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July 2018

July 2018 – Pests & Problems on the Home Landscape

July 17, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Nanette Kalscheur Nanette is a Master Gardener / Plant and Pesticide Specialist with the IL Dept. of Agriculture.  As such, she conducts diagnostic inspections of commercial nursery and greenhouse stock. Each year our lawns and gardens experience a new variety of pests.  Nanette will discuss on how we can address these new problems.   Tuesday, July17 6:15 PM Social Time 6:45 PM Business Announcements 7:00 PM Program

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August 2018

August 2018 – Living Wall / Vertical Garden

August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Shawna Coronado Shawna Coronado, is an author, blogger, photographer, organic gardener. She will be explaining the advantages of living walls, the different types of living walls one can choose to grow, and how to actually go about planting one.  Her creative sustainable ideas for organic soil maintenance, water collection and creative ways to reuse items around our homes to create these living walls will also be shared with us. Tuesday, August 21 6:15 PM Social Time 6:45 PM Business Announcements 7:00 PM Program

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September 2018

September 2018 – Critters in your Garden

September 18, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Mel Zaloudek Mel is a landscape consultant with a degree in taxonomic botany at the Poplar Creek Public Library.  Five key points he will be discussing are: Plant Selection 90% of deterrents don’t really work Fence heights to be effective Deadliest season for shrub and small tree damage What happens (what to do) when your neighbors set out food to attract deer Tuesday, September 18 6:15 PM Social Time 6:45 PM Business Announcements 7:00 PM Program

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October 2018

October 2018 – Growing First Orchids

October 16, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Don White Don is the owner of Anything Orchids in Frankfort.  He will not be doing a formal presentation but giving a talk on how to raise and care for orchids.  Tuesday, October 16 6:15 PM Social Time 6:45 PM Business Announcements 7:00 PM Program

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April 2019

APRIL 16, 2019 – FLOWER & PLANT SALE PREP MEETING

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Start with making new friends and get settled in with a snack and drink while we make announcements about upcoming events. Then get down to business as the Club gets ready for it’s Annual Flower & Plant Sale on May 3rd and 4th. This very popular event funds the Club’s programs, activities, and charitable endeavors. Visitors are welcome. Tuesday, April 16 6:15 PM Social Time 6:45 PM Business Announcements 7:00 PM Program

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May 2019

MAY 3rd and MAY 4th – 2019 Annual Flower & Plant Sale

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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DATES AND HOURS: FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, from 9 am to 6 pm AND SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, from 9 am to 5 pm LOCATION: Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building 259 Springfield Drive — North End of Springfield Park Bloomingdale, IL 60108 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: bloomingdalegardenclub@gmail.com FEATURING: Flats of 48 colorful flowers Premium 10” Hanging Baskets Geraniums & Accent Plants Proven Winners & Specialty Annuals Vegetables & Herbs Cannas, Grasses, Tropicals & Tuts Perennials from members' gardens Master Gardener Help Desk Garden Items Raffles Proceeds…

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MAY 21, 2019 – DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Cindy Crosby Few insects are as fascinating as Illinois' dragonflies and damselflies. From their unusual life cycle of transformation, their bizarre sex life, mystifying migratory habits, and their struggle for survival, there is plenty to discover and marvel about! Hear the cultural history of dragonflies, including some of the myths and superstitions that surround them. Be amazed at their natural history as you see beautiful close-up images of different species that are found in the Chicago Region. Find out…

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June 2019

HYDRANGEAS are HOT!!!

June 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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