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2014 Plant Sale Pre-Order Now Open!!!!
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Spring is right around the corner!
Keep a child’s heart blooming!
For more than 20 years Big Brothers Big Sisters has hosted its annual Plant Sale fundraiser. Always starting in early March with pre-ordering, the event culminates with pick-up/delivery of pre-purchased flowers and retail/walk up purchases the weekend/week prior to Mother's Day. The Plant Sale offers a wide variety of high quality annual flowers and hanging baskets at very affordable prices. This year, more than 2,000 flats of annuals and 1,000 hanging baskets are expected to be available!!!
Plant Sale raises important funding to support the organization's one-to-one mentoring programs in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
How can I support the Plant Sale?
The Plant Sale is comprised of three parts- 1) individual, group and corporate pre-order purchases, 2) retail purchases, and 3) gift certificates.
Pre-Order Purchase: Pre-ordering allows you, a group of friends/co-workers or your company to pre-order plant selections ahead of retail sales week. The pre-order can be an individual order for yourself, a group order with co-workers, family or friends or a corporate order for your workplace or church. When the big week arrives, your flowers are the first pulled, sorted and prepared for pick up at the retail site or delivered to your home/business. You are guaranteed your pre-ordered items and we stand behind the quality of our products!
Not sure what type of flowers you like or need for your home/business? Not a problem! You can view the variety and colors of our flowers on our online shopping cart or within our PDF version of the order form. Each source provides a visual of the flowers as well as the recommended environment the flowers would best thrive (sun, partial sun or shade).
There are some restrictions/conditions to consider when placing a pre-order: 1) For flats of annuals, you are only allowed to pre-order full or half flats of the same flower color and variety. 2) For Annual Bedding Plant selections- you can't order LESS than a half flat. 3) You CAN order individual hanging backets, Geraniums, Wave and Easy Wave Petunias, Spikes, Sprengeri and Vinca Vine! 4) Only pre-paid orders will be filled. 5) You can "combine" other orders (family, friends, co-workers) to create a group order for delivery. Each individual order needs to be completed and paid, "grouped" AND submitted together. Please clearly indicate the delivery location and point of contact on the first sheet. Note: it is recommended that you use the PDF or mail version of the pre-order form for group orders versus the online shopping cart. Call or email (563) 323-8006 /email@example.com to request printed order forms.
Pre-orders are filled at the plant sale site and guaranteed available for pick up or delivery. If your order is over $150, you have the option of having the pre-order delivered to your home or office (this includes group orders). You can also elect to pick up your order at the Plant Sale Retail location. This option allows you to purchase additional plants or hanging baskets from a wide array of over 100 different varieties.
Click here to view the Individual Pre-Order PDF Form.
Click here to view the Corporate Pre-Order Form.
Click here to view the Plant Sale Brochure
We Offer Gift Certificates!!!
To inquire about gift certificates, please click here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail Process: Big Brothers Big Sisters will begin selling flowers to the general public once the pre-purchase orders are fulfilled. The following locations, dates and hours will be available during Plant Sale week.
Davenport: Northwest Bank Tower, May 3-11 (pick up & retail)
Welcome Way & Kimberly Road
Saturday (5/3) through Saturday (5/11) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday (5/12) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bettendorf: Ruhl & Ruhl, May 3-4 (retail hanging baskets only)
1228 Middle Road
Saturday (5/3) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday (5/4) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Macomb: Next to Quick Printers, May 7—11 (pick up & retail)
1140 E. Jackson Street
Wednesday (5/7) through Saturday (5/11) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday (5/12) 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.