Tag: 2016

Garden Walk 2016:  Raised over $10,000

Garden Walk 2016: Raised over $10,000

A message from our president, Sue Milojevic:  “On behalf of the Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest as well as FOPCON, I would like to thank you for attending the 2016 Garden Walk. The day was quite a success thanks to you. Even though the weather was a little hot & sticky, you had the opportunity to visit some of the loveliest gardens in Oak Park & River Forest. Hope you can attend next year when a whole new round of gardens will be open for viewing.
Thanks to your support the Garden Club and FOPCON have raised over $10,000.00 to support scholarships and other educational activities. We couldn’t have done it without you.”
For Garden Walk photos from 2016, check out our Facebook group!
Late summer / early autumn

Late summer / early autumn

What’s blooming in your garden this month? I’ve just added some hardy mums (from Jewel, 3 for $12), which I’m hoping will come back next year (the garden store said plant before September 15 if you want them to come back, and when they grow green in June, cut them back hard, so they’ll bloom in the fall). The various sedum are starting to flower, and the roses are still blooming, if less floriferously than in spring. I should have fertilized them, I imagine. The bachelor’s buttons are enjoying a second flush, delicate and spidery. And the dahlias are blooming — oddly, I am sure I planted at least half a dozen dahlias, but have only noticed two blooming so far. VERY strange. Did I plant them too deeply? Did I dig them up earlier, thinking they were weeds? It’s disconcerting. Still, I’ll enjoy the ones I have.

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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Quick note with upcoming Garden Club dates; all our meetings are free and open to the public. More details on each one as they approach, but you might want to pencil them into your calendar now!
Regular meetings: Noon on Sept. 14, 2016, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Feb 8 2017 March 8, April 12, at Cheney Mansion
Luncheon at Oak Park Country Club: May 10 (there will be a charge for this)
Garden Therapy at 2 pm at the Oak Pak Arms on Sept. 7, Nov 2, Jan 4, Mar 1 & May 3. Preregistration with the Arms is needed for these sessions.
Web site sale of tickets close at 5 p.m. June 25,2016

Web site sale of tickets close at 5 p.m. June 25,2016

Annual Oak Park River Forest garden walk goes on rain or shine, Sunday, June 26

You must present a ticket or PayPal receipt to obtain your Garden Guide which is necessary for admission to the gardens.  Tickets purchased on this web site were not mailed, so bring your receipt!   Pick up from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., locations are:

Cheney Mansion, 220 Euclid, Oak Park

Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St. Oak Park

Web site ticket sales will close at 5 p.m.today, Saturday, June 25,2016.

You may purchase admission tomorrow with cash or credit card at Cheney Mansion, 220 Euclid, Oak Park or Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield St. Oak Park