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Fall at Wenke Greenhouses

As you may know, Kalamazoo is one of the largest- if not the largest - producer of bedding plants in the world.  New to Kalamazoo is Hark Orchids.  Hark had a grand opening celebration on Friday, October 4th that I was invited to attend.  In addition to being impressed with their new facility and production methods, I was excited to learn about the world of orchids and meet the guests from Germany and all over the world that attended the event.  Hark produces the starter plants that greenhouse growers purchase and grow for another year prior to selling them to consumers.  Have you seen the "Just Add Ice" orchids?  Many of these plants will now start their growing cycle right here in Kalamazoo.  We don't currently produce orchids but they sure are beautiful and it's great to have Hark in our community.  www.justaddiceorchids.com 


 


Fall is a great time for planting.  Bulbs for spring flowering for now 50% off, perennials and shrubs are 40% off and we still have special deals on pansy flats and mums. 


 


Enjoy the beautiful colors this fall!


Lisa Ambrosio


Wenke Greenhouses


Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers!


 


 


Green thumb or all thumbs, planting bulbs is a no brainer!

The first crocus or tulip poking through the ground, sometimes before the snow has fully melted, symbolizes spring for most of us. Before most other flowers have revived, spring bulbs can provide you with vibrant, cheery color just when you need it most and best of all bulbs can bloom year after year. A little effort now will reward you with a colorful display just when you need it most. 


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Thanks to all who participated in our Fall Festival Fundraiser!

We are so happy that so many of you stopped by to enjoy our Fall Festival while supporting the fundraiser we held for the Lisa Herrera Memorial Scholarship Fund.  I hope you got to meet Oliva the pot bellied pig, have some amazing tamales and of course, take your turn trying to dunk Lorence in the dunk tank.

It was a fun and successful day. Every penny counts when it comes to fundraising and thanks to our customers we are able to help the Herrera Family succeed in their goal of creating this scholarship fund in honor of their daughter Lisa. Thanks to our wonderful customers and the local community for showing their support!  If you were not able to make it to the event and would still like to donate, we have a collection jar at the register specifically for that purpose.  This will continue to be available through October. 


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Rose Expo Results

I hope you had time to stop in a smell the roses during the Rose Expo that we held in September.  There was a little friendly competition, a lot of discussion about what you can do to grow better roses as well as information on preparation of cut flowers for best effect. Thank you to the SW Michigan Rose Society for letting us be a part of this event. 


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Something new for Good Neighbor Days

It has always been important to the Wenke Family to give back to the community. One way that we do this is through our Good Neighbor Days. These are specified days that we offer our extra plants to local, non-profit organizations at no charge. It is a great way to help local non-profit groups beautify their surroundings.  During our most recent Good Neighbor Day on October 10th, we partnered with Loaves & Fishes.  Our plan is to continue this partnership next spring. 


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