2019 MONTHLY MEMBER MEETINGS
7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of most months.
Location: CrossLife Evangelical Free Church
431 W. Austin Avenue, Libertyville, IL.
We begin with a short business meeting that is usually followed by a guest speaker. During each meeting we conduct a plant competition among our members.The competition points are accumulated throughout the year and the winner is presented a traveling plaque with their name and the year engraved. We end our meetings with some refreshments and time to socialize among our members and our speaker(s).
Whether you are an avid gardener or a novice at gardening, please join us at our next gathering.
April 8 -Member’s Arts and Crafts Show
If you enjoy being an artist or make beautiful craft, this is your time to showcase your work. Bring it to the meeting to show your talent to other members.
May 11 -Plant Sale
Crawford Warming House
Offering beautiful healthy local plants for sun or shade – choose from a variety of native plants, mature perennials, herbs, vegetables, ground covers and more dug from members’ local gardens. Expect great prices, plentiful parking and come early for the best selection. Cash or check. Rain or shine! Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to help you with your selections.
May 13 -Wild Ones – Sandra Washburn – Natural Landscaping
Learn why native plants are a great choice to enhance the enjoyment of your property while benefitting the environment in a surprising number of ways. Explore ways to attract and support birds, butterflies, and pollinators while creating beautifying, lower maintenance areas in your landscape. What native plants are and why they are wonderful landscaping choices; How native plants can be used in a home landscape; Examples of plants native to our area; Practical steps for creating beautify, low maintenance plantings that can help solve landscaping problems: Local and online resources.
June 10 -Lorraine Kirpatrick-The beauty of Japan and Japanese Gardens
Introduction to the types of Japanese gardens and the purpose for each type as well as the constituent elements that make up the gardens. How the gardens play a role in the daily life of the people of Japan both historically and now. The subtle beauty of the gardens will be brought to light for our enhanced appreciation. Lorraine lived in Japan and developed a lasting appreciation of the art of Japanese gardening.
July 19 Picnic
Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D
September 9 -Veggie tasting – mini flower show
November 11-Pie social & seed exchange
Holiday Party & Annual Dinner