September Meeting

Some pictures from last Wednesday’s meeting at Cheney Mansion, again from Elaine Allen. We had Theresa McGuire-Hester of Garland Flowers speak to us on fall flower arrangements. Tracey Schroeder won the coveted pumpkin centerpiece in the raffle. Like the generous person she is, she donated the treasure to Elaine Allen since Tracey’s house has some construction going on.

Full Schedule for 2017-2018

We now have the full garden club schedule for 2017 – 2018. Hope you can join us! All meetings are free and open to the public, aside from the Members’ Tea.

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Cheney Mansion 220 N. Euclid Oak Park
Garden Club 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

Location and times for all general meetings, unless otherwise specified: Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park.

Refreshments begin at 12:00 pm; the business meeting begins at 12:30pm; the program at 1:00pm and ends at approximately 2:00 pm. General meetings are free and open to the public; guests are welcomed.

Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then a Floral Demonstration presented by Therese McGurie of Garland Flowers. Arrangements will be raffled. All are welcome! (Cheney Mansion)

Sunday, October 1, 1:30 – 2:30 — “Spring and Winter Bulbs” Forcing paperwhites and amaryllises for winter indoor blooms, planning your spring bulb garden: crocuses, daffodils, tulips, and more. Oak Park Main Library, Community Engagement Space.

Wednesday, October 11, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Beneficial Mushrooms,” with Wes Wallace of Little Red Schoolhouse (Cheney Mansion)

Wednesday, November 11, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Butterflies are Free,” with Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones (Cheney Mansion)

Wednesday, December 13, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Go Green Holiday Containers,” with Ken Benson (Cheney Mansion)

Wednesday, January 28, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Behind Springtime — what’s going on as the garden comes alive,” with Beth Botts, at Oak Park Main Library Veterans’ Room, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park. (Cheney Mansion)

Wednesday, February 14, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Honey Bees and Pollination,” with Charles & Karen Lorence (Cheney Mansion)

Saturday, February 17, 10 – 11 a.m. — “Seed starting for vegetable gardens,” Oak Park Main Library, Small Meeting Room.

Wednesday, March 14, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Neighborhood Wildlife,” with Irene Flebe of Trailside Museum (Cheney Mansion)

Wednesday, April 11, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Green Products for Yard and Home,” with Peggy McGrath (Cheney Mansion)
Sunday, April 22, 3 – 4 p.m. — “Dahlias! Planning dahlias for late autumn blooms,” Oak Park Main Library, Veterans Room.

Wednesday, May 9, 12 noon — Refreshments and socializing, followed by a short business meeting, then “Best Plants of 2018 — Container Demonstration,” with Kim Hartmen of Countryside Gardens (fee applies) (Cheney Mansion)

June 13, 2018 — Members’ Tea, location TBD

Garden Walk – An annual June garden walk in the villages of Oak Park and River Forest is co-sponsored by the Garden Club of Oak Park River Forest and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) Further information and on-line ticket purchase will be available online in 2018.

Join our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1747032078914409/

Supplemental Programming

Sun October 1, 1:30 – 3:00, Oak Park Main Library, Community Engagement Space: “Planting Bulbs for Winter and Spring: paperwhites and amaryllis, spring ephemerals, daffodils and tulips and more.”

Sat February 17, 10 – 11:30, Oak Park Main Library, Small Meeting Room: “Seed starting for vegetable gardens.”

Sun April 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Oak Park Main Library, Veterans Room: “Dahlias! Planning dahlias for late autumn blooms.”

Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome.