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July 2012

Garden Club Meeting

July 18, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonya Crawshaw Branch Library,
4300 Audrey Lane
Hanover Park, IL United States
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Speaker – Brian Helfrich “Ponds for the Landscape” Brian Helfrich is Head Design Coordinator and Costruction Manager at Aquascape, Inc.  Learn from Mr. Helfrich how to enhance your landscape by installing a pond – what is required, how to maintain it, how to winterize it and how much ponds can cost.  

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August 2012

Garden Club Meeting

August 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Speaker – Dennis Paige  “Creating Native Eco-gardens in Your Community” Dennis Paige received an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  He works as an interpretive naturalist and habitat restorationist at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumberg.  He is an adjunct faculty member of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Morton Arboretum. Learn how one community in the suburbs became the first “residential” association to become…

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September 2012

Garden Club Meeting

September 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Speaker – Kurt Dreisilker  “Invasive Plant Species” Kurt Dreisilker is manager of Natural Resources at Morton Arboretum and will be giving us information about which plants to avoid planting in your garden and why.

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October 2012

Garden Club Meeting

October 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States
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Speaker – Kay McKeen  “Vermicomposting” Kay McKeen is from the School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education (SCARCE) and will be speaking about vermicomposting which is a natural process in which organic matter decomposes into a dark nutrient-rich soil conditioner.  Vermicomposting is simply using worms to speed up the process.  Worm composting is a simple, clean, pollution-free, odorless way to recycle kitchen scraps into a usable product, right in your own home.  Best of all, you will be…

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November 2012

Garden Club Meeting

November 14, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Library,
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL United States

Speaker – Mike Krpan Mr. Krpan will give a presentation on how to design and build a raised vegetable garden bed.  The Garden Club members visited his garden earlier this summer during our annual Member Garden Club Walk.  Everyone was very impressed with his design and he has kindly agreed to share his knowledge with us.

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December 2012

Member Christmas Party

December 18, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bartlett Log Cabin,
Bartlett, IL United States

Come and be merry and join us for our annual Christmas Party.  Please note that our party will be catered this year and is for members only.  Don’t forget to bring a grab bag gift.. More information on this will follow.

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January 2013

GARDEN CLUB MEETING

January 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonya Crawshaw Branch Library,
4300 Audrey Lane
Hanover Park, IL United States

Speaker – Bob Nicholson of Pyramid Gadens in Niles, “Re-Design Your Garden for Ease of Maintenance” Join us for tips and tricks for making your garden easier to manage.  Mr. Nicholson is an experienced horticulturist, Master Gardener and Landscape and Gardening Consultant.

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February 2013

Garden Club Meeting

February 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Claremont,
200 Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL United States

GARDEN THERAPY WITH HOUSE PLANTS Please bring 2 small pots, one for you and one for a resident of The Claremont.  We will be joining them to pot some house plants.  

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March 2013

Garden Club Meeting

March 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonya Crawshaw Branch of Poplar Creek Library,
4300 Audrey Lane
Hanover Park, IL United States

Speaker – Don “D’Plantmann” Guzan   “BASICS OF PRUNING” Mr. Guzan is an alum of Southern Illinois University College of Agriculture, serves as a Master Gardener and adjunct horticultural staff member at both McHenry County College and College of Lake County. Mr. Guzan will talk about tools, timing, techniques, and best practices of pruning.  Covered groups are herbaceous perennials, woody ornamentals, evergreens, and trees.    

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April 2013

Garden Club Meeting

April 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Creek Public Library,
1405 S. Park
Streamwood, IL United States

Speaker – Jan Hanson  “Body Smart Gardening” Ms. Hanson is a Master Gardener at the University Extension.  Her varied interests in gardening include architectural elements in garden design, as well as garden photography, ponds and perennials. Learn ways to prevent injury as we get back out into our gardens.

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