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The Hawthorn

The Hawthorn
Summer 2014
The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will take place on Wednesday, August 6, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's Tour is bigger and better than ever, inviting you
to visit nine beautiful home kitchens in Rockport, Camden, Lincolnville, and
Northport — five of them with water views. There will be a gourmet tasting
from a talented local chef at every stop, with a total of 19 restaurants and
caterers participating in this year’s Tour.
The kitchens — in homes that range in style from Federalist to Arts and Crafts
to up-to-the-minute contemporary — will give you a look at what creative
homeowners can do, together with skilled designers, builders, and craftspeo-
ple. The chefs at work in each kitchen will give you a wonderful sampling of
the remarkable, ever-expanding dining choices available in our Midcoast area.
This year’s Tour is generously sponsored by EBS Style Solutions and co-
sponsored by Camden Real Estate. More than 40 local firms and individuals
have also given financial support to the 2014 Tour. In addition, gift certificates
to Francine Bistro, Shepherd’s Pie, and Seabright Pizza have been donated
for raffle prizes and a gift basket from Stonewall Kitchen for a door prize.
Tickets for the Tour are on sale now. If you buy your tickets before the day of
the Tour, the price is $25 for the whole day. On the day of the Tour, you can purchase a ticket for $35 at any of the kitchens or at
the Merryspring office. You can also purchase a ticket for an individual kitchen for $10 each.
To save $10 by purchasing a ticket in advance, please stop in at Merryspring or any of these locations before August 6: Surround-
ings, Once a Tree, or Zoot Coffee in Camden; The Market Basket in Rockport; Atlantic Baking Company in Rockland; The Highlands
Coffee House in Thomaston; The Good Table in Belfast; and Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta. Advance tickets are
also available by e-mailing info@merryspring.org or calling 207-236-2239. Tickets will be held at Merryspring for pickup the day of
the Tour.
Merryspring encourages you to bring your friends and
houseguests to this popular summertime event, our major
fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the Kitchen Tour
support the Nature Center, a non-profit privately owned
park and education center in Camden and Rockport. Mer-
ryspring has 66 acres of gardens and nature trails open free
to the public every day, and it sponsors a year-round pro-
gram of nature-themed talks, classes, and workshops.
For more information about the Kitchen Tour, including a
preview of the houses and chefs featured this year, please
turn to page 7.

Annual Kitchen Tour
Bigger and Better
One of nine beautiful kitchens on the Kitchen Tour
C A M D E N · R O C K P O R T · L I N C O L N V I L L E
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JOY TASTI NGS FROM TALENTED AREA CHEFS

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Sponsored by
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REAL ESTATE
C O M P A N Y
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Inside this issue:
Merryspring
Nature Center
P.O. Box 893, Camden, ME 04843
Tel: (207) 236-2239
Fax: (207) 230-0663
Email: info@merryspring.org
www.merryspring.org

Mission Statement
Merryspring’s mission is to practice,
teach, and advocate sound principles
of ecology, conservation, and horti-
culture in order to protect our
natural environment and to provide
natural landscapes and cultivated
areas for public enjoyment.

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 appointment.

Membership Fees





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 Merryspring’s Face-
book page, where you can check on
upcoming events. Please go to
www.tinyurl.com/merryspring-
facebook/.

Board of Trustees
Ray Andresen, President
Glenn Jenks, Vice President
Richard Ailes, Treasurer
Frank Callanan, Secretary
Tom Jackson
Kathleen Kull
Karin Rector
Sarah Rheault
Susan Shaw
Matthew Speno

Staff
Toni Goodridge, Administrative Mgr.
Brett Willard, Program Mgr.
Cindy Gerry, Garden Mgr.
David Cadbury, Property Mgr.


