Gardening with Ornamental Grasses...

Saturday, April 25, 2015 by

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am- 11:00am Michelle Cox, U of I Extension Master Gardener Grasses provide interest and texture in the garden; however the choices are numerous. Michelle will provide guidance for selection and care, and offer ideas on unique and appealing pairings in the landscape. Members: Free Non-Members: Daily Admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for registering. You will not receive a confirmation...

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Lilies in the Rock River Valley...

Saturday, February 28, 2015 by

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30am-11:30am Dr. Woodruff Imberman will present a slide show/talk “How To Make Your Rock River Area Lilies Great”.  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...

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Wild Ones: Native Plant Sale

Friday, January 30, 2015 by

Klehm would like to share this great community event: Native Woodland Plant Sale The annual Native Woodland Plant Sale, sponsored by the Rock River Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, is beginning just in time for spring. Not only are these native plants a charming addition to the shaded yard, but when properly sited and established, they are tough and carefree, needing neither fertilizer nor constant watering. In addition, native plants provide the food and shelter that butterflies, other insects and humming birds require. Plants offered this year including Wild Geranium, Shooting Star, Wild Ginger, Large-flowered Trillium, Rue Anemone, Blue Cohosh and many more. There is also a great selection of ferns and sedges. An e-form of the sale brochure is available click here for your copy. For a paper copy or to have a copy...

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Klehm Receives Award

Friday, October 17, 2014 by

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is honored to recently be awarded the 2014 Non-Profit Beautification Award by the Rockford Area Gardeners of America. The award is in recognition of an outstanding Horticultural and Floral Site serving Rockford and Northern Illinois....

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How To Make Seed Balls

Friday, August 8, 2014 by

Seed balls make sowing a lot easier!  Seed balls are seeds wrapped in soil materials , then dried and planted later.  Seed balls can be dropped anywhere suitable for the species during the germination period.  First, sift clay to remove lumps and then measure out 5 parts clay,  3 parts compost and 1 part seeds.  Combine the seeds with the compost first, then add enough clay and water to hold the mixture together.  Roll out small amounts of the seed mixture to about the size of a penny.  Store seeds balls in a cool, dark area where insects will not disturb them.  Refrigeration works best if you have room available in your fridge.  In spring, toss the seed balls in a cleared area to germinate.  This method works great for wildflower gardens and is...

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Creating Miniature Gardens July 9th...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, gives a demonstration on fairy gardens.  Learn how to create your own miniature garden! We will review themes, designs with a focal point, planting and care practicalities, container choices and types of plants and accessories. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission. Photo taken at 2014 Garden Fair – MiniatureGardenShoppe.com, one of our vendors.     Register for Fairy Garden Class Name(required) Email(required) Member Non-Member Comment...

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