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Plant sale through July 30

“Dig-It-Yourself,” the Temple self-service plant sale to benefit the historical society’s building fund, has been extended through July, by appointment only.

Gardeners are invited to bring their own containers, tools, and strong backs to Anne Lunt’s widely admired garden to collect healthy, organically grown, well established shrubs and perennials. Plants available include Siberian and bearded iris, hosta, centauria, geraniums, and Stella d’oro and other hemerocallis. Lovers of woodland and wildflower gardens will delight in Lunt’s bountiful supply of Solomon’s seal, Canada anemone, and epimedium.

A handful of forsythia, miscanthus, and cimicifuga are dug up and ready to go, plus one doublefile viburnum and a fothergilla. Elijah blue fescus and Siberian iris are ready to be dug and divided, as are large clumps of stephanandra. Prices range between $5 and $35, with discounts for 3 or more plants.

The popular event has raised more than $650 to date, earmarked for the Priscilla Weston Capital Fund of the Temple Historical Society. The Society needs secure, climate-controlled quarters for its rare documents and other irreplaceable objects, making them accessible to all for all time. The Priscilla Weston Capital Fund, honoring the curator’s 50-year service to the Society and to the town, was established to further that dream.

To make an appointment to visit Lunt’s East Road garden, contact her at 878-3443 or

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