The Flower Press - - a newsletter of the Lincolnshire Garden Club
May 2009

Spring Luncheon

May 21, 2009, 11:00 am

Enzo & Lucia Restaurant, Long Grove

This year’s event will be held at Enzo & Lucia in Long Grove, a quaint Italian Bistro.  We will have a lovely lunch and then a presentation by the talented Chris Wagner from Red Oaks.  The cost is $28.  The reservation is the last page of this newsletter.  Please return it to Cheryl Mitchell by May 8th.  Call Cheryl with any questions at 847-317-0419.

From the President’s Desk

Jan Stefans, President

“It's May, it's May, the lovely month of May" and unlike Camelot, we do not have those gentle nightly rains!  I am waiting for Lake Stefans to subside so I can finally get out in the yard.   Patience is not a word in my vocabulary I like. 

And since it is May, it is time to say goodbye to Kathleen Hamilton and Eve Jacobs as they step down after serving the Club for three years.  The Garden Club has been fortunate to have these competent ladies go the distance as Treasurer and Vice President of Allocations.  The board will miss their lively input to our monthly meetings.  Thank you Kathleen and Eve for your dedication, hard work, and humor these last three years

One last thought:  Remember there is magic in the dirt, if and when the sun comes out.


Garden Walk, Picnic, and Plant Exchange

We will visit the gardens of two of our new members who both live on Nottingham Lane in Lincolnshire.  Thank you to Dimitra Alexakos and Lisa Lewis for opening your gardens!  Our third garden will be the Depke garden, which our club has been supporting for the last four years.  The shed is built, the waterfall and garden is in, and the butterfly garden will be in process. More details will be available at the luncheon and in the June newsletter.

Following our garden visits we will picnic at North Park in Lincolnshire, and have the plant exchange.  For the plant exchange remember to pot and label your plants. The label should include the plant name, type of site required (sun or shade), and any other special growing conditions required.


This issue marks the beginning of a new, monthly section.  For lack of a better name, it will be called “Going Green.”  It will be a continuously growing list of ideas and resources that we all can use to be more environmentally friendly.  Please send your ideas to Jeanne and she will add them to the list.

·      Electronic Recycling:  Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The City of Highland Park municipal building, 1180 Half Day Road.

  • Disposal of old major appliances:  Environmental Field Services, 800-480-4337.  This service will collect appliances for a fee that is much lower than the fee Waste Management charges.
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens Recycling Program.  June 6-7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  They will accept clean #2, #5 and #6 garden pots, containers, polystyrene cell packs and trays.



Please Join Us For

The Lincolnshire Garden Club

Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Lunch served at 11:30am

Enzo &Lucia Restaurante

343 Old McHenry Road

Long Grove

$28 per person, Cash Bar

RSVP by May 8th

Luncheon limited to the first 40 participants



1:00pm Program

 Summer Silk Arrangements

Chris Wagner

Red Oaks, Long Grove



Name  ______________________________

# Attending  ___________


Guest Names  __________________________________________________________

Amount enclosed (check/cash)  _____________________________________________

Please sit me with  _______________________________________________________


Detach and return by may 8, 2009 to:

Cheryl Mitchell, 31 Dukes Lane, Lincolnshire, IL 60069


Questions:  Please contact Cheryl at 847-317-0419