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Plants For Sale!

Sat. May 16 8 am-2 pm

Sat. May 16 8 am-2 pm

The Outagamie County Master Gardeners have been working hard to gather, dig, order and grow all kinds of plants for the upcoming plant sale in Appleton, Wisconsin. The sale will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 8 am to 2 pm at 3365 W. Brewster Street (the Outagamie County UW Extension grounds kitty corner from Fleet Farm).  The sale is our biggest fundraiser, the funds raised help to provide community education and gardening projects to enhance our area. The prices are very reasonable and we strive for quality and variety in the plants at the sale.

Plants are available on a first come first serve basis. Not all plants are listed and not all of the plants listed are guaranteed since we won’t see what crops have thrived this spring until the order arrives and we won’t get all of the plants potted by our Master Gardeners until then either.  So, with a sense of adventure we encourage you to arrive early and see what you can find to enhance your garden this year!

plants for the sale

Here’s a list of some of what we expect/hope to have for sale this year!

actinidia (kiwi vine)
Alcea Rosea Peaches ‘n Dreams
AMSONIA x Blue Ice
Angelica gigas
AQUILEGIA x alpina
AQUILEGIA x Red Hobbit
ARMERIA marit. Bloodstone
Asparagus Purple Passion
ASTER lat. Lady in Black
ASTER n-a Alma Potschke
Aster x purple dome
Astilbe x arendsi Color Flash
Astilbe x simp sprite
ASTILBE x simpl. Key West
ASTRANTIA major Ruby Cloud
Baptesia Decadence Cherries Jubilee (PW)
Baptisia Indio Spires (False Indigo)
bergenia x winterglut
Bleeding heart (pink & white
Blue salvia
‘Bowl of Beauty’ peonies
Callirhoe (wine cups)
campanula x blue waterfall
Carex Banana Boat
claytonia virginica   Spring Beauty
Clematis Serious Black
clematis x duchess of edinburgh
clematis x polish spirit
clematis x radar love
Colocasia Thialand Giant (elephant Ear)
Columbine (pink)
Coneflowers pink and orange
Coreopsis Berry Chiffon (Tickseed)
Coreopsis Red Chiffon   (Tickseed)
COREOPSIS x Tequila Sunrise PP
Cranesbill geraniums (pink and blue)
DELPH. MG FNT Dark Blue -Dark Bee
DELPH. MG FNT Mid-Blue- White Bee
DELPH. MG FNT Sky Blue – White Bee
DIANTHUS delt. Flashing Light
DIANTHUS grat. Firewitch
Dianthus Rosey Cheeks (Carnation)
Dicentra x gold heart
Dicentra x king of hearts
Dictamnus albus Albiflorus
Dictamnus albus Purpureus -Pink
Digitalis Dalmation Purple Improved (Foxglove)
DIGITALIS x mertonensis
Donkey tail
Echinacea Green Jewl (Coneflower)
Echinacea Hot papaya (Coneflower)
ECHINACEA pur. Baby Swan White
ECHINACEA pur. PowWow™ Wild Berry
Echinacea Secret Affair (Coneflower)
Echinacea x palida
Echinacea x tiki torch
Epimedium x rubrum
Eryngium alp Blue Star
EUPATORIUM purpureum Baby Joe PP
EUPATORIUM x pink frost
Fern Athyrium Godzilla
Fern Athyrium X Ghost
Fragaria x alpine strawberry
Gaillardia x commotion
GERANIUM pr. str. Splish Splash
GERANIUM sang. Vision8
Geum x blazing sunset
Geum x mai tai
Geum x praire smoke
Gillenia trifoliata
Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha
Grass miscanthus x gold bar
Grass SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium
Helenium X Moerheim Beauty
Heliopsis Sunburstm (False Sunflower)
Heuchera Christa
Heuchera Dolce (PW) Brazen Raisen
Heuchera Grape Expectations
Heuchera Lime MaRMALADE
Heuchera Midnight Rose
Heuchera x melting fire
Heuchera x plum pudding
Heuchera x snow angel
Heuchera x venus
Heucherella Brass Lantern
Heucherella Leapfrog (PW)
Heucherella Sweet Tea (Foamy Bells)
Hosta Andrew
Hosta Bridal Falls
Hosta Electrocution
Hosta Empress Wu (PW)
Hosta Guardian Angel
Hosta Humpback Whale
Hosta Irish Luck
Hosta Joy Ride
Hosta Lakeside Paisley Print
Hosta Rhino Hide
Hosta Wheee! (PW)
hosta x abique drinking gourd
hosta x blue mouse ears
hosta x rainforest sunrise
hosta x victory
HYPERICUM x inordorum Olivia
Karl Forester grasses
Knautia x thunder and lightling
LATHYRUS lat. Pink Pearl
LAVANDULA ang. Hidcote
Leucanthemum Whoops a Daisy
Liatris Kobold (Greyfeather)
Lilium oriental hybrid x salmon star
LILIUM x Dwf Asiatic Crimson Pixie
LILIUM x Dwf Asiatic Peach Pixie
lilium x superbum (turks cap)
LINUM perenne
LUPINUS x poly. My Castle
MONARDA d. fireball
MONARDA d. Purple Rooster
Monarda x fistulosa
Mukdenia (Crimson Fans)
Oenothera Lemon Drop (Primrose)
PAPAVER orient. Beauty of
PEROVSKIA x Little Spire PP
PHLOX pan. Becky towe
Phlox pan. Party Punch
PHLOX pan. Tequila Sunrise PP
Phlox Pisie Miracle Grace (Purple)
Phlox x blueboy
Phlox x eve cullum
Phlox x nicky
Polemonium r Touch of Class
PULSATILLA vulg. Red Bells
Red Beebalm
rudbeckia x praire glow
Salvia Crystal Blue (PW) Sage
salvia x caradonna
Sisyrinchium Lucerne (Blue eyed grass)
Spigelia marilandica
Strawberries Eclaire (June)
Sweet woodruff
Thymus Coccineus pink (Creeping Thyme)
Tiarella Jade Peacock Foam flower)
VerbascynXSouthern Charm Hybrids
VERONICA aust. Crater Lake Blue
Veronica Enchanted Indigo PW (Speedwell)
Veronica Very Van Gough (Speedwell)
VERONICA x Royal Candles PP
Vinca x blue and gold
White Siberiab iriS
Winter onions

