2014 LAURITZEN GARDENS PLANT SALE
Located on the festival garden lawn
Members-Only Plant Sale – Friday, May 16
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Plant Sale open to the public – Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables and Vines
GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE- check back soon as new participants 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 perennials, grasses, roses, shrubs and trees. Proceeds raised by this volunteer organization benefit the Omaha Public Library. Providing information and selling plants.
Blue Flamingo/Big Garden - The Big Garden began in 2005. Initially funded by the USDA's Community 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 and a large display of fair trade gift items.
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. Educating both residential and commercial property owners on how to reduce stormwater runoff through encouraging the use of green infrastructure.
City Sprouts- sustaining community through gardening. Will have herbs, tomatoes, peppers 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.
Greater Omaha Iris Society- Founded in 1950 and dedicated to the promotion and education of the iris flower and maintaining the Sass Memorial Iris Garden at Mahoney State Park. Visit the annual juried show of the Greater Omaha Iris Society. See prize-winning irises on display from some of the best iris growers in the area. Displaying cut bloom stalk (flowers) for reserved sale (to be picked up/delivered at late summer harvest). 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 growing them.
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. 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.
Keep Omaha Beautiful- Will provide an informative zone on water issues in the garden and in the city. Offering pamphlets on saving water (why and how), plant species that require less water in the garden, rain garden ideas, and DIY rain barrel literature. Handing our free moisture meters.
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 geranium. Selling geraniums and geranium-related books.
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.
Society – promotes and educates
people on the beauty and ease of growing of daylilies. Selling bare root
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 promote the growing of cultivar nuts like black walnut, pecan, hickory, hazelnut and northern pecan. Providing information and selling nuts grown in Nebraska.
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
Omaha Recycles- Omaha's recycling program offers an easy and convenient way for you to do good, all from the comforts of your own home. Recycling is O! so easy. By placing your recyclables in your green recycling bin, you can help divert materials from the landfill and help preserve natural resources. Each year residents of Omaha recycle around 15,000 tons of materials. That equates to half a million dollars in energy resources saved each year.
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, garden works and field trips. Maintains the Bailey Wye garden at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Information on club, photos of the Bailey Wye garden.
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.
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.