First Saturday of June, Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where are the plants from?
The bulbs are donated by the Schaumburg Park District as they replenish their parks throughout Schaumburg with different bulbs every year for variety. We, Schaumburg Community Garden Club, share the profit of the sale: ½ going to the Schaumburg Park Foundation and ½ going to us. In addition, club members bring a great variety of plants from their gardens to sell.
The bulbs from club members include daffodil, iris, lilies, Lilly of the Valley and assorted varieties of bulbs that reproduce or naturalize. Typically, any native plants remaining from the previous month, Native Plant Sale will be available for sale. Trees and bushes will be available for purchase as well.
Why are native plants so 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 survive. They are 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 Prairie 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. There is a plant for your specific area in your yard.
Can someone help me organize my garden? What plants should I be adding or taking away?
Yes, garden club members are available to offer plant 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 discuss specific ideas on creating a butterfly, shade, or rain gardens. Solving pest problems regarding growing fruits and vegetables is part of their day!
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