Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Note From Cathy

Hello DGOG! Hope your summer is "growing" well! Thanks to Irene and Kim for the wonderful and informative presentations at our June meeting. At that meeting, we also voted in the 2009-2010 officers. Welcome to the newcomers and thanks to those who have served over the past years.

We have a few dates to help weed the Butterfly Garden at Lyman Woods. Join us on Saturdays July 18 and August 15 from 9 to 11:30 am. Anyone can help out! Meet at the Lyman Woods Interpretive Center.

Our field trip this year will be to Heritage Prairie Market, 2 N 308 Brundage Road, Elburn, at 7 pm on July 8. They will give us a tour of their farm and market and we will sample their wares. The market is about a 45 minute drive from the Downers Grove Public Library. We will meet there at 5:45 pm at the parking lot entrance and carpool. Please
RSVP to Irene Hogstrom at or call (630) 852-7849.

The board will be planning another garden walk in September. Watch for details.

Hope to see you on July 8.

Cathy Hlohowskyj, President

Monday, June 22, 2009

Garden Walks Galore

Palos Park Garden Walk

Saturday June 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Seven private gardens will be open to the public on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the Palos Park Garden Guild I hosts its garden walk. Proceeds from the walk will be used to send children with burn injuries to a special camp for burn victims this summer. Tickets for the walk are $10.00 and may be purchased at the following locations:

Ollie’s Coffee CafĂ© at 11845 Southwest Highway in Palos Heights (708) 671-1352

Wild Birds Unlimited at 13012 S. LaGrange 708-361-8726

Take Me Home Gifts at 9664 W. 131st in Palos Park (708)448-8600

Contact: Arlene Adams 708-448-4007

The Wayne Countryside Garden Club 2nd Garden Walk

Saturday, June 27

The 5 gardens and vendor exhibits will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Advance tickets and those for your Garden Club members are $12. Tickets will be $15 the day of the event for non-Garden Club members. Tickets are available for sale at:

Alltemp Fireplaces, 112 W. Lake Street, Bloomingdale

Prestige Nursery, 28W761 Army Trail Road, Bartlett

Scentimental Gardens, 428 W. State Street, Geneva

Shady Hill Gardens,42W075 Route 38, Elburn

Blue Goose Market,300 S. Second Street, Saint Charles

Heinz Brothers Nursery, 2010 E. Main Street, St. Charles.

Tickets will also be sold at the first garden - 33W262 Ashley Lane in Wayne. Ashley Lane is in the Brewster Creek North Country subdivision which is west of Dunham Road between Army Trail Road and Stearns Road. For more info, call Barb at (630) 497-0186

Friday, June 12, 2009

Good Neighbors, Great Worms

Kim Christen introduced us to vermiculture and Irene Hogstrom shared her thoughts on being a good neighbor during our June meeting.

Thanks to Maria Hlohowskyj for the photos!

Watch for information about our July 8 to field trip to Heritage Prairie Market in Elburn. For more information about the market, check out their website:

Monday, June 8, 2009

June Meeting

Our June meeting will be at the Downers Grove Public Library on Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. Our program this month will be member-led. Irene Hogstrom will give a short talk on being good neighbors with our natural areas by using native plants in the home landscape. Then Kim Christen will offer a demonstration on the assembly of a worm-bin, along with an overview of vermicomposting.
We will also have elections of our officers for 2009-2010.

And, mark your calendars for a field trip on the evening of July 8 to Heritage Prairie Market in Elburn. They will give a tour and provide some tastings of their products. For more information about the market, check out their website: More details and coordinating carpooling will be forthcoming.