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20 Years of Growth Susan Garot, Executive Director and Lee Somerville, Author & Master Gardener
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney (founder of J.C. Penney, Inc.)
Twentieth Anniversary So many forces are converging on the Garden this 20th anniversary year to ensure greater community relevance and sustainability. First, the board has adopted the following operational goals for the 2016-17 fiscal year (beginning May 1) to continue moving the Garden forward: • We are committed to growing visitation and membership by retaining and developing our staff and volunteers. We have a passion for guest service and it shows! Our excellence in visitor services has gained the Garden status with Trip Advisor users – we are consistently in the top 5 frequented attractions in the Green Bay area and have earned a Certificate of Excellence with an average rating of 4.5/5. • We are committed to finding ways to grow the endowment and ensure the Garden’s future sustainability. • We are expanding our educational programming beyond the Garden’s border through outreach efforts to schools and other youth-serving organizations. • We are continuing to enhance our plant collections status through participation with national trialing efforts for greater plant sustainability and by applying to the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Network for our magnolia collection. We have already achieved national recognition for our hosta, daylily and conifer collections. • We have committed to bringing a nationally touring garden sculpture exhibit to Wisconsin with Nature Connects® – made with Lego® bricks – in 2018. • Finally, we are embarking on the next development phase of the Garden with our Perennial Performance Campaign for a Grand Garden & Amphitheater.
The second force helping to bring new growth to the Garden is the community. As we are out talking about the Grand Garden to dozens of community groups, the enthusiasm and support we are garnering is so energizing. We held a community stakeholder workshop in January and a visioning 2 session in February, with over 100 folks from throughout the region in attendance. Schools, city and county government, non-profits, private businesses and others came together to help dream about the programming and provide direction on design to our architects, Somerville, Inc. and Smith Group/JJR. The plans are coming together and the Perennial Performance Campaign, led by Kathy and Doug Hartman, will kick off in June with a concert in the pre-Grand Garden space. See page 3 for details. Another force helping to grow the Garden has been our Garden Clubs: Lady Bug Garden Club, Garden Club Des Peres, Bay Area Daylily Buds (B.A.D. Buds), Gardeners Club of Green Bay, Green and Gold Hosta Society, N.E.W. Orchid Society, N.E.W. Rose Society and Northern Gardeners. These clubs were all instrumental in helping establish the Garden and each year provide grants for various projects, with the 2015 project helping to fund the history book: A Place For Everyone: The History of Green Bay Botanical Garden by Lee Somerville. Lee invested hundreds of hours interviewing dozens of volunteers, past and current employees, board members and others to produce this amazing book. Staff member Lori Vandenberg has taken her design skills to new levels by pulling the print and photos together to create a truly stunning book to sit on your coffee table or in your lobby waiting area. While helping to proof the book, especially Chapter 4, I fell in LOVE with our Garden all over again! You will too. It is an amazing story of hard work and perseverance and the results speak loudly with every turn of the page. Above is an excerpt from the book. Call 920.490.9457 to order your book today for just $24.95 plus tax, with a 10% discount for members. For more information on the Garden’s operating goals, the Grand Garden or A Place for Everyone, contact Susan Garot, Executive Director, at 920.491.3691 ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Perennial Performance Kickoff Concert will Color Your World Tuesday, June 14 Bring your friends and sip on a cool drink while the music of Transit Authority floats by on a summer breeze as Green Bay Botanical Garden kicks off its Perennial Performance Campaign for a Grand Garden & Amphitheater. You will get a “before” experience that will lay the vision for the “after” experience, beginning with the 2018 season. The Grand Garden project will cultivate the arts, culture and quality of life in our community. Known throughout the United States, Transit Authority is the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago. This eightmember ensemble creates an unforgettable musical salute to the greatest horn driven rock band that ever graced the stage,
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performing mega-hits such as “Color My World”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Hard Habit to Break”, “Make Me Smile”, “You’re the Inspiration” and many more. A limited number of VIP tickets are available to purchase along with general seating tickets. Snacks, beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase on-site. Feel free to bring your own picnic basket, but due to our liquor license regulations, we cannot allow alcohol carry-ins. Boxed picnic dinners will be available for pre-order before June 5 at time of ticket purchase. Visit www.GBBG.org/ChicagoConcert and page 5 for more details.
