Arbor Day April 26, 2013
Plant a tree!
Green Scene Annual Symposium
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa
A great time was had by all who attended this years Symposium we had some really Wonderful Speakers.
" Daylilies, Stella and All the Pretty Faces”
Daylilies are not all yellow and orange. This will explore the many forms and pattern and colors in the daylily world. Linn County Master Gardner and American Hemerocallis Garden Judge, Zora Ronan will explore the differences between full forms, spider and unusual form daylilies.
“Repurposing the Garden”
Giving cast offs new life in the garden. Artist Teri Sheehan will demonstrate how you can use objects thought if as junk and give your garden it’s own personality. “Anyone can be inspired by junk.”
“Bees and Butterflies”
Want to know what to plant to attract Bees and Butterflies in your garden? Eileen Loan will share how to get these helpful creatures to your garden.
“Raised Beds and Square Foot Gardening”
No Space for a garden? You can plant enough vegetables in a 4’x4’ garden to feed two people for the season or a family of four using only a 4’x8’ space. Hate the weeding and bug control? Having trouble getting up from the ground? Raised bed gardening is for you.
“Easy Organic Solutions to Common Garden Pests”
Explore some easy ways to organically prevent, combat and sometimes ‘shock and awe’ some garden pests. Learn how to compost, hot peppers, chrysanthemums and sometimes the shop-vac are some of the best tools for the organic gardener.
Mark your Calender for Next years Symposium March 1, 2013
More information to come!
Green Scene 36th Annual Plant Sale
Orange Daylily Donations at the 2013 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 36 years our dig teams have dug and divided all kinds of perenials. This year 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 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 11, 2013 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 10th and Saturday the 11th 2013.
As per the spring newsletter below is the list of Featured Hosta at the 2013 plant sale:
2013 HOSTA ORDER
Afterglow Lge NEW. Wide margined sport of "Climax" features large, green, heart-shaped leaves with incredibly striking, wide, yellow margins. Forms impressive upright mound.
Alakazaam Mini Flashy miniature. Long, narrow leaves are green with bright yellow, ruffled margins in spring. Margins brighten to creamy white in summer. Stiff, horizontally held petioles; forms a horizontal mound.
Andrew Lge NEW. Tricolor with corrugated, puckered, folded and ruffled leaves. Glucose blue-green, rounded leaves have a showy feathery white center and green jetting between the center and margin. White scapes carry pale lavender flowers.
Cameo Mini Reverse sport of "Pandora's Box. Small, round, green leaves with creamy white margins jet towards the midrib. Purple flowers.
Captain Kirk Lge Broad leaves of heavy substance with wide, dark green margins and bright gold centers. An improved sport of "Gold Standard"; has much wider, dark green leaves with golden centers and a heavier substance.
Devil's Advocate Giant Sport of "Blue Angel" forms a giant, upright mound of blue-green leaves with green margins. Becomes showier as the season progresses and margins brighten to light apple green. Heavy substance. Fast grower. White flowers.
Diamonds are Forever Small NEW. A showy wide margined sport of "Diamond Tiara" with green leaves and crisp white margins. Sharply contrasting variegation is striking from a distance. Grows vigorously to form a wide, flattish mound of small leaves. Purple flowers.
Dream Weaver Medium Large, distinctive leaves have very wide, blue-green borders and sharply contrasting creamy white centers. Leaves are nearly round and corrugated. White flowers. Sport of "Great Expectations"
First Frost Medium A sport of "Halcyon" with same intense blue-green leaf color. Emerges with a gold margin which changes to pure white later in season. Good grower in containers and in garden. Leaves hold up well until the 'first frost" Holds up well in sun. Board members favorite.
Golden Needles Mini NEW. Improved sport of "Silver Threads and Golden Needles; forms a more compact clump of yellow leaves with green streaks that are spread over the entire leaf. Thick leaves exhibit slug resistance. Lavender flowers on yellow scapes.
Guardian Angel Lge Sport of "Blue Angel" has large, thick, blue-green leaves with a wide center in early spring. By late spring, a unique green misting appears over the white center. Great specimen and distinctive in the landscape. A favorite of many.
Half and Half Medium NEW. Sport of "Lakeside Cupcake" with instant color in spring. Beautifully, variegated leaves are dark green with a pure white center and light green jetting from spring through fall. White scapes carry near-white flowers.
Humpback Whale Giant NEW. Honoring the late "Queen of Hostas", Mildred Seaver. First commercial offering. Was once auctioned for $725! Forms a massive, dome-shaped mound of blue-green, corrugated, heart-shaped leaves. Near-white flowers.
Ice Follies Medium Showy wide-margined sport of "Antioch" with good growth rate. Dark green leaves display wide, pure creamy white margins all season. Long, pointed leaves form attractive clump.
Journey's End Lge A reverse form of "American Icon". Forms a ruffled, green margin and multiple shades of green jetting.
Lakeside Paisley Print Small Stunning small hosta features thick substance, heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins. Narrow, creamy white markings in the c enter shoot out in a feathery pattern from the cream petioles. Light lavender flowers on cream scapes.
Little Miss Sunshine Medium Unlike many gold hostas, this wavy leafed selection emerges chartreuse then intensifies to bright gold as the season progresses. Exhibits sun tolerance. Fast growers. Light purple flowers held on contrasting deep wine red scapes.
Mayflower Moon Medium NEW. Brightly colored hosta illuminates the shade garden with chartreuse leaves that turn gold as season progresses. The rogues textured, rounded leaves grow at a strong rate to form a medium sized mound.
Mighty Mouse Small Sport of "Blue Mouse Ears". Emerge blue-green with a bright creamy yellow edge. By summer, turns grey-green with a creamy white edge. Great substance. Excellent for troughs and containers.
Neptune Lge Unique blue hosta forms cascading clump of narrow wedge-shaped leaves with heavily rippled edges and good leaf substance. They emerge bright glucose blue in spring and hold their color well. Blue-green in summer.
Old Glory Medium A sport of "Glory". Heart-shaped leaves with golden yellow centers and irregular, 1 in. wide, dark green margins. Brightens a shade garden.
Prairie Moon Medium NEW. Yellow foliage that keeps its color all season. Thick, wedge-shaped, bright yellow leaves with lightly wavy margins and white back are held on red-flecked petioles. Color lightens in summer. Best in part shade.
Rainforest Sunrise Small 2013 HOSTA OF THE YEAR. Exciting sport of "Maui Buttercups". Leaves emerge light green, then quickly develop dark green margins and a radiant gold center. As they mature, the thick leaves become lightly cupped and heavily puckered. We have found this hosta to be more medium than small.
Ripple Effect Small Unique sport of "June" with long, narrow, wav y golden yellow leaves. Very narrow, blue-green margin occasionally jets into the center. Center deepens to chartreuse in summer. Forms a low, horizontal mound.
Rubies and Ruffles Medium NEW. Showy red petioles and heavily rippled leaves set this stylish hosta apart. Forms an upright spreading clump of lightly corrugated, green leaves with creamy white, ruffled margins. Deep purplish red scapes carry the pale purple flowers.
Thunderbolt Medium A vigorous sport of "Elegans". Leaves have very wide, blue-green margins and a narrow, creamy white center. Near-white flowers. This hosta is striking!
Wheee! Medium Extremely ruffled leaves are wavy all the way from the crown out to the leaf tips. This is evident also in juvenile plants. Green leaves with cream margins. Good substance.
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 this 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.