Monthly Archives:: November 2017

2017 Gift Ideas for the Native Plant Gardener

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We thought we’d compile a handy list for the nature lover on your list. Don’t forget the possibility of a gift membership to West Cook Wild Ones. 🙂 Books: Mike MacDonald’s My Journey Into the Wilds of Chicago  Heather Holm: Bee Identification and Forage and Pollinators of Native Plants Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwarz’s new book… Read more »

Putting the Garden to Bed–Wild Ones Style

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Putting the Garden to Bed–Wild Ones Style The best time to get ready for next year is now.  1.Get rid of any invasives.  2.As you remove some of these plants, you might bring up hibernating insects like ladybugs and spiders. Tuck them back in the best you can, so they can do their good work… Read more »

West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments

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West Cook Wild Ones 2017 Accomplishments We are grateful for all of the joyful energy of our members, volunteers, and supporters over this past year. Thanks to all of you 2017 was a year of action for us. Next year will be even better.  Embracing senescence It’s hard to believe it’s almost time to say… Read more »