Organizing for the Sale

Come early and be prepared to have a lot of beautiful plants to choose from!  You can also shop the “rummage sale” portion of the sale for gardening related items to spruce up your yard!

Get there early! All items are first come first serve and there will be Master Gardeners on hand to help you with your shopping!

List from Carol, Posted by Rachel


Don’t Throw it Away!

Master Gardeners Judy Miller and Jaime Potopinski welcome you to the garden yard sale at the 2013 plant sale.

Master Gardeners Judy Miller and Jaime Potopinski welcome you to the garden yard sale at the 2013 plant sale.

The lovely weather we’ve had off and on over the past week has inspired me (and I’m sure you, too) to get out and start cleaning out my garage and storage shed.  When you come across those pots, plant stands, bird houses, gardening tools, etc. DON’T THROW THEM OUT!  The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, which means that every dollar we make on our fundraising activities is put back into the community in the form of education, community service, education grants, etc.  All of that “trash” that you’re accumulating could be exactly what someone else needs.

At our Annual Plant Sale on May 16, we will be having our ‘Yard Sale’ and need donations to make it work.  Each year we ask our members and members of the community to consider donating their lawn and garden items which, then, represents pure profit that we can use for any one of our many community service projects (for more information about our Community Outreach, visit our website).

If you have items that you would like to donate, you can drop them at the UW-Extension office the day before the plant sale (May 15) when our volunteers will be setting up everything for the sale.  If you absolutely must get rid of things before then, please contact Gail Clearwater or Marilyn Davis (plant sale co-chairs).  Email addresses are embedded in their names so just click on either name to send the email.

Information about the plant sale will be available both on our website and on Facebook.

Posted by Vicki

Garden Conference: What Wisconsin Gardeners do in March

One of the primary goals of the Master Gardener Association is education. There are constantly education events going on including demos and presentations at local libraries and other locations. You can see what else is coming up at www.ocmga.net. The biggest educational event the Outagamie County Master Gardeners put on is the annual garden conference which took place March 28th and it was a great event!

Pre Conference Hustle and Bustle

Pre Conference Hustle and Bustle

The topics included Perennial Top Picks, the best choices for Shade Gardening, Miniature Gardens and turning trash to treasure/garden art.

Many of the perennials discussed have been ordered for the upcoming plant sale which takes place at the UW Extension, 3365 W. Brewster Street, Appleton, Wisconsin on May 16, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The plants discussed were tried and true since presenter Kathy Baum has experimented with almost every plant she can fit in her gardens (or even on the wagon by her barn which serves as a holding area sometimes for a very long time).

Gene Bush was a visiting presenter and is considered a shade garden expert. His slides shared beatiful photos he has taken from his shade gardens. His information is also available at http://www.shadegardenexpert.com. He had 70+ slides of shade loving plants so I would highly recommend checking his web site and blog.

Tammy Borden brought big wows with her presentation on mini gardens and gave this writer some inspiration which you’ll see in another blog soon. She really highlighted how much you can do in a little, sometimes tiny space!

Gail Clearwater was asked to return and share her love of trash…well sort of. She’s an expert at turning old, broken down or typically thrown away items and objects into beautiful garden art.

Gail surrounded by her crafty treasures!

Gail surrounded by her crafty treasures!

If you would like any more information about the conference send us a comment and we’ll get the presenters to share more of their information.

Posted by Rachel

The only cure for spring fever is the Plant Sale!

The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association (OCMGA) is in the thick of planning for their annual plant sale. This is THEE largest fundraiser for the non profit organization and always has an amazing community turnout. The sale takes place on May 16th from 8 am to 2 pm, it is held at the Outagamie County UW Extension Office which is located at 3365 W. Brewster Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914.

Many many hours of volunteer time, brain power and muscle go into the planning of the sale. Not only do the Master Gardeners organize the logistics of the sale, they often grow, dig, split and pot plants for the sale. One member in particular has 25 different varieties of tomatoes growing in his basement!

Some of the plants are grown by Master Gardeners but many are also ordered from area greenhouses which offers a huge variety to those who come shopping for their gardens. The sale also includes a “Garden Rummage” where you can purchase second hand gardening supplies for whatever project or patio awaits you.

Keep an eye on the blog for a list of the veggies, herbs, sunny and shady plants the OCMGA hopes to have at the sale. Availability is dependent upon crop availability but we’ll be able to share the wish list soon. Hopefully you can start your wish list too!

If you have any questions please comment on this post and we can address it either here or through an email or phone call to you!

plant sale mtg.

Can you see the brainpower!? Just a few of the 16 Master Gardeners at a recent planning meeting.

Posted by Rachel