©2014—All Rights Reserved
Kitchen Tour Bigger & Better 1
President’s Message 2
Summer Ecology Camp 3
Education Calendar 4
Fall Fairy Festival 4
Return of the Bees 5
Daylilies on Display 5
Activities at Merryspring 6
Kitchen Tour Homes & Chefs 7
Kitchen Tour Supporters 7
Merryspring Reservations 8
Individual $35-49
Family $50 –99
Business $50-100
President’s Message
By Ray Andresen
As you can see by the articles and photos on these pages,
we’re literally “busy as bees” at Merryspring this time of
year. From Summer Camp to Kitchen Tour to Tuesday
Talks to Family Workshops, your Nature Center is a real
beehive of activity day in and day out.
And like the new beehives (see page 5) at Merryspring, it
takes a lot of worker bees — in our case, volunteers — to
keep the beehive healthy and functioning. Merryspring
has a limited budget and staff, so volunteers are vital to
our present and future. They help to plant flowers, weed
the gardens, mow the grass, tend the trails, assist in pro-
grams, serve on committees, and raise funds.
In fact, the upcoming Kitchen Tour, our largest fundraiser
of the year, would not happen without the many wonder-
ful volunteers who have been working tirelessly since
January to put this enormous event together and without
the dozens and dozens of volunteers who will be spend-
ing part of this coming Wednesday helping Tour-goers
enjoy our annual midsummer event.
And we’re always looking for more volunteers who are
willing to give their time and talents to Merryspring. Be-
low are just a few opportunities:
 Assistance with Free Family Programs every other
Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Supervision
needed with craft-making and activities.
 Ongoing garden maintenance on Wednesdays from
9:00 a.m. to noon. Join Garden Manager Cindy
Gerry in maintaining Merryspring's showcase an-
nual, perennial, shade, and herb gardens.
 Weedwacking around the borders of the gardens
and other areas.
 General trail maintenance and brush clearing.
If you’re interested in volunteering and want to get in-
volved, please contact Program Manager Brett Willard at
education@merryspring.org or call the Merryspring office
at 236-2239. We’re waiting for you to join our beehive.
Park Etiquette
Merryspring Nature Center is a pri-
vate, member-supported non-profit
nature park and education center
that is open free daily to the general
public. For your own enjoyment and
safety, and to protect and preserve
the park, please follow these simple
rules:
• Stay on the paths or lawns and do
not step in the flower beds.
• Leave all plants, flowers, and
wildlife undisturbed.
• Dispose of trash properly.
• Park in designated areas only.
• Enjoy your picnic, but no cooking
please.
• Footwear must be worn at all
times.
• No admittance from dusk to
dawn.
• No smoking in the buildings or on
the grounds.
• No bicycles, ATVs, snowmobiles,
or other recreational vehicles
are allowed on trails, lawns, or
fields.
• No hunting or trapping is permit-
ted.
• No dogs, except service dogs, are
allowed anywhere in the park.
Call for Nominations
Merryspring is also looking for some additional candi-
dates for its Board of Trustees. We currently have 10
Trustees, but our by-laws allow for up to 17 on the Board
— so we may have room for YOU.
If you would like to nominate yourself, or you know
someone who might be interested in becoming a Merry-
spring Trustee, please contact the Merryspring office at
236-2239 or send an email to info@merryspring.com.
For the first time in over four years, children from the Mid-
coast area spent a week in July at Merryspring Nature Center
attending our rejuvenated summer ecology camp.

Nine “Eco-Explorers” spent their week at Merryspring going
on nature hikes, playing games, singing songs, starting seeds,
working in the Children’s Garden, and making art in their own
nature journals. The program was designed as an introduction
to nature and the basics of ecology. Each day had a theme,
with games, stories, snacks, and learning lessons derived from
that topic, as well as garden projects. The themes included
introductions to ecology, soils, plants, water and watersheds,
and wildlife and insects.

