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FALL 2016

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Explore the Garden this Fall! Review our Annual Report Engage in Programs & Events Discover Breathtaking Fall Colors ...and More!


C e l e b r a t i n g 2 0 Ye a r s o

2015 - 2016 Annual Dick Rankin, Chairman of the Board

A Message from the Chairman The Garden’s Fiscal Year, which ended April 30, 2016, was again a banner year thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, members and volunteers. We would like to thank each of our generous donors who helped us exceed our Annual Fund goal this year. Looking forward, our goal is to raise $5 million with the launch of the Perennial Performance Capital Campaign for a Grand Garden and Amphitheater. Volunteers continue to make fantastic contributions to the overall quality of the Garden and all events. The Garden could not be the community haven it has become without the tremendous contributions of time and talent of our MANY volunteers. Staffing continues to be another STRENGTH of the Garden. We are very grateful to have such talented staff at every level, led by our outstanding Executive Director, Susan Garot. Indeed, the ’15-’16 year has been wonderful for our Garden in every way. Our thanks to the many volunteers, members, generous donors and staff. Each of YOU are difference makers for YOUR Green Bay Botanical Garden. The following pages demonstrate the ways in which we have grown and our accomplishments as a community.

Dick Rankin Chairman of the Board

There are four open seats for the Garden’s Board of Directors starting November 1. The Governance Committee, chaired by Carol Faltynski, is seeking candidates with experience in business development, promotions management and fund development. All nominations are due by August 26. For a copy of the nomination form, contact our Executive Director, Susan Garot, at 920.491.3691 ext. 102 or

500+ Volunteers + 11,000 Hours = 5.5 FULLTIME STAFF


Volunteers Donated


hours each

and are enjoying the new

Volunteer Appreciation Program

200 Non-Profits Benefitted by the Garden donating tickets and memberships to help them:



132,831 MEMBERS



Raise Enrich Connect Money Lives with Plants

over FY15

Trialing New Plants

largest level growth:

American Rose Trials for SustainabilityTM (year 1 of 2) 1 of 11 Gardens participating nationwide | 60 plants Earthkind® Rose Trials (year 1 of 4) 80 Plants Ball Horticultural Company 51 Plants All-America Selections 1 of 45 Gardens participating nationwide | 31 Plants


over FY15


Nominations Due for Board Term starting November 1

Plants! 47,845 3,564 275,000+ 6,936 10,000+

We now have in our collection:

Permanent Plants


Bulbs in the Ground

Permanent Labels


f connecting people with plants!

Report to the Community


Youth Education

including tours, Discovery Station & other programs

youth served

Programs NewOutreach we went into area schools with:

4 topics, 37 programs 853 students connected with the Garden in their Classroom

For All People, At All Times People visited on FREE DAYS



700 youth & adults served

Free Wednesday Discovery Stations

Technological Advances

Acres Mapped 47 using a Geographic Info System

including trails, memorials & tributes and invasive species

Rawson & Mary Price

Listening Devices for tours 46 generously donated by

for Education 4 iPads funded by WI Environmental Education Board grant

Mobile-friendly website NE WEfficiency with

organization-wide software upgrade

Capital Improvements

88 7 1 1000s

New Parking Spaces

New Sculptures

1 1 New Roof

New Entry Sign

generously donated by Gail Fischer

Conifer Garden Expansion generously donated by Gene & Betty Arendt

Visitors with a better experience

Capturing 33 years of Love & Dedication in 163 pages

A Place for Everyone The History of Green Bay Botanical Garden

1,000+ Hours 367Photos 58 Interviews 1,000 Books Printed Infinite Memories

Garden Tidbits Attention Snowbirds

If you’re planning to migrate to warmer climates this winter, help us help you. Consider renewing your membership before you leave so you can take advantage of one of our most popular benefits – reciprocal admission to nearly 300 gardens nationwide. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona or take a “walk on the wild side” at the South Texas Botanical Gardens. In addition, renewing early will help to avoid address forwarding delays and your original renewal date will remain the same. ©

Gardens & Villas of Italy’s Lake District Trip

Discover the gorgeous gardens, captivating landscapes and magnificent lakeside villas of northern Italy! You’re invited to join us May 6-14, 2017 as we embark on a once in a lifetime adventure to Italy featuring Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Seats are limited. Be sure to register by November 1, 2016. Visit to learn more.

Reciprocal Admission Program

You can renew a variety of ways: • Online at • By phone at 920.490.9457

• By mail • In person

Give the Gift of the Garden

Looking for that perfect gift for your family or friends? Your loved ones can enjoy the Garden’s beauty year-round with the gift of membership starting at just $40. For more information, visit or contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program booklets are in stock and for sale in our WPS Trellis Gift Shop for $4 (members receive a 10% discount). Use this handy reference guide while traveling to identify the benefits of visiting other botanical gardens as a part of your membership. Pick up yours today!

Buzzing about Local Artists

James and Karen Van Rossum are bestselling local artists featured in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop. They use only reclaimed silverware to make dragonflies, butterflies, bumble bees and several different flowers. Inspiration for the silverware art comes from a gift Karen received, made from James’ grandmother’s silverware. That piece of art radiates with personal memories and quickly found a prominent place in their garden. James, a welder by trade, decided to “upcycle” silverware found at many thrift stores into pieces of art so others can also experience those memories in a whimsical kind of way. Stop by to see their unique pieces!

