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April 2017

Garden Club Meeting – Tree, Shrub & Clematis Planting and Pruning

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Stan Holat from SavATree will give a presentation on “Tree, Shrub and Clematis Planting and Pruning.” Learn the do’s and don’ts of planting and pruning. These simple tips are absolutely essential for healthy trees, shrubs and clematis. Stan is a TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional, an ISA Certified Arborist and a Licensed Pesticide Applicator with a BS in Urban Forestry from Western Illinois University. He was the president of the Fox Valley Homeowners Confederation and a member of the Sustainable…

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May 2017

2017 Plant Sale

May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Banbury Fair,
211 W. Railroad Ave.
Bartlett, IL 60103 United States
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Garden Club Meeting – Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (And How)

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Beth Botts will  present “Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (And How).”  How can you get more plants (or more flowers) from the perennials you have now?  By dividing of course. This talk will cover when, why and how to divide many common plants and some uncommon ones.” Beth has been delivering enjoyable and educational gardening talks for over a decade. She’s a longtime garden writer for the Chicago Tribune, Organic Life, Country Gardens, Chicagoland Gardening and other publications…

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June 2017

Garden Club Meeting – Your Home Landscape: From Glum to Gorgeous with Groundcovers

June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, 60107 United States
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Laura Christensen will present ” Your Home Landscape: From Glum to Gorgeous with Groundcovers!”  Do you feel that your home landscape is missing something? Does it not look quite complete, like those gorgeous yards in the gardening magazines?  Do you want to know a secret?  You probably need groundcovers!  Laura will talk about this often overlooked component of the home landscape.  Groundcovers, for being small plants, can have a major visual impact in your yard.  Laura will talk about a wide…

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July 2017

Benefit Garden Walk

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Garden Club Meeting – Landscaping with Native Plants

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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More and more people are discovering the beauty and environmental benefits of using native plants in home landscaping. This presentation will review the benefits of using natives and introduce you to a wide range of beautiful plants suitable for home gardens as well as how to incorporate them into your landscape. David Brooks is a professional naturalist who has given presentations on Illinois natural history and green landscaping to groups of all ages throughout the Chicago area since 1990.

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August 2017

Garden Club Meeting – A Walk Around the Lake

August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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Kathy and Bob Andrini have been educators their entire working lives. Although recently retired, they are still actively engaged in different forms of teaching nature programs for the St. Charles Park Distrjct, organizing and leading field trips for the Kane County Audubon Society, and teaching bird classes at the College of DuPage. They have long been interested in nature and the environment, and would like to bring you this awareness of the outdoors through their presentations. “Sit back and enjoy…

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September 2017

Garden Club Meeting – Fall Color without Burning Bushes

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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Ed Max is a certified Naturalist and an arborist and has his own Landscape Design firm, Max’s Greener Places. He has 30 years of experience and is very knowledgeable about the beautiful colors of fall. For more information about Ed Max go to his website, www.maxlandscape.com.  

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October 2017

Garden Club – Putting our Gardens to Bed for the Winter

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Bill is from Pioneer Garden and Feed in Villa Park. He will talk about the many aspects of getting our flower and veggie gardens put to bed for the winter.  He is passionate about gardening and his presentation is very relaxed.  He welcomes audience participation, questions and comments, and brings many visual aids.  

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November 2017

Garden Club – Recycling and Composting

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Kay McKeen from SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) will talk about the many projects the organization has going on with your trash!  She will also give us tips for composting, along with a wonderful reference on just what is recyclable. SCARCE is the organization that has been working since 1990 to help schools and other groups preserve the earth and live sustainably. 

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