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Spring 2018 Special Events and Workshops
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Great Lakes Farmers Market        

Sundays: 10am - 2pm • Racine Store       
Year Round               

We are super excited to have a variety of vendors at this event. Find out  how to be a vendor or artisan at the market. It is fun for all ages!

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Essential Oils Workshop-RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Wednesday, April 25th-New Date                                                                6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store  

Ever wish you had a natural replacement for all the synthetic medicines cluttering up your cabinets at home? Do you want to have natural options for your family that are not only safe but effective? At this workshop we will teach you how to create your very own essential oils first aid kit for home and travel. We will discuss the most common 15 first aid situations and step by step instructions on how to use your essential oils. We will be making one roller-ball and one spray blend to pack in your first aid kit. Door prizes and wine will be served!  All-inclusive workshop is $20 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.

                                 

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton Event "Ears" to You!

April 20th-May 13th                                                                                     Both Stores  

Women love Brighton jewelry, to keep for themselves or to give as a gift! When you find a pattern you love, it’s important to have matching pieces. During this special promotion, when you purchase a Brighton necklace and bracelet, you'll receive a FREE pair of matching Brighton earrings! Take advantage of great savings and add to your Brighton collection or give a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Natural Cone Planter

Tuesday, April 24th (click for online registration)                                       Thursday, April 26th (click for online registration)

6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store

Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks great in any garden. A variety of baskets that are made of natural fibers are sure to add unique style to your home!  This is one of our most popular workshops as people enjoy the beauty of the container as much as the gorgeous flowers and greenery that spill over the sides.  Plant selection is similar to the original Jumbo Basket Class. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.                                                       

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Open House-Ready, Set, Grow! Spring Open House             

April 26th-May 6th                                                                                       Both Stores      

Our 90 greenhouses are overflowing with fabulous annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, and specialty plants. Come and enjoy selecting from the Midwest’s largest selection of plants. Our nursery lot will be filled with trees, shrubs, evergreens and roses.  Be sure to shop our stores for the best in casual furniture, grills, garden accessories, women’s apparel and footwear. You’ll be amazed! Spend the day and enjoy lunch in our café.

 

                                                  

 

Workshop: Succulent Sensations                                                             

Tuesday, May 1st                                                                                           6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store    

Succulents are trending in popularity, and these two containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose from several succulent friendly containers (view online). We’ll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $60 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online

 

 

                                                                  

 

 

 

 

      

Annual Tour                                                                                       

Wednesday, May 2nd                                                                                   6:30pm                                                                                                           Both Stores    

Discover the annuals for container gardening you never knew existed.  This is a great way to become familiar with the layout of this most important greenhouse that showcases our specialty annuals.  We’ll have several guides in order to keep the tour groups small so that you can get up close and personal with the plants.  There are hundreds of varieties…you won’t be disappointed!!  

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Window Box or Cradle Planter                                       

Thursday, May 3rd                                                                                       6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store          

These decorative planters are a beautiful alternative to traditional window boxes. These can be hung on a wall or a railing.  Each piece is a plastic coated ribbed steel rectangular wall planter with a coco-fiber liner. 24” x 7½” wall planter with all specialty plant materials $48 + tax (online registration) and the 30” x 7½” planter $65 + tax (online registration). Additional option, back by popular demand, is 30” free standing cradle planter with all plants $99 + tax (online registration). We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Pre-register in stores or online.

 

 

 

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

Event: Vintage Veggie Fest   

May 3rd-May 13th                                                                                         Both Stores  

Try something new! Heirloom and Gourmet Vegetables available for a limited time! In addition to our huge regular selection of edibles, this year we are offering over 80 rare vegetables for a limited part of the season, while supplies last. For a full list of scheduled varieties, see our website.   

 

 

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

Kids’ Workshop: A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom

Saturday, May 5th                                                                                         10:00am                                                                                                         Racine Store  

This activity enables kids to make a Mother’s Day Garden Pot as a special gift for Mom.  Each child gets a 12” plastic pot and mixed plants to make a container that we will grow for you until May 12th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day.  Pick up your pot on Saturday, or bring Mom to Milaeger’s on Sunday to pick up her gift from you.  (Moms are also invited to do this project with their children if they wish.)  For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please.  Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $20 plus tax and includes a gift tag.  Pre-register in stores or online.  

