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Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9:00:00 AM
City of Des Moines Greenhouse - 2501 SE Maury - Chesterfield Community Center
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is requesting the public’s help in beautifying and enhancing public lands in the city through the donation of perennial plants from their personal gardens. Community organizations such as schools, shelters, community centers, and neighborhood associations will benefit from the plants. The grounds of Mondamin Presidential and Lower Beaver Neighborhood Association, Forest Avenue Library, The Homested, and other non-profits throughout the city planted over 500 plants donated to the 2012 Spring Perennial Divide.Donations will be accepted at the City greenhouse beginning Friday, May 17th until noon Saturday, May 18. All types and varieties of plant material are welcome, including perennial flowers, bulbs, ground covers, herbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, seeds, annuals, and tropical houseplants, as well as gardening equipment. No donation is too small! Donors are asked to label their plants with the type of plant, sun requirements, height, and color.
All Des Moines neighborhood associations and non-profit community groups that placed a flower order last fall are being asked to pick up plants at the City Greenhouse, May 17th and 18th
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00:00 AM
Gray's Lake Park
Did you know that Iowa was once covered with 30 million acres of native prairie? Today there is only 1/10 of 1% left! Visit Gray’s Lake May 17 - 18 and talk to the experts on how you can bring a little bit of prairie to your own backyard at the annual native plant sale. Available plants will be suitable for different types of sites from rain gardens to dry areas.
Click here for more info on native plants
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00:00 PM
Join avid kite flyer Jim Taylor in learning how to fly a kite. Jim will educate on the various types of kites, provide a quick demonstration (weather permitting), and share kite-flying tips before giving participants a chance to fly their own kites. Kites will be for sale. Participants are to bring their own kites to fly. The first 100 attendees will receive a free kite!
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