Make Your Holiday Event Glow

Looking for an unforgettable venue to hold your holiday event? Book your event at the Garden during WPS Garden of Lights! Exceed your guests’ expectations by giving them the opportunity to explore our amazing display in conjunction with your private event. Rental space is anticipated to sell out for this one-of-a-kind experience, make sure to book early! To book your event or learn more, contact Sales & Rental Coordinator, Amber Crisp, at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or

Group Discounted Rates

Reduced-rate tickets are available for WPS Garden of Lights for groups of 25 or more. Take advantage of this special offer for employees, colleagues, clients, a large family or birthday party. To purchase your tickets or learn more, contact Sales & Rental Coordinator, Amber Crisp, at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or

TasteBud Calendar Highlights Members

Pull Out this Calendar Insert

Members Only Tours


See calendar for details on dates, times & prices.

Special Events

Annual Report to Our Community

Fall Family Art Festival

Celebrate with us as we commemorate the anniversary of opening the Garden doors to our community and beginning our journey to establish roots in northeast Wisconsin! View the works of many wonderful artists, shop plant sales and see displays by local garden groups – over 35 vendors total. Also enjoy fun activities for children of all ages including wagon rides and Face Painting by Lori. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE for the whole family! Free shuttle bus from NWTC Lot G. This event will be held rain or shine.

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Thank You Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsor:

Step behind the scenes as you explore the Garden with our horticulturists. Reservations required for all tours. Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

Patron Sponsor:

In-Kind Sponsor:

Colorblends Wholesale Flower Bulbs

Oneida Nation

WPS Garden of Lights

Experience the magic of the WPS Garden of Lights, encompassed by more than 250,000 twinkling lights, and create extraordinary holiday memories with your family and friends at the Garden this winter. You’ll discover a spectacular array of botanical-themed light displays, featuring an enchanted icicle forest, glistening flowers, a dazzling 60-foot walk-through caterpillar and so much more. The show is topped off with the area’s tallest and brightest shining tree. Enjoy this stunning winter landscape by foot or take a horse-drawn wagon ride. In addition, you’re invited to indulge in a tasty treat or beverage from the Winterberry Café, shop for holiday gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop, visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, see the model train exhibit by the G-Gagers and warm up by the campfire. What’s new this year? Stay tuned for the unveiling of 2016’s new light feature just before Thanksgiving!

This meeting will feature a breakfast, a brief highlight of the past year’s accomplishments, election of new directors and recognition of the volunteers of the year. Reservations required. All are welcome. Invitation to follow.

Volunteers Special Event Volunteers Needed

Every successful event at the Garden depends on the time and talents of willing volunteers.

Weed & Feed

Work side-by-side with staff as they guide you through the tasks for the evening and then enjoy a delicious meal provided by the Garden.

Volunteer Potluck

More than 500 generous individuals and groups offer their time and talents to the Garden to create a venue to relax, create and celebrate the community in which we live in. In gratitude, our active volunteers in 2016 are invited to join us for our Annual Volunteer Potluck. Reservations required. By invitation only. To volunteer for a special event, Weed & Feed or learn more about the Volunteer Potluck, contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

Adult & Family Education

Throughout the fall, the Garden offers programs for adults, youth and families. These programs include:

Adult Programs:

Programs in the evenings and occasional weekends including lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafts and more.

Family Programs:

Programs include hands-on family workshops, nature hikes, family cooking classes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Program and more. Days and times vary so there is something for everyone!

Garden Docent Training:

Share your passion for the Garden with others – become a Garden Docent! The Garden is looking for fun and responsible volunteers to connect with visitors in both guided and self-guided settings. These training sessions start in early September and will help you represent the Garden as an Outdoor Garden Ambassador or lead guided tours for children or adults. For more information and to register, contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator, at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 or ©

Fall Calendar

September - November 2016 W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Members Only V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required

September __ Thursday, September 1 Garden Docent Training Pt. 1: Job Descriptions, Ambassador Plants & Garden Tour (R) | 10 am–12 pm | Free Photography: Beyond the Basics (W/R) | 5:30–7:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member Thursday, September 8 Garden Docent Training Pt. 2: Working with Groups, Leading Tour Activities & Garden Tour (R) | 10 am–12 pm | Free Happy Hops (L/R) | 5:30-8 pm Mark Konlock, GBBG Director of Horticulture $15/GBBG Member; $24/Non-Member. *Class takes place at GBBG & Titletown Brewing Company. Saturday, September 10 Fall Family Art Festival 9 am–4 pm | Free Admission Sunday, September 11 Grandparents Day 9 am–6 pm | Admission is free for all grandparents. Monday, September 12 Family Nature Night: Sensational Senses (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator Free/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family

Pull Out this Calendar Insert Descriptions & details can be found at Tuesday, September 13 Members Only Tour: Plants of the Hopefully Past! – Invasive Species Control (M/R) | 5–6:30 pm Loretta Dorner, GBBG Horticulturist Free/GBBG Member

Thursday, September 22 Pest Control 2: Fruits and Vegetables (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member

Wednesday, September 14 Weed & Feed (V/R) | 5–8 pm

Friday, September 23 Garden Sprouts: Amazing Apples (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member

Pest Control 1: Lawn & Landscape Ornamentals (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member Thursday, September 15 Herbal Fall Flavors (W/R) | 6–8 pm Susan Beno, Culinary Specialist $20/GBBG Member; $29/Non-Member

