2016 LAURITZEN GARDENS PLANT SALE
Located on the festival garden lawn
Members-Only Plant Sale – Friday, May 13
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Plant Sale open to the public – Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables and Vines
GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE- 2015 participants are listed below. Please check back soon as new participants for 2016 are being added!
Located in the great hall
Benson Plant Rescue- recycles
overstock plants from area retailers and local gardeners. They sell as wide
variety of plants in 4" pots and a few in gallon containers. Proceeds raised by
this volunteer organization benefit the Omaha Public Library. Providing information and selling plants.
City of Omaha Stormwater Program- The
City of Omaha Stormwater Program is a comprehensive program comprised of
various program elements and activities designed to reduce stormwater
pollution. Green infrastructure practices aim to mimic Mother Nature and manage rain where it falls, such as rain gardens, permeable pavement, rain barrels, and green roofs, to name a few. Green infrastructure not only helps manage stormwater runoff, but provides many benefits and can be tailored to your specific project.
City Sprouts- sustaining
community through gardening. Will
have herbs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and t-shirts for sale.
Clean Solutions for
Omaha (CSO!)- The CSO! program is
designed to improve the water quality of our rivers and streams. Showcasing
interpretive information to educate citizens about this important program.
Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition- The Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition will have information about ecotourism in Nebraska and the Great Plains. Free maps will be distributed and a guidebook, posters and postcards will be for sale.
Greater Omaha Iris Society- dedicated to the promotion and education of the iris flower and to maintaining the Sass Memorial Garden at Mahoney State Park. Will have an exhibition of floral arrangements utilizing iris, entitled "Iris: BIG to small." Displaying cut bloom stalk (flowers) for reserved sale at later summer sales events. Selling small iris related notions, note cards and bookmarks. Informational display board of society events and membership information. Literature for public distribution on growing iris, upcoming events and iris display garden information.
Greater Omaha Orchid Society- aims to promote the growing of orchids and to encourage and
educate members and the public in the culture and conservation of orchids. Selling
orchids and orchid growing supplies as well as providing information about
Int’l Omaha #60 – showcases the Japanese art of flower arrangement, a disciplined
art form where nature and humanity are brought together, steeped in the
philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Displaying
fresh flower arrangements and distributing club information.
Joslyn Castle seeks to generate awareness, foster appreciation and attract financial support to preserve and restore the buildings and grounds of this magnificent property. Learn about the castle and its events. View photos, flyers and diagrams of the historic grounds of the castle. Participate in a drawing to win a one year family membership to Joslyn Castle as well as a copy of "The Joslyns of Lynhurst," a comprehensive history of the Joslyn family and the development of the property.
Lauritzen Gardens Conservation Program- This booth will display literature, handouts, and visuals pertaining to birds, butterflies and other wildlife at Lauritzen Gardens and our endangered plant conservation work in the Great Plains.
Mid-West Geranium Club- Acquaints people with the diverse beauty of the geramium. Selling geraniums and geranium-related books.
Milk the Weed- Milk the Weed advocates for planting native milkweed species (among other native plants) in order to provide habitat for insects including monarch butterflies. Milk the Weed will show examples of a native bee house, provide a list of top native plants for pollinators, offer handouts on best practices to garden for butterflies and supply information on monarch butterflies.
National Park Service- Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. The National Park Service will present a tabletop display featuring the National Park Service and the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail, including information and items on the significance of plants to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, a garden activity, and distribution of Michelle Obama's book "American Grown".
Nebraska Bonsai Society- dedicated to advancing the art of bonsai throughout the state of Nebraska and surrounding areas. The Society strives to promote, educate and inspire enjoyment in the study of bonsai. Selling bonsai, pre-bonsai (stock), supplies and accessories.
Daylily Society – promotes and educates people on the beauty and ease of growing
of daylilies. Selling
bare root daylily plants.
Environmental Trust- The Nebraska Environmental Trust was established in
1992 to conserve, enhance and restore the natural environments of Nebraska. It
was created on the conviction that a prosperous future is dependent upon a
sound natural environment and that Nebraskans could collectively achieve real
progress on real environmental issues if seed money were provided. The Trust
especially seeks projects that bring public and private partners together
collaboratively to implement high-quality, cost-effective projects. Will
provide brochures, annual reports and give away items at their informational
Nebraska Nut Growers Association/Heartland Nuts 'N More- The
Nebraska Nut Growers Association is a leading nut grower organization in the
Midwest that promotes the growing of cultivar nuts like black walnut, pecan,
hickory, hazelnut and northern pecan. Providing
information and selling nuts grown in Nebraska.
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society- Promoting agriculture
and food systems that build healthy land, people, communities and quality of
life, for present and future generations. Will provide information about
organic farming and gardening education and outreach.
Omaha Bee Club- The Omaha Bee Club is here to help area beekeepers "bee" successful. Our member beekeepers can be found in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Washington County and Pottawatamie County. Will provide handouts as well as a live observation hive. Will provide information on plants that attract bees.
Shady Choice Hosta Society- Serves eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with growing tips, garden planning, idea exchange, plants and friendship. Displaying and selling hostas and providing information on growing hostas.
USDA - APHIS - PPQ- Informational
booth with pamphlets, ID cards, maps, magnets, etc. discussing emerald ash
borer, Asian longhorned beetle, Japanese beetle, and other invasive pests of
concern to Nebraska and Iowa residents, as well as samples of damage to trees.