Raffle Opportunity

Saturday, August 29, 2015 by

As part of our ongoing fundraising effort, raffle tickets will be sold at our Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk on Friday, September 18th. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  You do not need to be present to win.  Tickets will be mailed to you. Please consider supporting Klehm through this fundraiser. Supportive local businesses have provided a wide array of prizes to include: Urban Farm Girl gift basket, Roxy Carmichael gift basket, Elements Salon gift basket, Village Green gift basket, Pinnon’s Meat Market gift certificate, The Olympic Tavern gift certificate, Northwind Perennial Farm gift certificate, Mrs. Fisher’s Potato Chips gift basket, Abreo gift certificate and bottle of quality wine, Tavern on Clark gift certificates, Five Forks Market gift certificate, Rockford Brewing Company growler with beer of choice and others. Questions? Please call us at (815)...

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August Blooming Perennials

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

Planning your garden for next year?  Below is a list of August Blooming Perennials. Monkshood–Aconitum napellus New York Aster–Aster novii-belgii New England Aster–Aster novae-angliae Leadwort–Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Garden Mum–Dendranthema x grandiflora Red Hot Poker–Kniphofia hybrids Joe-Pye Weed–Eupatorium maculatum Closed Gentian–Gentiana andressii Black-Eyed Susan–Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ Showy Sedum–Hylotelephium x ‘Autumn Joy’ The list was provided by the University of Illinois Extension. Monkshood is...

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Planting Bulbs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

Gardeners can find a wide selection of spring bulbs for planting right now. The earlier the bulb goes into the ground the longer it will have to establish before cold soil temperatures arrive. Even if you end up planting spring bulbs with your parka on, the bulbs will still show up and bloom next spring. Bulbs will be planted based on their diameter, bigger bulbs deeper, smaller bulbs much closer to the surface. A general rule of thumb gardeners follow is 2-3 times as deep as the bulbs diameter, unless there are planting instructions stating otherwise. Info courtesy of University of Illinois – Extension.  For more information on fall lawns, bulbs and vegetables click...

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2015 Summer Appeal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Dear Friends of Klehm, Have you been to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden lately?  It has been a busy spring! The garden renovations that began last year around the Clarcor Pavilion are looking great with new plants and features being added.  The new “Contemporary Perennial Garden” developed in cooperation with Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm, has been completed by a team of 60 great volunteers.  The volunteer effort recently planted 4,000 plants consisting of 40 species of grasses, sedges and perennials covering 14,000 square feet.  This new featured garden located at the back doors of the Visitor Center will provide a changing mosaic of color and texture through the seasons and provide beauty and valuable habitat for native pollinators and butterflies.Klehm depends on the generosity of its contributors to help accomplish new features and maintain the...

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