The Lincolnshire Garden Club
“Getting Dirty since 1958”
The Flower PressLincolnshire, Illinois November 2012
General Meeting and Program
Thursday, November 1, 2012
“Holiday Sweets Cooking Demonstration”
with nationally acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand,
NOTE: This is a "Members Only" event
For those of you who do not know of Gale, she is a Chicago-based pastry chef, cookbook author, television personality, and winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Gale was the host of the Food Network show Sweet Dreams. Click Here for more information.
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Meri Finocchi's home (consult Yearbook for address)
A Message from our President, Jan Stefans
And what color we had at Karen's house for our first Mini Market...a great day, venue, and turn out! A big thanks to Karen Kravits for opening up her home to us. With Linda Lutz and Joan Keyes at the helm, how could we miss! Thank you to Merle Lynch, our cashier and to all the bakers for their food contributions.
Looking ahead, we have two tremendous programs...Gale Gand this coming Thursday. It will be a great day with a cooking demonstration (and tasting) of some of her yummy treats and the chance to buy an autographed her cookbook,. In December we are fortunate to be able to tour the "behind the scenes" Holiday display at the Botanic Gardens (see details later in this newsletter). Remember for this program you are able to invite guests. The Garden Club is up and running! Happy Fall, Jan
Talking Dirt with Linda Lutz
This month we talk with Wendy Miller.
Wendy celebrated her 1st year anniversary in Lincolnshire at the end of October and is starting to dig her roots here. Coming from California Wendy is ready to learn about gardening in the Midwest, planning for shorter growing season, and understanding our heavy soils. Upon arrival she checked our zone and has been researching great plants for her garden as well as understanding the micro-habitats of her yard.
Wendy spent the summer digging out a buckthorn edge in her garden (we should give her a conservation award for that!). She’s now looking for help deciding on the perfect replacement shrubs for her dappled shade yard. When she planted a Sugar Maple for her husband, Chris, she was quite surprised at the hard, dry soil exposed in the tree planting.
Wendy has gardened everywhere she has lived including Boston, Seattle and California. Wendy is eager to learn northern Illinois’s climate, and especially gardener’s tips on how to protect plants so they survive our winters. Her summer gardening schedule included gardening early (6 AM) to avoid the heat and humidity. Wendy counts among her favorite plants the spring ephemerals. She’s enticed by their subtlety. Part of their lure includes knowing what to look for in their fleeting blooming season which grants each wildflower a specialty of their own.
In her short time in Lincolnshire, Wendy has volunteered to assist the Daniel Wright Band (son Andrew is a band member) and agreed to chair the Book Fair. Eleven year old Andrew is involved in soccer as well as scouting. Wendy is not new to volunteering. In California she volunteered for a Park Service Interpretive Center leading field trips for elementary students focusing on Native American history and biological habitats.
Wendy’s professional background is in health care. She loves to explore and has already visited many of the local Forest Preserves especially Daniel Wright Woods which is a regular outing for the family’s dog. Wendy enjoys photography and is currently increasing her knowledge and identification of butterflies through her photographs.
Wendy’s gardening advice: Don’t onesie….that is don’t just plant a single specimen. Wait until you can plant several. Then, of course, if you’re not sure the plant will grow; you can test out a single plant and evaluate its progress.
Please take a moment to welcome Wendy at our next LGC meeting!
Plant Education with Joan Keyes
Your Latin challenge...here are the four botanical names we've introduced thus far. We will not introduce the last six until our Jan. Feb and March meetings, so you have lots of time to study these. A good study tip. Write these on index cards, put them on your front seat of the car and review them every time you're at a red light. Come on --you can do it!!
- Chelone lyonii "Hot Lips" Turtlehead (a perennial)
- Euonymus alatus Burning Bush ( a shrub)
- Tricyrtis hirta Toad lily (a perennial)
- Gleditsia Honey locust (a tree)
YOU CAN DO IT !
Impatiens Under Attack by Jennifer Brennan
For those of you who attended the October meeting at the Chalet, our speaker Jennifer Brennan mentioned a disease is killing impatiens with a downey mildew. Here is a reprint of the article she wrote about it for the September issue of The Wilmette Beacon. (The Newsletter Editor does not know how to make the article small enough to fit on the page but large enough to read. Use your computer mouse to roll across the article and see the far right columns.
Jennifer provided the the list below of spring/summer plants that could be used as substitutes for Impatiens:
- New Guinea Impatiens
- New Guinea Impatiens
- Annual Flowering Vinca
Upcoming December Meeting
Holiday Celebration at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Take a break from the holiday prep and enjoy a private tour
of a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday beauty at the Chicago Botanic
Garden. 750,000 lights sparkle and
welcome you to the Garden's wonderland. Inside the Regenstein Center, a
10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds through more than 80
miniature Chicago-area landmarks, including Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Chicago
Stadium, the Chinatown Arch, the Art Institute, the South Shore Cultural
Center, the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, and much more! The tour will conclude with our annual
The more the merrier, so please bring your friends. This is a not-to-miss event. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to Lynn Driscoll by November 30th. There will also be a $20 charge for parking for those who do not have a membership at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Save money and carpool with a Garden Club member who is also a Botanic Garden member. Below is a list of such members:
Pat Hovany (depending on work schedule)
Mary Lou Bartlett
Wanted - Assistant Webmaster
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Internet, technology, and computers while working directly with someone that knows “how to do it” and will teach you.
It’s also a way to have fun and learn a new skill …
that could turn into a work-at-home small business?
Interested or want to talk about it, just contact Rick.
Work with Rick for 2-4 hours monthly to:
· Post the next meeting notice and last meeting recap
· Post the President’s message, Depke updates, and LGC event write-ups
Learn about the Google software we use for the Club
web site and email
(Google Sites, Docs, Calendar, and Email)
· Learn about Google’s Picasa photo editing and how to post pictures
· Have a computer and Internet connection at home
· NOT afraid of a computer
· Desire to learn more about computers and web sites
· Able to use an word processing program
· Able to use an email program
· Willing to keep trying until it works
Upcoming Club Events
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Board Meeting, Lincolnshire Village Hall
Thursday, December 6, 2012 Board Meeting, Lincolnshire Village Hall
Thursday, December 13, 2012 Holiday Party, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Board Meeting, Lincolnshire Village Hall
Thursday, January 24, 2012 General Membership Meeting, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Dept. Milwaukee Ave. Station,
Conserve Lake County (formerly Liberty Prairie Conservancy) Events
Thursday, November 8th 7:00 pm
Greenbelt Cultural Center
1214 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago MAP
$15 ($10 for members of Wild Ones, Friends of Ryerson Woods, Conserve Lake County, and Lake Forest Open Lands)
Click HERE to register
you know that coyotes live in almost every green space of any size in
the Chicago metropolitan area? Did you know that their cousins, the
wolves, are also thriving just a few hours north of here? Explore the
hidden world of these fascinating predators and what their presence in
our region means for humans.
Conserve Lake County has lined up two of the county's most noted experts: Adrian Wydeven who studies wolves for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Stan Gehrt of Ohio State University, the leading researcher of urban coyotes in the Chicago region.
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.
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