The Flower Press - - a newsletter of the Lincolnshire Garden Club
General Meeting and Program
September 18, 2008
Hostas in the Landscape
For those who think, “if you have seen one hosta, you have seen them all,” please come to hear Tom speak about the 800 different hostas in his collection. We have heard rave reviews of his presentation, which highlights his passion for and knowledge of the varieties of hostas. Tom serves on four Hosta Society Boards, and is a frequent speaker at garden clubs and the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. – Program
Place: Vernon Area Public Library
From the President’s Desk
Jan Stefans, President
What, summer over? I am still pulling weeds that came out in June!
In July, our 50th Anniversary Committee accepted a thank you plaque from the Village of Lincolnshire at its monthly board meeting. Mayor Blomberg highlighted our many contributions to the beautification of the Village. July also saw the start of the two Eagle Scout projects we helped fund at the Depke, center: the pond and the shed.
It is August as I write this note, and Dawn Anderson is putting the finishing touches on our Benefit, “A Spirited Tapas Evening.” I hope you will "step up to the plate" when Dawn asks for your help to sell tickets, bake goodies, run the check out table, or be a greeter for the October 3rd Benefit.
I am excited about our September meeting Cheryl Mitchell has planned. The Hosta topic is near and dear to all of us with shady gardens.
Looking forward to a terrific 51st year---Jan
To get your mouth watering, here’s a preview of the menu for the 2008 Benefit being held at Meri Finocchi’s home the evening of October 3rd starting at 7:00 p.m.
Fresh Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto
Cajun Shrimp Tortilla Bites w/Mango-Chutney Salsa
Gorgonzola & Water Chestnut-filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon
Caprese Tartlets w/ Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Grilled Flank Steak Crostini w/Caramelized Red Bell Peppers and Arugula
Phyllo Cups with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts & Sun Dried Tomatoes
Peppered Salmon w/Capers, Red Onion and Mustard Sauce
Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed w/Curried Chicken Salad
Spanish Stuffed Mushrooms
Albondigas in Sweet/Sour Sauce
Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes
Chocolate/Peanut Butter Mousse Tartlets
Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot. Sangria & Beer for Purchase
Fresh Berry Water
To all bakers, candy makers and soup aficionados, it is time to get out all those famous, tasty and beautiful recipes for the benefit. We are also looking for dry soups, vinegars, alternatives to baked items like granola, cookies layered in a jar to be baked later, toffees or candies, items that have a longer shelf life.
Please call Kathleen Abdo @ (847) 317-9490 to sign-up to bring items for the bake sale. Packaging materials will be provided. Thank you for your help in making this a success!!
- Invite lots of friends. The benefit has been moved to the evening to accommodate members and friends who work as well as to encourage spouses to attend. This lovely event will be a great evening out for any couple.
- Bring stamps and your address book to the September General Meeting. Extra Benefit invitations will be available and you can address them and drop them in the mail on your way out of the meeting.
- Bring pre-printed, self stick return address labels to the Benefit for use on raffle and Half-a-Chance tickets. These will save you the time and trouble of writing your contact information on each and every ticket.
- Bring both cash and your checkbook. Cash will probably be easier for purchasing alcoholic beverages and small items while your checkbook might be easier for larger items. Please remember that we do not accept credit cards.
Kathleen Abdo and Meg Zimmerman
We would like to thank all the people who helped install the Reflection Garden at the Riverside Foundation. The extra plant donations were appreciated also. Our thanks go to Jan Stefans, Eve Jacobs, Marj Lundi, Adriana Reyneri, Debbie Gripper, Trish Hughes and Jonathan Abdo.
In honor of the garden club’s 50th year, the club donated this statue, “Friends in High Places,” to the Village of Lincolnshire. The statue was installed in the gardens of North Park and dedicated at the club’s June general meeting. Several Village representatives were present at the dedication and all offered their sincere thanks to the club for it many years of support of the Village beautification goals. Many thanks to the 50th Anniversary committee: Nancy Feddermann, Barb Gilman, Joan Keyes, Merle Lynch, Elaine Petersen, and Char Schwan.
The Flower Press
Jeanne Top, Editor
14532 River Oaks Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069