Plant it Pink…AND Purple!

Don’t miss out on your chance to plant your garden pink…and purple! The Plant It Pink: Hope Blooms for Breast Cancer campaign is taking orders through August 16 for its sixth year of sales to raise funds for the Beyond Pink TEAM while creating awareness and support for those living with breast cancer in the Cedar Valley.

The Beyond Pink TEAM’s Plant it Pink campaign is intended to increase breast cancer awareness by ‘planting the Cedar Valley pink.’ This year the committee is selling three new varieties, including one purple tulip.

Tulip Big Chief

Tulip Big Chief

Tulip Big Chief is “known for its enormous flowers. It is an iridescent rosy-salmon color with an exterior silver sheen and a soft yellow base.”

Tulip Heart’s Delight is reported to be a bloom “with outer carmine-red petals that have a pale rose edge, while the inside of the bloom is pale rose with a golden yellow base.”

Tulip Heart's Delight

Tulip Heart’s Delight

Tulip Cummins Fringed is the new purple addition. This tulip’s bloom is “vibrant, deep lavender-blue with extravagantly fringed, snow white petal edges. It is promised to be long lasting in the garden but is also a stunning cut-flower.”



Tulip Cummins Fringed

Tulip Cummins Fringed

Orders are being taken through August 16, 2013.  Flower bulbs can be purchased $10/dozen bulbs, $40/50 bulbs or $75/100 bulbs. Bulbs can be picked up on October 7, 9 and 11, at the Covenant Cancer Treatment Center,200 E. Ridgeway Ave. in Waterloo from 9-11 am and 2-4:30 pm each day.

Order your bulbs now, plant them during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October, 2013, and then in Spring, 2014 enjoy the flower beds brimming with beautiful pink and purple tulips.  This is a wonderful opportunity for groups, companies, churches or individuals to join in and show your support for all those affected by breast cancer and your hope for a breast cancer free generation.

Download the 2013 Plant it Pink Order Form here. For more information about placing orders for bulbs call Nancy McHone at 272-2841. All proceeds from the Beyond Pink TEAM’s Plant it Pink sales stay local and are used to provide financial assistance to women with breast cancer as well as other projects of the Beyond Pink TEAM.

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