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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.

2019 ACTIVITIES
January 14 Joan Sayre – Autumn in the Colorado + Orchids
Flowers, animals, birds, insects, and great scenery. Also a small section on the flowers found on the tundra, at 11,000+ feet.
February 11 -Arborist Joshua Larson from Sava Tree – Emerging Threats to our Trees and Shrubs
March 11 -Sharon Yiesla – Water-wise Gardening
Even if it’s not a drought year, proper watering is very important to our gardens. Too often our practices waste water and fail to give our plants what they need. Program covers basic watering techniques, planning a water efficient garden and tools for watering.
Horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, is an owner of “Sharon Yiesla, Horticultural Services”.
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
Perennials, annuals, veggie and herb seedlings for sale – grown by our own members with tender loving care.
Crawford Warming House
8:30-11 am

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
5 pm

August-No meeting
September 9 -Veggie tasting – mini flower show
October 14-TBD
November 11-Pie social & seed exchange
December 8
Holiday Party & Annual Dinner