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Bloomin' News September 19, 2019
What a great summer we’ve had, but all good things come to an end. We did a partial pull at the end of August. The big Peacocks and a few beds were cleared to start construction. We are ready to finish preparing the parks for winter. ALL ACTIVITIES START AT 9:00 AM.
  • Wednesday, September 25 in downtown Kalamazoo - pull the beds and remove all the topiaries. There will be lots of great blue Salvia to bring home. 
  • Thursday, September 26 - empty all 68 large floral containers. These will be driven by bobcat to the empty flower beds, where we can dump them out, remove the flowers, and distribute the remaining soil into the flower beds. There are many flowers to take home, in addition to lots of beautiful Cannas in red and yellow. I will give a class on how to overwinter the roots. 
Portage plants will be pulled throughout the week of September 23, but on Tuesday, September 24, we will remove the topiaries and pull select beds. Anyone who helps pull plants will be able to take flowers and mulch home. The mulch has to be raked into piles so Portage can add a good soil amendment. Click here to volunteer on any of these days. 

Looking forward to Fall, mark your calendars for our Pumpkin Soiree on November 6. Our one fundraiser is a literal feast for your senses. Amazing creations of all kinds – with the common ingredient of pumpkin – are crafted by local chefs, who compete for bragging rights and a trophy. We're in need of sponsors. Perhaps you'd like to be a sponsor. Many of the levels come with a flower bed sponsorship in Bronson Park next year.
 
Thanks to everyone for a great planting season. I can't wait to see my blooming buddies at our plant pulls next week!
Volunteer to Pull Plants
September 25 & 26
Bronson Park

We're looking for volunteers to help pull plants on Wednesday, September 25 & Thursday, September 26 starting at 9 am. You can take plants home as a thank you. Click here to volunteer
Great Pumpkin Soiree
November 6, 6-8:30 pm
Cityscape

Our annual fundraiser is Wednesday, November 6 at Cityscape. We're seeking all levels of sponsors, and tickets are on sale via Eventbrite now.
BECOME A SPONSOR

BUY TICKETS
Join our Board
As a standard nonprofit organization, KIB has a great Board of Directors. We are looking to welcome new board members. Gardening is not a requirement of a board member; all boards succeed with a variety of people from different organizations and groups. So, if you are interested, send us an emailWe'd love to meet with you!
If you have information on plant sales, gardening events, garden tours, outdoor related volunteer activities, and other news of note that you'd like me to include in the Bloomin' News, please email me at gardener@kalamazooinbloom.org.

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