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Pamela Crawford Living Wall                                                

Tuesday, May 8th                                                                                           6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store    

If these walls could talk, they would say that vertical planters are one of the hottest trends today. Stunning living walls are being spotted everywhere – restaurants, hotels, grocery stores – uniting designers, landscape artists and botanists on projects all over the world.  Now these living wall planters are available from garden designer and author Pamela Crawford. We’ll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for container, soil, and all plant material is $58 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.  

 

                                                                              

NEW!!: Living Impatiens Wreath Workshop                        

Wednesday, May 9th                                                                                     6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store    

Learn how to fill this wire wreath form with liner and soil and 24 impatiens. The result is a beautiful living wreath covered with blossoms. Wreath can be hung on a wall or placed flat on a patio table with glass hurricane and candle as a creative centerpiece for a summer party.  Workshop includes special wire wreath, liner, soil, and 24 impatiens in your choice of colors. We will grow your wreath for you until May 30.  Cost is $48 + tax.  Pre-registration required in store or online.      

   
   
 

 

Workshop: Girls Night Out – Mother’s Day Flower Garden                    

Thursday, May 10th                                                                                                                6:30pm                                                                                                           Racine Store  

This is a fun night out for mothers, daughters, friends, and neighbors!  Make the perfect gift for mom or treat yourself to a new container at home!  Enjoy a glass of wine or two while you’re creating!  Several styles of 16” pots are offered to use for your container. A combination of specialty plants and bedding plants are available. We’ll care for your pot until you pick it up (by May 30th).  Cost is $45 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores on online.

 

 

 

Tour: Herb Tour and Workshop                                                                

Tuesday, May 15th                                                                                                                   6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store  

Do you love growing your own fresh herbs? Would you like to give it a try this year?  You will learn how to select the right herbs for your desired application, how to care for them,  and the proper methods for drying, how to make tea, and also how to use in cooking!  A  great time to learn about new varieties and try some samples of what we’ve cooked up for you!  Then it’s time for you to be creative and plant your own herb container!  Instruction, 27” x 12” x 10” rectangular container, soil, and 7 herbs is $45 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.                    

Tour: Tour of 150 New Varieties of Trees & Shrubs                                  

Wednesday, May 16th                                                                                                              Racine Store                

New choices in colorful ornamental trees and extended bloom shrubs are abundant. New varieties are more compact, more free-flowering, and require very little care. Discover the varieties that are sure to enhance your landscape setting. You’ll be amazed at the new varieties we are introducing this year.

NEW!! Workshop: Bring Your Own Container                                         

Thursday, May 17th                                                                                                  6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store  

This workshop is perfect for anyone who has an abundance of containers and wants to fill them. You can also purchase a container before the workshop if you choose. Pick your plants from a large selection of annuals, succulents, greenery and more. Cost for plants is ala carte. Workshop is $10 + tax. Cost includes soil plus we will grow your container for you until May 30th. Pre-register in stores or online.

Workshop:  Incredible Edibles!

Tuesday, May 22nd                                                                                                                   6:30pm                                                                                                                                      Racine Store

You'll love having fresh tomatoes peppers and herbs at your finger tips to enjoy and freshen up your cooking!  This workshop will put a fresh twist on your veggie patch.  Come create your own fresh salsa or pizza garden.  This container will be stuffed full of fresh vegetables and herbs all of the ingredients for you to enjoy making you won salsa or just to have on had to spice up your traditional recipes.  This workshop provides a jumbo 27" x 12"  10" box planter and your choice of herbs and/or salad veggies.  We'll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30).  All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.

New!! Workshop: Essential Oils for All Ages

Wednesday, May 23rd                                                                                                6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store  

Whether you've been using essential oils personally or completely new to essential oils. it's important to know safety and have proper education of how to use and the correct proportions for different ages.  We will discuss the top oils and their uses and in addition to oil safety, great recipes for the whole family, and tips and tricks to ensure the most success with using essential oils in the home.  Door prizes and wine will be offered. Make and take class will offer a rollerball and spray to take home.  All-inclusive workshop is $20 plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.

