Arbor Day April 25, 2014

 Plant a tree!

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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 perennial selections.

Deb Walser ISU Master Gardner from Linn County Extension Service
“Curb Appeal”
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
“Shade Gardening”
Their perspective….

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
“ Roses”
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!

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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 perennials 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 2014.    

2014 Featured HOSTA ORDER

Abiqua Drinking Gourd: Dark blue, seer-suckered leaves in cup form

American Hero: bold variegated sport of ‘Revolution’ with wider dark green margins and white center speckled with green.

Broad Band: Heart shaped leaves with extra wide creamy margins jetting into dark green center.

Church Mouse: wavy blue-green leaves of heavy substance

Curly Fries: Narrow chartreuse leaves with extremely wavy edges.

Dancing Stars: from ‘Dancing in the Rain’ with more vigor, crisp white centers with blue-green margins.

Empress Wu: Largest known hosta sold with dark green leaves, reddish petioles

Fireworks: Good container hosta, stiff, narrow upright leaves of creamy white with dark green jetting margins.

Independence: Reverse sport of ‘Revolution, thick substance leaves bordered with creamy white speckled with green.

Island Breeze: Wide dark green margins with bright yellow center

Loyalist: One of the best white centered hosta with deep green margins

Old Glory: Heart shaped leaves with golden yellow centers and irregular, one-inch dark green margins.

Pure Heart: cute variegated sport of ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ with blue-green margins and creamy center, good substance

Prairie Sky: One of the best blue hosta available. tight clump of powdery blue lightly cupped leaves of thick substance.

Regal Supreme: Vase shaped clump, frosty blue leaves with very wide creamy margin

Revolution: Dark green leaves with broad cream center speckled with green.

Sparkler: ‘Fireworks’ sport, miniature clump of slender, good substance leaves with narrow creamy center, dark green margins.

Whee: Extremely ruffled leaves of good substance with creamy margins.


NEW PERENNIALS 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 2014 year’s Plant Sale sponsors to Date:

Gold Level : Service Roofing Company - Meyers Nursery- Murtis Marie Smith - Paul Kammerdiner
Silver Level : Greg and Lynette Harter - Restoration Services - Jeff and Brenda Clark - Warren Transport - Jordan’s Nursery
Bronze Level : Koch Construction - Jane R. Young - Locke Funeral Home - Joanne Latta Reeves - Paula Sexton - Helen Guernsey - Pam Flanders - Joy Jones - Craig and Deb Ludolph - Tom and Clarissa Kunz - Eileen M Schmitt -Benjamin R Squires, DDS, PC - Dan and Mickey Johnson - Kelly and Tony Conrad - Jean R Hall - Melinda Young - Janice Guthrie - Vaugh and Judy Griffith - Robert and Rosemary Beach - Bruce and Diane Clark - Denso International America, Inc. - Fereday Heating Co. - Jons and Ann Olsson - Dave and Karen Zwanzinger - Lyle and Karen Schmitt - Elaine Morrison - Kathy Breckunitch - Susie and Bob Heaton

For more information call: Mickey at 319-232-5934 or email us at greensceneinc@gmail.com