COD Scholarship Recipient

The WGC Scholarship winner is Grace Weber. Grace is pursuing an associate’s degree in science with a major in Biology at College of DuPage.  She plans to attend University of California at Berkeley in the fall to work towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.  

Plant Sale 2024

Welcome to the WGC Plant Sale

Please Submit your order no later than
Friday, March 1, 2024.
Thank you for your order and continued support!

SATURDAY, MAY 18th 1:00-3:00 PM

Direct questions to Rosanne Merrill at 630-291-9181
or or Alison Greene (630) 518-2492.

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”.

Pots of Pride

Recently the Garden Club members shared their summer containers with one another and voted for their favorites.

Many of the plants used in these containers can be found in the garden club’s Plant Sale!

1st Place – Laura Christensen’s lemon sedum in a Woman’s head container

2nd Place – Michelle Kornhauser’s container of Pina Colada Lantana, Caroline Medusa Green Ipomea, wax begonias, and cannas

3rd Place – Marty Warrick, Prince Tut Cyperus Papyrus, Fiber Optic grass, Sweet Caroline Bewitched after Midnight Ipomea, Superbells Coralina & Tropical Sunrise, Rediculus Colorblaze Coleus

Looking forward to more submissions next year!

For more container garden ideas, be sure to visit our Inspiration page.

Wheaton Garden Club Makes Donation to We Grow Dreams

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!

WGC Tours Ball Seed

August 31st, 2023 Wheaton Garden Club Members toured the beautiful gardens at Ball Seed. Many thanks to Beth for coordinating our visit!