Workshop: Succulent Sensations

Tuesday, June 5th                                                                                                        6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store   

Succulents are trending in popularity and these two containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose from several succulent friendly containers (view online). We'll care for your container until you pick it up by May 30th. Cost $60 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.  This workshop is also offered on Tuesday, May 1st.

New!! Workshop:  The Essentials of Summer

Wednesday, June 13th 6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store        

Learn the top oils you need this summer to survive and thrive without using any harmful chemicals or toxins on you and your family.  We will teach you how to pack an essential summer survival kit to take with you on road trips, boating, camping, or any fun summer activity.  Door prizes and wine will be offered.  Cost for workshop is $20 plus tax and includes making two essential oil blended rollerballs to take home! Pre-register in stores or online.

 

New!! Event: Food and Flower Festival

Thursday, June 28th                                                                                                                

6:00pm-9:00pm    

Racine Expo Greenhouse     

Our summer Customer Appreciation Party has a brand new look.  Incredible food and beverages for purchase and special flower features and sales.  FREE admission.  RSPV by calling stores or online.

Classic Car Show- Free Event!

Sunday, July 1st

10:00am-2:00pm                                                   

Racine Store

Come and enjoy the day at the Great Lakes Farmers Market and see a gorgeous selection of antique and classic cars on display during the market.  Enjoy "car talk" with fellow enthusiasts.  Shop the market for great local food drinks.  Live music!

 

 

New!! Workshop: Oils for Energy and Balance

Thursday, July 26th                                                                                                                  6:30pm                                                                                                                                    Racine Store    

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lacking energy?  Maybe anxiety is taking over your life?  Or do you not have the determination or drive that you with you had?  It's time to take a look at how to naturally gain control of your life with essential oils!  This class will fie you great ideas and oil recommendations to jumpstart and energize your life.  Plus,  this is a make-it-take-it night where you can make one spray and one rollerball to take home!  Door prizes and wine will be offered.  All-inclusive class is $20 plus tax.  Register in stores or online.

Girls' Event Fairy Princess Party

Saturday, July 28th                                                                     

11:00am-1:00pm  

Racine Store  

Every little girl's dream is to step inside the world of make-believe.  We suggest each little girl dress in a fairy or princess costume.  Activities include crafts, games, cookie decorating, and dancing!  Recommended for ages 3-8.  Cost is $32 plus tax and includes a light lunch for child and a guardian, as well as a keepsake gift for the child.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Lunch for additional adults is $5 each plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.  Order tickets early, as this event is a sellout every year!

 

Event Farm to Table Dinner                                                                                       

Saturday, August 4th                                                                                                               6:00pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store

Come and enjoy a quintessential farm to table dining experience in the intimate setting          under the stars in the amazing setting of our beautifully decorated candlelit greenhouse  with retractable roof.  Feast on culinary delights made with fresh, local ingredients from  our Great Lakes Farmers Market farmers and bakers.  Cocktail hour will feature farm fresh appetizers and signature drinks from La Merenda Restaurant.  Five course dinner expertly prepared by local award-winning chef Peter Sandroni and staff from La Merenda and Engine Company #3 in Milwaukee.  Exclusive wine pairings with each course. Live music.  Cost is $100 per person plus tax.  Pre-register in stores or online.  Order tickets early- this was a sellout event last year!

New!! Workshop:  Essential Oils for Top Health Issues

Thursday, August 16th

6:30pm

Racine Store    

Our all-encompassing workshop will discuss the best oils for top health issues that affect our lives.  We will cover topics of headaches, sore muscles, stiffness, anxiety, sleep deprivation, weight management, lack of energy, and much more! Learn how to easily incorporate oils into your daily regimen and work towards a cleaner, toxic free lifestyle.  Door prizes and wine will be available.  Make and take class includes a spray and rollerball  to take home.  Cost for all-inclusive class is $20 plus tax.  Registration is required and class  is limited to 40 people. Pre-register in stores or online.

