Plant Sale

MC MGA PLANT & BAKE SALE & AUCTION

Monday, May 8, 2017 (Rain or Shine)
Remember – please pay by cash or check ONLY!

Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road. (map)

NOTE: Please park in marked parking lots & observe the One Way and No Parking signs within the Park. Temporary parking in front of the Nature Center is for unloading & loading only

VOLUNTEERS: please arrive by 8:30am. MEMBERS: bring plants etc. by 9:15 am. Earlier is better!

SALE STARTS PROMPTLY at 9.30 am.

This event raises money that goes to support your Association’s projects. Don’t miss this opportunity for you and your guests to purchase members’ interesting and quality plants, delicious baked goods and garden related hardware items.

Please bring:

  • Plants: Perennials, annuals, natives, trees, shrubs, evergreens, herbs, house plants, vegetables & pond plants.
    • Large, quality and rare plants will be auctioned.
    • Pricing: Small, common plants $2; Larger specimens $4 or $6. These will be offered during the exchange.
  • Baked Goods: Will be priced for sale and must be able to withstand warm temperatures. Please package for individual sale. Available at any time.
  • Hardscape: Pots, tools, books and other garden or gardening-related items are welcome and will be priced for exchange or auctioned if unusual or of high quality.
  • Wagons, boxes, bags, trays: to help unload plants and transport purchases home.

Only members who contribute to the exchange may participate in the exchange. Members who do not contribute to the exchange, and Guests may participate only when the exchange is opened and in the Auction.

NO INVASIVE PLANTS – PLEASE!
What is an invasive species? One that is not native to the ecosystem, whose introduction causes economic or environmental harm by displacing native plants and nutrient cycles for birds and critters.
COMMON INVASIVE SPECIES:
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Dames Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Star of Bethlehem Bulbs (Ornithogalum umbelatum)
Multiflower Rose (Rose multiflora)
Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
Creeping Jenny (lysimachia nummularia)
Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)
Bishop’s Weed Ground Cover (Aegopodium podagraria)
Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Lesser Celandine (Rannunculus ficaria)

Informational labeling is VERY important for potential buyers!! Please label each plant to show:
1. Common name
2. scientific name (if available)
3. Height/spread
4. Bloom season, color
5. Growing conditions, i.e. sun/shade, moist/dry, etc.
6. Any other information about the plant that might help the buyer.

Downloadable/writable plant labels are available electronically and hard copies will be at the sale.

Please make sure plants are sufficiently watered before bringing them to the sale; seal them in plastic or foil to prevent leakage. (Aids in cleanup).

Please register on arrival at the Registration/Cashiers’ table. Order of participation in the plant sale will be randomly determined (dot color on auction paddles). Payments may be made in cash or by check ONLY.

Lottery details:
When you sign in, you get a paddle. Each paddle has one of four colored circles on back. This is YOUR color. A color will be chosen at random. Everyone with that color has 1 minute to select 1 plant (or hardware item). Then another color will be chosen at random.
After all 4 colors have been selected, we start over choosing from all 4. Selection times will be 1.5 minutes for the 2nd round.
There will be 3 rounds of 4 color selection rounds.
After that, the remainder of the plants are available to everyone, member OR GUEST.
First come, first serve. No limits.

No refreshments or beverages will be served at this event.

Leftover plants will be donated to the Garfield Park MGA Plant Sale.

Volunteers will be available to help with set-up, unloading and loading plants, the auction, the baked goods table and clean-up. If you have not yet signed up to volunteer and wish to do so, or have questions, please contact anyone on the committee (using member directory).

2017 Committee:
Jackie Sundboom (plant@indymcmga.org)
Judy Blanton
Debbie Whitman
Gail Wiseman

We look forward to seeing you and your guests at the Sale!