Sunday, September 18 Family Workshop: Salsa Sensation (YF/R) | 1–2:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator $13/GBBG Member Family; $18/Non-Member Family Tuesday, September 20 Nature Printing (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Rob Zimmer, Nature Writer & Photographer $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member

Monday, September 26 T-shirt Skirts (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member *Sewing machine required. Thursday, September 29 Sustainable Aquaculture Techniques Leading to CSA Production, Fertilizer Production & Enhanced High School Aquaculture Programs (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Bill West, Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products LLC $25/GBBG Member; $30/Non-Member

October ___ Monday, October 3 Family Nature Night: Seeds Galore (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator Free/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family

Tuesday, October 4 Fall Floral Arranging (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member Wednesday, October 5 Soothing Solutions for Neck & Shoulder Pain (W/R) | 4:30-5:30 pm Gail Wood, Neuromovement® Practitioner in the Anat Baniel Method Four week series: $60/GBBG Member; $70/Non-Member Thursday, October 6 Holistic Flu Tips (W/R) | 6–8 pm Jackie Johnson ND & Kristin Urban MA, Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America. $20/GBBG Member; $29/Non-Member Tuesday, October 11 Photography: Fall Colors (W/R) |5:30–7:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member

Fall Calendar

September - November 2016 Wednesday, October 12 Soothing Solutions for Neck & Shoulder Pain (W/R) | 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, October 13 Pressure Cooking (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member Saturday, October 15 Family Workshop: Smashing Pumpkins (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator $13/GBBG Member Family; $18/Non-Member Family

Friday, October 21 Garden Sprouts: Pumpkin Play (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Tuesday, October 25 Master Growing Cacti & Succulents  (L/R) | 6–7:30pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ to Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member 

Arm Knitting (W/R) |6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch $22/GBBG Member; $31/Non-Member

Family Workshop: Treats for our Feathered Friends (YF/R) | 6–7:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator $13/GBBG Member Family; $18/Non-Member Family Thursday, November 10 Volunteer Appreciation Potluck (V/R) | 5–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Volunteers By invitation only.

Tuesday, October 18 Members Only Tour: Plants for the Future – Children’s Garden Expansion & More! (M/R) | 4:30–6 pm Mark Konlock, GBBG Director of Horticulture Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, October 19 Soothing Solutions for Neck & Shoulder Pain (W/R) | 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, October 20 Get Back to Nature, Grow Orchids on Plaques & Wood!  (L/R) | 6–8 pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ to Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member

Wednesday, October 26 Soothing Solutions for Neck & Shoulder Pain (W/R) | 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, October 27 Annual Report to Our Community (R) 7–8:30 am | $15/Person

November __ Tuesday, November 1 Holiday Entertaining (W/R) 6–8 pm Leslie Denis $20/GBBG Member; $29/Non-Member Monday, November 7 Members Only Tour: Lights of the Present & Future – Light It Up! (M/R) |4–5:30 pm Dave Barkow, GBBG Garden/ Facility Supervisor Free/GBBG Member

Tuesday, November 15 Photography: Unposed (W/R) | 5:30–7:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member Wednesday, November 16 Herbal Giftmaking (W/R) | 5:30–8:30 pm Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs $59/GBBG Member; $68/Non-Member

Friday, November 18 Garden Sprouts: Off, Off & Away…Great Geese (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 25 & 26 November 27 | Family Night: kids Free with one paid adult admission December 2-4 December 9-11 December 16-18 December 23 Closed December 24 & 25 Monday-Friday December 26-30 WPS Garden of Lights 5–9 pm Group discounts for 25+ available. Walking Tour $9/Adults (13 & up) $5/Children (3 - 12) Free/Children (2 & under) Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $14/Adults (13 & up) $10/Children (3 - 12) Free/Children (2 & under)

Thursday, November 17 Holistic Stress Relief (W/R) | 6–8 pm Jackie Johnson ND & Kristin Urban MA, Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America $10/GBBG Member; $19/Non-Member

GBBG Member Discount Every Sunday: Walking Tour $3/GBBG Member Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $8/GBBG Member *Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour includes Walking Tour.

Garden Project Planner Featured Spa Herb

Lindsay Hendricks, Horticulturist

Spa Herbs

Did you know that you can grow your own ingredients for spa treatments? There are a variety of different herbs that can be grown and harvested to use as your very own DIY spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. These herbs are used for their simplicity and versatility—from face masks and foot soaks to hair rinses. Benefits of Spa Herbs Each spa herb has its own benefit but can be mixed with other herbs as desired. Spa herbs are commonly used for relaxation, invigoration and energization. When combined with the right ingredients, they can also be good for moisturizing your hair and skin. Grow Spa Herbs Indoors As winter approaches, or if you live in an apartment with no garden space, here are some tips for growing spa herbs indoors: • Give plants plenty of sunlight with direct or supplemental light • Don’t over water plants as it could invite plant diseases • Don’t let plants dry out Herbs Commonly Used in Spa Treatments Plants that can be grown indoors: • Brassica hirta, mustard • Calendula officinalis, calendula • Chamaemelum nobile, chamomile • Cymbopogon citratus, lemongrass • Eucalyptus radiate, eucalyptus • Lavandula angustifolia, lavender • Melissa officinalis, lemon balm • Mentha spp., mint • Nepeta cataria, catnip • Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary • Salvia officinalis, sage

Mint Botanical Name: Mentha spp. Common Name: Mint Bloom Time: Depends on type Life Cycle: Perennial Light: Full Sun Size: Varies on cultivar What makes it a good spa herb? The leaves of the mint plant can be used for a variety of spa treatments such as foot rubs and foot soaks. It is versatile and can also be used in herbal cocktails, cooking and teas. Mint is very vigorous and easy to grow indoors and outdoors so it is perfect for your garden or apartment. Check out the chocolate mint and other herbs in our Spa Garden and visit for a complete listing of herbs in our Spa Garden and more DIY tips and tricks!