Calendar Highlights See calendar for details on dates, times and prices.
Special Events Wednesday Cookouts
Take your lunch break on the Mabel Thome Patio during summer cookouts. All produce is grown at the Garden in partnership with the N.E.W. Master Gardeners Association. Proceeds benefit children and family programs.
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesday Evenings featuring Children’s Discovery Station
Stop by the Children’s Discovery Station in the Nielsen Children’s Garden for fun, hands-on activities your family can do at your own pace. Learn more about horticulture and gain an appreciation for nature. Sponsored in part from a grant received from Green Bay Preble Optimist Foundation Inc.
Enjoy live music in the lovely Agnes Schneider Terrace. Bring your chairs and stop by our concessions for food and beverages. Picnic baskets are welcome, but please, no alcohol carry-ins.
Adult & Family Education
Throughout the summer, the Garden offers programs for adults, youth and families.
Special Event Volunteers Needed
Weed & Feeds
Every successful event at the Garden depends on the time and talents of willing volunteers. 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. To RSVP for Weed & Feeds or to volunteer for our special events, contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or email@example.com.
Programs in the evenings and some weekends that include lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafts and more. Programs include hands-on family workshops, nature hikes, family cooking classes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Program, story times and more. Days and times vary so there is something for everyone!
Summer Day Camps
For ages 6–12, participate in daylong camps or weeklong/half day camps! Camps include games, activities, crafts, songs and more related to the theme.
Members Members Only Tours
Step behind the scenes as you explore the Garden with our horticulturists.
New Member Meet & Greet: Cookout & Potluck Orientation
Have you joined the Garden in 2016? Make the most of your new membership with tips, tours and time with your fellow members. By invitation only.
Summer Calendar June - August 2016
Pull Out this Calendar Insert Descriptions and details can be found at www.GBBG.org.
JUNE ______ Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5 Garden Fair Friday, June 3 | 5–8 pm (4–5 pm Members Only) Saturday, June 4 | 8 am–4 pm Sunday, June 5 | 10 am–3 pm $3/GBBG Member; $7/Non-Member Adult; $4/Non-Member Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under Tuesday, June 7 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Grow Mushrooms on Logs (W/R) | 6–8 pm Lindsey Bender & Derek Lewis, Field & Forest Products $45/GBBG Member; $54/Non-Member
Repotting Orchids Like a Boss (W/R) | 6–8 pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ to Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member
Monday, June 13 Repotting Orchids Like a Boss (W/R) | 6–8 pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ to Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member Tuesday, June 14 The Wonder of Movement Series (R) | 9–10 am Gail Wood, Certified NeuroMovement® Practitioner in the Anat Baniel Method 3 week series: $45/GBBG Member; $54/Non-Member Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member
Perennial Performance: Kickoff Concert featuring Transit Authority – Wednesday, June 8 A Chicago Tribute Band Wednesday Cookout 6:30–9 pm 11 am–1 pm VIP Seating (limited number): $5/GBBG Member; Includes reserved seating with $9/Non-Member chair, access to purchase VIP Parking Pass on GBBG grounds BMO Harris Bank presents and VIP exclusive area. Free Wednesdays featuring $40/GBBG Member; Children’s Discovery Station: $45/Non-Member Adaptations | 4–8 pm General Seating: $15/GBBG Member; Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm $20/Non-Member
Wednesday, June 15 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Member Event V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Cooking with Culinary Adaptations |4–8 pm Herbs: Basil (W/R) | 5-7 pm Deb Doubek, Peterman Brook Thursday, June 16 Herb Farm New Member Meet & $37/GBBG Member; Greet: Cookout & Potluck $46/Non-Member Orientation (M/R) | 5:30–8 pm Friday, June 17 Garden Sprouts: Beautiful Butterflies (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 Sunday, June 19 Father’s Day | 9 am–8 pm Admission is free for all dads. Monday, June 20 Family Nature Night: Feathered Friends (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm Free/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family Tuesday, June 21 The Wonder of Movement Series | 9–10 am
Members Only Tour: Plants of the Present - Behind the Scenes & Into the Herbs (M) | 5–6:30 pm Horticulturist, Lindsay Hendricks Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, June 22 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Bees & Butterflies | 4–8 pm Fun & Easy Garden Art Projects (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Rob Zimmer, Nature Writer & Photographer $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member
Summer Calendar June - August 2016
Thursday, June 23 Intro to Photography (W/R) | 5:30–7:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member Friday, June 24 City of Green Bay’s Kid’s Day (YF) | 9 am–12 pm Children 18 and under receive free admission with one paid adult.
