2013 LAURITZEN GARDENS PLANT SALE
Located on the festival garden lawn
Members-Only Plant Sale – Friday, May 17
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Plant Sale open to the public – Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables and Vines
GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE
Located in the great hall
Benson Plant Rescue Recycles overstock plants from area retailers and local gardeners. They sell a wide variety of perennials, grasses, roses, shrubs and trees. Proceeds raised by this all-volunteer organization benefit the Omaha Public Library.
Providing information and selling plants (some gallon and 4” perennials will be available).
Big Garden - The Big Garden began in 2005. Initially funded by the USDA's Food Project, the Big Garden had a goal of creating 12 community gardens in three years. Five years later, the Big Garden included 26 gardens in the Omaha metropolitan area and added a sister project, the Big Rural Garden, in Southeast Nebraska. Today, the Big Garden is a network of over 70 community gardens in Omaha and in rural and semi-rural communities in Nebraska and Kansas.
Selling seedlings, fair trade pots, baskets and cookbooks.
Greater Omaha Iris Society – dedicated to the promotion and education of the iris flower and maintaining the Sass Memorial Garden at Mahoney State Park
- Selling potted iris of various named varieties
- Displaying cut bloom stalk (flowers) for reserved sale at later summer sales event
- 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 (bark, books and possibly live plants) as well as providing information about growing orchids.
Ikebana 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. Participate in a raffle to win one of two great prizes, a one year family membership to Joslyn Castle, or the book, The Joslyns of Lynhurst, by Daniel Kiper.
Midwest Geranium Club - acquaints people with the diverse beauty of the geranium.
Selling geraniums and geranium-related books.
Nebraska Bonsai Society- dedicated to advancing the art of bonsai throughout the state of Nebraska and Strive to promote, educate and inspire enjoyment in the study of bonsai.
Selling bonsai and pre-bonsai (stock), supplies and accessories.
Nebraska Daylily Society – promotes and educates people on the beauty and ease of growing of daylilies. Selling bare root daylily plants.
Nebraska 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 booth.
Nebraska Sierra Club—founded in 1973, the NSC is the state affiliate of America’s oldest, largest and most influential environment organization. With a 2,000 member grassroots network, and the only full-time environmental lobbyist at the state house, it is the prominent voice to conserve air, water, and food for future generations in Nebraska.
Will provide information about the Sierra Club and the issues currently being addressed in Nebraska. Visitors can sign up for our e-newsletter and find out more membership in the Sierra Club.
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum – designed to create a network of arboretums in Nebraska where plants could be grown and displayed “to enrich lives through the beauty and wonder of plants.” What resulted was the founding of an arboretum unlike any in the world, a remarkable network of arboreta, parks, historic properties and other public landscapes accessible and relevant to citizens across Nebraska. For more than three decades, NSA has provided plant and landscape information and publications, worked to promote rare trees and plants and underutilized native plants, and inspired gardeners all across the Great Plains.
Omaha African Violet & Gesneriad Society
Providing information about growing African violets and gesneriads and membership information.
ReTree Nebraska – raises public awareness of the value of trees, reverses the decline of Nebraska’s community tree and forest resources and improves the health and sustainability of community trees and forests across the state for future generations. The primary goal is to work in partnership with people across Nebraska to foster the proper planting and maintenance of one million new trees by 2017.
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.
South Omaha Horticulture Society
Expands knowledge through monthly speaker presentations and often garden works and field trips. Maintains the Bailey Wye garden at the zoo. Information on club, garden photos.
UNL Extension Master Gardeners -Disseminates research based information on a range of subjects: gardening, lawn care, insects, wildlife, food and nutrition, food safety, water quality, composting and recycling.
Will provide an “Ask the Master Gardener” booth as well as sell plant tags.
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.