Fan Photos

GBBG’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from summer 2016. Post your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GreenBayBotanicalGarden and they may end up in our next newsletter! sydneyguc

Plants that may not fruit or grow well indoors: • Avena sativa, oats • Cucumis sativus, cucumbers • Fragaria ananassa, garden strawberry • Fragaria vesca, alpine strawberry




Plants that should be grown outside: • Hamamelis virginiana, witch hazel • Rosa spp., roses Keep in mind that most herbs prefer to grow outdoors in full sun, and may not grow as well indoors, which is why proper lighting is key. This list of plants is just a suggestion of what may grow well indoors, but feel free to experiment and see what works for you. Everyone’s green thumb is different and what works for one person might not work for another. And if you don’t want to try your hand at growing your herbs indoors, you can always dry them out for use during the winter. They might not be as potent but they will still do the trick!

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Members, Donors & Friends Garden Supporters Distinguished ($50,000+)

Byron L. Walter Family Trust Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Emil & Gail Fischer Charitable Gift Fund Patricia Schneider Les & Dar Stumpf Family Fund

Cultivator ($25,000+) Gene & Betty Arendt Byron L. Walter

Builder ($10,000+) The Grunwald Family Irene D. Kress Paul & Carol Schierl Bill & Barb Wangerin

Planter ($5,000+)

Bleser Family Foundation, Inc. Friend of the Garden Nancy Kwaterski Bev & Tom Lisle N.E.W. Charitable Trust of Tom Bartelt Rawson & Mary Price

Sower ($1,000+)

Charles & Maureen Ackerman Bank of America Charitable Foundation Cynthia L. Berton Sandra Bohman Kaz & Bruce Bressler Dr. John & Joan Brusky Susan Chapel Conlon & Harry Conlon Bernard & Alyce Dahlin Christopher & Ann Del Moral-Niles Wendell & Shanna Ellsworth Margaret & Jim Ford Susan Garot Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Green Bay Preble Optimist Foundation, Inc. Doug & Kathy Hartman Joann T. Holderman Ann Kapitz K.C. Stock Foundation Lady Bug Garden Club Bill & Pat Larsen Ron & Sandra Ledvina Gary & Michelle Ledvina Robert J. Lenz Little Rapids Corporation - Egan Family Foundation, Inc. Kathy & Hans Mackens Gregory & Marsha Meissner Tom & Carol Mertens Dr. John & Joan Mills Ivy Nelson Mary Kay Paulson Jonie & Lyle Paye

Primum Bonum June Robinson Shirley Schmidt Paul & Brenda Schneider David & Janice Schonke Schreiber Kelly & Robert A. Servais Paul & Margaret Summerside Dr. William & Marilyn Swanson The George Kress Foundation Inc. Susan Touscany Jim & Dixie Tubbs Kristin Van Drisse & Rod Bohm Laura Lee Prange & Neil Van Dyke Dr. William & Jane Wanamaker Richard & Shirley Winnes Wisconsin Environmental Education Board James & Kathy Wochinske Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Mary Zaborski

Benefactor ($500+)

Bay Area Daylily Buds Connie Broskovetz Terri & Tim Verhasselt Anne & Lee J. Czyz-Klemens Debra & Timothy Freeman Lise Gammeltoft Green & Gold Hosta Society Lee & Louise Hansen Robert & Lorie Janssen Herb & Gladys King Kohl’s - Green Bay East Land O’Lakes Foundation NEW Rose Society Norman Miller Family Foundation John & Marianne Oates Mike & Jessie Raymaker Thomas & Arita Robinson Jeanne & Mike Salvo SKB Management, Inc. Michael & Sue Smullen Bruce & Jane Stoehr Charitable Gift Fund Dr. Jack & Margie Swelstad United Health Group Employee Giving Programs Brown County Bar Association

Sponsor ($250+)

Bridget Austin Barbara & Paul Biebel Ernesto & Connie Brauer Sigrid Campbell Elizabeth & John Danner Carol R. De Groot Carol & Joseph Faltynski Pat & Diane Ford Joyce O. Hannemann Laurie Hartig Gordon Haugan & Mary Meyer M. Lorna Hotz Robert Hougard

IBM Matching Grants Program Nancy & Bill Jones Lois A. Kania Bruce & Rita Kilmer Mark A. Konlock Marvin & Marian Kovach La Force, Inc. Jim & Sandi LaLuzerne Carole & Rod LaLuzerne Dennis & Karen Langenberg Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Laws Ed & Mary Ellen Meyer Geri Lynn Mleziva Eleanor Mohr Judy Nagel NEW Orchid Society Mary & Steve Pott Rosemary & Dick Rankin Lois Riemer Patrick & Tamra Ryan Ray Salter Suzan Schober Murray Donald & Jennifer Ann Sipes Julie & Royce Vlasnik Jeff & Holly Zander Candoce & Christy Ziegelbauer

