Flowering Shrubs, Selection and Care. Glenn Grosch will present the basics of successfully growing deciduous shrubs, including plant selection, planting, watering, fertilizing and pruning. Included will be Midwest shrubs by season: dormancy, full flower, summer foliage and fall color. Glenn has been on the CBG teaching staff since 1999 and is a certified arborist
Antioch Garden Club members had our first meeting after summer break. We had a great time socializing and catching up with each other before moving the the meeting room for a presentation on mushrooms. "Mrs. Mushroom", aka Lindsay Schwartz entertained and educated us about mushrooms. Lindsay went from a Master's in Applied Nutrition to operating her own gourmet mushroom business. She brought various mushrooms in growing medium to demonstrate how easy it is to grow fresh mushrooms at home. We then enjoyed an amazing pot luck luncheon, followed by our business meeting. What a great start to our new club year!!
Our membership committee welcoming our members and guests
Our June program was a celebration of another club year of gardening. We had a short meeting followed by welcoming our two newest members. We announced our scholarship winner, Riley Nebel and enjoyed our potluck luncheon.
Frank Moriarty is a past president and current board of directors member of the Lake County Beekeepers Association Illinois. The purpose of the LCBA is to promote interest in honeybees and beekeeping by encouraging good beekeeping and the utilization of honeybees for pollinations of agricultural crops. He will be speaking about honeybees, bee evolution, and the practice and enjoyment of beekeeping.
Presenter Frank Moriarty giving a presentation on bee keeping
I had the honor of attending the District IX annual spring meeting on March 14, 2023, along with Marianne P, Nancy Z, Betty C, Barb G, and Jane B. We had a really wonderful time. So great to be with like minded people.
We watched as professional floral designer from Lake Zurich Florist, Mary Cantrell, made these incredible arrangements. Betty did not win anything. There is a story there. Ask her ! Holly Swehla
Congratulations to Marianne P and the Yearbook Committee for receiving first place for the yearbook, in the medium club division!
Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh is the creator and owner of Backyard Patch Herbs, an online purveyor of salt-free, gluten-free, preservative free herb cooking and tea products. She speaks and shares herb information at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Flower & Garden Show, and online on the Backyard Patch Herbal Blog. She discussed the edible nature of a wide variety of flowers and flowering herbs. More than 20 flowering plants were shown with information on harvesting, preserving, and preparing.
Holiday Succulent Make & Take
Our friends from Floral Acres provided us with another fun holiday make & take. This year we created Christmas succulent arrangements. We also learned about how to care for these plants which have become so popular in the last couple years. Our talented club members made some really beautiful arrangements!
After our activity, we had refreshments provided by the hospitality team. During the business portion of the meeting, we inducted two new members. Welcome Nancy and Sharon!
Our club is currently on winter break. Our next meeting will be held at the Antioch Village Center on May 11, 2023.
Lori and Emily from Floral Acres presenting our December program
Add a Little Prairie to Your Garden
We had a wonderful presentation this month from Cindy Crosby. Illinois prairies are a rare and spectacular landscape. Cindy's presentation showed us how to create a native garden that is aesthetically pleasing and will bring rare and beautiful butterflies and bees to our home gardens! The presentation was well received by our members and guests.
After the presentation we inducted our newest member Laura S. and enjoyed refreshments provided by our monthly hospitality members.
Cindy Crosby is an author/contributor to more than 30 books and blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass. She has a master's degree in natural resources, is a Master Gardener, a natural history instructor for The Morton Arboretum, and so much more. For more information please visit her website at cindycrosby.com
Gourds! Marlene Maroff grew up in a family of gardeners in New Jersey. She served in the US Marine Corps, settled in Davenport, IA and became an active member in garden clubs. She is a master Flower Show Judge and a Rose & Rose Arrangement Judge. She has raised many types of gourds over the years and is currently President-Elect of the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Inc. Today, Marlene will be sharing her love of gourds - growing, harvesting, drying, and decorating
Antioch Garden Club celebrated the beginning of our club year with a garden tour and potluck luncheon. Our gardens are looking beautiful thanks to the hard work of our members who dedicate many hours to our community gardens!
After our garden our and business meeting we enjoyed our annual potluck lunch and our members can cook and bake as well as we can garden! The food was delicious and beautifully presented!