Thursday, August 15, 2019

Join us for a Field Trip - August 30

FIELD TRIP —— Friday, August 30, leaving at 8:30 am from Nancy Hollmeier’s.                                       I have made reservations for 8 to visit the following in Racine,WI

11 am Wingspread, the huge family home of the SC Johnson family
12:30  the SCJohnson Company building
     Both of these are designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and visitation is free.
Lunch - to be decided
2:30 Racine Art Museum, has the largest craft collection in US
3:30 Mileagers, a large nursery ( it is a garden club trip) and then home, prox. 5:30/6 pm.

Since the Wright bldgs are tours I will need to know SOON how many would like to go so I can change the amounts to cover all.

Want to go - call Nancy  630-482-1133

Monday, August 5, 2019

Take a walk on the wildflower side.....

Take a walk on the wild(flower) side to see the updated kiosks!  
A big thank you to Terri and Sue for all of your help on Friday.
Our next work day will be on Saturday, August 10, starting at 8:00.  We will meet on the east (wooded) side near the pedestrian bridge and up on the hill to spread sand between cobblestones, cut brush and pull weeds.  If you have them, please bring gloves, eye protection, clippers, loppers and something to haul the clippings in.  As of right now, the weather forecast looks perfect!
Hope to see you then,

Friday, August 2, 2019

Visit My Garden - August 8

Nancy Hollmeier is inviting us to visit her garden.....come join us this coming Thursday!

VISIT MY GARDEN    Come celebrate Summer with gardening friends.    Thursday, August 8, 5 - 7 pm.

Nancy Hollmeier     415 Maple Lane, Batavia       630-482-1133

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

Vista of Fox Valley, a nursing/assisted living facility on Farnsworth Road, is interested in having someone come and do an activity with some of the residents who may be able to do some minor gardening and tend a few house plants.  This would probably be a one or two time volunteer opportunity to work with people who are home-bound but interested in a plant project.

Toby (708) 543-3327 is the contact person at the facility looking for assistance from someone who knows about plants and could help put this together.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Toby directly.  If you need help coming up with house plants for residents, please contact me, Diana, at (630) 879-7578 and I will put out a call for plants from members of our club and blog.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Wildflower Work Day - Saturday

Wander down to the Wildflower Sanctuary to see the bees buzzing on the bee balm (Monarda fistulosa)!
We will be having a work day on Saturday, and we will be starting at 8:00 in order to beat the heat.  We will be meeting in the shade and cleaning up the crescent-shaped area by the start of the boardwalk on the west side of the sanctuary.  Please bring Water, gardening gloves, eye protection, clippers, loppers, weed diggers and something to haul the weeds and clippings in.  I will bring some treats, and hope to see you then!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Looking for Gardens

We are starting to look for gardens for Gardenwalk 2020.  We need to find them in the next few weeks.  Do you know of a great garden in the area that might be one for our gardenwalk?  We are looking for mature gardens in the Batavia area, preferring gardens where the homeowner is also the gardener.  Please email or call me with the information about the garden, the home address, gardeners name and contact information (if known).


Diana Sharp
(630) 879-7578

Did you call?

Want to go on the trip this Friday?  Did you call Nancy?  If not, please do so Monday morning.  Thanks.