Apr 25 2019

Plant Sale – May 18th

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Our 20th Annual West Chicago Garden Club Plant Sale will be on Saturday, May 18th from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  It will be at the heart of the West Chicago Blooming Fest in Downtown West Chicago.

Most of our plants come from our members’ gardens or are raised in their greenhouses.  You will find Natives, Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, and even some small shrubs and trees.

The sale will be held Rain or Shine! Arrive early for the best selection.  A PDF version of our poster is available.

Apr 23 2019

April 25 Meeting

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Our April speaker is Ed Max. Ed Max is a WCGC member and avid organic gardener as well. Ed is also a certified arborist and naturalist and by occupation is a landscape designer- owning and operating Max’s Greener Places, here in the West Chicago / Winfield area. His blog of horticultural
musings can be seen on at his web-site www.Maxlandscape.com.

Ed is passionate about native floral and fauna, and utilizes native species in his design work ,as well volunteering in natural areas on habitat restorations. He advocates for more use of native species- as the populations of both native insects and native flora they depend upon are in dangerous decline.

Ed also leads hikes with Sierra club, and is active with the Ill Native Plant Society.  His talk will be on native wildflowers, and spring colors in the Chicagoland garden and woodlands, including ‘Spring Ephemerals’.  Many of the photos are from his own shade gardens here in West Chicago.

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