On UnivArbor Day April 24, 2015
Plant a tree!
Green Scene Annual Symposium
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa
A great time was had by all. We had Great Speakers listed below and great shopping with our Garden Marketers.
Scott Stout - Stout Tree Care “Tree Removal Alternatives: Emerald Ash Borer and Other Common Infestations”
Deb Walser - ISU Master Gardner from Linn County Extension Service “Discover Butterflies” Twenty most common Iowa butterflies and their food sources.
Debbie Main - Linn County Master Gardner “Verticle, Vines, and Variants” Flowers and food crops which can be grown vertically, how to train them and locate them in the landscape, plus unusual ideas for vines
Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwiches A Variety of Salads Chips Cookies Beverages
Kelly Conrad –Horticultural Therapist at Harmoney House “Cold Hardy Perenial Care” Kelly will demonstrate how to keep your cold hardy perennials Looking good, Reblooming and Lasting for years.
Billie Hemmer - UNI Botanical Center/Preserves Manager “ Caring for Unusual Houseplants” Orchids, Air Plants, and Bromeliads
Garden Market: During the lunch hour and after the last seminar the garden market will be open featuring displays. Our speakers and several area retailers will have merchandise for sale.
We are already making plans for next years Symposium!
March 5th 2016 Save the Date!
The 2016 cost for the day will be $35.00 this includes lunch
You can pre-register by sending your check with names, addresses and phone numbers to:
Green Scene Inc., P.O. Box 2004, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-2004
Green Scene 39th Annual Plant Sale
Many Thanks to all the Volunteers who make this Plant Sale possible we couldn't do it without you! And a Special Thanks to The Orchard Hill Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops for Hauling plants to customers cars for them!
Orange Day-lily Donations at the 2016 Plant Sale
Last year was a great success again we had great plant donations and our dig teams were busy digging for almost 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 39 years our dig teams have dug and divided all kinds of perennials. 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 day-lilies. Orange Day-lilies consume alot of time from the dig team volunteers, this year as in the past few 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 day-lilies 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 perennials as time allows during the week of set up for the sale. Thank you again for your endless support and your wonderful donations.
Next years Plant Sale is scheduled for:
Friday Afternoon "Volunteer Pre-sale" 2 pm to 4 pm for those who work 6 hours from Monday May 9th 2016 to May 12th 2016 setting up at the Ag Building and Dig Team that week for the plant sale.
Friday night "Members Only Pre-sale" 6 pm to 8 pm see membership for details on how to become a Green Scene Member.
Saturday- Sale for the General Public no admission fee is May 14, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 12 pm or whenever the plants sell out! So come early so you don't miss out on all the good deals.
All at the 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 and board favorites.
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 9th 2015.
2015 Feature Hostas Ordered for Sale
Shade Companion Plants Ordered
Giant Japanese Painted Fern ‘Godzilla’, Medium to Large Little Blue Stem Grass ‘Smoke Signal’
Hellebore ‘Ivory Prince’, Hellebore ‘St Lucia’
Hellebore ‘Midnight Ruffl s’ Heuchera ‘Blackberry Ice’
Heuchera ‘Pear Crisp’ Heuercherella ‘Solar Eclispe’
Heuercherella ‘Gold Zebra’
New Perennials Ordered for 2015 Sale
Aquilegia- Swan Series -Blue and White, Aquilegia – Swan Series Red and white, Chelone (Turtlehead) – Hot Lips – Pink Delphinium – Guardian Series – Blue Dianthus – Burgundy Splash Dianthus – Sweet Black Cherry Geranium –Repeat Select- Havana Blues Geranium - Repeat Select – Pink Penny Herb Sage – Silver Sabre- tricolor Hibiscus – Pink Elephant Iberis – White out Iris Bearded German – Black-Before the Storm Iris Bearded German – Blue Devils Lake Lilies – Dwarf Hardy-Orange/Yellow Bicolor –Bright Joy Lilies – Dwarf Hardy – Pink/Yellow Spotted –Elegant Joy Lilies – Dwarf Hardy – Yellow Spotted – Sunny Joy Lillies – Oriental – Red/white-Starlight Express Perovska – sage –Lacey Blue Rudbeckia – Little Henry Salvia – Blue Marvel Sedum – Mystery Blue Tradescantia-Spiderwort – Tough Love –Pink Veronica -Aztec Gold Veronica –Venice Blue
Many Thanks to the 2015 year’s Plant Sale sponsors to Date:
Gold Level: Denso International - Paul Kammerdiner-Service Roofing-Warren Transport - Waterloo Courier
Silver Level : -Veridian Credit Union - Chuck & Linda Schulte -Greg & Lynette Harter - Claudia Martin- Brenda & Jeffery Clark - HyVee 4000 University Ave., Waterloo, IA - Kirk Gross Company
Bronze Level : Karen and Jim Acton- Joanne Latta Reeves-Robert and Rosemary Beech-Timothy Sprengeler-Jan Guthrie-Jean Hall-Vaughn and Judy Griffith-Mickey and Dan Johnson-Ann and Jons Olsson-Pam Flanders-Lowell J Walker Fund-Cathy Klein - Paula Sexton-L. Sam & Janet Holden - Dr. Benjamin Squires - Melinda Young - Dr. David Zwanzinger - Eileen & Dwayne Schmidt - Bergan Paulson & Company -Black Hawk County Extension Master Gardners -Jane Young- Tom & Clarissa Kunz - Bonnie Wetzel-Koch Construction - Steve & Terry Dixon - Locke Funeral Home - Lyle and Karen Schmitt - PDCM Insurance - Deb & Craig Ludolph - Dave & Susan Schlette- Diane & Bruce Clark - Dianne Phelps - Mary Meier - Rosemary & Robert Beach - Elaine Morrison - Sharon Juon - John Milroy - Kathy Breckunitch - Jan Guthrie
For more information call: Mickey at 319-232-5934 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(All plant orders varieties are subject to change because of availability or quality in the spring and sometimes we aren’t aware of changes until the week of the sale)