. My name is Kenneth Rice- welcome to my website, I built it myself (using Weebly). I'm a farmer and gardener, not a computer geek, so keep that in mind. I'm the sole proprietor of Log Cabin Perennials, a one acre nursery in Saco, Maine, 13 miles south of Portland and about six miles from the Atlantic Ocean, in USDA climate zone 5. The most significant change in my business is going to be a slight price hike in the spring of '22. I've had a $5 price on all pots for a number of years. A lot of folks have told me I needed to raise my prices, (they must have looked at my clothes and felt sorry for me) but I didn't want to. Multiplying by 5 and making change was really easy. Unfortunately, the price I have to pay for pots, labels, seeds, compost, superhumus, tools, and especially plugs and plants (when I do have to buy them) has increased every year- more so this past year. Shipping costs for that stuff have skyrocketed. Therefore, starting this spring, I am going to charge $6 for every pot I sell. (That's actually $5.69 plus tax). That still puts me lower by far than every other nursery that I know of, and even lower than wholesale nurseries. I hope to keep that price for the next 20 years, when I retire at 85 (hopefully). And, as usual, I take cash and checks- I DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS. I do accept returned 1 gallon empty pots, ones that are about 6 inches deep and wide. I have no use for larger or smaller pots. I try to keep the driveway by my potting table clear of snow, so that folks can drop off pots anytime of year.
The last two years have been crazy in more ways than one- I hope things calm down this spring. I'm going to keep my open times the same as last year- basically daylight hours. I'm generally out and in my gardens at daybreak, so if any one wants to buy plants at 5:45 am, that's fine. I'll have my payment box available too, so anyone stopping by later in the evening can put cash or checks in it- in case I can't drag my body out after supper. SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON-THANKS TO EVERYONE.
Hummingbird taking a break Anthemis tinctoriaHelleborus niger
All photos were taken in my gardens using a Cannon Rebel.
Background plant above is Astilbe "Visions in Pink"