Spring is Coming!
Plant Sale Fundraiser in June
Start planning for our upcoming plant sale. Donations from the gardens of members make the sale happen! The June meeting is our sale preparation.
Rachel Carson enactment
Leslie Goddard portrays Carson
April 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Our upcoming April 2019 program, offered in conjunction with the library, is an historical recreation of Rachel Carson, author of 1962's Silent Spring, one of the most influential environmental books of our time. Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel. Leslie is an actress who has successfully portrayed many historically famous women. This program is open to the public and expected to be very popular. You can register for this program in person or on the library website.
Join us April 4th!
Rachel Carson enactment on April 4th, 2019
at 6:30 pm Evergreen Park Public Library Downstairs Meeting Room
Thanks to the Evergreen Park Public Library and their director, Nicki Seidl, for their unwavering support!
African Violets: May 2nd Program
Beautiful and compact houseplants
A presentation on African violets is planned for May. Treasured by indoor gardeners, we will look at the many varieties of this popular houseplant.
African violets, wildly popular in the 1960s and 1970s when everyone had a windowsill with a few of them, have been hybridized and bred to have a multitude of different characteristics. They display single, double, ruffled and fringed flowers. Their foliage is flat, wavy, or variegated. The plants range in size from micro to over a foot in diameter with succulent, slightly velvety leaves. The original plants were found in the 1800s in what is now Tanzania. While not very demanding, they do not like rapid cooling of their growing space or cold water splashed on their leaves. Indirect sunlight is best. They are easily divided and propagated, and their leaves will sprout roots in a moist growing medium.
Set aside time on May 2nd to learn about Saintpaulia - the excellent African Violet!