The Flower Press - - a newsletter of the Lincolnshire Garden Club           
September 2013

The Lincolnshire Garden Club

“Getting Dirty since 1958”

The Flower Press

                       Lincolnshire, Illinois                                                                                                                        September  2013

General Meeting and Program

Thursday, September 19, 2013

“Honey Bees and Beekeeping"

Presented by Rich Herout of Herout Bees

Nearly one third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honey bee pollination. Honey bees are essential for production of more than 90 food crops, and bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value. They face a significant threat from colony collapse disorder, which has been linked with disease pathogens, parasites, environmental stress, loss of natural habitat, and inappropriate use of pesticides and herbicides, among other factors. As a bee keeper for seven years with 20 hives in operation, Rich will discuss how he is dealing with the challenges honey bees are facing in our environment today. In addition, he will explain how honey bees are kept, how honey is harvested and bottled for the consumer. Honey and bees wax candles will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Time:     9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
                10:00 am - Business Meeting
                10:30 am - Educational Program

:  Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District Station 53

                  671 Woodlands Parkway
                   Vernon Hills, IL 60061

                   Click here for a map

Members should park in the front and back parking lots of the fire station.  If there are no spaces left, park in the Children's Hospital lot due West of the fire station, thus leaving the spaces closest to the hospital for their customers to use.

A Message from our President, Jan Stefans

Welcome all to another fabulous year of the Lincolnshire Garden Club.  A new year brings new members as well as missing some of our former members.  Char Schwan will be in our thoughts, Janice and Rick will be digging in western soil, and Cheryl Mitchell will leave us to continue her pursuits in educating the youth of Lincolnshire.

Mary's got quite a variety of programs scheduled for this year.  Eve and Linda are planning another round of fun-filled field trips as well (though, I do think this year will be hard to top!).  Jeanne, Linda, Joan, and I are putting the pedal to the metal with our Tail Gate Party Benefit plans.  Thanks to all this summer who have donated their time and supplies for our Benefit Craft days.  We are a very creative and talented group I must say. 

It takes all of us to make this club as successful as it has been.  Remember to put your hostess month responsibility in your calendar.  If you have questions regarding scheduling of hostess dates please check with Lynn Driscoll, our Hospitality Chair as soon as possible.  The Tail Gate Party on Friday night, October 25th is our single fundraiser this year.  Please invite friends and neighbors to come along with you to shop our craft and bake sale areas, bid big time on our silent and live auction items, and try your hand at our Tail Gate games.  We will need all of you to put work time in at one of our many stations.  We can't do this with out you.  Bring your smiles, calculators, and check books!

Can't wait to see you at the Fire Station Thursday, September 19th at 9:30am.  Please be prompt so we can share our pertinent info for the 2013-2014 Garden Club year and give our full attention to our program speaker Ric Herout of Herout Bees. 

Remember,  "there's magic in that dirt!"  Jan

2013 Garden Club Benefit - October 25th

Believe it or not, but the Club's Benefit is just around the corner.  It is Friday, October 25th 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove.  If it isn't already on your calendar, write it in now.  The cost is only $37.50 per person, so please bring your spouses and consider hosting some friends.  At the very least, please forward the invite to friends and encourage them to attend.  Click HERE for a copy of the benefit Invitation/Reservation Form.  Members will also receive the invite via email to make it to forward to friends.

This year's benefit is a Tailgate Party.  Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite pro or college team jersey.  We will have Tailgate appropriate finger food and desserts.  Beverages will be available at a cash bar.  In keeping with the tailgate theme, we will have a Baggo tournament and other games.   There will be live and silent auction items, wine bags, a bake sale and an awesome cash and carry selection.  Elves within our membership have been busy making a wide variety of craft items.  We will only be accepting cash and checks; there will be no credit cards accepted this year.

The Benefit cannot be a success without the help of all members.  If you haven't already, please get your $50 donation item or check to Jeanne Top or Jan Stefans.   We could use more donations from local business, so please consider carrying a few of our solicitations letters (Click HERE for a PDF version) with you in your purse and present them to businesses you frequent.  Also, we have gotten feedback that some people are looking for "experiences" rather physical items, so we are still looking for more "event" type of donations.  Do you have a vacation home or condo you might be willing to lend for a week or a weekend?  Do you have tickets to sporting events or  theater productions that you might part with?  Do you have a contact at an entity that might donation a "behind the scenes tour", or an unusual activity like kayaking or skydiving, or tickets to a cultural event like The Chicago Architectural Boat Tour?  Please give some thought to this and reach out to those contacts.

Members will be needed to help set-up and clean up the benefit room as well as work 30 minute shifts during the event.  A sign up sheet will be available at our September meeting for these different positions.

Weed and Wine - Thursday, October 3rd

Weed and Wine has been quiet this year, but we would like to end on a high note.   On Thursday, October 3rd we will be working in Sharon Adilman's yard (10 Darby Lane, Lincolnshire).  We will meet at 4:00 pm for two hours of work and then relax for an hour or so with some adult beverages and appetizers.  We will be helping Sharon put her yard to bed for the winter, so if you have then, please bring your hand pruners, loppers and a rake.  If you don't have tools, no worries, there will be enough to share.  This is a great opportunity to help a fellow member, and for newer gardeners, it is a great opportunity to learn from more experienced gardeners.   Hope you will join us.  Questions, contact Jeanne Top.

Upcoming County Event

Conserve Lake County's Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Orders:  Being taken now through September 25th
Pick up:  Friday October 4 or Saturday October 5th, 9:00 am 0 3:00 pm
Click Here for more details and an order form.