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Spring is Here!

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, All Programs and Activities are being Altered.

 

 

June Programs / Activities

 

 

Thursday, June 3, 7:00 pm, Zoom Meeting,

 

Topic: Irises

 

A presentation with Diane Ahshakov, President of the Iris Society.

 

"As for my background, I have been growing irises since I was a very little girl, after my grandma gave me a couple from her garden. When they bloomed the next spring, I was hooked! Now I am an American Iris Society-accredited Garden and Exhibition Judge, a Director of the Society for Siberian Irises, incoming Assistant Regional Vice President of AIS Region 9, and President of the Northern Illinois Iris Society. I currently grow somewhere between 600-700 different varieties of iris on my 10-acre Black Cat Farm, in rural LaSalle County, near Sandwich. My daughter and I also enjoy growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, and native plants, and our animal friends include 3 horses, 4 cats, and a whole bunch of chickens and ducks."

Stay tuned for instructions on joining the Zoom Meeting.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 1:00 PM

 

Field Trip to Loyola Dunes Project

 

Ann Whelan, the Dune Steward will give us a tour of the Loyola Dune project. You can meet us there at 1222 W. Touhy or meet at Warren Park at 12:15 to car-pool. Please RSVP to Eva Mannaberg (evamannaberg@yahoo.com) if you will be at Warren Park to drive or get a ride.
Bring your own lunch and drink and we will take a break in the shade for lunch.

 

July Programs / Activities

 

Thursday, July 8

Possible NGS Picnic, Warren Park

Before...

After!

Dave and Hank

Memorial Service for Nancy Seyfried

 

On Monday,  May 17th, we honored Nancy Seyfried. former NGS member and treasurer, who passed away in March of 2020.  Nancy was remembered for her meticulous bookkeeping, quiet manner, wry sense of humor and love of gardening. Nancy loved daffodils so a plaque designed by NGS member and  artist, Nancy Wieting, was placed in the Rose of Sharon Garden at Warren Park where daffodils were planted in her memory last year.

In addition to many NGS members in attendance, we were quite pleased to welcome Nancy's brother Bob and her sister-in-law, Barbara, and 2 of her co-workers from the Chicago Botanic Garden library to the service. Nancy volunteered  for many years at the garden's library.

 

Zoom Social Meetings

 

We will continue to get together via Zoom on the 3rd Monday evening of the month at 7:00 PM  to catch up with each other. So stay tuned for notifcations by e-mail.

Gardening

Coming Events

is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

                                                        ~ Lindley Karstens

NGS News

Upper L - Natalie Peterson

Upper R - Ginny Davis and Mary Oellrich

Lower L - Carol Veome

Triangle Garden Cleanup

 

The annual cleanup of the Triangle Garden in Indian Boundary Park was done on May 14th with thanks to a group of NGS volunteers, Natalie Peteson, Carol Veome, Mary Oellrich and Ginny Davis. We would also like to thank Judy Ishii who did some pruning of overgrown shrubs last fall.

The garden needs some new plantings (coming soon) but is  looking pretty good.

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