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Bees & Butterflies | 4–8 pm Sprawling Centerpieces (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch $30/GBBG Member; $39/Non-Member Thursday, June 30 Sanimax Concerts: Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns (Blues &Jazz) 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under
JULY_______ Monday, June 27 Family Workshop: Silk Painted Sun-Catchers (YF/R) | 6–7:30 pm Sandy Melroy, Silk Artist & Owner of Silk Sensations $15/GBBG Member Pair; $20/Non-Member Pair Tuesday, June 28 The Wonder of Movement Series | 9–10 am Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Create a Mossy Gnome Cottage (W/R) | 6–8:30 pm Nancy Hoover, Vintage Charm Creations $45/GBBG Member; $54/Non-Member Wednesday, June 29 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
Monday, July 4 Independence Day 9 am–6 pm Admission is free for all military personnel and veterans. Tuesday, July 5 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Wednesday, July 6 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Member Event V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required
Thursday, July 7 Sanimax Concerts: Dead Wood Chop (Americana/ Bluegrass/Indie String Band) 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under Monday, July 11 Garden to Table: Lasagna Cupcakes (YF/R) | 6–7:30 pm Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator $13/GBBG Member Family; $18/Non-Member Family Tuesday, July 12 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Using Your Senses | 4–8 pm Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm Pest Control Part 1: Lawn & Landscape Ornamentals (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member Thursday, July 14 Yoga Quotient Morning Practice (R) | 6:30–7:45 am Marc Kotz, Born 2 Move Movement Adventures, LLC 6 week series: $54/GBBG Member; $63/Non-Member Sanimax Concerts: Greenhouse Jazz (Jazz, Pop & Broadway) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under
Yoga Quotient with Herbs (R) | 5:30–6:45 pm Marc Kotz, Born 2 Move Movement Adventures, LLC 6 week series: $54/GBBG Member; $63/Non-Member
Members Only Tour: Plants of the Present - All-America BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Selections (AAS) Displays Children’s Discovery Station: (Flowers & Vegetables) (M) | 5–6:30 pm Using Your Senses |4–8 pm Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, July 13 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
Saturday, July 16 Conifer Garden Tour (L/R) | 10:30 am–12 pm Gene Arendt, Sponsor of the Arendt Conifer Garden Free/GBBG-Member; $5/Non-Member Monday, July 18 Family Nature Night: Garden Insects (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm Free/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family
Summer Calendar June - August 2016
Painted Rock Treasures (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Rob Zimmer, Nature Writer & Photographer $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member
Tuesday, July 19 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Yoga Quotient with Herbs 5:30–6:45pm Food Preservation (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Judy Knudsen, Brown County UW Extension Family Living Educator $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member Wednesday, July 20 Camp GBBG: Dragonfly Detectives Day Camp Session 1 (YF/R) 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6–8 $30/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Using Your Senses 4–8 pm Pest Control Part 2: Fruits & Vegetables (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member
Thursday, July 21 Yoga Quotient Morning Practice | 6:30–7:45 am Camp GBBG: Dragonfly Detectives Day Camp Session 2 (YF/R) 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 9–12 $30/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member Sanimax Concerts: Patchouli (Folk) 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under Friday, July 22 Garden Sprouts: Wiggly Worms (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 Monday, July 25 Camp GBBG: Garden Chefs Weeklong Camp Session 1 (YF/R) | July 25–29 9:30 am–12:00 pm; Ages 6-8 $65/GBBG Member; $85/Non-Member King Shade Garden Tour (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Gladys & Herb King, Sponsors of the King Shade Garden Free/GBBG-Member; $5/Non-Member
Tuesday, July 26 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Yoga Quotient with Herbs 5:30–6:45 pm Recycled Garden Journal (W/R) | 6–8 pm Teresa Ann Gifford, Assemblage Studio $35/GBBG Member; $44/Non-Member. *Class takes place at Assemblage Studio
