Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month from September through May. The November meeting is our major fundraiser Make It Bake It...Winter Wonderland.
Currently the fundraiser is held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
Monthly meetings are held at the Cress Creek Country
Club in Naperville.
10:30 am Registration and social
11:00 am Business meeting
12:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm Program
2019 - 2020 Programs
9-13-19 Gardening Myths
Mike Nowak, a radio personality for more than 20 years, has been
entertaining listeners about gardening on Chicago's 1590 AM. He is a regular contributor to Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. The program will be filled with humor, telling that everything we know about gardening is a wrong. There are myths, misinformation, and inaccurate advice that will keep everyone laughing and spellbound.
10-11-19 The Garden Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies & Damselflies
Cindy Crosby, is a Master Gardener and former wilderness ranger with the National Park Service. She will present a slide presentation on the fascinating and bizarre lives of garden fliers. Cindy is the author of The Tall Grass Prairie: An Introduction and has contributed to more than 20 books
11-08-19 Make It, Bake It, Winter Wonderland Annual Fundraiser
The event includes a Raffle, Silent Auction, Boutique, Bake Sale,
50/50 raffle and Sewing Items followed by a luncheon. Profits from the annual event go towards the club's scholarship fund.
12-13-19 Holiday Floral Arrangement Workshop
Lyn Tietz will provide materials to help members make an indoor holiday floral arrangement. Lyn had her own interior design firm for 30 years before beginning a 2nd career teaching floral design.
01-17-20 Attracting Migratory Birds In All Seasons
Alyse Cohen Burman, co-owner of The Wild Bird Shack in Mt Prospect
is a birding enthusiast. She will explain why birds need our help, the
type of feeders and birdhouses to use, and ways to provide a good water source.
02-14-20 Garden Style
Beau and Nancy Kimball, from Woodstock are antique and style experts. They have traveled the world for 30 years buying and selling architectural artifacts and garden
antiques. Members will hear about the entertaining and informative behind the scenes look at the antique and garden design world.
03-14-20 Water Lilies in Ponds and Containers
Cathy Cahill, a Floriculturist at Garfield Park Conservatory manages over 25,000 square feet of water features dedicated to tropical lilies,lotus and marginals. in her slide, presentation members will learn the basics of water plants and the ways in which to grow them and enjoy them.
04-10-20 Show Stopping Shrubs
April is the rainy month and shrubs begin to send out new growth. Laura Christensen will explain about the newest varieties of shrubs that offer beauty in multiple seasons and the general maintenance recommendations. Laura holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.
05-10-19 New and Best Plants for 2020
Kim Hartmann was recently named Illinois Nursery Professional of the Year. She has provided educational session on behalf of Countryside Flower Shop and Nursery since 2006. Kim will have a power point presentation and bring some the new and best plants for 2020 which can be purchased.