Dear Sun Spots: This is in response to a request to your column from No Name, No Town, May 30. The request was for lupine seeds or plants. An article in the June 2003 issue of Down East magazine included a piece about the “Lupine Lady” (page 12), Maidie Demers who runs a small antique store and herb shop in East Boothbay. She has a beautiful lupine garden and on the request of visiting admirers, she would take down names and addresses and send seeds to them by mail.

She has sent them all over New England and the Midwest. I’m unable to provide her address, but perhaps Down East magazine can help. – A faithful reader, C.M.H., in Farmington.

Dear Sun Spots: I need the name and address of the lupine lady. I can be reached at 46 Crash Road, Livermore, ME 04254, (207) 897-6870. – Vivian Hinkley, Livermore.

Answer:
Sun Spots was searching the column archive for this as a previous reader recalled seeing it here. It did not appear in the column and Sun Spots thanks C.M.H’s diligence for directing us to the answer.

According to The Boothbay Register’s Web site, Maidie Demers of Hardscrabble Farm, 12 Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay, ME 04544 is well known by her customers. After 16 years of mailing lupine seeds to hundreds of people, she’s known as the Lupine Lady. She is featured in the June issue of Down East. Demers, who is 87, still raises most of the herbs she sells and tends a large garden, in addition to running an antique shop.

Sun Spots spoke with Maidie who says she’s been sending seeds out of state some 15 years now. She says you can call or write to her, (207) 633-4587. She says it is kind of nice to think somebody out in Ohio has her seeds growing in their garden. Lupines, she says, do not seem to grow south of Maryland.

Please note that seeds will not be available until the end of August, and perhaps you might kindly include a stamped addressed envelope to help Demers save on the postage.

Dear Sun Spots: The Nezinscot Guild, a nonprofit organization, will host a garage/lawn sale Friday, June 6, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are looking for individuals or groups who would like to join us. Space is available for $15 or with a table $20.

Please call (207) 225-2444 for more information. The Guild will also be selling wooden gift boxes and crates at discounted prices. – Irene Bonsaint, Turner.


Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for any type of dress form or mannequin anyone would be willing to sell or give away. Please call (207) 897-3888 and ask for Honey. If I am not home, please leave a message. Thank you very much. – Honey Pomerleau, Jay.

Dear Sun Spots: I have many boxes of good left over items from a garage sale for anyone who wants them. You must pick up. Also tables. Call evenings (207) 786-2733. – Claudette Spear, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I read Sun Spots every day and I have written to you before and you have helped me. Can you tell me or anyone who reads Sun Spots where I can get a railroad tie that I can purchase at a reasonable price?- R. White, Lewiston.

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