Please note that plant pick-up is one day only. If you cannot pick-up your plants on that day, please arrange for someone else to pick them up for you. The Wheaton Garden Club cannot be responsible for the condition of plants not picked up on May 18th.
What’s New for 2024:
We’ve added some new plants in the 4.5” size, including some new Coleus, Petunia, Salvia, Sweet Potato Vine, and Zinnia options.
We’ve also added the following new items:
Begonia Pegasus – A Begonia grown for its dramatic foliage.
Exacum Jupiter (Persian Violet) – A shade loving plant in blue or white.
Helianthus Suncredible – An everblooming sunflower with 4″ blooms that don’t require deadheading. This is from Proven Winners.
Muehlenbeckia (Creeping Wire Vine) – A great, low growing accent for pots.
Nepeta (Catmint) Cat’s Meow – A Proven Winners variety that has dense, colorful flower spikes that don’t flop. Great in landscapes, as well as pots. Hardy to zone 3.
We’re now offering Verbena hanging baskets in a variety of colors.
Ivy Geranium hanging baskets are no longer available. Our grower said that the Calliope Geraniums he is using in all Geranium baskets have similar characteristics but perform better. Ivy Geraniums are still available in 4.5″ pots.
In our Specialty Offerings category, we now have 2 new Tropical Calla lilies – one is peach with a bronze leaf, the other is orange with a green leaf.
Pick-up is one day only, Saturday, May 18th. If you cannot pick-up your plants on that day, please arrange for someone else to pick them up for you. The Wheaton Garden Club cannot be responsible for the condition of plants not picked up on May 18th.
Since we are required to order full cases of each item, we have reduced the plants that we are offering to exclude items for which there were very few purchases last year.
Occasionally, our grower substitutes items for those that were ordered. If your order is affected by this, we will give you the option of accepting the substitution or removing the unavailable item from your order.
If a plant is a “Proven Winners” selection, we have noted that in the description of the plant. The Proven Winners website is especially helpful for more information about their plants. This information includes reviews, awards, and recipes for combinations with other plants.
We recommend the Ball Seed website for additional information about plants that are not “Proven Winners”.
Marty Warwick and Nancy Hensley of the Wheaton Garden Club present a check to Gregg Bettcher, Executive Director of We Grow Dreams, as part of the club’s philanthropic giving.
We Grow Dreams is a nursery and greenhouse that has been providing job training and employment to young adults with disabilities for over sixteen years. Our donation is being used to replace raised garden beds that are used to grow vegetables for low income local families. Additionally, their Retail Center was painted and had structural repairs made with the assistance of our donation. We were pleased to be advised that our donation was part of a matching fund campaign also!
The Wheaton Garden Club presents “Fairytale Flowers”, a standard flower show on October 6th and 7th at the Wheaton Public Library. Floral designs, created by Wheaton Garden Club members, reflect the following themes: The Snow Queen, The Wee Folk, The Moon Flower, The Dragon’s Lair and Dinner at the Cottage in the Woods.
The Horticultural Display, “Gardens, Where Fairies Dance”, will exhibit a large variety of specimens of shrubs, trees, flowers, and plants from Wheaton Garden Club members’ gardens. Special exhibits will focus on Prairie Plants of the Midwest, Butterflies in the Garden, Native Bees, Monarch Garden Way Stations and the Wheaton Garden Club Pollinator Garden. For more about gardening remodels, you should read this young japanese knotweed removal service review.
Fairytale Flowers is open to the public on Thursday, October 6th from 12:30 – 9:00 pm and on Friday October 7th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Wheaton Garden Club members will be available to provide information and answer your questions. Wheaton Public Library is located at 225 N. Cross St, Wheaton.
Please visit wheatongardenclub.org for additional information about the Wheaton Garden Club.
The theme for this year’s Earth Day, on April 22nd, is invest in our planet. We ask you to invest in our planet by planting native plants this spring. Native plants are adapted to our local environmental conditions and as such, require less maintenance, less water, and no fertilizers or pesticides. In addition to adding beauty to our gardens, native plants attract local wildlife and support pollinators like birds, butterflies and bees.
If you want to help save monarch butterflies, plant one or more varieties of milkweed. If you love birds, plant natives such as golden alexander or purple coneflower to attract the beneficial insects that baby birds eat. If you want to plant a tree that has a significant positive impact on the environment, contact tree services to help you plant an oak tree. Oak trees support more life-forms than any other trees in North America.
There are many native plant sales in our area, staffed by knowledgeable gardeners, to help you with your questions and decisions. In addition, their website plant listings contain helpful information on sun exposure needs and whether they attract butterflies, birds, bees, etc.