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Spring Basket Planting Party

March 23-25, 2018

By March of any given year, Thomsens clientele and Minnesotans in general have endured 5 months of harsh cold, snow and life without the beauty and serenity of lush gardens and extravagant floral color. In 2009, Thomsens introduced the perfect remedy to these seasonal doldrums – the Spring Basket Planting Party.

Our Spring Basket Planting Party is a secret oasis for that long overdue girl’s day out. The party begins with the opportunity to learn about mix container design from the experts, and continues as you marvel over the limitless choices of annual plants to use in your own creation. Bidding farewell to dirty hands and your labor of love, we take over the growing and care until Mother Nature has lifted her wintry burden from Central Minnesota. The party doesn’t end there – sip a glass of wine and enjoy a massage while continuing to absorb the instant green-ification of our environment. All are included in this experience.

Thomsen’s Spring Basket Planting Party features a 14-inch container, which can serve as either a hanging basket or patio pot. This size container requires a maximum of seven plants, with the right combination of Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers. Basket templates, expert instructions, and hands on assistance will assure you have an enjoyable and successful design experience. You can choose to design and plant one or more containers, depending on your particular needs.

THRILLERS – plants that stand out and make a statement in your container.
FILLERS – plants that will fill spaces within your container.
SPILLERS – plants that spill over and trail the sides of your container.
To ensure the most fulfilling experience, reservations are required. Our 2018 Party has three days for you to choose from: Friday March 23rd, Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th. Party hours are 2-6pm on Friday and 10-2pm on Sat. & Sun. Word of mouth is spreading quickly, so call the greenhouse or register online to guarantee your place. Please note if a guest is attending but not purchasing a basket, a $20.00 entrance fee, paid upon entrance, is required to enjoy the food, drink and extra activities. Children 5 and under can attend for free.

Baskets will be available for pick up May 10th – May 30th. We recommend calling the greenhouse before coming, as weather conditions will affect the growth rate of your creation. Also, we encourage you to come out to visit your young creation as it develops into a beautiful blossoming masterpiece. Before you arrive, consider a few aspects of container design: Will the container be in a sun or shade exposure? How much maintenance throughout the season will you give your container? Do you have a particular color scheme to follow?

Caring for your container once you get it home:
WATERING: It is very important to not over water in cool, wet weather. In hot, windy weather, you may have to water once a day.
FERTILIZING: we recommend fertilizing at least once a month with a water-soluble plant fertilizer to maintain great looking foliage and continued blooms.
DEADHEADING: Most plants benefit from removing the spent blossoms. It is also good to trim your plants to keep them thick and full in your baskets.

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Opening Day

April 2, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning for your 2018 plants. Join us on opening day and get into the spring spirit!

Collect Instant Green

April - June 2018

Earn $1 of Thomsens Instant Green for every $10 spent at Thomsens in April and May. Redeem your Instant Green at Thomsens during the month of July. Instant Green can be used toward any purchase, up to 50% of your total purchase.*

*Instant Green is not available on the purchase of delivery, gift certificates, or services. Instant Green cannot be redeemed on mulch, rock, delivery, gift certificates, or services. No cash value, no change given.

Join our e-club and receive $10 Instant Green

Kids Club Planting Day

April 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

Location: Thomsens Greenhouse
Cost: $5.00
Registration Required
Our theme for 2018 is….. Along with the planting, each child will have the opportunity to make their own craft, again focused on our theme.

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Spring Cleaning Garage Sale

April 21 & 22, 2018

Kids Club Nature Day

June 16, 2018 at 10:00a

Location: Thomsens Greenhouse
Cost: $5.00
Registration Required
Take a guided scavenger hunt through our greenhouse property. Listening and learning throughout the hunt will provide a glimpse at the unique environment of the Avon Hills and its many inhabitants. After the hunt, each child will have the opportunity to create a unique summer art project which will teach them more about nature. Top it all off with a picnic in Thomsen’s backyard and time to play on our new playground!

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Redeem Instant Green

July 2018

Earn $1 of Thomsens Instant Green for every $10 spent at Thomsens in April and May. Redeem your Instant Green at Thomsens during the month of July. Instant Green can be used toward any purchase, up to 50% of your total purchase.*

*Instant Green is not available on the purchase of delivery, gift certificates, or services. Instant Green cannot be redeemed on mulch, rock, delivery, gift certificates, or services. No cash value, no change given.

Join our e-club and receive $10 Instant Green

Customer Appreciation Day

July 28, 2018 from 10:00a - 2:00p

Alzheimer’s Remember Me Patio Party

August 21, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00p

Ticket Includes:
Unlimited extravagant appetizers.
Beverages include a martini bar, wine, craft beer, and full bar.

Entertainment:
Music by Paul “Stretch” Diethelm.

Silent Auction and Raffle

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Kid’s Club Pumpkin Day

October 6, 2018 from 10:00a - 2:00p

Location:  Thomsens Greenhouse
Cost: Free
This is where our Kids Club began.  Pumpkin Day celebrates the fall harvest and on-set of fall.  Each child receives a free pumpkin to paint and decorate to their liking.  Enjoy the kids train, face painting, bouncy castle and light snacks.  All for fun!

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