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  No General Meetings  July-August
  Time to Tend our own Gardens

    Remember.... keep those hands dirty!

 Next  General Meeting  
 Sept. 19, 2019  (3rd Thurs.) 
Speaker:    TBA
Agenda:   9:30 am  Continental Breakfast 
          9:45 am  Business Meeting
       10:30 am  Speaker

Where: Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Station #53  
       671 Woodlands Parkway
        Vernon Hills,  IL 60061 

              (at Milwaukee Ave & Corp. Woods Pkwy,
        across from Half Day Woods entrance)

Parking: In front or back of the fire station or south at Extended Stay America.
Beverages:  Bring your own drink; cups & tap-water are available. 

Thank You Volunteers for Planting Bulbs at Riverside Foundation
Sunday, October 21, 2018 

Many thanks to the ladies that came to plant bulbs!!

Sharon Adilman, Mary Ainger, Marla Baskin, Kathy Boss, Blanca Bugler, Laura Chilis, Trish Hughes, Judy Jenner, Dana Kuchel, Kay Siess, Nancy Slatin, Jan Stefans, Linda Taylor, and Meg Zimmermann all came out to help plant 425 bulbs!!

It was great to see everyone out there dedicating their valuable time for Garden Therapy. They quickly finished their task and took a tour of the grounds looking at former LGC projects.  The viburnum, shasta doublefile was in its autumn glory and the Daphne xburkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' was brightening a part of the garden with it's variegated leaves. Thank you again.

Come Join the Fun---Become a Member Today 

The Garden Club can easily fit into your busy lifestyle of today. By joining our club you can catch up with friends, and foster new friendships. Stay connected with us through social media by reading an interesting item on our website, or connect with us through Facebook to ask a gardening question. The garden club offers comradery and support. The energy and inspiration you derive from attending a program, event, or meeting is invaluable.

Bugs, Bats, Birds and more…. Lincolnshire Garden Club offers a variety of meaningful programs that goes beyond plants and flowers. We cultivate our gardens by enriching our members’ knowledge. Here are a few reasons you want to consider joining:

·      Appealing variety of programs, field trips and events offered

·      Social opportunities to meet new people

·      Plentiful choices to volunteer in our community

·      Hands on education and workshops

·      Learn how to protect your environment.

·      Ability to give back and enrich your community

·      Learn how to protect your own backyard

·      Socially conscientious, environmentally responsible

·      Share our gardening experiences and successes

Lincolnshire Garden Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from September through June at 9:30am. You are welcome to attend our meetings and hopefully join our happy group of gardeners. For more information please contact our Membership Committee.

We invite you to join and grow with us!
Click Here to download your 2018-2019 LGC Membership Application

Chicago Botanic Garden
Being a Lincolnshire Garden Club Member has Advantages.

The Lincolnshire Garden Club is a member of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Current members wishing to borrow the Club's membership card to visit Chicago's beautiful garden should contact our Club President.  The card provides free parking, admittance, and discounts in the cafe and the Gift Shop.

In addition, if you choose to purchase your own membership,
mention that you are a Lincolnshire Garden Club Member and save.
  LGC Annual Fundraiser

Proceeds have benefited these community organizations:
     Village of Lincolnshire             U of I  Master Gardeners
     Vernon Area Library                Lake Co. Forest Preserve
     Riverside Foundation              Green Youth Farms / Roberti House          
     Random Acts of Flowers         Women's Residential Services
     Lake Forest Open Lands         Dist. 103 Schools
     Vernon Township Gardens      Vernon Township Food Pantry

 A Simple Bit of Latin     By Ellen Strauss

As you might already know, Latin can be quite useful to gardeners.  Plants have two Latin names, called Botanical Nomenclature, even though many gardeners use the common names for their plants…The first part of the name is the genus to which it belongs.  An example, the genus of Coneflower is  Echinacea. The second name is the “specific epithet” which modifies the first name…in other words, it might tell the color, the location where it was found , the size, or sometimes the person who discovered it, etc.  So Echinacea purpura will be the genus Echinacea and the color of the native plant was purple. The first name is always capitalized and the second is always small letters. The name is either underlined or italicized. Together they form the species.

The name of the variety /or cultivar will be in single quotes ie. Achillea millefolium ‘Summerwine’. ’The common name Yarrow may be in enclosed in brackets.

When you go into a nursery to buy your plants, almost all nurseries will stock the plant according to the Latin name…not the common name.  So under the letter “A”, will be Achillea, even though you call it Yarrow.  It helps to know the Latin names so that you can go straight to the section where your plant is, instead of searching thru all the aisles. The catalogues will also list according to the Latin name.

A few specific epithets (modifiers) you might see are: alba (white), coccineus (red), aureus (gold), niger (black), cyanea (blue), humilis (low), sinensis (Chinese), mollis (soft hairs), pumulis (drawf), vulgaris (common)and repens (creeping), folius (leaves), florus (flowers), cautis (stem)

This amazing standardization called Binomial Nomenclature for plants, animals and minerals, was created by Carl Linnaeus in the 1750’s, and has been used by scientists and gardeners ever since.

Reference:” Gardener’s Latin” by Bill Neal
Success with Companion Planting   By Nancy Slatin

Vegetable gardening is a joyful activity when I can share my freshly grown bounty with family, friends and neighbors.  By employing several companion planting tips this summer, I realized greater production from my vegetable plots.  Modern research substantiates the effectiveness of some companion plants in repelling pests or attracting pest predators and parasites.  Evidence from scientific studies and gardeners’ experimentation indicates several possible ways in which companion planting works. 

·       Masking or hiding a crop from pests

·       Producing odors that confuse or deter pests

·       Serving as trap crops that draw pest insects away from other plants

·       Acting as ‘nurse plants’ that provide breeding grounds for beneficial insects

·       Providing food to sustain beneficial insects as they search for pests

·       Creating a habitat for beneficial insects

Repel with Smell

Popular plant choices for repelling or masking fragrances include the following:

Marigolds – Strongly scented cultivars such as French marigold (Tagetes patula) are helpful when planted thickly in a vegetable garden.

Mints – Cabbage pests and aphids dislike peppermint and other members of this family.  Since mints are aggressive growers, set potted mints around your garden. 

Sweet Basil – Interplant in vegetable or flower gardens, or chop and scatter the leaves to repel aphids, mosquitoes, and mites. 

Top Ten Tips

The following tips on deterring pests were gleaned from several lectures on best practices in the vegetable garden and from Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. 

·       Green onion and leek will keep rabbits away.

·       Blood meal keeps rabbits from garden by top dressing around plants and around beds.

·       Alyssum, when planted next to lettuces, keeps aphids away. 

·       Ground cinnamon keeps ants away.

·       Dill flower clusters attract beneficial insects.

·       Basil and/or onions among tomatoes deters tomato hornworm.

·       Catnip grown by eggplant discourages flea beetles. 

·       Onions grown in rows with carrots impedes rust flies and some nematodes.

·       Radishes or nasturtiums grown with cucumbers control cucumber beetles.

·       Borage grown with tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries repels pests and attracts beneficial insects. 

If you have been challenged by pests this summer, you may want to try one or more of these tips when planning next year’s vegetable garden.  Happy growing!

 Nancy Slatin and her husband Alan reside on Fox Trail and have been Lincolnshire residents since 2006.  She is a Master Gardener, active golfer, aspiring pastry chef and former Private Club General Manager.   As a new Lincolnshire Garden Club member, she looks forward to learning from other gardeners and making new friends.