Friday, April 25, 2008

Rare Plant Auction this Sunday!

Join the Wichita Garden Council for their Rare Plant Auction, Sunday April 27 at 7pm. Bid on rare, hard to find, and extremely new trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals.
Here are just a few of the more than 50 plants that will be up for bid:
African Mask
Bird of Paradise Bush
Black Tulip Magnolia Tree
Clerodendron 'Blue Butterfly'
Desert Willow
Dwarf Bald Cypress
Dwarf Blue Atlas Cedar
Golden Chain Tree
Hosta 'Fragrant Dreams'
Japanese Maple 'Beni Shichihenge'
Japanese Variegated Falopia
New Dawn Viburnum
Pee Gee Hydrangea on a standard
Pink Princess Philodendron
Seven Son Flower Tree
Snail Vine
Spring Cactus
Threadleaf Arborvitae on a standard
White Fringe Tree
Yellow Bird Magnolia

Admission is $2, FREE for members and light snacks and beverages will be served. Auctioned items will benefit your landscape and proceeds from the auction benefit Botanica.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The BIG Bulb Sale!

The big tulip bulb sale that is! That's right, after their bloom season, we sell our tulip bulbs for $0.15 a piece! With more than 90 varieties to choose from, there are plenty of colors and types to make a colorful impact on your yard next spring.
We dig them up as they finish up, so each week we'll have new varieties for sale.
Mark your calendars for the following dates and times:
April 17: beginning at 8am,
April 24: at 8am and
May 1: beginning at 8am
Start digging for nickels and dimes, grab your garden gloves and bring a plastic bag or two to take your bulbs home.

And if you haven't been to Botanica to see the tulips this spring- don't wait, visit The Gardens today!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rose Pruning Workshop APRIL 6!

Mystified as to how to prune your roses? Don’t know how much to prune, when to prune or if you even need to prune them? Join members of the Wichita Rose Society from 1-3pm on SUNDAY, APRIL 6 for a workshop on Spring Care for Roses. Participate in hands-on demonstrations for pruning different types of roses, and get information on the tools you need and how to care for them. Gain tips on how to rejuvenate old roses, what to look for when you buy new roses, and what to do when fertilizing for spring. Bring your questions and your pruners, as we will head out to the Brosius Rose Garden after the presentation for some hands-on training in pruning. Fee is $5. No registration is required.