The program could not have been possible without a partner-
ship with the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District.
KLSWCD and Merryspring have enjoyed a vibrant, supportive,
and collaborative relationship over the past few years. When
the opportunity arose in late 2013 for both groups to work
together on building a summer camp program, Merryspring
Program Manager Brett Willard and KLSWCD Education Coor-
dinator Rebecca Jacobs leapt at the opportunity and began to
plan the initial stages of a camp program. After six months of planning lessons, requesting sponsorships, gathering materials, and
reaching out to the community, the two organizations were ready to lead two weeks of Summer Ecology Camps.
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Summer Camp Fun at Merryspring
By Brett Willard
Learning about animal tracks
A lesson on honey bees with Dave and Holly Edwards
Documenting the end of each day with Nature Journals
Brett Willard and Rebecca Jacobs with the nine “Eco-Explorers”
Learning how the “3 Sisters” plants grow together
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2014 Events Calendar
August 5
August 12
August 19
August 26
September 2
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30

October 7
SUMMER Tuesday Talks
Co-Sponsored by Camden National Bank and Jaret & Cohn

Fall Fairy Festival
Families are invited to Merryspring’s Fall Fairy Festival on Saturday, September 6,
from 1-3 p.m. Children can make a variety of fairy-inspired crafts as well as build fairy
houses in the woods. Author Liza Gardner Walsh will be on hand to sign copies of her
books, Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook. Enter a raffle for a signed
copy of either book. Free to all.
Family Workshops
Free on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.
August 14 Bug Safari — What’s the buzz? Bugs! Search the meadows and gardens of Merryspring
for insects and spiders. Learn to identify your finds.
August 28 Build a Nature Journal — Create your own nature journal. Learn about your surroundings
through observation and art.
Weekend Workshops
Camden Naturalists Group Nature Walk 10 a.m.—12 p.m. Free to all.
Fall Migration Birding Workshop with Glenn Jenks. 8—10 a.m.
Free for members / $5 non-members.
Extending the Season with Greenhouses Workshop with Fred Griego. Time and fee to be
determined.
Nature Photography Workshop with Kelsey Floyd. 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
$40 members / $50 non-members
August 9
September 27

October 4

October 18
Morning Meditation Classes with Sarah Roe
Fridays, August 1, 8, 16, 9—10 a.m. $10 members / $15 non-members
Sign-up required
Tending the Perennial Garden, Early August — Wendy Andresen
Invasive Plants — Hildy Ellis
NO TALK (Summer Ecology Camp week)
Tending the Perennial Garden, Late August — Wendy Andresen
Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage — Sanna McKim
Climate Change & Maine Species — Andy Whitman
Tending the Perennial Garden, Mid-September — Wendy Andresen
Earth, Life, and Symbiosis — Alder Stone Fuller
Wild Turkeys of Maine — Christopher Lage
Tending the Perennial Garden in October — Wendy Andresen




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For the first time in two years, Merryspring Nature Center is once again home to
Langstroth-style beehives.

The new hives, situated in an easily observed spot just off trail #6, were installed
in late June by local beekeepers Holly and Dave Edwards after volunteers dis-
covered a swarm of honeybees on the ground near Merryspring’s American
Chestnut orchard. After the wild swarm was captured, the bees were moved
into a new hive that included bees from the established colonies at Aldermere
Farm. The bees accepted their new queen from the swarm, and they have be-
gun to build their operation in their new home at Merryspring.

To celebrate the return of the bees, Merryspring held an official “bee-ginning”
party on July 12 with Holly and Dave, our new resident beekeepers, elaborating
on beekeeping basics and equipment, the social lives of bees, different jobs
among bees, and how the queen rules her colony. Program Manager Brett
Willard also gave a short presentation on the importance of pollinators, includ-
ing native pollinators such as butterflies, moths, flies, and native bees.
Bees Return to Merryspring
Clockwise from left: Beekeepers Holly and Dave Edwards entertain on-lookers during an open hive
demonstration; the captured swarm is moved into a new hive; New Langstroth-style beehives nestled
by a white pine off trail #6; swarming bees begin to build fresh comb on a screen of the new hive.
Daylily Display Garden In Full Color this Time of Year

