Arbor Day April 25, 2014
Plant a tree!
Green Scene Annual Symposium
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa
A great time is always had by all Here's a peek at the speakers who will be there and the topics they'll be speaking on.
Kieth Kovarik From K&K Gardens—Hawkeye, Iowa
“Shrubs and Trees”
Kieth will discuss new selections and what you always wanted to know about trimming and pruning
Deb Walser ISU Master Gardner from Linn County Extension Service
Whether you have a new home, an older home or landscaping that needs new life, Deb will teach you where to start the renovation. Learn how to evaluate, design and select plants.
Bob Hagabarth and Ed Poyner
From the Hosta Leaf in Colesburg , IA
Karla McGrail ISU Master Gardner from Linn County Extension Service
“Living With Bambi”
Karla will share tips and strategies to help you live with these appealing troublemakers. It is possible to have a beautiful garden with deer in your neighborhood.
Aaron Stiel from Iowa State University Reiman Gardens
Aaron will speak to us on The Buck Roses as well as care for roses in Iowa’s summer and winter weather.
Mark your Calender for Next years Symposium March 1, 2014
More information to come!
Green Scene 38th Annual Plant Sale
Orange Daylily Donations at the 2014 Plant Sale
Last year was a great success again we had record numbers of plant donations and our dig teams were busy digging for 3 weeks prior to sale. Green Scene would like to Thank all of you who donate and have donated plants to our sale every year. For the past 38 years our dig teams have dug and divided all kinds of perenials. In the past few years we found it necessary to put many last minute request for dig teams on a waiting list and for that reason we have made a decision in 2013 that the dig teams will not be able to include the digging, dividing and picking up of orange daylilies. Orange Daylilies consume alot of time from the dig team volunteers, this year as in the past couple of years we have had to compost quite a large number as we weren't even able to give the remaining plants away free. We will still accept orange daylilies as a donations at the building the week of the sale along with the donations of all other plants. We will still continue to dig, divide and pick up all other perenials as time allows during the week of set up for the sale. Thank you again for your endless support and your wonderful donations.
This years Plant Sale is scheduled for:
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. to noon
National Cattle Congress, Waterloo, Iowa
The Plant Sale is our biggest fund-raiser, the proceeds of which are dedicated to the purchasing and planting of trees in Black Hawk County. Some of the items we offer include trees and shrubs, houseplants, native plants and grasses, perennials, wildflowers, herbs, hosta and companion plants, plants for butterfly gardens, dwarf conifers and alpines, ground covers, roots and tubers, vines, and a Collector's Corner of unusual plants.
We always need volunteers! We can use help the entire week leading up to the sale, and we especially need staff on the Friday May 9th and Saturday the 10th 2013.
2014 Featured HOSTA ORDER- Decsriptions Coming
HOSTA 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
HOSTA 'American Hero'
HOSTA 'Broad Band'
HOSTA 'Church Mouse'
HOSTA 'Curley Fries'
HOSTA 'Dancing Stars'
HOSTA 'Empress Wu'
HOSTA 'Island Breeze'
HOSTA 'Old Glory'
HOSTA 'Prairie Sky'
HOSTA 'Pure Heart'
HOSTA 'Regal Supreme'
NEW PERENIALS FOR 2013
agastache 'Tutti Fruitti' bubble gum scent rose blooms aster 'Winston Churchill' red with yellow centers
astilbe 'Burgandy Red' buddleia 'Argentea' silver foliage, violet bloom
clematis: variety of colors with large blooming flowers dwarf hardy lily 'Ladylike', peach and yellow
echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' fern 'Red Lady'
gaura 'Pink Cloud', deer resistant, pink blooms into fall
hemerocallis 'Royal Braid' fragrant peachy scent, mauve/purple edge and eye, 'Bella Lugosi' tall, maroon bloom, 'Daring Deception' reblooming, lavender, deep purple, yellow - 'Night Embers' rebloominng, double chocalate with gold with gold egde
heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' heavily ruffled chartreuse- 'Hollywood' brightcoral red flowers, purple foliage, reblooming-iberis 'Sweetheart' pink
Many Thanks to the 2013 year’s Plant Sale sponsors:
Diamond Level: Paula Sexton
Gold Level : Service Roofing Company - Murtis Marie Smith- Meyers Nursery
Silver Level : Greg and Lynette Harter - Restoration Services - Jordan’s Nursery - Claudia Martin
Bronze Level : Koch Construction - Jane R. Young - Locke Funeral Home - Joanne Latta Reeves - Bob and Nancy Friedman - Helen Guernsey - Dianne Phelps - Jan Guthrie - Pam Flanders - Joy Jones-Cedar Valley Real Estate Solutions - Dave and Karen Zwanziger - Craig and Deb Ludolph - Tom and Clarissa Kunz - Eileen M Schmitt -Benjiman R Squires, DDS, PC - Black Hawk County Master Gardners - Dan and Mickey Johnson-Pat Christensen - Kelly and Tony Conrad - Jean R Hall - Bart and Lynda Thompson - Kathy Breckunitch - Melinda Young - Elaine Morrison - Vaugh and Judy Griffith - Herb and Carol Williams - PDCM Insurance - Deb Ludoph - Robert and Rosemary Beach - Dave and Susan Schlette - Lowell J Walker Fund– Community Foundation - Helen Guernsey - Warren Transport - Karen Schmitt - Kathy Beckunitch - Geometric Design Inc. - Omega Cabinets - UNI Botanical Center -