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2018 Meetings/Programs

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, January through November at 7 pm at

West Aurora Plaza
1921 West Galena Blvd.

The storefront is at the east end between the Dollar Tree and the Barber Shop.

January 8
Micro Climates: Pushing the Zone Envelope
Cindy Tyley, owner of Carriage House Garden Design, will discuss factors influencing micro climates in your landscape, choosing better growing sites for your plants and how to experiment with plants normally not considered hardy in Zone 5.
February 12
Bingo and Potluck
Meeting begins at 6 p.m.
March 12
 
April 9
 
May 14
 
May 19
Annual Plant Sale
June
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
July 9
 
August 13
 
September 10
 
September
Member Plant Exchange
October 8

November 12
 
2017 Meetings & Programs
January
February       March
April
May
June
July

August
September

October
November
Tips for the Lazy Gardener
Indoor Gardening
Field Trip to Lizzie’s Garden Center
Grow a Cook’s Garden
Great Gardens of Chicago Land
Annual Member Potluck Dinner
Your Home Landscape: From Glum to Gorgeous with Ground Cover
Improving Your Soil the Natural Way
What now? Refreshing the Tired Garden and Gardener
Member Plant Exchange
Amazing Birds
Crazy for Containers – For Winter
2016 Meetings & Programs
January
February
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Shade Gardening Beyond Hosta
Bingo and Potluck Dinner
Wildflower Gardens—Nature's Jewel Box
Saving Seeds
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Curb Appeal
Illinois State Insect: Monarch
Member Plant Exchange
Entertaining Spaces/Garden Rooms
2015 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September
September
October
November
Language of Flowers
Tussy Mussy Bouquet Workshop
What's New and Upcoming in Plants and Flowers from Ball Seed
Monarch Magic
Belfry Bees and Honey
Members’ Annual Potluck Dinner
Vegetative Propagation
Landscape Design
Bulbs through the Seasons
Member Plant Exchange
Scale and Pruning: what-to-do and how-to
Holiday table arrangement
2014 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

August
September
October
November
Mike Nowak, WCPT Radio Host
Lazy Gardeners Guide to Green Landscaping
Fairy Gardens
Beaded Suncatcher Craft
Incredible Bats
Members' Annual Potluck Dinner
To Eat or Not to Eat? That is the question
—Edibles in the Landscape
Growing Vertical—Annual and Perennial Vines
Members' Annual Plant Exchange
Rooftop Gardening
Hands-on Creation of Outdoor Holiday Planter
2013 Meetings & Programs
January
February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September

October
November
All About Orchids
All About Hydrangeas
Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds
to the Garden
Backyard Birds
Where on Earth Did You Find That?
Members’ Annual Pot Luck Dinner
Field Trip: Garfield Farm & Museum
Field Trip: Blumen Gardens
Mum is Not Always the Word
Members’ Annual Plant exchange
All Things Native
Hands-on Creation of Outdoor Holiday Planter
2012 Meetings & Programs
January

February
March

April
May
June
July
August
September

October
November
What’s Hot and What’s Not—Annuals & Perennials
The Herb Garden
Doorstep Gardening—Creating the Entrance Garden
What’s the Buzz on Honeybees?
Vegetable Gardening
Members’Annual Potluck Dinner
Field Trip: Gardens of John Richter
Falcon Demonstration
Field Trip: Heritage Prairie Farm
Members’ Annual Plant Exchange
Garden Snatchers
Companion Plants, Prairie Style

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