Monday, April 11, 2011

Root Sale 2010 Update

The selection of roots donated in 2010  were outstanding allowing for an array of choices for our members to choose from.
We would like to thank all those who purchased roots making our primary source of funding the success it has been and will continue to be with your continued support.

This year we would like to thank the following nursery friends:
Blossom Hill Nursery:  Joe, Hazel & Amy Cook,  Driedger Nurseries Ltd: Ed Driedger, Dutch Girl Peonies: Adriana Work, Ferncliff Gardens: David & Sheila Jack, La Pivoinerie D'Aoust: Lindsay D'Aoust, Peonies from The Field: Lana Taylor-Mills, Pivoines Capano: Mano Capano, Parkland Perennials: Bob Yaremko, Terrie & Mike Clare, Planteck Biotechnologies: Richard Labbe, Select Plus: Frank Moro
and our members:
Angie Andruss, Barbara Baker, Carlos Beca, Robert Burtch, Nathalie Chaley, Chris Chirhin, Ann Finlayson, Wayne Lang, Alice Macaulay, Blaine Marchand, Eva Mitravitz, Brian Porter, Mary Pratte, Mary Ellen Simerson, Bill Wegman for their generous donations and making this years sale possible.

Every year our donors manage to offer roots that were just not available the year before.  Enticing many members to eagerly snap them up.  As always demand was high and supplies did not keep up.  We had 78 varieties of roots to choose from and a total of 153 roots available for purchase.  We had 46 members request 147 roots.

Our top 10 requests this year were:  Adrienne Clarkson (4), Bride's Dream (4), Coral Sunset (8), Diana Parks (3), Garden Peace (4), George Vorauer (6), Going Banana's (4), Prairie Moon (5), Raggady Ann (4), Red Charm (5)

Gross revenue from the 2010 Root Sale was $3,322.50.  Our donors spent $598.02 to ship the roots.  After expenses our net profit was $2,706.75.  This was down from 2009 totals but we hope with your continued support to make 2011 a prosperous year.

Please think of the Canadian Peony Society Root Sale when rearranging or digging up your beloved peonies and donate for 2011.  We look forward to seeing the selections that will be compiled.

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