Patron ($100+)

Kerry Alligood & Lisa DeAngelo John & Eileen Allman Jean & Jeffrey Ambrosius Mary Ann Anderson & Peter Behnke Charles & Stephanie Baer Ron & Pat Baldini Anne Basten Dan & Cathy Bittner Rick Block Mary & Pat Boeselager Daniel & Penny Bollom Linda Bornbach Edith Brandt & Scott Ruetten Sue Brault John & Gisela Brogan Barbara Brunette Dave & Marge Bultman Eugene & Dolores Bunker Priscilla Calkins Curt & Amy Jo Campbell Maxine Cayce-Cashman Laurey & Phil Clampitt Lynn Clark James & Diane Clemens Julie & Bill Cole Diane & Greg Conway Duane A. Conwell Henry & Margaret Czachor Jake & Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer Tim & Cathie Day Family Fund* Jean DeBauche James & Kris Demerath Rev. Paul DeMuth Kerry Destino Susan DeWitt Davie Tom Dorner Jill & Tim Dougherty Jan & Stephanie Duncan Megan & Roger Egnarski

Erwin & Eunice Eickhoff Essco Incorporated Thomas M. Farley Judy & Dave Felton Ken & Paula Fleurant Wendy Follett Jim & Ellen Forbeck Charles & Joyce Freuden Gardeners Club of Green Bay Joanne Gardner Gwen Girard Robert & Bonnie Goelz John & Lois Gracyalny Robert & Pat Grathen Green Bay Packers Greg Grewe & Debb Orr-Grewe Gilbert & Shirley Hannon Fund* Margaret & Jon Hardt Kelly Hartl Mary Hathway Louis & Mary Jean Hefle Jennie & Charles Heron Marcia & James Heron John & Patricia Hickey Patti & Jeff Hitzler Suzanne Hoeft Antonello Mrs. Joan Hogan Steve & Annie Hogler Amelia Holman Carol & Joseph Hooyman Penny & Mike Hucovski John & Amy Hurckman Integrated Community Solutions, Inc. J. H. Findorff & Son, Inc. John & Catherine Jacobs Ms. Cara Lea Jankery Julia & Pete Johnson Katie Johnson Mary Johnson Quinn Kerwin Kenneth Klemm Joan Klinkner Robert & Nancy Korth Mary Koterba M. Susan Kraft Linda & Jim Krouse Deb Kuhn Allen & Elaine Lamers Jill & Jeff Last Mary Jo Lawton Anita & Jim LeClair Gary & Lynn Leuer Rolf & Ann Lulloff Matt Franzke & Cat Mackie Virginia Marcoe & Barnie Haen Roxanne Matthias Gretchen Mattingly & Mike Winn Irene Mayer Sotie McCartney Wayne & Barbara Mohr Michael & Gloria Morgan Emily & Paul Mroczynski Mike & Pat Nicometo Phyllis Nocenti John & Barbara Nordstrom Melanie & Chelsea Novinska

Bob & Elizabeth Obenberger Michael & Patricia O’Neill Heather & Peter Opichka David & Susan Pamperin Family Fund * Fred & Jeanne Parish Marjorie Parmentier Susan Paulus-Smith Sally & Bill Peck Jane & Tom Pick Sarah Pingel Jill Pitek George & Jean Pokorny Pat Polfus & Tim Sheehan Norbert & Ann Poupore Neil Van Dyke & Laura Lee Prange Family Fund* Pat Prunty Don & Sharon Pullen Cathy Putman Carol Ray Tom & Colleen Remley Dr. Lee & Barbara Richardson Wendy & Jason Roffers Eileen & Daniel Rogers Betty Ross Diane & Bill Rusch Russell A. Jacobs Estate Donald Salmon & Maria Zehren Mark & Patti Schick Adrienne B. Schmitz Ginny & Jim Schultz Linda Schwallie Dennis & Nancy Schwenke Connie Shaw Sally & John Sieber Perry Sieloff & Scott Casperson Dr. & Mrs. Donald Sipes Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross Catherine Small Karen & Guy Smith Mark Sprague & Virginia Riggs Maury & Ann Sullivan Rosie & Larry Sur Donald & Joyce Tatroe John & Diane Taylor The Home Depot Foundation The Humana Foundation, Inc. Carrie Thoms Thornberry Cottage Betty Tilton Ms. Ann Tippy Terri Trantow Spring & Jeff Truckey C. J. & Kathleen Van Sistine Miss Pat Vanden Avond Arnold & Carole Vanden Langenberg Jen Verstegen Terry & Mary Vertz Dr. & Mrs. Frank Weinhold Megan Wheeler C. Dwayne & Nancy Whitfield Tori & Dan Wickman Carole Wood Julie & David Yelle

Members, Donors & Friends Sustaining ($50+)

While we are extremely appreciative of all our donors and wish we could list everyone, space constraints do not allow this. Please accept our sincere gratitude. *A fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Memorial Gifts

