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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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February 2018

Garden Club – Spring Ephemerals

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
Streamwood, IL United States
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“Spring Ephemerals ”  Ed Max, our speaker  is a Landscape designer with over thirty years’ experience, certified naturalist, and the owner of Max’s Greener Places for twenty-three years, located in Winfield , Illinois.  Max has expert knowledge of the flora, native and invasive of the Northern Illinois area.  He has received certification in the Naturalist program at Morton Arboretum. Max will show us photos of Spring ephemerals, which are very early flowers that bloom first thing in spring.  Often times…

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March 2018

Garden Club Meeting – Milkweed for Monarchs

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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We will show a 45 minute DVD entitled “Milkweed for Monarchs”.  The DVD will show the many kinds of milkweed, what other plants butterflies use for food, caterpillars splitting, butterflies emerging, and how to raise and release caterpillars.

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April 2018

Garden Club Meeting – Who’s Who of Owls

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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  Mark Spreyer, the Executive Director of the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington will present Who’s Who of Owls.  This is a slide and live presentation.  To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom, but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom.  Join award winning Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls and other raptors.  The owl’s amazing hunting adaptations are explained.  Slides and special feathered guests illustrate just…

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May 2018

Plant Sale

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Banbury Fair,
211 Railroad Ave.
Bartlett, IL United States
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  There will be a large assortment of perennials for sun and shade.  We specialize in plants that attract pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.  We will also have a selection of hanging containers that would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift. Rain or shine, free parking directly across from our sale at the Metra train station.

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Garden Club Meeting – The Lyme Disease Epidemic & What Gardeners Need to Know

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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  Laura Christensen will present “The Lyme Disease Epidemic and What Gardeners Need to Know” Laura, a recovered Lyme disease patient, and parent of 3 adult children with a history of Lyme disease, will share with us what we should know about Lyme disease.  Learn why Lyme disease has become so widespread throughout all U.S. states and around the world, how to best protect yourself, what the symptoms are, how to get an accurate Lyme test, what type of doctor…

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June 2018

Garden Club Meeting – Tips for the Lazy Gardener

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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Cindy Tyley will present Tips for the Lazy Gardener Cindy will show us useful ways to save time, energy and money while gardening. This show and tell presentation demonstrates tips for both indoor and outdoor gardening throughout the year.  Cindy is the owner of Carriage House Garden Design by Cindy Tyley.  She has a certificate in Landscape Design and is a member of the Western Springs Garden Club.

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