Bargain Bulb and Plant Sale
Saturday, June 6, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where are the plants from?
The bulbs are donated by the Schaumburg Park District as it is more economical for them to dig them up and re-plant yearly. They donate them to Schaumburg Garden Club and we share the profit of the sale, with ½ going to the Schaumburg Park Foundation and ½ going to us. In addition, club members bring plants from their gardens to sell.
What will be available for purchase?
The bulbs from members include daffodil, iris, lilies, Lilly of the Valley and assorted varieties of bulbs that reproduce or naturalize. Club members bring plants from their gardens to sell. We will be selling herbs & native plants at bargain prices Trees and bushes will be available too for purchase.
Examples of some Illinois Native Plants? Why are they important?
The SCGC promotes the use of natives in home gardens because they are naturally adapted to our specific climate and zone. Local birds, bees and butterflies depend on these plants to thrive. They tend to be more tolerant of extreme weather because they have longer root systems, and for the same reason, they are good for breaking up our clay soil. We sell a variety of natives, some that are suited to wet areas, or dry, or sunny or shady ones. Some are ornamental grasses, like Big Bluestem, which is our official Illinois State Prarie Grass, and others are woodland wildflowers, like Meadow Rue or Jacob’s Ladder. Some are sunshine lovers like our native Liatris or our native Foxglove. Some are groundcovers, like our native Sedum. There’s something for everyone.
Can someone help me organize my garden? What plants should I be adding or taking away?
Yes, garden club members can make suggestions for your garden depending on your preferences and the requirements of your planting area. Some of our garden club members are University of Illinois Extension Office Master Gardeners and can offer specific ideas on creating butterfly, shade or rain gardens and solving pest problems regarding growing fruits and vegetables.
What makes the bargain bulb & plant sale a good place to go to purchase for my yard/garden?
The prices are a good value and you can get many varieties at the same time. This fundraiser allows SCGC to give back to the community by supporting the activities and services that help Schaumburg residents.
And any other additional info about the sale or the club would be great.
Funds that we gain from this sale help to support other gardening projects in our Community!
Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg , IL 60193