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 –, one of our vendors.     Register for Fairy Garden Class Name(required) Email(required) Member Non-Member Comment...

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Get Outside Winnebago July 1st

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by

Explore Klehm The gardens are blooming at Klehm! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle.  Rides are unscheduled and will run throughout the day.  Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat, smooth surface for easy walking for all ages.  Don’t miss the Children’s Garden with hedge maze and lookout tower.  We also have a Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages.  Come into the Visitor’s Center and we will stamp your Get Outside! passport. This is also Donation Day at the Arboretum.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.   Get Outside! Winnebago Get Outside! Winnebago is a free community program presented by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District. Participating families will function as a...

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Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 4, 2014 by

Sunday, May 4, 2014 1pm – 4pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Kibble Korner has a mission to keep our area’s pets fed and in the homes they know and love. As families struggle with the loss of jobs, your help can make all the difference to sparing children, parents, and the family pet the heartache of separation. Cash donations allow Kibble Korner to purchase pet food at a discount,...

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Explore Geocaching

Saturday, April 19, 2014 by

Saturday, April 19 10:00am-11:00am Explore Geocaching – A Merging of Technology,  Nature, and Fun Did you recently receive a GPS and want to try Geocaching? Have you heard of Geocaching and want to learn more about it? Do you enjoy getting outside and seeing new and spectacular things? Do you want a hobby that your entire family can enjoy together? Do you have a sense of adventure and want to go to some really cool places? If you answered Yes, then Geocaching may be for YOU!   Here are some of the topics that will be discussed An Introduction to Geocaching What is Geocaching? Who Geocaches? What do you need to go Geocaching? Where to find Geocaches Why do over 5 million people worldwide participate in GeoCaching? When can you find a Geocache? What...

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Klehm Family Day

Saturday, March 22, 2014 by

Saturday, March 22 10:00am – 2:00pm Our March Family Day will focus on flowers and things that bloom! We have lots of fun things planned  for this months family-focused day. Be prepared to keep busy! Make flower crafts, keep busy with other “blooming” fun and search the gallery room for flowers found in the Klehm Gardens.  We know kids love Scavenger Hunts, so we have hidden ten different flower varieties around the gallery room.  See how long it takes to find all ten. Take a walk outside to look for a Robin.  We know they are here. see if you can spot one.  We will have binoculars on hand to help kids search. Our sidewalks are ready for flower power! So, grab some chalk and draw your favorite blooms.  We can’t wait to see...

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