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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 go
· 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
From Our Past Newsletters
Historical club info dating back from 2007-2013
Click here to view current and past Newsletters.
Going Green We have great environmentally-friendly resources for you.
Recent articles from our very own members.
Take this LINK to our Forms.
Message from the President
. . . Joan Keyes
We also are excited to have our first Weed and Wine of the season at the home of Rosanne Barrett on Friday, October 21 at 2:00. What a wonderful opportunity to work, learn and share with each other. If you did not receive the email from Ann and Jeanne, please contact me for the address and directions.
Take a minute to enjoy the colors and activities of our fall season.
Boy, was it hot!! Boy, was it buggy! But 21 of us showed up on Thursday, July 9th, for a lovely garden tour of Old Mill Farm, the home of Frank Mariani. Before we started, Cheryl, Frank’s personal assistant, loaded us up with bug spray and introduced other staff members who were joining us. The walk toward the house was a beautiful shade garden of ferns, astilbe, hosta, Bottlebrush Buckeye and much more.
As we walked, Jim, the Head Horticulturist, provided an introduction to the Farm. The approximately 10 acres are mostly wild – “not a formal property” -- including 2 acres of prairie which are periodically burned. Black Walnut and oak trees abound. Wildlife is plentiful with the usual suspects plus ducks that nested in the vegetable garden and flying squirrels that nested in the attic. A House Wren, typically singing his little heart out, was with us throughout the visit.
The cultivated gardens were just beyond the swimming pool which lies next to the English Tudor house. After 20 years, the vegetable garden is getting a new structure, including raised beds bordered by stone instead of wood which deteriorated over time. It was beautifully maintained and filled with delicious looking veggies including all kinds of greens, herbs, cucumbers and peppers as well as the usual garden fare. And what do they do with all the produce? Jim said it all gets used by family and friends “of which the Marianis have many.”
A variety of native plants filled the flower garden including milkweed, Rattlesnake Master, Prairie Spurge, Purple Prairie Clover and Wild Quinine. Also in the garden, among many other species were Dahlias, Blue Angel Clematis, Trumpet Vine, Lantana, “Lollypop” Verbena and “Breadbox” Poppies which provide the seeds for opium. Pear, plum, apple and cherry trees make up the orchard, and bee hives are also on the property.
After resting briefly on the patio by the pool, we thanked our hosts and headed off to The Silo in Lake Bluff, a favorite of LGC members. Pizza, veggie wraps, salads and air conditioning! What more could we want after visiting lovely Old Mill Farm.
- Annual Member Picnic - - June 19, 2014
- Field Trip to Ball Horticulture Gardens - - July 16, 2014
- Annual Holiday Party - December 13, 2013
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 gardens should contact our Club President.
The card provides for free parking, admittance, discounts in their cafe and discounts at their Gift Shop.
In addition, if you choose to purchase your own membership mention that you are a Lincolnshire Garden Club Member and save.
Recipes Worth Trying
shared with the Lincolnshire Garden Club
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and place them in the plastic bag and shake to coat with cinnamon sugar. (Do about 1/2 can at a time). Place the coated biscuits evenly in the bundt pan. After all the biscuit pieces are in the pan, press the dough lightly.