Elections, Fiesta and Housekeeping
A catered meal from Chuck's BBQ including chicken, enchilada and peach cobbler provided sustenance while we discussed club business on Thursday evening. Members made many great suggestions for next year's programs.
The officers would like to make presentations to local relief or civic organizations. Further consideration will be given to all ideas for these.
The club's 2016 plant sale was planned for later in the year to better accommodate the harvesting of perennials. The first weekend in June was preferred. A committee to develop a blueprint for future sales was suggested. We discussed reinstating the library Garden Walk in conjunction with the plant sale fundraiser.
The August meeting will once again be a members-only garden walk on August 9th with a gathering afterwards. Details will be forthcoming.
Officers for next season are: Christine Lambert, president; Bernadette Schnitzenbaumer, vice president; Jean Day, secretary; Kate Bradley, treasurer.
New officers will be installed during the September 3rd meeting.
The first meeting for the new year is September 3rd. See you there!
Our talented members have a variety of gardens. Large yards or small, outdoors and in, flowers, herbs or vegetables, we can learn from them all. To showcase this hard work and creativity, we are highlighting a member's garden today.
Kicking-off this feature is Pat McNamara's urbanized landscape.
Pat lives in a condo fronting on a very busy street. Seeing the frontage was weedy and boring, she asked management if she could improve the "curb-appeal" with some flowers.
They agreed and so began Pat's six year ongoing project of beautifying a little stretch along Pulaski.
See more of Pat's garden.
August Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden Walks at
Nina Koziol's Palos Park Garden
You're invited to see the late summer butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and veggies in garden writer Nina Koziol's Palos Park garden. Check out her website at www.thisgardencooks.com
When: Two Sundays - August 9 and August 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 11925 S Ford Road, Palos Park
Besides the flora and fauna, we'll have Donna Hirsch and her exquisite jewelry, the fiber art and scarves of Yvonne Glasch...and more. Take a break from weeding and come for a stroll.
Need directions or more info? Phone 708-217-9357 or firstname.lastname@example.org