Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk...

Friday, September 18, 2015 by

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm First 200 people to register receive a commemorative wine glass. Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying a twilight wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden.  Twinkling lights, light hors d’oeuvres and live music complete the evening and The Olive Oil Experience will be here providing an array of gourmet oils to sample. Admission: $20 members | $25 non-members Quantity can be changed once added to cart.  No event or raffle tickets will be mailed.   This is a will call event. Raffle Tickets $5 each or 5 for $25 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,...

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Test Post

Monday, July 27, 2015 by

    Landscape Architecture Saturday September 19, 2015 9am- 12pm Clarcor Pavilion $10 During this fun program, Scouts will learn about the different aspects and approaches in landscape architecture. Scouts will apply this new knowledge when studying and designing their own landscape.Some requirements will not be completed the morning of the program. These uncompleted requirements are to be completed after the program by the scout and sent in to Klehm. Nature Saturday, October 9, 2015 8am- 12pm Clarcor Pavilion  $15 Take your nature experience one step further in this program. Scouts will hike the Klehm grounds and identify, collect, cast, and mount various birds, mammals, insects, plants, and rocks. Scouts will also get the chance to build their own birdfeeder.Some requirements will not be completed the morning of the program. These uncompleted requirements are...

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 8, 2015 by

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:00 am – 8:00pm National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind. Visit Klehm this day to explore and discover our gardens, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship.  FREE Admission (Does not include admission to our Plant Sale Preview Sale from 5:00pm – 8:00pm) Find out more about National Public Gardens Day....

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Why Leaves Change Color

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by

Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of chemical processes that take place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter. During the spring and summer the leaves have served as factories where most of the foods necessary for the tree’s growth are manufactured. This food-making process takes place in the leaf in numerous cells containing chlorophyll, which gives the leaf its green color. This extraordinary chemical absorbs from sunlight the energy that is used in transforming carbon dioxide and water to carbohydrates, such as sugars and starch. Along with the green pigment are yellow to orange pigments, carotenes and xanthophyll pigments which, for example, give the orange color to a carrot. Most of the year...

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Thank You for Joining Our Event...

Monday, September 1, 2014 by

 Your support and participation are appreciated. If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture. Henry...

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Growing Lilies

Saturday, March 29, 2014 by

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:30am-11:30am Woodruff Imberman  is  past president of the  Lily Society and lectures widely on lilies at garden clubs throughout the Midwest. He is the author of numerous articles in regional and national horticultural magazines on lilies, is an amateur lily hybridizer, an accredited international lily judge, and has won many awards for his lilies. Those attending the talk will learn simple propagation techniques for growing lilies, hear about  the wide variety of lilies that flourish in our area, and how to design a garden with lilies so some are in bloom all summer long. Imberman’s talk, one in the Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society’s  16th Annual Spring Education Series, is part of its  public  outreach program for gardeners interested in growing and propagating true lilies. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission...

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