Camden Garden Club's focus on vegetables
Camden — Anne Perkins contends that a vegetable garden of any size can be even more beautiful than the best flower garden. Clearly, this woman is obsessed with vegetables.
On her salt water farm in Owls Head, and at her home in Thomaston, Anne indulges her passion by cultivating more than10,000 square feet of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. Since 2010 she’s sold all that she doesn’t use herself to local restaurants, including Café Miranda in Rockland and Dot’s in Lincolnville, and to private customers and friends.
At the Camden Garden Club’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, Perkins will talk about how she came to garden veggies on a large scale and why. She will describe how her gardens developed and what she hopes to accomplish next. She will share her planting process and the garden year, as well as favorite varieties.
The program will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church on Elm Street (Route 1) in Camden. Come early for refreshments at 9 a.m.
The Camden Garden Club is in its 98th year of cultivating the art of gardening, developing and preserving beauty in and around Camden — like the trademark hanging baskets on lampposts in summer and lighted wreaths in winter — and promoting civic improvements and conservation of natural resources. Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. New members are always welcome.