Bigger, better and more beautiful


Karen Schickedanz

SaddleBrooke Delta Gamma alumnae are once again selling geraniums to benefit local charities. But this year the blooms promise to be bigger, better and even more beautiful.

While the 10-inch hanging baskets got rave reviews last year, this year’s baskets will be 12 inches in diameter in three colors: Dark Red, Hot Pink and Crimson Flame (rose with a dark raspberry center). The bigger baskets and new bloom selections also should be hardy in SaddleBrooke’s sometimes unpredictable spring weather. The baskets are at a great price; $22 each or $40 for two.

Pricing is the same as last year for the six-inch pots, $8 each or three for $23. There are a variety of colors for the pots; red, white, mosaic red (variegated white and red), orange, salmon, violet, mosaic purple (variegated white and lavender) and white splash (white with dark raspberry center).

Delta Gamma holds this annual sale throughout the Tucson metro area to support SAAVI (Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired), Paws for Cause, a local 4H club that raises dogs to be trained as guide and service dogs and Sun Sounds, which provides recording and radio broadcasting of reading material for the visually impaired.

The order and payment deadline for geraniums is Wednesday, February 21. Order forms are available from Jan Zeluff at [email protected] or 529-0102 or from Beth Effenberger at 825-6964. Checks should be made out to Tucson Delta Gamma Alumnae and sent to Jan Zeluff at 6661 N. Avenida de las Palazas, Tucson, Arizona 85750.

Geraniums will be available for pickup on March 2 at Rachel Wankling’s home in SaddleBrooke, 38993 S. Clubhouse Drive, phone 240-3856.