|GARDEN CLUB OF EVERGREEN PARK||
The 2013 - 2014 Garden Club year offered a great variety of programs from authors to presentations to just gab.
Garden Walk Theme • August 2014
August 9, 2014
A Garden Walk theme ends our 2013-2014 season. Five members graciously hosted the meeting in their gardens. Afterward refreshments and conversation closed the meeting.
Trowel and Error/ Election • July 2014
July 10, 2014
Sue Palka, Presenter
Trowel and Error Question and Answer / Election for new officers
Sue took gardening questions from the floor and a lively discussion ensued. A guest from the Oak Lawn Park District assisted with the answers.
Bonsai (tree in pot) Gardening • June 2014
Presentation by Jeff Schulz from the Hidden Gardens in Willowbrook.
As we gathered closer and closer to the small bonsai collection, Jeff fascinated our group with how bonsai are created and cared for.
Garden Club Plant Sale • May 2014
Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies • April 2014
April 3, 2014
Bob volunteer's his time to help educate others on the Monarch butterfly and designs Way Stations including the one at the Library in Evergreen Park. He monitors 40 sites of wild milkweed and collects Monarch eggs and caterpillars, contributing hundreds of Monarch Caterpillars to teachers and others to raise and release. His presentation detailed the life cycle of the Monarch and included information on how to turn your garden into a sanctuary for these marvelous creatures.
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier • March 2014
Saturday, March 15,
9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Our field trip to the Flower and Garden Show was well attended. Hope everyone went home with some great ideas for their garden this year.
We saw many small space gardening ideas including vertical gardens and unusual containers at this year's show. Including the idea shown below from the Chicago Agricultural School.
Seed Starting • February 2014
February 6, 2014
Presentation by Richard Ellis, plant doctor and organic gardener. You can find Rich at Fasel and Sons Garden Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
“Organic gardening is a life long science project in which you learn something new every year.” Rich starts his garden every year from seeds. This gives him the ability to choose exactly which varieties of tomatoes (check out the San Marzano Tomato), peppers, and herbs he has in his garden. Rich included information on the various types of starting equipment, how to use it and when to start seeds.
Pot-Luck and Conversation • December 2013
December 5, 2013
In December we relaxed with snacks and conversations about our gardening trials and triumphs from last season and our hopes for next year's garden.
Members were delighted with the book created by Debbie Childs.
Kiss My Aster • November 2013
November 7, 2013
Presentation by Amanda Thomsen, author,
Master Gardener and landscape designer.
Never Been This Fun
Who cares what the neighbors think? Kiss My Aster is a hilarious guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what you want.
"What Now? Refreshing the