The Lincolnshire Garden Club
“Getting Dirty since 1958”
The Flower PressLincolnshire, Illinois January 2013
General Meeting and Program
Thursday, January 24, 2013
“Nature Up Close: Macro Photograhy”
Jim and Joan are known for their "close up and personal" style of photography. They will show images of the colorful flora and tiny fauna we find in Lake County. The presentation encompasses macro photographs of frost & ice, butterflies & moths, flowers & mushrooms, dragonflies & damselflies, insects, spiders, reptiles, and other backyard visitors. It will give a perspective of nature likely never seen before, perhaps even residing in your own backyard.
671 Woodlands Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Click here for a map
Members should park at the fire station, using parking spots in the front and back of the building. There is only room for 20 cars, so overflow parking is at the Children's Hospital next door (directly west of the fire station). The hospital asks that we use the spots on the east side of the lot (those closest to the fire station) in order to leave spaces by their door for their patients.
Time: 9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - Business Meeting
10:30 am - Educational Program
A Message from our President, Jan Stefans
As I look out my window through my slightly snow-covered trees, I am planning my spring/summer garden. All the newspapers and garden magazines say this is the time...golly, I just finished spreading mulch around my rose bushes yesterday, that would be December 28th, the day I considered to be the first hard frost of the year! You are also suppose to prune your oaks now using a certified arborist with worker's compensation insurance. Money well spent down the road I'd say. But my money ran out with my ash tree removal this fall. So, gardening is all about the green stuff...the plants, being green, and the payment of green!
Our January meeting brings us to a new venue, the Vernon Area Fire Station off Milwaukee Road in Vernon Hills across from Lifetime Fitness.We will have our meetings there through May. Please watch for Karen Kravitz's directions for parking your vehicles.
The nominating committee will be looking for volunteers for our 2013-2014 program year this month.
We have a variety of positions available and are looking for fresh faces with new ideas.
You can still keep your hands dirty this winter by freshening up your houseplants, making cuttings for a garden club friend or rescuing a new plant from the nursery or grocery store.
Remember, there's magic in the dirt, Jan
Talking Dirt with Linda Lutz
If you haven’t met Sharon yet now is a good time to get to know her. Sharon has volunteered to "man" the Club's website.......for which we are all very grateful. Coming from a graphic design background and being proficient in digital asset management, Sharon's goal in joining the Club is to improve her gardening skills to the level of her technical expertise. While you probably haven't seen her at too many meetings, Sharon values her time spent with webmaster/treasurer/avid gardener/conservationist Rick Sanders. Sharon reports that Rick is a subject knowledge expert, patient, and organized as he passes his skills and experience to her. Sharon’s aim is to maintain Rick's hard work and keep the LGC website informative. One example is how Club members will better understand how they are able to download photo images from our website into their personal photo library.
Sharon is a 10-year Lincolnshire resident hailing from Western Massachusetts. She has lived in the Chicagoland area for 16-years. When deciding where to live, Sharon's inclination was to pick a community as well as topography that resembled her roots. Lincolnshire even though the zones and climate are different; to her the area holds a feeling of home. With her husband and 5-year old (girl/boy/girl) triplets, Sharon hopes to turn her philosophy of gardening into beautiful gardens... and she's ready to learn. While Sharon wrestles with allergies (which were not too bad out east) to Midwest grasses, plants, and trees; her must know plant is poison ivy. (BTW- she is seeking any tips that will help her identify poison ivy in all seasons and stages.)
understands that many things in life can affect your gardens. Early in her gardening
life, Sharon's Bassett Hound would machete her hosta. “Funny dog! If he didn't want to come in when
called he would show his dominance. He would run through the hosta breaking the
leaves and bite the stems.” Discouraging
to say the least after all her hard work.
Undaunted, Sharon is determined to develop her gardens in spite of her
Sharon hopes to increase her horticulture knowledge. She looks forward to the day when "Wine and Weed" can be held at her home. Her goal is to create gardens that are a symphony of color, texture and harmony in the landscape. Her novice tip is based on life experience… “Try lots of things if you like what develops and blooms stick with it.” For Sharon gardening isn't that different from other aspects of life just an extension of the learning process. That said, one thing Sharon still can't get used to are the annual cicadas; Around the second week in July she knows the loud buzz sound will begin.
is impressed with the Club's strong commitment to community service, looks
forward to getting to know people as well as improving her gardening knowledge
through our programs and tapping into members’ expertise. Be sure to introduce yourself to Sharon and
welcome her to the Club!
Plant Education with Joan Keyes
Okay, Everyone, dust off your winter brain and see if you can match the scientific name with the common name of the four plants/shrub/tree we have studied this fall. If you get stuck, use the internet.
Scientific Name Common Name
Chelone Lyonii "Hot Lips" Burning Bush
Gleditsia Toad Lily
Euonymys Alatus Turtle Head
Tricyrtis Hirta Honey Locust
Upcoming Club Events
Thursday, January 31 - Field Trip to the Milwaukee Domes Conservancy. Click Here to get the details.
Thursday, February 7 - Board Meeting, Lincolnshire Village Hall
Thursday, February 21 - General Membership Meeting, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Dept. Milwaukee Ave. Station
Support our Sponsors
Whenever possible, if you could support these sponsors in your day-to-day purchases, and even say "I'm shopping with you because you supported the Lincolnshire Garden Club," it would go a long way to encouraging these businesses to be generous to us again in the future. Thank you for your consideration. Below are our Business Sponsors (Address and contact information for our Business Sponsors can be found by clicking on the Donors in the menu bar on our website Home page.):
White Flower Farm
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Zone 4 Magazine
American Horticultural Society
Country Gardens Magazine
Gardener's Supply Company
DiRienzo Garden Designs
The Mulch Center
Chicago Botanic Garden
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
The Van Engelen Flower Bulb Company
Le Beaute Hair Studio & Day Spa
Michael Donavan Handcrafted Glassware
Johnny's Selected Seeds
The Care of Trees
Davey Tree Expert Company
Prairie Crossing Learning Farm
Duzey Family Chiropractic
Philly G's Restaurant
The Spice House
Liz Lee Flowers
Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center
Garden Gate Magazine
Go Roma, Lincolnshire
Chicagoland Gardening MagazineN. Henry & Son, Inc.