Wheaton Library Flowers

imageDid you see this charming flower arrangement at the Wheaton Public Library? Our club members take turns providing the library with a fresh arrangement every week as one of our Civics Projects.

The Secret Garden

imageBe be sure to visit “The Secret Garden”, a Petite Standard Flower Show, presented by The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Monday April 28, 2014, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL. We are proud to have an entry from one of our very own members!

Horticultural Report – April 2014

What to Do in the Garden in April
In the Edible Garden
• Erect climbing material for vining crops like peas, pole beans, gourds and cucumbers.
• Add compost to soil.
• Plant fruit trees, grapes, raspberries and blackberries.
In the Ornamental Garden
• Place stakes around plants now so plants can grow through stakes. The cheap green tomato cages sold in most garden centers work well to support many plants.
• Divide perennials when they resume growth. Divide poppies, peonies and iris in late summer to early fall. 4-inch diameter sections work best. Rake back mulch around roses Continue reading “Horticultural Report – April 2014”