Autumn @the Arboretum – Free Fall Festival...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by

Autumn @the Arboretum Sunday, October 2, 2011   Who: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: Autumn @the Arboretum Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street in Rockford, IL When: Sunday, October 2, 2011 9am-4pm Cost: FREE Admission Klehm welcomes you to our annual fall festival. October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors. Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly enjoyment. The day’s activities include: Music for Kids by DJ Dave McQuade Northern Illinois Raptors Educational Demonstration Billy the Balloon Guy Horse Drawn Carriage Rides The Great Pumpkin Hunt Build-A-Scarecrow Author John Gile will be reading The First Forest Two Toads Environmental Show Face Painting & more… Make sure to save the date for Autumn...

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Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by

Cancelled due to low number of reservations. Bus to Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden & Windmill Islands Gardens Leave 8am – Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Return 5pm – Thursday, September 22,...

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American Conifer Society, IL Rendezvous...

Saturday, September 17, 2011 by

Second Annual American Conifer Society Illinois Rendezvous Come to Rockford, Illinois, for the opportunity to learn from Tim Gruner, the curator of Anderson Japanese Gardens, and Dr. Jeffrey Behr, a Rockford resident who has a collection of 185 Japanese maples. Tour Klehm Arboretum, Anderson Gardens, and 5 private gardens. The day will begin at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main, Rockford. 8:30 AM- Tour at Klehm Arboretum Klehm Arboretum has an assortment of plant life unlike any other natural area in the United States. The combination of native plants and those from around the world provides a unique botanical resource for study. The site includes many unique species from throughout the United States that normally do not thrive in this region, plus the Midwest’s most vigorous mature evergreen collection. 10:00 – Tim Gruner, Curator of...

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Special Fall Preview 1

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

We invite you to take a fall tour of our spectacular gardens and grounds. Fall is a very popular time to enjoy the arboretum. The intense fall colors and crisp weather inspires even the busiest of us to slow down and enjoy the view. See fall colors by riding the Klehm Express, walking our accessible paved paths and hiking woody unpaved...

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Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

Article by National Garden Bureau   In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don’t get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here’s a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance. Likely damaged by light frost: Beans, cucumbers, eggplants, muskmelon, New Zealand spinach, okra, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, amaranth, and winter squash (plants). Can withstand light frost: Artichokes, beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chinese cabbage, endive, lettuce, parsnips, peas, swiss chard, escarole, arugula, bok choy, mache, and radicchio. Can withstand hard frost: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, onions, parsley, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, leeks, and sorrel. It is important to understand that temperature is not the only factor...

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Special Fall Preview 2

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by

We invite you to take a fall tour of our spectacular gardens and grounds. Fall is a very popular time to enjoy the arboretum. The intense fall colors and crisp weather inspires even the busiest of us to slow down and enjoy the view. See fall colors by riding the Klehm Express, walking our accessible paved paths and hiking woody unpaved...

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