Monday, August 1 Camp GBBG: Garden Chefs Weeklong Camp Session 2 (YF/R) | August 1–5 9:30 am–12:00 pm; Ages 9–12 $65/GBBG Member; $85/Non-Member Tuesday, August 2 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Yoga Quotient with Herbs 5:30–6:45 pm
Wednesday, July 27 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Animal Signs 4–8 pm
Wednesday, August 3 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
Herbal First Aid Kit (W/R) | 6–8:30 pm Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs $50/GBBG Member; $59/Non-Member
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Animal Signs 4–8 pm
Thursday, July 28 Yoga Quotient Morning Practice | 6:30–7:45 am
Thursday, August 4 Yoga Quotient Morning Practice | 6:30–7:45 am
Sanimax Concerts: The Mike Maher Band (Pop Fusion Rock) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under
Sanimax Concerts: Randi Fay & Limited Edition (Lyrical Jazz) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under
Summer Calendar June - August 2016
Monday, August 8 Garden to Table: Veggie Dips (YF/R) | 6–7:30 pm Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator $13/GBBG Member Family; $18/Non-Member Family
Creative Inspiration: Finding Extraordinary Images in Everyday Life (W/R) | 5:30–7:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member
Wednesday, August 17 Camp GBBG: Story Book Adventure – Stone Soup Day Camp, Session 1 (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6–8 $30/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member
Tuesday, August 9 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member
Thursday, August 11 Yoga Quotient Morning Practice | 6:30–7:45 am
Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
Members Only Tour: Plants of the Present - The Parking Lot Plantings (M) | 5–6:30 pm Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Free/GBBG Member Yoga Quotient with Herbs 5:30–6:45 pm Exploring the Herb Garden (L/R) | 6–8 pm Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America Free/GBBG Member; $5/Non-Member
Wednesday, August 10 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
Sanimax Concerts: Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town (Swing/Dixieland Style Jazz) 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member; $10/Non-Member Adult; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); Free/Children 2 & under
W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Member Event V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required Wednesday, August 24 Wednesday Cookout 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring BMO Harris Bank presents Children’s Discovery Station: Free Wednesdays featuring Garden Vegetables | 4–8 pm Children’s Discovery Station: Leaves | 4–8 pm Thursday, August 18 Yoga Quotient Morning Thursday, August 25 Practice | 6:30–7:45 am Herbal Beer, Wine & Soda Friday, August 12 Making (W/R) | 6–8:30 pm Camp GBBG: Story Book Garden Sprouts: Wonders Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs Adventure – Stone Soup $50/GBBG Member; of Water (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am $59/Non-Member Day Camp, Session 2 Amy Kopp, GBBG Education (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Docent Tuesday, August 30 Price per one adult, one child ages Ages 9–12 3–5. Additional children half price. $30/GBBG Member; Children’s Story Time $8/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member (YF) | 10–10:30 am $13/Non-Member Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Sanimax Concerts: The Monday, August 15 Cougars (Pop, Rock & Roll) Family Nature Night: Wednesday, August 31 6–7:30 pm Pond Life (YF) | 5:30–6:30 pm Wednesday Cookout Free/GBBG Member; FREE/GBBG Member Family; 11 am–1 pm $10/Non-Member Adult; $5/Non-Member Family $5/GBBG Member; $8/Senior (62+); $5/Child (3-12); $9/Non-Member Free/Children 2 & under Butterflies of Wisconsin (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm BMO Harris Bank presents Monday, August 22 Rob Zimmer, Nature Writer Free Wednesdays featuring VaVaVoom Vegetarian & Photographer Children’s Discovery Station: Cooking (W/R) | 6-7:30 pm $25/GBBG Member; Angie Kusek Schubert, Ginger Birch Garden Leaves | 4–8 pm $34/Non-Member $30/GBBG Member; Language of Flowers $39/Non-Member Tuesday, August 16 (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Children’s Story Time Jackie Johnson ND, Kristin Urban, Tuesday, August 23 (YF) | 10–10:30 am Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Children’s Story Time Free/GBBG Member; General Herb Society of America (YF) | 10–10:30 am Admission/Non-Member $14/GBBG Member; Free/GBBG Member; General $23/Non-Member Admission/Non-Member Yoga Quotient with Herbs 5:30–6:45pm
