On December 9, from 1:00-2:00, Peggy Garvin will present “Winter Greens”
The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest is offering you a new experience for our December 9th Zoom meeting.
Peggy Garvin, owner of Garvin Gardens will lead us through a virtual demonstration. She will create a fresh greens porch pot for the holidays, that you can make yourself, while watching!
There are a few options for this program:
1. You can purchase a materials kit from our Garden Club’s website for the cost of $30. This includes the greens, aluminum pot, curly willow, pine cones and bird.
2. You can provide your own greens from the list below.
3. Give your hands a rest, sit back, and enjoy the program.
Purchase a Winter Green Porch Pot Kit (option 1)
If you choose to purchase a kit, use the Take and Make Porch Pot Kit $30 button on this page or in the website Shop.
Purchase between now and Monday, November 30th. The button on the website will be taken down Monday Nov. 30th in the evening.
Pick up on Tuesday, December 7th between 1 and 3pm, at Gayle Hedlund’s house: 1221 N Grove Ave, Oak Park. No delivery is available.
If those hours don’t work for you that day, call Gayle, at 708 692-4197, or email at: email@example.com
Website Paypal and local pickup, $30
Provide your own Porch Pot Materials (option 2)
The materials list is as follows:
7” diameter Aluminum pot, (about 10” tall), floral foam. Branches of: noble fir, white cedar, juniper. Curly willow, pine cones and a bird. Height 20-24”. As a side note, the Oak Park Conservatory is having a Winter Market where many of these greens may be purchased.
Also, please RSVP to the December Evite when you receive it. This is to let us know who to send the Zoom link to. It will not tell us what option you are choosing.
Gayle Hedlund and Sue Milojevic
An Evite will be sent to the membership. Please RSVP to the Evite. The meeting will be conducted on-line. If the Zoom application is used the number of participants will be limited to 100. Log in to Zoom up to a half hour early to troubleshoot any technical issues and to join us for some casual social time before the program. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.
New members are always welcome. To attend the upcoming Garden Club virtual meetings, please click Membership and join.
Zoom Program Information
To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.
It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to Zoom.us/join…
If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.
If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.
If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.
We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.
It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.
Oak Park Art League Garden Civic Beautification Project
The club’s work on the Oak Park Art League Garden won two awards from the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Myrtle Walgreen Memorial Award, 3rd Place and Planting for Pollinators, Honorable Mention. The club received a Special Award rosette because two projects were eligible to compete nationally. Congratulations to all who participated. (July, 2020)
Elaine Allen, Joan Meister and Linda Reisberg, co-chairs of the Civic Beautification Committee orchestrated the makeover, along with help from club member Tracey Schroeder. They worked with Carolyn Pipal from Lofton Landscaping, a local landscaping and design firm, as well as coordinating ideas with the Oak Park Art League. Many of the club members pitched in with shovels and spades.
About the Book
The Oak Park Art League Garden over the years had lost its original structure and was an area of plantings that were not complementing each other, invasive growth, bare patches and spindly trees. By enlisting a garden designer and following a plan, we repositioned plants and added new ones while keeping to the theme of a natural, artist garden.
About the Author
In retirement I took to gardening and joined the Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest. After about 9 years involved with the club I was drawn to Civic Beautification and revitalizing the Art League Garden in Oak Park, Illinois. It has taken over two years but what I have learned has enriched my life and this was indeed a labor of love. -Elaine Allen
Purchase the Book
There are three options for purchase.
1) Personal check and local pick up, $12 (includes tax). Make pickup arrangements with Nancy Wolford or Barb Graham. Personal check made out to Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest due at delivery.
2) Website Paypal and local pickup, $12 (includes tax). Make pickup arrangements with Nancy Wolford or Barb Graham.
3) Website purchase directly from the publisher (Blurb) with delivery, $17.19 (total includes tax and delivery).
On November 11, from 1:00-2:00, Cindy Cichorski will present “Winter Interest”
Carol’s garden is wonderful to look at all year long, as are the others, in this presentation from the 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Your garden can be interesting too! Really
Oh, What a Garden
Join us for some casual social time before the program. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.
Handout: Winter Interest handout (1)
Cindy’s website:Oh What a Beautiful Gargen