A delightful addition to the beauties of Merryspring, the Maine Daylily Society Display Garden is in full color now and is worth a
visit. Planted and cared for by members of the Maine Daylily Society, the Display Garden contains a growing collection of daylilies,
both historic and up-to-date. Cultivars blooming in the garden
range from very early to very late. There are sweet miniature
flowers on dainty little plants. And then there is Hemerocallis
'Autumn Minaret', over six feet tall. Unusual forms and spiders
dance among the more formal round and ruffled daylilies. Colors
run the gamut from near-white through dark black purple. Some
are selfs, with predominant colors: yellows, pinks, rose, scarlet,
orange. Gilt edges might frame the color with metallic gold.
There could be a picotee edge and eye of a different color, pur-
ple on a cream self for instance. The texture of the petals run
from satiny smooth to corduroy, crepe, or velvet. Diamond-
dusted surfaces sparkle brilliantly in the sunlight. Polychromes
especially carry this on petals blended with colors, peach and
pale yellow blushed rose.

Above photo by Antje Roitzsch, others by Holly Edwards
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It’s Been Another Busy Year at Merryspring
Foraging with Tom Seymour
Tending the Perennial Garden with Wendy Andresen
Tree Identification with Doug Johnson
Family Nature Walk
We’ve had a tremendous variety of interesting programs and workshops at Merryspring this year, events that have attracted
hundreds of members and visitors, both young and old from here and away. In addition to the six events pictured here, Mer-
ryspring “packed ‘em in” for talks on wolves, sedges, weed identification, a birding tour of Maine, and the state’s biggest trees.
18th Century Herbs with Betsy Ann Golon
Garden Planning Workshop with Liz Stanley





1 NANCE & JIM BROWN, 11 HIGH STREET, ROCKPORT
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): FOG Bar & Café, Rockland
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): The Market Basket, Rockport
See wonderful work from Windsor Chairmakers at this stop.
2 BETSY HENSHAW, 24 CENTRAL STREET, ROCKPORT
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): 40 Paper Italian Bistro & Bar,
Camden
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): Salt Water Farm Café & Market,
Rockport
Raffle at this stop--win a dinner at Francine Bistro, Seabright
Pizza,or Shepherd's Pie.
3 RENE MATHEWS & DAN NEUMANN, 9 CEDAR STREET, CAMDEN
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): Comida Latin Kitchen, Camden
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): The Highlands Coffee House,
Thomaston
See artist Dan Neumann's studio at this stop.
4 SUE & MIKE KANDZIOLKA, 20 CURTIS AVENUE, CAMDEN
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): Blue Sky Cantina, Rockport
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): Laugh Loud, Smile Big Cupcakes,
W. Rockport
Door prize at this stop--win a gift basket from Stonewall Kitchen.

Special Treat: Bixby Bars at EBS
Be sure to stop at EBS Style Solutions on Limerock St. in Camden
between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a special tasting of Bixby Bars,
premium organic chocolate from Bixby & Company in Rockland.
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Kitchen Tour Information
Kitchen Tour Supporters
Generous contributions from Supporters of the Kitchen Tour, many of whom have their excellent services and products on display in the kitchens,
are an invaluable source of support for Merryspring. Please help us thank these supporters with your patronage.
Thank you very much for your extra support.
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CABI NETS
Bench Dogs Inc., Rockland
EBS Style Solutions, Camden
Hammond Lumber Company,
Bangor
J W Custom Woodworking, Warren
Viking Lumber, Inc., Belfast
DESI GN/ DECORATI NG
Chatfield Design, Rockport
Cornerstone Kitchens, Northport-
Dream Kitchen Studio, Rockland-
Interiors by Janis Stone, Belfast
Margo Moore Interiors, Camden-
New View Studio, Rockport
FI NI SHES/ MASONRY
Distinctive Tile & Design, Rockland-
Freshwater Stone, Orland
Morningstar Stone and Tile,
Topsham
Smith & May, Inc.—Hearth & Patio
Showroom, W. Rockport