BMO Harris Bank presents Free Wednesdays featuring Children’s Discovery Station: Garden Vegetables | 4–8 pm New Member Meet & Greet: Cookout & Potluck Orientation (M/R) | 5:30–8 pm Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm
Garden Project Planner Plants to Protect Your Privacy
Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture
Privacy. We all want it sometimes and some of us want it all the time! Whether you are building a patio or planting along your lot line, you might find the need to install some screening plants in your yard this summer. At the Garden, we will be planting conifers along our new parking lot to screen off many of our not so beautiful behind the scenes items such as greenhouses, mulch piles and other maintenance areas that are better not heard or seen! In preparation, this winter we chose a selection of hedging plants to use as a screen and wanted to share a couple selections that might be useful to others working on similar projects. Many of these plants we heard about through Johnson’s Nursery Plant Talk articles written by Michael Yanny. Most of the plants were selected by Michael or one of his mentors, Herbert Trautman, here in Wisconsin. Take a look at the Plant Talk articles archived in the education section of Johnson’s Nursery’s website at www.johnsonnursery.com for further information on these and other screen-worthy trees and shrubs. Happy planting!
Featured Screen Plants Name: Star Power™ juniper, Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’ Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3 Height and Spread: 17’ by 7-9’ Characteristics: Blue-green foliage color, star-like juvenile foliage, dense growth requires little to no shearing, fast growing, deer resistant. Other Cultivars to Look For: Emerald Feather™ has fresh, bright green color and is fast growing; Trautman has a narrow upright habit and maintains its foliage color throughout winter.
Name: Trautman arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Trautman’ Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3 Height and Spread: 20-25’ by 10-15’ Characteristics: Somewhat glossy foliage, dense growth especially compared to Techny, tolerant of dry fall and winters and therefore less prone to drying out compared to other more commonly used cultivars. Other Cultivars to Look For: Patriot™ is an upright, columnar grower with good green winter color; Technito® is a dwarf form of Techny that is useful for smaller yards and also makes a nice specimen plant.
Garden Tidbits Puzzles with a Garden View
WPS Trellis Gift Shop has custom-made jigsaw puzzles featuring many distinct features found throughout the Garden. You will find the Cora Vanderperren English Cottage Garden featuring the Meredith B. Rose Cottage, the Stumpf Belvedere, the Schierl Wellhouse and the King Shade Garden.
New Memorial & Tribute Opportunities
The beauty and wonder of the Garden create the perfect surroundings to honor and remember a loved one, celebrate a special occasion such as anniversary, retirement or birthday, or pay tribute to someone special who has made an impact in your life.
Seasonal Container Bouquet: $150–$500
Watch the beauty of the Garden come alive through our newest memorial and tribute opportunity. A special engraved label with recognition will be installed in a selected container (containers subject to availability). The recognition will remain in the container for the duration of the gardening season. Various containers and locations are available.
Thursday Evening Summer Concert Dedication: $250 Dedicate a summer concert to celebrate a special individual, occasion or memorial. The dedication will be announced during a Thursday night Sanimax Concert at the Garden. Upon receipt of your donation, a list of scheduled concert dates will be provided for your selection (dates subject to availability). Four tickets to the event along with reserved seats will be provided. For all memorial and tribute options, contact Bobbie Anderson, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 920.491.3691 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peas in a Pod Gardening Program
Get active outdoors and eat more fresh veggies this summer by growing your own garden! We’ll guide you through the steps of garden planning, planting, watering and weeding. Your family will harvest the benefits. Join us to receive: • A 5 by 8 foot garden plot • A wide selection of plants and seeds • A Planting Orientation with staff assistance for garden planning and planting • A Gardening Guide filled with helpful tips and reminders $70/GBBG Member Plot; $120/Non-Member Plot (includes Family Membership) Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator, at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 or email@example.com.
