Fall Plant Exchange
We hosted another Car Trunk Plant Exchange in the Warren Park parking lot inviting community members to join in.
Sept. 14, 2021
Sept. 18, 2021
An Afternoon Social
NGS member, Chris Harvey, invited club members to her backyard lawn and garden for a get-together and to share a meal. Everyone brought a dish to share and we were able to enjoy a glass of wine. It was a wonderful time to catch up with each other and we learned some new things about each other. For example, we learned that one of our members cares for a tortoise and turtles in her basement. Who knew?
July 11, 2021
A Visit to the Elmhurst Garden Faire
Despite a light drizzle, several Northtown Garden Club members enjoyed the Elmhurst Garden Faire on Sunday, July 11, where we visited with Diane Ansahakov who was representing the Northern Illinois Iris Society. The garden fair was held at Wilder Park where we also enjoyed visiting the Wilder Mansion and the Wilder Park Conservatory and gardens.
Several of our members went on the Elmhurst Garden Walk after visitng the Faire.
August 5, 2021
On a warm afternoon, NGS members met on the shady lawn at Warren Park to share lunches, catch up with each other, play some games and participate in a raffle. It was wonderful to get together outdoors and not have to wear masks.
June 12, 2021
A Tour of the Loyola Dunes Project
We met with Ann Whelan, the steward of the Loyola and Leone Parks' dunes restoration project. In March, Ann gave a Zoom presentation to our group about this project (see Current Programs for write-up) and we got to see it up close and personal with this tour. The extent of the project is pretty amazing and the dune plantings are definitely reducing erosion.
Guiana Chestnut Tree
Anhinga - male
Great Blue Heron
May 17, 2021
Members' Plant Exchange/Fundraiser
A Note from Eva Mannaberg, NGS Board Chair:
Yesterday's plant exchange was a rousing success. Our financial gain was $815.00. Some of our members exchanged plants directly from home, some sold plants to neighbors and friends. if you have anything that you would like to share you can still contact me. Many thanks to Shelly who outlined the event so clearly in her emails to the members. Thanks to Mary Oellrich our keeper of the books for the day as well as our treasurer. Thank you Audrey Hurwitz and Chris Harvey for helping Mary and guarding our treasure.
Zoom Social Meetings
Because of the pandemic, we have been unable to meet indoors in person. So we are having monthly Zoom Socials. In April, Ginny Davis presented a slide show of her February trip to Florida during which she visited the Naples Botanical Garden and multiple nature preserves.
Renee Lundy and Irene Vass
Walter Mannaberg - a very secure man
Throughout the year we plan field trips and social events as well as host fund-raising events such as our Plant Sale and Garden Walk. Our fund-raising supports our Community Service projects.
NGS members listening intently
Radish plant gone to seed
Nasturtiums are edible
Veggies, herbs and edible flowers
The final drawings