Friday, March 20, 2009

Gardening Events Springing Up

It's time to start filling your calendar with garden-related events. The first item of note is our own Plant Sale, set for Saturday, May 2 at Hummer Park. On May 9, the DGOG and Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance are collaborating on a program that will welcome back Jim Kleinwachter. Watch for more information at our April meeting and on this blog.

On Saturday, July 11, gardens from two DGOG members will be among those featured in “Hope Among the Flowers," the third annual Downers Grove Garden Walk sponsored by the Bridge Board of First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove. The walk features six unique private gardens throughout Downers Grove. Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension DuPage County will be available at several gardens to answer your gardening questions.

Find information at Tickets will be available after May 1 at the following locations: The First United Methodist Church office, 1032 Maple Ave., (630-968-7120), Dream Interiors, 5122 Main St. (630-810-1389) and Phillips Flowers, 1512 Ogden Ave. (630-969-9300).

The Bridge Board of First United Methodist Church partners with Bridge Communities effecting positive change for formerly homeless families – one family at a time. The Board provides transitional housing, mentoring, direction, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Proceeds from the Walk will ensure the continued work of the Board helping families to a better life.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Meeting and Other Dates

Don Obuch will talk about planning your fall garden and ornamental grasses during our next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

Below are a few more dates to put in you calendars:
Friday, March 20th, 10:30am: The District II Garden Clubs of Illinois Annual Meeting. This is a luncheon, business meeting, and program on "Spring Florals." The cost is $26 per person. If you would like to attend, please email Irene at
Wednesday, April 8th; 7:00pm-8:30pm: Our April meeting, featuring our own Cathy Hlohowskj on Attracting and Raising Butterflies.
April 26th-27th: The Garden Clubs of Illinois' Annual Convention. This year's theme is "Growing in Green Possibilities." Information and a registration form can be found in your copy of Garden Glories.
Saturday, May 2nd: The annual DGOG plant sale! More details and ways to be involved will follow...
Saturday, May 9th; 10:00am-12:00pm: The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will be hosting a joint community event with the Pierce Downers Heritage Alliance. We have invited Jim Kleinwachter, of The Conservation Foundation to speak on conservation practices in the home landscape. This will be a great event, enabling both organizations to create public awareness of our respective missions.