Hi, All! — I’m finished with the knee replacements, and I anticipate going up north during June for the blooming of the pink lady’s slippers (Cypripedium acaule). I’m really looking forward to it because I wasn’t able to go there last year. During the next few months, I will check in occasionally, as I have a number of things to be presented.
Our Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Plant Sale will be held in May this year. We will hold a public sale on Saturday, May 20, and we will have over-the-counter native plants on sale at $7. We are partnering again with the Outagamie County Master Gardener Association and the Paper Valley Garden Club.
- Orders must be placed by Friday, March 31.
- Order pickup will be May 20 or before.
- Plant prices are $6.50 per pot. Some are $13.
- If you order a tray of 12 plants of the same species at $6.50 piece, the tray price is $66.
- A discounted price for not-for-profit organizations is available.
- We will not offer “Collections” this year. Instead, the order form lists “Donna’s Recommendations” — groupings of plants to fit specific needs.
- “Donna’s Recommendations” can help you decide which plants to order. You can mix and match the species, which are organized by category to fit your garden: Short Stature, Shade, Tall Butterfly, Butterfly/Bird, Sunny Rain Garden, and Early Nectar.
As we did in 2022, we will plan order-pickup times to provide safe conditions for both our volunteers and the people picking up their orders. That may mean staggered hours or additional dates for pickups to avoid crowding.
We always need volunteers. Watch for emails explaining what kinds of help will be needed for setup during the week prior to the order pickup date. If you have questions, contact Pat Filzen at email@example.com or Dick Filzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-901-9544.
Help us spread the word about native plants and natural landscaping by encouraging your friends and family to place an order. The order form can be found on our website at foxvalleyarea.wildones.org. Please download and share it widely.
Donna VanBuecken, Project Coordinator