Date(s) - 09/20/2015
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This is a great opportunity to visit a mature, double lot garden filled with natives. Linda Walker (she presented for our wintersowing workshop in February 2014) has spent the past 20+ years tending and growing many of IL’s native plants to create a sanctuary for the many animals that share the land and need gardens like hers more than ever before. Her favorite time of the year is fall with all of the color in the trees, shrubs, and perennials complementing each other. There is much to appreciate in the autumnal garden. For example, the Cassia is stunning in the fall with its yellow leaves and blackish pods. From the plentiful asters and goldenrods, birds, bees, and butterflies get their final meals before winter hibernation or migration.
Come and be inspired and learn how the fall is the best time to plant native seedlings. Linda will also have her seedlings available for sale after the walk, including three species of Asclepias (milkweed), Bur Sedge, and Rattlesnake Master and so many other wonderful local eco-type savailable. The proceeds benefit literacy activtiies in Myanamar. You can see the full listing of her plants here (click on the image to enlarge):
You can read about her and her daughter’s work in Myanamar here: Huffington Post article.
Click here to get tickets/RSVP: Walker’s Wilds Yard Tour Free and open to the public.