The following individuals were remembered with a gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden. Kathy “Willie” Allard Shirley Burke Alligood Judy Baker Duane Beier Joan Beining Annette Biemond Barbara Boehler Paul Boehler Rodney Bohn Gary Bongers Matthew Brunette Michelle S. Buettner Ralph Carpenter Madeline Centen Spike Chronowski Mr. & Mrs. Conwell Rosemary Counsell Paul Dittman Emil Fischer Dennis Gauger Pat Gracyalny Lois & Earl Hazan Jermaine John Heron Karen Hougard Russ & Helen Jacobs Jim Jarvis Barbara J. Kane Carol Kane John & Dorothy Kerwin Rolf Kroeber Dennis Ledvina Laura Jean Lemens Hans Mackens Elwood & Elva Magee Joan Mayer Alice Naylor Charles S. Nothstine Elaine Parnitzke Sue Pelzman Don Quinette Leon Riemer Janis K. Schroth Lucille Schuh William R. Sieloff & Eloise K. Sieloff Betty Skare Cheri Tachick Julie K. Taylor John Trantow Jim Van Gemert Eva Vander Velden Carol Block Webster

Carol Weiland Jeff & Jenny Zaddock

Honoraria Gifts

The following were honored with a gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden. Stephen Hathaway Jeff & Jill Last Geri Lynn Mleziva & Jim Harju Helen & Charles Parma Eileen Rogers Terry & Mary Vertz Julie & David Yelle Jeff & Holly Zander Zach, Nelson & Calder

Special Event Sponsors & Corporate Partner Members

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, individuals and foundations who provided support to Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Platinum ($10,000+)

Sanimax Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Gold ($5,000–$9,999)

Ariens Company BMO Private Bank IBEW Local Union 158 – Tru Pro Les Stumpf Ford Vande Hey Company, Inc.

Silver ($2,500–$4,999)

Associated Bank DeLeers Construction, Inc. Mayflower Greenhouse Meissner Landscape Inc. Nicolet National Bank Oneida Tribe of Indians Wisconsin Rasmussen College Inc. Schneider Schroeder’s Flowers, Inc.

Members ($250–$2,499) Ademino & Associates Inc. Alpha Delights Amenson Studio Aon Applied Flooring Solutions Ball Horticultural Company Bay Towel Biebel’s Catering Brett Favre’s Steakhouse Butler & Co. Inc. Catholic Financial Life – Amy Blevins & Kristin O’Connell

Caylor Photography Cellcom Chefusion Cliff Wall Subaru-Mazda Colorblends Wholesale Elite Music Service Festival Foods Fox Communities Credit Union Gerczak’s Liquor & Beverage Catering Green Bay Exposition Services, Inc. Green Bay Nursery Hawkins Ash CPAs Heartland Business Systems/ Avastone Technologies Hinterland Hyatt Regency Jim’s Golf Cars, Inc. Jo To Go Johnson Bank Judy Owen Consulting, LLC JW Jung Seed Company La Java Lamers Bus Lines Landscape Associates Lizer Landscape & Nursery Midwest Dental Suamico – West Mason St. Clinics Margarita’s Mustard Seed Cafe & Catering Music + Media Entertainment Not By Bread Alone Odyssey Tours ONE Law Group, S.C. Painting Pals LLC Petal Pusher Pomp’s Tire Service Prevea Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay Renard Country Elegance Inc. Sash & Bow Schenck SC Shaunae Teske Photography Sherry’s Catering of Little River Country Club The Cupcake Couture The Marq Triangle Distributing/Legacy Brands Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark Van Abel’s of Hollandtown WealthPlan LLC Wings of the Heart WLUK Fox 11 & CW 14


Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin K.C. Stock Foundation The George Kress Foundation


Couples Bridge Marathon Rawson & Mary Price

Jessie & Mike Raymaker Mary Zaborski – Merrill Lynch


We appreciate the support and dedication of all our members, but are especially grateful for those who provide added financial support at the following levels. The following members joined, renewed or upgraded their membership at these levels as of 6/22/16.

Garden Visionary ($2,500) Kaz & Bruce Bressler Gail Fischer Philip Hendrickson Irene D. Kress Bill & Pat Larsen Robert J. Mongin Paul & Carol Schierl Mrs. Donald Schneider Bill & Barb Wangerin

Garden Ambassador ($1,000)

Christopher & Ann Del-Moral Niles Mary Ann Delsipee Brian Dobbins & Anne Karjala-Dobbins Debra & Timothy Freeman Nancy Kwaterski Mary Kay Paulson Rawson & Mary Price Shirley Schmidt Les & Darlene Stumpf

Garden Benefactor ($500) David & Ritalyn Arps Mike & Rocky Calawerts Karen Classon Thomas & Barbara Florack Lee & Louise Hansen Paul & Ann Hartman Robert & Carol Hausserman Rita Jarvis Rick & Amy Johnson Lois Kania Herb & Gladys King Jim & Sandi LaLuzerne Tom & Carol Mertens Cal O’Harrow Fred & Jeanne Parish Mike & Cheryl Roarty Jim & Ginny Schultz Paul & Margaret Summerside Tim & Terri Verhasselt William & Jane Wanamaker C. Dwayne & Nancy Whitfield Mary & Joseph Wojkiewicz Garden Patron ($300) Charles & Maureen Ackerman Kathy & Lee Anderson Gene & Betty Arendt Carol Ariens

