Posts filed under ‘Our Gardens’

Thursday, 3/ 12, 7pm Rain Gardens North Park Nature Center

Meet at 7:00 at the NORTH PARK NATURE CENTER 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago at 7pm.

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Ornaments in the Garden

Just as you might embellish your clothing or a room in your home, gardens also benefit from a well-placed bit of sparkle. But besides looking pretty and adding a little interest to a space, can ornaments in the garden be functional as well?

Continue Reading November 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM Leave a comment

A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers.

Thank you!  Thank YOU.   THANK YOU!

We had a fun time working the bake sale at the Old Irving Park  Historical Society’s House Walk yesterday.  The weather was picture perfect.  The donated baked goods were just beautiful and the other home-made items (pesto & pasta, jams, spiced tea mix, sandwiches) were beautifully presented and sold like hot cakes!  Thanks to all of you who shopped, paid for, prepared and delivered these wonderful items.  I am very thrilled to announce that including the sale of mums and asters, we made about $567.00!

Of course this very successful  fund-raiser would not have been possible without the assistance of all of our volunteers.  I’d like to thank Carol Szalacha for taking over the task of organizing the bake sale and organizing the volunteers who manned the sales table in 2 hour shifts.  I’d also like to thank all of you who volunteered to sit at the table and sell our baked goods.  Thanks to Karen Wehrle, Sue Geisler, Trudy Moore, Susan and Mike Carter, Sharon Nichols, Nancy Vander Hye, Mary Lou Agronomoff, Linda Flentye, June Fredlund, Linda Larsen, Laird Larsen for setting up the tables and Mike Basile for breaking down the tables at the end of the day.  Thanks to all of our members who baked and packaged the delicious baked goods that we sold on Saturday.  Everything looked yummy!

Our neighborhood looked just beautiful. Neighbors mowed their lawns, pulled weeds and spiffed up their properties to get them looking their best for the event.  We received a day of service from Green Corps Chicago workers who trimmed, weeded and mulched our three community gardens from Tripp and Byron to Tripp and Irving Pk.  Anna Sobor recruited her teenage daughter and three friends who cleaned up our Tripp garden.  They did a fabulous job and we thank them!  My daughter Lauren Taylor, Susan and Mike Carter trimmed the weeds that were growing at the base of the new mural on the east side of Keeler at Irving Pk. Rd.  They filled two big garbage bags full of weeds.   Thanks guys!

Thanks to everyone and in case I missed your name, please forgive me.  Just let me know and I will add your name to the list!

Maureen Taylor, President Irving Park Garden Club

September 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM Leave a comment

Call for Volunteers! Community Garden Cleanup.

If you have an hour or two to spare, will you please call me. I am available today (Monday) after noon, tomorrow after 5:00, Thursday before 1:00 and Friday after 12:00 noon.
As with any work, more hands means less work for everyone.

Continue Reading September 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM Leave a comment

I had a hummingbird visit my deck tonight.

Weird that he came to eat at this late hour. I thought they were drawn to the color RED but these are purple petunias.

Continue Reading September 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM Leave a comment

Viburnums Viburnums VIBURNUMS! (What’s not to love?)

The viburnums are one of the most outstanding group of shrubs for use in the landscape planting. Among their characteristics are variation in size from 2 to 30 feet, varied growth habits, excellent foliage, striking and fragrant flowers, showy fruit and interesting winter appearance.

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My yard looks like a cut-rate garden center!

It ever ends for us dedicated Gardeners!

Continue Reading June 7, 2011 at 6:49 AM Leave a comment

Baptisia australis

It can be the centerpiece of your sunny border!

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Plant Exchange was a big success!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the garden cleanup and mulching! Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

Continue Reading May 23, 2011 at 9:05 AM Leave a comment

A Raised Bed in 20 Seconds or Less?

The video pretty much says it all. No hardware, just slots and pegs. The wood is untreated cedar. They are stackable, and while you could screw in some brackets to hold the stacks together, I’m not sure it’s necessary–probably the mass of the soil and plant roots, combined with …

Continue Reading May 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM Leave a comment

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