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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Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!...

Sunday, August 16, 2015 by

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm “Classical Blast! is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. We’re classically trained musicians who love to rock. We believe in the power of the arts — to inspire, to educate, to uplift, to effect change, even to heal. We often use our time to teach or to perform at hospitals to help positively change the energy for those dealing with illness. We also believe music has no boundaries. We apply these concepts to our live shows by performing whatever we enjoy playing. Who says we have to stick with one genre? Our influences have no boundaries. Classical Blast’s style, technique and tools breathe new life into rock music as well as the classics. From...

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators...

Saturday, August 15, 2015 by

Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00am – 4:00pmish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some of our bees and show you why and how to lend them a hand. We’ll start with a short session on bumble bee identification and how to pick out the different species. Then we’ll go to the gardens and look for bumble bees and other types of pollinators that might be active. Warm summer days are a good time for bee hunting and Klehm is...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class

Friday, August 14, 2015 by

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Saturday, August 15 1pm – 4pm...

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