Gardener’s Sale Our annual Gardeners’ Sale is scheduled on the Saturday after Mother’s Day. Stroll through our farmer’s market style sale that features over 40 vendors selling plants and gardening-related items. Proceeds from the sale fund our community projects. Saturday, May 17, 2014 8 AM – Noon Aurora Transportation Center–Metra Train Station 233 N. Broadway (Route 25) RAIN or SHINE FREE Parking The Fox Valley Garden Club has plants from member’s gardens, as well as annuals and perennials from a nursery available for sale at reasonable prices. Additionally, over 40 vendors offer annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, garden and yard art, garden related crafts, bird houses and feeders, and more. Food is also available. Mike Nowak, Illinois Master Gardener and columnist for Chicagoland Gardening Magazine will be at the Gardener’s Sale talking gardening in his very entertaining style at 9:00 a.m. followed by a meet and greet. Mark your calendar for this special opportunity to hear this gardening guru talk all things green and in the garden. Mike tells everyone “I’m not really a garden expert, I just play one on the radio.” Yet he has been named as one of the Top 5 Male Green talk show hosts on radio. If you miss his talk, you can tune in to hear Mike as the host of “The Mike Nowak Show” on Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. on Chicago’s Progressive Talk, WCPT 820 AM and 92.5, 92.7 and 99.9 FM. Checklist for day of the Gardeners’ Sale: • • • • Arrive early for the best selection Remember your plant wish list Bring cash and/or checks Bring a wagon or cart to transport your treasures to your car Want to be a vendor in 2014? Application and guidelines will be available here after February 17, 2014. 2014 Vendors • • • • • • • • • Cheryl App—perennials Monica Casey—plants, pottery, photography, praying mantis nests Terry Bermans—vegetables, flowers Dowis Ranch (Janell Denham)–iris, daylilies Dropseed Design (Dave Roesner) – annuals, native and heirloom vegetable plants, baskets Flowers by the River (Midge Poore)–perennials, garden art Anne Galloway–perennials, pond plants, herbs, peppers, tomatoes Ed Kaminski–perennials, stepping stones, lavender products Susan Middleton–perennials Our Garden to Yours (Denise & Barb)–perennials and stainless steel plant markers Janis & Ron Rogers – annuals, perennials Rose Rubis – perennials, herbs , potted annuals Karen Schroedter–perennials, herbs Emmy Lou Studier–plants • • • • • • • • • • • Jim Ahng–wood crafts, benches, bird houses, chairs, driftwood Carla Baker–handmade jewelry, knit/crocket accessories Care of Trees (Dave Bruckner) Margaret Durso–stained glass, pet scarves, cooling scarves June Hays – vintage garden, flower décor, antiques Lion Concrete (Scott Neupert) – statues, birdbaths Papa’s Birdie Shop (Kelly Vohs)–bird houses and feeders Maureen Reeg – miniature planters, fairy gardens, retro gardening items Unique Scraps (Ken Kramer)–yard ornaments, bird feeders, goose clothes Cindy Wilkins – handmade pottery Worron Family Chiropractic-gardening tips on preventing lower back pain • Dick’s Mini Donuts–coffee, smoothies, donuts • • • • • Check back often for the latest news.
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