2016 Annual BGC Plant Sale Pre-Order Form
Dear Supporter of the Bloomingdale Garden Club Annual Flower & Plant Sale,
It may be too early to plant, but it’s just the right time to start planning your beautiful garden for 2016! The Bloomingdale Garden Club Annual Flower & Plant Sale will be held May 13 & 14, 2016. Our Pre-Sale Ordering is underway NOW. The information below and in the attached Order Form will give you inspiration for a beautiful garden.
We’re very pleased to offer many new flowers and plants this year from Bartels Plants, our professional grower in Michigan. In fact, dozens of new plants and varieties are available! And we’ve included “tried and true,” along with flowers back by popular demand.
PRICES FOR 2016 ARE THE SAME AS THOSE IN 2015!!! The order form notes light conditions for each plant while encouraging you to check out the websites for additional growing conditions. We also note our NEW introductions for 2016, marked with an * including 29 Proven Winners, 10 specialty annuals in 4 1/2″ pots, 9 hanging baskets, 2 new grasses, and some new 10″ and 12″ patio pots
FLATS: Just a reminder that flats of 48 plants MUST be ordered as whole or half flats of the same variety & color. NO mixing of cell packs may be used in pre-sale ordering. Mixing of cell packs WILL be allowed on days of Sale.
We continue to offer high-quality geraniums in many hues, flats of 48 plants, 10” hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs, accent plants, grasses, Tuts, and many, many specialty annuals and Proven Winners/Proven Selections you’ve come to know and use in your containers and landscape. We also will have perennials from our gardens available on the days of the Sale. And you won’t want to miss our raffle for a new potting bench!. We’ll also have for sale “Wedgies” (an incredible planting tool first featured at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show) along with other items to beautify your garden.
Master Gardeners will be on site to answer your gardening questions. They’ll also be available on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to create container gardens where you supply the container. A small fee will apply + the cost of the plants you purchase.
Our prices continue to be lower than most independent nurseries and big box stores. The proceeds from your purchases fund our monthly programs and are donated to various agencies and organizations serving those in need, e.g., Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry, Bloomingdale VFW, DuPage Convalescent Center, DuPage PADS, Northern Illinois Food Bank, People’s Resource Center, Poised for Success, Stepping Stones, plus others. In 2015, the Bloomingdale Garden Club donated more than $6,000!
By ordering now, you’ll save some money over the Day-of-Sale Prices. Also, please note that some flowers available on the Pre-Sale Order Form may not be available on the days of the Sale.
Gift Certificates are available in any denomination. These are perfect for birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, or any occasion. Recipients of the Gift Certificates may redeem them at the Flower & Plant Sale on May 13 and 14 at “day-of-sale prices.”
So sit back, check out the order form attached, and Think Spring! We look forward to receiving your order with payment by check by February 26, 2016. Sorry, NO exceptions.
Thanks for your support. If you have questions, please contact our Flower and Plant Sale Co-Chairs: