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2020 Meetings/Programs

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, January through November at 7 pm, unless otherwise indicated, at

West Aurora Plaza
1921 West Galena Blvd.

The storefront is at the east end between the Dollar Tree and the Barber Shop.

January 13
Potluck with door prizes
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
February 10
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm
Linda Seyler will introduce us to the garden plots on Jericho Road that are a non-profit training farm which provides food security and supplemental income for displaced refugee farmers and their neighbors.
March 9
Roses: Grand and Glorious
Mary Saba, The Growing Place, will cover care and maintenance of the only shrub to bloom all season in our gardens.
April 13
Tool Savvy with Garden Tips
Barb Collins, a new product reviewer, will share her experience with many helpful gardening tools that will or have recently appeared in the market place and will offer savvy gardening ideas.
May 11
How Are the Bees Doing?
Rita Gorra, Fox Valley Beekeepers, will speak about how well the bee population is currently doing, how to attract bees to your yard and what is involved in starting your own hive. Sample honey. Honey will be available for purchase.
June
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m.
July 13
The Garden's Frequent Fliers—Dragonflies and Damselflies
Cindy Crosby’s interactive presentation will feature the fascinating and bizarre lives of these garden flyers.
August 10
Who's Who of Owls
Meeting begins at 6:30. Mark Spreyer, Stillman Nature Center, will reveal the truth about North American owls and raptors as he explains the owls’ amazing hunting adaptations.
September 14
Smaller Trees for Smaller Yards
Sharon Yiesla, horticulturist, will introduce ornamental trees, both common as well as those not as well known, that will fit in our suburban yards.
Fall
Member Plant Exchange
October 12
Invite the Birds to Dinner
Bill Karges, Pioneer Garden shop in Villa Park, will review types of bird feeders, varieties of seed to attract desirable birds to your yard and ways to deter squirrels.
November 9
Forcing Bulbs—Make & Take
Bill Karges, Pioneer Garden shop in Villa Park, will cover how to grow paperwhites, Amaryllis and hardy bulbs on our windowsills to bloom in winter. Members, please bring a container to plant. Bulbs and gravel provided.
Check back often for the latest information.
2019 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March

April
May
June
July
July
August
September
September
October
November
Winter Sowing
Bingo and Potluck
Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden
Organic Kitchen Garden
Dahlias
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Stuffed Topiaries
Sensory and Enabling Gardening
Essential Oils
Amazing Alternatives to the Traditional Lawn
Member Plant Exchange
Animal-resistant Gardening
Holiday Make & Take
2018 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March
March
April
May
May
June
July
July
August

September
September
October
November
Micro Climates: Pushing the Zone Envelope
Bingo and Potluck
Micro Edible Wild Plants
Field Trip to Lizzie's Garden Center
Beyond NPK… it's Sex in the Soil
New Gardening Trends
Annual Plant Sale
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Sensory and Enabling Gardening
A Tuesday Field Trip to John Richter's Garden
Lyme Disease Epidemic and What Gardeners Need to Know
Our Climate Crisis
Member Plant Exchange
Art & Architecture in the Garden
Lizzie’s Garden—create a macramé plant holder
2017 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

August
September

September
October
November
Tips for the Lazy Gardener
Indoor Gardening
Field Trip to Lizzie’s Garden Center
Grow a Cook’s Garden
Great Gardens of Chicago Land
Annual Member Potluck Dinner
Your Home Landscape: From Glum to Gorgeous with Ground Cover
Improving Your Soil the Natural Way
What now? Refreshing the Tired Garden and Gardener
Member Plant Exchange
Amazing Birds
Crazy for Containers—For Winter
2016 Meetings & Programs
January
February
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Shade Gardening Beyond Hosta
Bingo and Potluck Dinner
Wildflower Gardens—Nature's Jewel Box
Saving Seeds
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Curb Appeal
Illinois State Insect: Monarch
Member Plant Exchange
Entertaining Spaces/Garden Rooms
2015 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September
September
October
November
Language of Flowers
Tussy Mussy Bouquet Workshop
What's New and Upcoming in Plants and Flowers from Ball Seed
Monarch Magic
Belfry Bees and Honey
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Vegetative Propagation
Landscape Design
Bulbs through the Seasons
Member Plant Exchange
Scale and Pruning: what-to-do and how-to
Holiday table arrangement
2014 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

August
September
October
November
Mike Nowak, WCPT Radio Host
Lazy Gardeners Guide to Green Landscaping
Fairy Gardens
Beaded Suncatcher Craft
Incredible Bats
Members' Annual Potluck Dinner
To Eat or Not to Eat? That is the question
—Edibles in the Landscape
Growing Vertical—Annual and Perennial Vines
Members' Annual Plant Exchange
Rooftop Gardening
Hands-on Creation of Outdoor Holiday Planter
2013 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September

October
November
All About Orchids
All About Hydrangeas
Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds
to the Garden
Backyard Birds
Where on Earth Did You Find That?
Members’ Annual Pot Luck Dinner
Field Trip: Garfield Farm & Museum
Field Trip: Blumen Gardens
Mum is Not Always the Word
Members’ Annual Plant exchange
All Things Native
Hands-on Creation of Outdoor Holiday Planter
2012 Meetings & Programs
January

February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September

October
November
What’s Hot and What’s Not—Annuals & Perennials
The Herb Garden
Doorstep Gardening—Creating the Entrance Garden
What’s the Buzz on Honeybees?
Vegetable Gardening
Members’Annual Potluck Dinner
Field Trip: Gardens of John Richter
Falcon Demonstration
Field Trip: Heritage Prairie Farm
Members’ Annual Plant Exchange
Garden Snatchers
Companion Plants, Prairie Style

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