Event: Antique Tractor Show at the Farmers Market

Sunday, August 26th

10am-2:00pm                                                                                                                             Racine Store            

The Southeastern Antique Power and Collectible Society and several other antique tractor owners will be bringing their tractors and several antique farm equipment items to the market for you to see! Great activities for the kids including making their own jump rope. Live music by County Crossings!

 

Event: Tomatomania Tasting Event

Saturday, September 8th                     

11:00-3:00pm                                                                                                                             Racine Store                                                                                                                                 

Sample 115 heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and 40 kinds of peppers. The tasting and food samples are free! Also enjoy Tequila and Wine Tasting. Fresh food items and beverages will be for sale, including salsas and nachos, bruschetta, beer, sangria, wine and Bloody Mary, and of course, tomatoes and peppers! Master Gardeners from the University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticultural Program will answer all of your garden questions.

New!! Workshop:  New Essential Oils for Fall 2018!

Thursday, September 27th                                                                                                      6:30pm                                                                                                                                       Racine Store

Come and experience the Fall 2018 Brand New Essential Oil Release from DoTerra oils Convention! We all be debuting the new oils along with valuable information on application and incorporating them into your oil collection. We will be making two rollerballs and offering great new recipes and diffuser blend ideas for the upcoming fall season. This is an exciting essential oil workshop that you won't want to miss! Wine will be served. Door prizes too! Class is limited to 40 people. Pre-register in stores or online.

Event: Oktoberfest at the Farmers Market

Sunday, October 14th                                                                                                               10:00am-2:00pm                                                                                                                       Racine Store    

Come and be a part of a new Milaeger tradition at the Great Lakes Farmers Market!  Enjoy a fun filled day at the market with authentic German cuisine, pretzels, and local beer and root beer!  Dance and be entertained by our authentic German band, Vern and the Originals.  Fun filled activities for kids of all ages including pumpkin decorating and face painting. Come dressed in your finest Oktoberfest ensemble to compete for prizes!

Event: Holiday Fashion Show

Saturday, October 27th                                                                                                            1:00pm                                                                                                                                        Sturtevant Store  

Save the Date!  $32 plus tax ticket ($37 plus tax day of show) includes a $10 gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a $45 gift bag and refreshments after the show.  Continuous shuttle available from the Sturtevant Municipal Building, just four blocks north of Milaeger's.  Purchase your tickets at both stores: call 262-886-2117 or 800-669-1229 ext. 101; or order online at www.milaegers.com.  Plan ahead!! Order a  box lunch for just $8 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch in our greenhouse before the show.

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Click here for ticket plus Chicken Salad Wrap lunch
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Click here for ticket plus Kale Salad lunch

 

Please Note: Purchase of tickets is not refundable or returnable.  If you cannot make   an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket towards a different event/workshop.

We will have container pictures on our website at www. milaegers.com soon.

When you arrive for a workshop, please check in at the cashier counter.  There, you will be given a ticket for the class and will be directed to the workshop area. 

If you wish to wear gloves at the workshops, please bring your own.  If you forget, Milaeger's has garden gloves available for purchase.  Please wear typical gardening clothing and sensible shoes.

If you have special handicap requirements, please let our staff know when you make your reservation.  We will make every effort to make the workshops easy and enjoyable for all.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work together, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

If you would like to reuse containers from previous years, please contact us at info@milaegers.com for discounted pricing.  There is no discounted pricing for the Jumbo Hanging Basket Workshops. 

Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events.  If a workshop is canceled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

 

                    

 

 

 


 

      

                                               

         

 

 

   

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

If you have special handicap requirements, please let our staff know when you make your reservation.  We will make every effort to make the workshops easy and enjoyable for all.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work close by, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

Please note, tickets are not returnable or refundable. If you can not make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket toward a different event/workshop. Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events.  If a workshop is cancelled, we will call the number you provided at registration. 

If you would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us for discounted pricing. If you wish to wear gloves at the workshops, please bring your own.  If you forget, Milaeger’s has garden gloves available for purchase.  Please wear typical gardening clothing and sensible shoes.