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June 2019

HYDRANGEAS are HOT!!!

June 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Horticulturist, Sharon Yiesla will teach us about the many hydrangea varieties produced in cultivation by selective breeding that are prominent in landscaping. Learn more about the species available and their care. Visitors are welcome. Social time begins at 6:15 with announcements at 6:45 PM. Program starts at 7:00 PM at St. Paul Church, 118 First Street in Bloomingdale. Visit www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org or contact bloomingdalegardenclub@gail.com for more information.

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July 2019

THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A TREE

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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For more than 20 years, Mike Nowak has been talking about gardening, the environment and green living on Chicago radio. He is an Illinois Master Gardener, Openlands TreeKeeper, and past president of the Chicago Recycling Coalition. He will discuss such questions as: Do tree roots break into sewer or water lines? If your tree sustains a "wound," you should cover it over with tree wound paint? When you plant lawn under a tree, does the tree always win? Do most…

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August 2019

Be A Herbal Gourmet

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh began growing herbs in 1992 and started an herb business marketing a variety of herb products in 1995. What began as a hobby and a way to grow herbs for use in programs at the museums she managed, soon became a personal passion which was turned into a full-time endeavor. She is a regular contributor to The Essential Herbal Magazine, has a trilogy of short books on using herbs, and shares her more than 20 years of herb gardening experience on…

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September 2019

SCARCE Gardeners, Sustainability, and Recycling

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The energetic presentation by Kay McKeen will address the many aspects of sustainability and conservation, including the history and importance of composting, water, and our direct connection to nature and the environment. It will also provide tips on how to protect our resources and where to dispose of all unwanted materials properly. Attendees will definitely leave with valuable information pertaining to healthy living, prosperous gardens, and pollution reduction.    Visitors are welcome. Social time and announcement begin at 6:15 PM.…

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October 2019

Tips for the Lazy Gardener

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Discover useful ways to save time, energy, and money while gardening. This show and tell presentation by Cindy Tyley, demonstrates tips for both indoor and outdoor gardening throughout the year. Cindy owns Carriage House Garden Design in LaGrange and is a certified landscape designer who provides design and consultation focusing on practicality and low maintenance as well as beauty. She is a member of the Landscape Design Association and the Western Springs Garden Club.

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February 2020

City Bee Savers

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Bill Whitney has kept honey bees for over 20 years. City Bee Savers is his small honey bee farm in West Chicago that is deeply concerned about the future of bees. Their vulnerability has prompted Bill to become a certified member of the Illinois Queen Rearing Initiative. This group is developing a superior honey bee suited for the rigors of Illinois. Bill will be speaking to us about how to plant for these pollinators. He also teaches classes about bee keeping…

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May 2020

Member Only Pick-up

May 14, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Due to the present extraordinary circumstances and restrictions imposed because of COVID 19, the Bloomingdale Garden Club traditional Annual Flower & Plant Sale must be CANCELLED. However, anyone with a Pre-Sale Order will be able to pick up their plants on Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th at the Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive (North End of Springfield Park) in Bloomingdale. Appointment times for pick-up will be scheduled and RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED WITH REGARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED AT…

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August 2020

Carol Cichorski presents Creativity in the Garden

August 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Carol was already garden addicted when they moved to their small house on a half-acre lot 20 years ago. The house has grown and so has the garden. She was very much a novice gardener at that time. Much has changed since then. Carol is now past-president of the Elk Grove Garden Club, quite the gardener, speaks regularly at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and writes a gardening blog. Carol’s husband Mike is a passionate gardener as well, and…

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September 2020

Heather Prince presents Native Plants for Small Gardens

September 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Heather Prince is currently the nursery manager at Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove.  She has been a part of the green industry for more than 19 years, including experience at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Growing Place and The Pizzo Group. She is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees and shrubs with a passion for connecting people with plants. 

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October 2020

Gail Sanders presents PUMPKINS!

October 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join us for our masked and social distanced club meeting for fun and treats! Laurie Dring will demonstrate a cute little idea for our Christmas Craft—and then Gail Sanders will present PUMPKINS! You'll have to come to see and enjoy all her creative ideas! Emily Paster's presentation of "Five Ways to Preserve the Harvest" from our March meeting has been rescheduled to May of 2021. Also, Laura Christensen's presentation of "Lyme Disease" from our July meeting has been rescheduled to July of 2021.…

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