Bridget Austin Cynthia L. Berton Bridget & Andrew Buckman Mr. Dennis Buettner Greg & Diane Conway Beverly & David Coppens Henry & Margaret Czachor Judy & Walter Dauska Dan Drella & Teri Kranz-Drella Erwin & Eunice Eickhoff Lise Gammeltoft Susan Garot John & Lois Gracyalny James Hardy & Diane Dei Rossi Kenneth & Jill Harr Doug & Kathy Hartman Cheryl & Wally Hecker Mr. & Mrs. James R. Hickey James Hinckley Nancy & Bill Jones Marvin & Marian Kovach Dennis & Karen Langenberg Wendy & Thomas Larson Marty & Jim Liethen Dr. John & Joan Mills Betsy Mitchell & Joseph Smith Michael & Gloria Morgan Ivy Nelson Tony & Katie Pizzo Mike & Jessie Raymaker Cheryl & Jeff Reed Dr. Lee & Barbara Richardson Barbara Robinson Thomas & Arita Robinson Patrick & Tamra Ryan Mike & Jeanne Salvo Dennis & Suzanne Schatt David & Janice Schonke Bonnie & Robert Schultz Darrell & Mary Jean Skarphol Karen & Guy Smith Michael & Sue Smullen Dr. Jack & Margie Swelstad Terri Trantow Jim & Dixie Tubbs Dr. Jack & Pat Utrie Royce & Julie Vlasnik Megan Wheeler Mary Zaborski Candoce & Christy Ziegelbauer Gary & Marti Ziegelbauer Donna & Donald Zunker

Garden Angel ($150)

Nancy Ama John & Eileen Allman Larry & Nancy Armstrong Sharon Auden & Tom Bevers Denise & Laurie Barnes Dale R. Bartel Anne Basten Dick & Hope Baumgarten James Beard & Sandi Sell Tina Bechtel Bruce & Carol Bell Rick & Susie Beverstein Katie Bischoff & Mark Hetland Rusty & Mary Bishop

Members, Donors & Friends Leon & Karla Blair Julie & Jules Blank Mary & Pat Boeselager Sandra Bohman Linda Bornbach Sarah Bradford Edith Brandt & Scott Ruetten Ernesto & Connie Brauer Steven & Susan Brossard Barbara Brunette Dave & Marge Bultman Dolores & Eugene Bunker Matt Larscheid & Lacey Busse Darlene & Richard Campbell Mary & Donald Carlson Margaret Carroll Roy & Joyce Cartwright Weston & Karen Carvenough Sue Cashman & William Martin Gregg & Julie Cayce Maxine Cayce-Cashman Pam & Craig Charlier Bonnie Christensen Marty & Nancy Christensen Dan Cibula Lynn Clark Julie & Bill Cole Susan & James Conrardy Timothy & Pamela Cooper Sharon Corso Penelope Croghan Linda Curl & Roger Huibregtse Fred & Judy Darling Laura & Clarence Davister Jean DeBauche Judy Decker Karen & Thomas Dekeyser Carlene & Dominic Del Bianco James & Kris Demerath Donna & Dave Denil Kerry Destino Patricia & William Doyle Jan & Stephanie Duncan Judy & Dick Dunlap Midge & Robert Ebben Michael & Cheryl Eggert Michael Ehlen Jim & Carolyn Eland Mrs. Mary Elbe Ginnie Erdmann Michael & Kay Evans Carol & Joseph Faltynski Paula & Ken Fleurant Jim & Ellen Forbeck William & Sarah Freyman Mary Anne Froelich Tracy & Dan Gallagher Dr. Greg Gardner & Dan Wood Greg Garwood & Kris Andersen Garwood Sandra & Ralph Giessen Candyce Gilmore Gwen Girard Bonnie & Robert Goelz James J. Goodwin Suzanne & Norbert Goral Mick & Jean Gotta Robert & Pat Grathen

Russ & Carol Greenslade Sarah Gregory Barbara Griffin Sue Grossardt Hayden Groy Michael & Anne Hale Joyce O. Hannemann Dennis & Joey Hansen Jim & Grace Harter Laurie Hartig Jeanne Hartling Susan Heck Louis & Mary Jean Hefle Barbara & Doug Henderson Curtis & Sue Hendrickson Sue & Amiel Hepp Helen & Richard Herlache Allan D. & Lynn Herrman Patti & Jeff Hitzler Joann T. Holderman Joseph & Carol Hooyman Robert Hougard Dorothy & Duane Howell John & Amy Hurckman Frank & Janice Hutjens John & Catherine Jacobs Carolyn Jahns & Rod Kowalczyk Ms. Cara Lea Jankery Robert & Lorie Janssen Jim & Jane Jerzak Kathy & Herman Joas Darryl & Judy Johnson Julia & Pete Johnson Ann Kapitz Bianka Kelen & Peter Saros Sally Killoran Bruce & Rita Kilmer Allan & Darleen Kimber Roger & Char Kizior Lawrence Klee Tracey & John Kluth Wayne & Jamie Knight Nancy Kohrman Pat & Katie Koleske Kenneth & Cheryl Kollath Barbara & Robert Koller Ann & Bob Konlock John & Amy Kopp Ricki Krautkramer Kathryn & Ervin Kufahl Deb Kuhn Lindi & Jay Kuritz Donald & Phyllis La Rock Rod & Carole LaLuzerne Allen & Elaine Lamers Milton & Sue Langsten Bruce & Jan LaSota Anita & Jim LeClair John & Ronda Liebmann Diane & Mike Lotto Jim & Mickey Lunney John Lunney Julie Macier Bonnie MacSwain Marian & Harry Maier Ed & Rhonda Manning Molly Marchand Virginia Marcoe & Barnie Haen