Peter T. Gross Architects, PA,
Camden
Priestley & Associates
Architecture, Rockport
Scholz & Barclay Architecture,
Camden
Silverio Architecture & Design,
Lincolnville
BUI LDERS
Cold Mountain Builders, Inc.,
Belfast
McCormick & Associates Builders,
W. Rockport
O B & Sons, Inc., Rockport
Ober & Barrett Builders, Inc.,
Rockport
Omni Construction, Inc.,
Thomaston
Phi Home Designs, Rockport
Village Cabinet & Remodeling Co.,
Camden

FRI ENDS OF THE TOUR
Carol A. Witham Advanced Health
& Fitness, Rockport
David E. Olivas, DDS, Rockport
Francine Bistro, Camden
Seabright Pizza, Camden
Shepherd’s Pie, Rockport
Stonewall Kitchen, Camden
The Good Table, Belfast
Union Hall, Rockp0rt
APPLI ANCES
Agren Appliance & Television,
Topsham
Kelsey’s Appliance & Sleep
Center, W. Rockport
ARCHI TECTS
Christopher Glass Architect,
Camden
Dominic Paul Mercadante
Architecture, Belfast
John Edward Gillespie, Architect,
Camden

LANDSCAPE ARCHI TECTURE/
DESI GN/ I NSTALLATI ON
Lee Schneller Fine Gardens,
S. Thomaston
TREEKEEPERS LLC—Johnson's
Arboriculture, Camden
PLUMBERS/ PLUMBI NG
FI XTURES
Brad Daggett Plumbing &
Heating Inc., Cushing

LI GHTI NG
17-90 Lighting Showroom,
W. Rockport
Greg Day Lighting, Bath
Lighting Concepts, Lewiston

SPECI AL APPOI NTMENTS
Handle It!, Portland
Rockport Steel, Rockport
Windsor Chairmakers, Lincolnville

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5 RICKEY CELENTANO & DYKE MESSLER, 138 MOUNTAIN ARROW
DRIVE, CAMDEN
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): Hartstone Inn, Camden
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): Cappy's Bakery, Camden
Visit exquisite new estate on the slope of Mount Battie at this
stop.
6 KAREN & ROB BRACE, HARBOR ROAD, CAMDEN
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): Laura Cabot Catering, Waldoboro
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): Vincent's at the Whitehall Inn,
Camden
Enjoy a wonderful view of Camden’s outer harbor at this stop.
7 LINSEY LOW, 9 DUCKTRAP ROAD, LINCOLNVILLE
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): The Lobster Pound, Lincolnville
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): Inn at Sunrise Point, Lincolnville
See a charming, lovingly cared for 200-year-old home at this stop.
8 ADELE & DAVE AMES, 22 ATLANTIC HIGHWAY, NORTHPORT
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): The Whale's Tooth Pub &
Restaurant, Lincolnville
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): French & Brawn Marketplace,
Camden
See the family’s many beachcombing treasures at this stop.
9 JEAN & KEN NOLAN, 48 CATCHING COVE ROAD, NORTHPORT
CHEF (10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM): Delvino's Grill & Pasta House,
Belfast
CHEF (12:30 PM TO 3:00 PM): The Conscious Kitchen Catering,
Camden
Enjoy another superb view of Penobscot Bay at this stop.


Thi s year’ s graci ous hosts and tal ented chefs are:

P.O. Box 893
Camden, ME 04843

Reserve Merryspring for Your Event
Remember to think of Merryspring when you or your friends
are planning a wedding, memorial service, meeting, or party.
Conveniently located near Route 1 in Camden and Rockport,
Merryspring offers a secluded, quiet location for your event.
Stunning gardens and an outdoor hexagon are perfect for
small ceremonies. A well-tended lawn bordered by flower
beds filled with spectacular color from June through Septem-
ber will accommodate a tent for up to 200 guests. And the
meeting room inside the Ross Center can accommodate up
to 50 people.