“In all of nature there is something marvelous” Aristotle
As our coldest winter temperatures assault us, we wanted to remind you of a very nice upcoming “winter warm up”, The Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14, 2016. We are presenting our “Gardening for Hummingbirds” program this year after taking a hiatus in 2015. We would love to have you come and join us and rev up your engines for gardening and hummingbirds in 2016. Here is a link and the details about our program:
Michael and Kathi Rock: “Gardening for Hummingbirds”
-Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12 noon-1 pm, Mendota 4
-Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, Mendota 3
There is something really magical about this event every year as we enter such an energy-filled space with green and flowering plants after a long winter inside! We hope that you might consider joining us!!
Additionally, we will be speaking at the following events this spring and early summer:
-Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
-Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Advance Registration Required---Space is Limited)
-Wildbirds Unlimited, Madison, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10 am
Lastly, our 2016 Community Hummingbird Garden Tours at our home are scheduled for:
--Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1-5:30 p.m. (Short Program& Door Prize Drawing at 3 pm)
--Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3-7 p.m. (Short Program& Door Prize Drawing at 5 pm)
We hope to see you at one or more of these events during 2016!
Preparing for Your 2016 Hummingbird Garden?
-Select Seeds & Antique Flowers Winter Special: $10 off your order of $50 or more until February 29, 2016 (code is “SELECT10”). Visit their website at www.selectseeds.com to order. They offer many hummingbird attracting salvias and Cuphea ‘David Verity’. They also carry many seeds.
-Flowers By The Sea: Amazing array of hummingbird attracting salvias and other plants that attract hummingbirds. Many varieties are rare and not offered anywhere else. They have the best plants, shipping and customer service out there!! We highly recommend. Visit their website at: www.fbts.com
-Klein’s Floral, Madison, Wisconsin
To see their listing of amazing annuals for 2016, visit the following link:
--The Bruce Company, Middleton, Wisconsin
-The Flower Factory, Stoughton, Wisconsin (opening April 16, 2016)
Their printed catalog is a wonderful resource and a horticulture lesson in itself!!
---Vincent Gardens: Specialty online nursery offering flowering plants and shrubs for pollinators
Cost of plants and shipping is extremely reasonable and plants are huge!!