These are the plants you’ve been dreaming about during the winter. Beautiful perennials and annuals are waiting for you at Roots and Branches Plant Sale Friday, May 17, 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Main & Vine (across from the Police Station.) Plants are locally grown, winter hardy perennials which are selling for $6 a pot or 5 or more $5.00. They’re ready to flourish in your garden today. We also have healthy, hardy and locally grown annuals. All flats of annuals are $15, the best price in town.
Some of the new plants offered this year are: North Hills Creeping Phlox Montezuma Oriental Lily, Pixie Princess Dwarf Iris, Maggie Daley (purple) Astilbe, Sterling Silver Brunnera, Raspberry Splash Lungwort and more.
The plant sale is the major fund raiser for Roots and Branches that provides support for all of the other programs throughout the year, such as seminars, free and open to the public, Arbor Day program in the schools, “Gardens of West Bend” tour in July, Mayor’s Beautification Awards, Cleanup Greenup city-wide spring clean up and much more. The funds from the sale also help provide plants and flowers downtown and throughout the city in adopt-a-plot gardens.
Check out the Roots and Branches Newsletter for some great upcoming Spring events & volunteer opportunities.
“MONARCH MIGRATION & FAVORITE PLANTS OF THE MONARCH”
FREE SEMINAR - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH at 7:00 PM
HOSTED BY ROOTS AND BRANCHES
SPONSORED BY JOHNSON’S NURSERY, INC.
Shelly Culea, of Monarchs Unlimited will take us on a journey to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico, share her passion of raising Monarchs, and teach us how to protect the Monarchs.
Shelly has visited several UNESCO protected Monarch sites in the remote mountains west of Mexico City. She has raised and released more than 500 Monarch Butterflies from her nursery, and continually presents to Milwaukee area garden clubs to bring awareness to this endangered species.
Join us for “Monarch Migration & Favorite Plants of the Monarch” - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street sponsored by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. Register for this free, public event by calling Roots and Branches office 262-335-5083, email at email@example.com or online at rootsbranches.org.
“ALL ABOUT TREES”
FREE SEMINAR - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH at 7:00 PM
HOSTED BY ROOTS AND BRANCHES &
SPONSORED BY JOHNSON’S NURSERY, INC.
Marc Sass, a forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be helping us understand invasive species, discuss the best trees for use in residential landscapes and explore proper tree care.
Marc has been with the DNR for 6 years; for the last year and half he has been with the Pike Lake Unit Office. He manages the State-owned forests in Washington and Ozaukee Counties and assists private landowners manage their forestland throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
Join us for “All About Trees” - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street sponsored by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. Register for this free, public event by calling Roots and Branches office 262-335-5083, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at rootsbranches.org.
Nate Bremer, the owner of Solaris Farms, is a hybridizer specializing in northern-hard daylilies and peonies. During the presentation he will be exploring marketing deceptions, recommended cultivators and growing daylilies in Wisconsin.
Solaris Farms is home to more than 2,000 registered daylilies and a test garden of 10,000+ seedlings and new cultivators under propagation. The farm has been featured in numerous TV and magazine profiles and is a frequent destination of master gardener groups, clubs & specialists. The century old farmstead, located near Reedsville, WI is an official American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Display Garden.
Join us for “Daylily Secrets - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street. Register for this free, public event by calling 262-335-5083, emailing email@example.com or online at rootsbranches.org.
Susan Steinhafel, the former Vice President and Programs Chair for the Herb Society of America-WI will be exploring herb garden design options, sharing inspiring herb recipes and informing us about the basic cultural and medical value of herbs.
Susan has taught culinary arts with cooking with herbs, holds many roles supporting visual arts in several community boards and has been a landscape designer for 35 years, creating outdoor gardens all over Wisconsin.
She has hosted her garden twice for the annual Roots and Branches Gardens of West Bend Tour, sharing what a garden looks like as part of the Green Bridges programs for urban development to increase awareness for pollinators.
Join us for “Making Compete Use of Your Herb Garden” (Growing and Cooking with Herbs) - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd at West Bend City Hall 1115 S. Main Street. Register for this free, public event by calling Roots and Branches office 262-335-5083, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at rootsbranches.org.
ROOTS AND BRANCHES NAMES FIVE FINALISTS FOR
THE WEST BEND MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
“BUSINESS BEAUTIFICATION AWARD”
AWARDS PRESENTED AT GARDEN PARTY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Roots and Branches is pleased to announce five finalists for the West Bend Mutual Insurance Company “Business Beautification Award this year. The award is named after West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, our first recipient of the award. The award encourages businesses in the community to improve their facilities and landscapes to help make West Bend and even more beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.
The five finalists are: A Conversation Piece, 132 S. 6th Avenue, Albiero Plumbing, 1940 N. Main St., Gallery of Wisconsin Art, 303 Water St., Jasen Wealth Advisors, 143 S. Main St. and NTB National Tire & Battery, 1300 S. Main St... The finalists will be recognized and the winner announced at the Roots and Branches Garden Party Reception on Wednesday, September 12th, at the Prairie Center in West Bend Mutual. We invite you to join us to celebrate at the “most fun party in town.”
Honorary Hosts for the Garden Party are Joe and Edna Zadra. Local celebrities are Jeff Wagner (WTMJ AM 620), Frances Wagner (Timmer’s Bay Resort), Dennis Fechter (American Metal & Paper), Katie Laverenz (Kiera’s Kloset), Kevin Rausch (West Bend Mutual Insurance), Craig Hoeppner (West Bend Parks, Recreation &Forestry), Dr. Jim Brugger (Woodridge Chiropractic Clinic), Sue Millin (The Hub-Volunteer Center), Richard Hartman (Gallery of WI Art), Sue & Tom Steinhafel (Steinhafel Furniture), Meghann Reigle (Lac Lawrann Conservancy), and Amy Barnes (Boys & Girls Club-Washington County.) The celebrities will adorn plants with exciting items to be put up for bid in the live auction. Other live auction items are a behind the scenes tour of the zoo, professional corporate video package, Brewer’s package, bench and three trees for the new Riverwalk downtown.
Individual Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased online at rootsbranches.org/events. Bring friends and sponsor a table for eight for $275. This is a fundraiser for Roots and Branches to support its year-round programs to improve the environment in our community. Questions? Call 335-5083 or email us at email@example.com. We hope to see you there! Please R.S.V.P. by August 29th. No time to spare!
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