Monday, April 30, 2012

Plant Sale on May 12

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Donating Plants to the Sale? Please Read!

To all club members:

If you will be bringing plants to sell at the plant sale, please send an email to Gina indicating the varieties of the plants you will be bringing. Gina makes signs for all varieties that we offer - the signs need to be made ahead of time, so please let her know as soon as possible what varieties you will be bringing. Also, please make sure that you have markers in all of your pots!

Thanks very much, 

Nancy Carlson

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Timmy's Garden Walk to benefit Joliet Hospice

Timmy's Garden Walk benefits the pediatric programs at the Joliet Area Community Hospice. All proceeds will go to the hospice which provided support to terminally ill children, caregivers and loved ones. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased starting May 23 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 260 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL. For information call 815-460-3262 or visit 

Sixth Annual Timmy's Garden Walk
June 23, 2012
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rain or Shine

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wild Edibles

We learned how to eat day lillies, purslane, amaranth and other weeds and wild plants at our meeting last night. Thanks to Patricia Armstrong of Prairie Sun Consultants for giving us a first lesson in foraging. We were also able to sample some food made with wild plants.

Remember we don't meet in May. But do remember our plant sale on May 12 at Hummer Park!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Hole Lotta Fun

DGOG sponsored a hole during last weekend's Downers Grove Public Library Foundation Mini Golf event. It's a fun way to participate in a great community event and let people know about our group.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Creeping Charlie for Dinner? Find Out How!

Attend our next meeting on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 pm to learn about Edible Wild Plants. Patricia Armstrong of Prairie Sun Consultants will show how to turn edible trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and weeds into tasty foods for your table. If you don’t use toxic chemicals in your yard, the weeds you pick can become free organic veggies for your dinner table. Pat has recipes for garlic mustard and creeping charlie. Please join us for a tasty presentation!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Read the Latest Garden Gate

The Winter/Spring 2012 edition of the Garden Gate newsletter is here. You can always read current and past issues via the links on the right side of this site.