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January 2016

Garden Club Meeting

January 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our January meeting will be a members’ only event. Please check the information for our meeting in February at which time all are invited to  attend.

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February 2016

Garden Club Meeting

February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, 60107 United States
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Our speaker for the February meeting is Karen Sego and her presentation is titled “Get Appy!”  Karen has been the Adult Services Assistant Manager at the Bartlett Public Library District for over 20 years.  She simultaneously has also worked for 18 years in the Youth Services Department at the Carol Stream Public Library.  Karen will focus on garden- and plant-related apps and will also give us information on some more common apps that people might be interested in, with most…

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March 2016

Garden Club Meeting

March 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States
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“Hydrangeas” presented by Glenn Grosch Glenn Grosch is an experienced horticulturist and entertaining lecturer with strong academic credentials.  His presentation on Hydrangeas is colorful and fact-filled on successfully growing hydrangeas in the Chicago area. Each of six species will be covered as to hardiness, light requirements, and moisture needs. The issues of how to prune for flower display, and how to manage the blue/pink will be discussed in clear detail. This very popular presentation is one of a kind in…

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April 2016

Garden Club Meeting

April 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, 60107 United States
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Creativity in the Garden: Does creativity elude you? presented by Carol Cichorski. Is creativity an art or a science? Carol’s presentation debuted at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. It focuses on the unexpected, taking risks, and the creative process. Let this seminar be your inspiration and road map to expressing your individuality. It has been said that gardeners dream bigger dreams than Emperors. Carol and her husband resemble that accusation. For example, they moved to a smaller house…

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May 2016

Garden Club Meeting

May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Crek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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“World of the Honey Bee” presented by Gregg Walter. The humble honey bee plays a crucial role in our fragile ecosystem. The universe the bees live in is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Come join Gregg as he lifts the lid on the hive (without bees) and gives you an amazing tour of its occupants and activities. Among the details he will share include a little history, an introduction to the different types of bees and the variety of jobs…

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June 2016

Garden Club Meeting

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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“Fairy Garden Demonstration” presented by Sandy Perakis. Sandy Perakis has been working at Platt Hill Nursery for over 20 years.  Before coming to Platt Hill Nursery, she was in Master Gardening in DuPage County for 10 years.  During that time she was on the Extensions Speakers Bureau.  She enjoys teaching and speaking at Platt Hill.    She believes she learns something new each and every day.  This is your chance to learn all about how to create a fairy garden of your dreams.  Come and…

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July 2016

Garden Club Meeting – Herbs

July 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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“Beginner’s Guide to Using Herbs” presented by Mary Lautanen-Raleigh This presentation is a combination of how to harvest an herb and how to dry or preserve it with a few simple tips for cooking and gifting with herbs.  The techniques are simple and cater to the craft-challenged and those with little cooking experience. This program is perfect for July since herbs will be readily available at farmer’s markets, grocery stores and of course in your own gardens. The meeting of…

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August 2016

Garden Club Meeting – Hummingbirds

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, 60107 United States
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“Hummingbirds, Our Flying Jewels” presented by Nancy Carroll Nancy Carroll is a Master Gardener Alumnus and Landscape & Garden Designer.  She is also a member of The Hummingbird Society as well as the Illinois and National Audubon Societies.  She will share many interesting and fascinating facts about Hummers. These colorful, iridescent little bundles of energy are some of the most enjoyable & amazing birds to observe in nature.  Learn how to identify different species, what to plant in a yard to…

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September 2016

Garden Club Meeting – Butterflies

September 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Crek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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Who’s That in My Garden? presented by Jane Grillo   There are approximately 140 species of butterflies found in Illinois, of these 25 to 30 are most common in the home landscape. So, who is that in my garden? How can I attract more? We’ll cover tips for identifying the most common butterflies and what to plant to attract specific species. Janie has a B.S. in Biology from SUNY at Fedonia. She was employed for 8 years at The Natural…

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November 2016

Garden Club Meeting – Improving Soil

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States
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Bill Karges will present his Talk Dirt”y” to Me program, which includes improving soil, composting, soil structure, PH, etc.  In addition to his talk, we will have a “show and tell” of diseased leaves, insect damage, etc. Bill Karges is the Manager of Pioneers Garden and Feed Shop in Villa Park, and has a background in botany and communications.  He is a very entertaining speaker, engages the audience, and extremely knowledgeable.  He will also have bulbs for forcing available for sale,…

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