Elizabeth Markon Angie Mathias Mike Winn & Gretchen Mattingly Irene Mayer Jacquie & Chet McDonald Austin & Susan McGuan Jack & Engrid Meng Brian & Jenny Meulemans Mary Meyer & Gordon Haugan Rosaleen & Michael Miskella Eleanor Mohr Karen & Fred Moreaux Penelope Morgan Della & Roman Mudry Mary Mullins & Michael Baenen Mike & Cheryl Murphy Judy K. Nagel Masako Nakashio Alan Nass Doug Landwehr & Nan Nelson Laura Nelson Constant Nolan John & Barbara Nordstrom Mike & Julianne Novitski Barbara & H. Frederick Nuetzel John & Marianne Oates Norman Olsen Gerald & Pat Olson Kay & Ed Opichka Frances & George Ostrander Jean & Bill Palmer Lyle & Jonie Paye Sally & Bill Peck Jon & Sheryl Pendleton Joan & Robert Peters Bonnie Petri Jane & Tom Pick Michael & Sandra Pineau Walley & Debra Pingel Thomas & Tita Plouff Pat Polfus & Tim Sheehan Kathleen Posluszny Steve & Mary Pott Andrew Ahl & Jackie Powell Laura Lee Prange & Neil Van Dyke Sylvia Pratt Linda Raisanen Marilyn & Eldon Raisanen Joy & Larry Rand Rosemary & Dick Rankin Carol Ray Lois Riemer Rob & Cathy Riordan Patty & Brian Roberts Diana Rockhill Wendy & Jason Roffers

Patrick & Stacie Rosera Betty Ross Toni Rozek & Michael Cane Barbara & John Russo Donald Salmon & Maria Zehren Ray Salter Judy Sarasin Kim & David Schanock Jim & Bette Schauer Dr. Phyllis Schippers, DVM & Dr. Timothy Maatman, M.D. Barbara & Timothy Schmid Adrienne B. Schmitz William & Sandy Schneider Anne & Kevin Scholz James & Carol Schoshinski Bill & Connie Schuler Linda Schulze Dennis & Nancy Schwenke Johanna & Kurt Schwiesow Debbie & Jim Scray Therese Seaman Kelly & Robert A. Servais Connie Shaw Sally & John Sieber Terry & Linda Sieker Donald & Jennifer Ann Sipes Ryan & Sandy Smith Jim Smits Leanne Snell Paul & Linda Snell Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Sorrells Mark Sprague & Virginia Riggs Chris & Shann Stephani Dennis & Pat Stewart Cathy & Bill Stone Ev & Jan Strahl Barbara Strom Lisa Stubbe Kristy & Corey Stumpf Zachary Stumpf Peter & Judy Sytsma John & Diane Taylor Ralph Tease & Susan Lambert-Tease Carol Jean Temp Jerome Tews Mabel Thome Ellen & Peter Tilleman John & Katie Tilleman

Betty Tilton Erv & Sue Tomalak Susan Touscany Judy & Paul Trimberger William & Heather Trost Ruth Trowbridge Spring & Jeff Truckey Kristin Van Drisse & Rod Bohm Donna Van Ess C. J. & Kathleen Van Sistine Barbara Van Straten Robert & Machelle Vann Mary Vertz Fred & Meredith Walbrun Bill & Laura Wangerin Jean Watson Lori & Dan Weaver James & Kathy Weber Dr. & Mrs. Frank Weinhold Dale & Margaret West Ron & Colleen Weyers Kathryn & James Wochinske Marlene Wylie Paul & Gail Yatso Leroy & Shirley Zaddack Patricia & Ronald Zager John & Erleen Zellner Mark & Charmaine Zellner Janice Ziebell

Garden Clubs

Bay Area Daylily Buds Brown County Beekeepers Association Garden Club Des Peres Gardeners Club of Green Bay Green & Gold Hosta Society Ladybug Garden Club Lakeshore Technical College Master Gardener Volunteers of Manitowoc Cty NEW Orchid Society NEW Rose Society NEW Unit of Herb Society of America Northern Gardeners Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd.


Executive Director Susan Garot Board of Directors Dick Rankin, Chair Jonie Paye, Vice Chair Bill Wangerin, Treasurer Bill Larsen, Secretary Mike Raymaker, Past Chair & Advisor Directors Diane Conway Chris Del Moral-Niles Carol Faltynski Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Lee C. Hansen Kathy Hartman Robert J. Janssen Julia Johnson Bruce Kilmer Pat Koleske Teri Kranz-Drella Deb Kuhn Judy Nagel Rob Servais, D.C. Jack Swelstad, M.D. Kristin Van Drisse



GREEN BAY WI PERMIT NO. 165 2600 Larsen Rd. • Green Bay, WI 54303

Advisor Michael Salvo

Annual Report & Highlights from our Chairman Garden Project Planner Fall Calendar of Programs & Events ... and More! Upcoming Fall Events: Annual Breakfast Meeting Fall Family Art Festival Grandparents Day Volunteer Appreciation Potluck WPS Garden of Lights


2016 GBBG Fall Newsletter  
2016 GBBG Fall Newsletter