Calendar

2018 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.

2018 ACTIVITIES

April 9th Growing Orchids at Home
Jerry Cleland
How to take care of your Orchid at home
Free Green & Easy Gardening Series at Mequon Nature Center
See event calendar
May 12 Plant Sale
Crawford Warming House, 817 W. Lake Street  Libertyville, IL 60048
Time: 8:30-11 am

Offering beautiful healthy local plants for sun or shade – choose from a variety of mature perennials, herbs, vegetables, native plants, ground covers and more dug from members’ local gardens. New:  Bud vases with fresh flowers, just in time for Mother’s Day.  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 plant selections.
For any information email: Cindy Julian or call 847-772-2186 (cell)
May 14 “Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (And How)”
Beth Botts
June 11 Mini Flower Show/Members Forum
June 23 FREE Garden Walk 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A self guided walk will feature 5 charming private residential gardens in Sylvan Lake, IL (3 miles SW of Mundelein)  Tour at your own leisure.  Addresses and maps will be available on our website and printed copies at local libraries (Cook, Fremont, Aspen, Grayslake) early June.  Rain or shine.  Highlights of the gardens include sunny gardens overflowing with classic favorites, paths to the lake lined with lush shade plants, woodland gardens, many natives and variety of shrubs in delightful plantings, stone terraces filled with plants leading down to the water, pleasing pots,  plantings designed to retain runoff, many more garden gems!  Start at any garden on the map.

July 20 Annual Picnic
Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D
5 pm
Sept. 10 “Seeds That Are Good For Your Health” / Veggie Tasting
Rekha Deodhar
Oct. 8 Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding David Brooks, Spring Valley Nature Center
Learn the “how to” of attracting a variety of birds to your yard with feeding stations and food plantings. Program will include a who’s-who of common local birds and some of the migrants to be observed in spring and fall.
Nov. 12 Pie Social
Dec. 9 Holiday Party and Annual Dinner