No Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale this spring


Opening morning for the Wicker Park Garden Club's 2012 Annual Plant Sale

Financial support for the Wicker Park Garden Club's (WPGC) many volunteer activities generally start in the spring with the Annual Plant Sale. This year that will not be occurring but there are many other things you can do to support their efforts of making Wicker Park the showcase that it has become. 

Brugmansia's, an annual favorite for gardeners shopping at the Plant Sale, will be sold at this year's first music concert on June 9. Richard Tilley, Our Urban Times' English Gardener, begins growing these gorgeous plants in the fall in preparation for the spring sale. 

"It is possible that we may do a fall plant sale," said Denise Browning who heads up the WPGC's annual event. Both Browning and Doug Wood, who are the key movers and shakers behind the event, will be focused on moving to another location in Wicker Park and will not have the "bandwidth" to do the sale and the move.

Some of the ways you can support WPGC is via cash donations and volunteering in the Park each weekend. It is these volunteer gardeners who maintain the 10,000 square feet of gardens. Many do not even live in the community but they love to beautify our community.

During the winter WPGC starts the season by decorating around the fountain for the holidays and beginning a series of lectures that continue through spring. In addition, they have workshops in seed starting and tool sharpening as well as a series where participants learn to and then create a plan for their garden.

Of course, they don't stop there. Lots more events occur in spring, summer and fall!



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