Garden Tidbits Thank You, Volunteers
Our volunteers are truly the heart and soul of Green Bay Botanical Garden. Without them, we could not provide quality programs and services, exceptional special events or a beautifully-maintained Garden. In 2015, the following volunteers donated between 25-304 hours of their time for a total of over 7,584 hours. By generously donating their time to the Garden, we saved more than $170,000 in staff time!
Aerts Tom 38.5 Arendt Gene 49.5 Beaver Barb 39 Borley Mary 30 Brauer Connie 30.25 Brill Don 44.5 Charlier Pam 49.25 Charneski Darlene 39.25 Clearwater Joshua 44 Cole Julie 25.5 DeKeyser Karen 27 Denil Donna 32.75 Duncan Mike 30.75 Glaser Cathy 32.5 Graham Sally 25.5 Hartman Doug 35.25 Hartman Kathy 26.75 Heimerl Judye 26.25
25 – 49 Hours
Jarvis Rita 34 Jensen Jeannifer 25.25 Johnson Julia 38.75 Jones Bill 34 Jones Nancy 49.75 Katalinich Liz 33.25 Kopp Amy 29.25 LaMalfa Nancy 35.5 Langlay Kim 37 LaSota Jan 39 MacSwain Bonnie 47 Metzler Greg 34.5 Molzahn Arlene 31.5 Oates John 41.75 Obenberger Liz 32.25 Patton Linda 48 Paye Jonie 29.75 Payette Patty 40.25
Pogorelc Elaine 46.5 Rankin Dick 42.5 Rasmussen Karen 33.25 Rusnak Arvilla 32 Spevacek Glenn 26.5 Stevens Debra 39.5 Tingley Linda 34.75 Treptow Gloria 32 Tubbs Dixie 46.25 Van Dyck Mary 30.25 Vlasnik Julie 29 Wangerin Bill 29.25 Wotachek Barbara 25 Zeitlin Jerrod 32.5
GBBG’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from 2015. Share your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GreenBayBotanicalGarden and they may end up in our next newsletter!
50 – 74 Hours
Arneth Julie 52.25 Badour Denise 73.5 Bayless Cindy 58.5 Burie Anna 65.5 Gruen Fran 53 Hansen Lee 63.75 Holyoke Lori 52 Jacobs Cathy 68 Jensen Don 52.5 Katalinich John 52.5 King Gladie 58 King Herb 58 LeClair Jim 70.5 Maesch Randy 54 Mills Joan 63 Schulze Linda 57.5 Smullen Mike 56.5
Amenson Kathy 100.5 Arendt Betty 126 Barrette Linda 116.25 Davister Laura 112.25 Freeman Deb 101.5 Garthwaite Shirley 103.5 Giese Don 110.75 Gribi Gerri 213.75 Griffin Barb 192.5 Haen Lester 111 Haglund Carolyn 106 Jacobs John 108 Kilmer Bruce 213.25 Kohrman Nancy 144 Krautkramer Ricki 183.75 Mertens Tom 153.5 Moreaux Karen 100.75 Peck Sally 131.25 Pineau Sandy 165 Richardson Lee 101 Sorenson Dave 174 Stark Bob 169 Tubbs Jim 239.75 Wagner Barb 150.25 Wasurick Ann 112 Zabel Carol 105 Zaddack Lee 178.5 Zellner Carol 304
75 – 99 Hours Ackerman Maureen 90.5 Bartel Dale 89.25 Hendricks Jan 86 Hooyman Joe 96.5 Hutter Bob 84 Joas Kathy 75 Kwaterski Nancy 95 LeClair Anita 80.5 Maenner Shirley 82.25
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Published on May 9, 2016