Posts By: goeke1124

Get your yard ready for monarch migration

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          What kind of milkweed do you have?  You can still plant milkweed, just keep it watered.   If you can, it would be great to plant more milkweed for next year, and you can sow seeds now—they’ll stay dormant until after winter/spring.  Some patches of milkweed (and different kinds is… Read more »

Native bees in the garden.

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Ms. Fisher’s talk “Native Bees in the Garden” will discuss our wild native bees from a gardener’s perspective. Everyone knows how important honey bees are for pollination, but native bees are even more important, especially in the garden.Topics will include the differences between native bees and honey bees, their life cycles, what they like for habitat,… Read more »

Plants for sale

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The following is our current inventory: The following are $2.50 5 * Little blue stem 3 * Woodland Brome 21 * Palm Sedge 5 * Wild garlic 25 * Prairie Milk weed 21 * Swamp Milkweed 1 * Butterfly weed 4 * Calico aster 11 * Black-eyed Susan 4 * Zig-Zag Goldenrod 5 * Wild… Read more »

West Cook Wild Ones 2015 Native Plant Sale

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Pre-order economically-priced, local eco-type native plants for pick up at West Cook Wild Ones’  Living Landscapes: A Native Garden Conference featuring Doug Tallamy on May 17, 2015 at Dominican University.  Order here: Whether you’d like to attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators or find unique plants for shade, sun, rain gardens, or clay soil, you’ll have… Read more »

Free Preview of Jens Jensen – The Living Green

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Join us at the One Earth Film Festival Jens Jensen The Living Green Saturday, March 8, 2014 2 Pm to 4 PM Triton College, River Grove This award winning documentary portrays how Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860 – 1951) rose from street sweeper, to ‘dean of landscape architecture’, to pioneering conservationist in troubled, early Chicago. At… Read more »