SAVE THE DATE
May 17, 12- 4 pm and May 18, 9 am to 3 pm is our Plant Sale
where we will be selling Perennials
"From our Garden to Yours" at
Meadowhill Park Chalet located at 1479 Maple Street, Northbrook.
Our club members divide the perennials growing in their gardens, giving them room to grow and flourish and giving you the opportunity to purchase them at great prices for your garden or for gifts
Praying Mantid will also be available
Among the hundreds of plants we will have for sale are:
Anemone, Aster, Astilbe, Bachelor button (Centaurea), Bee Balm (Monarda), Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), Chrysanthemum, Columbine, Coneflower (Echinacea), Coral Bells (Huechera), Daisy, Dames Rocket (Hesperis), Daylily (Stella D'Oro), Daylily (Hybrid), Fern (various), Forget-me-nots, Gay Feather (Liatris) Geranium (Cranesbill), Wild Ginger, Golden Alexander, Heliotrope, Hosta (various), Hydrangea, Iris (Bearded & Siberian), Jacob's Ladder, Lady Bells, Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla), Lamb's Ears (Stachys), Lamium, Lily of the Valley, Oriental Poppy, Penstemon, Phlox, Queen of the Prairie, Salvia, Sedum (various), Solomon's Seal, Spiderwort, Sundrops (Missouri Primrose), Taodlily, Turtle head (Chelone), Yarrow
Bloodroot, Jack in the Pulpit, Mayapple, Shooting Star, Trillium, Virginia Bluebells
Ajuga (Bugle Weed), Ivy, Pachysandra, Sweet Woodruff (Gallium), Vinca
Chives, Garlic Chives, Oregano, Thyme
Praying Mantid egg cases will be on sale for $4.00. Limited quantities are available.. Simply hang the egg case on a twig in your yard and when they hatch and grow to adult size they will feed on aphids, mosquitoes and other small insects in your yard. Or place the egg case in a large jar and cover it with netting; just wait for your children's fascination watching the hatching process. Be sure to take the jar outside before removing the netting and releasing the mantid in your shrubbery!
Proceeds from the plant sale fund various garden club projects including the public gardens the club maintains in Northbrook; monthly programs which are open to the public; and donations to various local and statewide gardening groups. Proceeds also go to a statewide scholarship program sponsored by The Garden Clubs of Illinois. Locally, a $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving college-bound Glenbrook North High School senior who pursues a degree in horticulture, ecology, or related fields
Northbrook Garden Club
2012/13 Program and Activity Calendar
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:00 pm Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, NBK, IL
Program: Bringing New Life to Old Gardens (Slide Program)
Speaker: Dolly Foster A horticulturist for the Oak Lawn Park District, a Purdue Master Gardener. Dolly is a certified Arborist and Indiana Accredited Horticulturist. She presently is Adjunct Faculty member at Moraine Valley College. She is an independent Landscape and Plant Healthcare Consultant.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:00 am Northbrook Civic Center, 2002 Walters Avenue, NBK, IL
Programs: Holiday Arrangements
Speakers: Kris Micheels, NBK Garden Club member, will demonstrate how to update your planters for winter.
Donna Marchand, NBK Garden Club member, will demonstrate how to make a holiday arrangement using baskets from home and vegetables purchased at the grocery store.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:30 am Club members and invited guests
Program: Holiday Luncheon and White Elephant Gift Exchange
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:00 am Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, NBK, IL
Programs: 1) Nursing Home Workshop
2) Seed Packet preparation for Earth Day
3) Plant Sale Preparation (as needed)
Members will decorate containers, cut silk flowers and bundle for upcoming Garden Therapy sessions at Rosewood Nursing Home and prepare seed packets for Earth Day.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:30 pm Northbrook Civic Center, 2002 Walters Avenue, NBK, IL
Program: Get Your Houseplants Ready for Spring
Speakers: Donna Marchand, NBK Garden Club member and Blue Ribbon-winning indoor gardener will show what you need to know about rejuvenating and re-potting your houseplants and propagating houseplants for your spring planters.
Kris Micheels, NBK Garden Club member, will hold a workshop on how to easily start your annuals and perennials from seed in recycled gallon milk containers (min greenhouses) for spring planting. All supplies will be provided for the workshop.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:00 pm Northbrook Historical Society, 1778 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL
Program: Organic Gardening (Lecture and Slide Program)
Speaker: Glenn Grosch Experienced horticulturist and entertaining lecturer with strong academic credentials. Glenn has been on the Botanic Gardens teaching staff since 1997 and offers programs through the Garden Clubs of Illinois since 1999. He is a Certified Arborist.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:30 pm Northbrook Civic Center, 2002 Walters Ave., NBK, IL
Program: Backyard Gardening for Birds and Butterflies (Slide Program)
Speaker: Marion Thrill Master Gardener through the Chicago Botanic Garden's program and certified Naturalist through the Morton Arboretum. Marionn's yard is certified as a backyard habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and the National Audubon Society.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:00 pm Chicago Botanic Gardens 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
This will be a Business Meeting only. After the meeting you will be free to explore the Gardens on your own.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:30 am for Club Members and Invited Guests
Program: Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers