Northtown Garden Society
Orchids in bloom, November 2020
Judy ishii and Lucy Radycki
The Cleanup Crew
The Spring Cleanup Crew 2020 L to R: Judy Ishii, Ginny Davis, Marilyn Shipley, Natalie Peterson
The Courtyard Garden at Bethany Retirement Home
NGS member, Dorothy Bird, continues to help maintain these gardens. In March of 2021, she did the spring cleaning and mulching and added a plant stand with pots of herbspland anted some tomatoes. With help from NGS member, Susan Darnall, and one of the residents, they planted flowers in the containers. Two of the residents took care of the watering this year. Dorothy checked in to do some weeding during the summer and cleaned again in October and changed the containers to Fall plants, gourds and pumpkins.
Green Room 2019
Titia Crespo and Pete Leki - Waters School , 2016
Waters School Garden
Late Spring 2017
Mosaic Marker created by Ginny Davis 2015
First Year Planting 2010
Planting the Garden 2011
The Plaque made by Frank Glapa
The Dedication Picnic 2012
Waters School Gardens
The Rose of Sharon Garden was the dream of NGS member Sharon Walsh whose untimely death in 2011 prohibited her from enjoying her dream. It is named in her honor.
The garden is located on the south side of the sidewalk leading to the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave. It is planted with pink roses, Russian Sage, cranesbill "Rozanne", hostas and daffodils.
We have been maintaining the Triangle Garden on the east side of Indian Boundary Park, 2501 W. Lunt Ave., for many years. It was redesigned as a mostly shade garden in 2010 as the tree canopy spread.
The plantings are a mixture of shrubs and perennials with a patch of shade annuals to provide a bit of color. A nice selection of shade perennials including ferns, hostas, anemones, hydrangeas, coral bells, turtleheads, astilbe and ligularia can be found. In the spring, species tulips, daffodils, crocuses and other spring bulbs burst forth.
In 2019. the Green Room was given a complete makeover including new plant shelving and storage cabinet provided by the Chicago Park District with thanks to DianaLynn Schilz, the Warren Park manager. All plants were repotted, the floors and windows were cleaned and the tables and shelves were painted . A decorative painted barn quilt was donated by Judy Ishii. Many thanks go to the volunteers, Eva Mannaberg, Judy Ishii, Lucy Radycki, Ginny Davis, and Nancy Wieting.
NGS volunteers water the plants weekly.
One of our missions is to provide services to our community. We do this by maintaining gardens in local parks, maintaining the Green Room at Warren Park, providing summer camp scholarships to children in need and providing financial support to local school gardening programs.
Rose of Sharon Garden 2019
Triangle Garden 2021
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