Posts By: Patrick Hogan

2020 Members’ Party and Board Election

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West Cook Wild Ones is a member-driven organization. We ask all members to save the date for our January membership party. We will celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 and plan for 2020, including electing our board. We will also have winter sowing supplies and native seeds available for planting.   Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:00… Read more »

Native Tree & Shrub Sale

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Orders are open for the Fall 2019 Native Tree and Shrub Sale, offered in partnership with Green Community Connections and the Interfaith Network. Choose among trees and shrubs of various sizes and add layer to your landscape.  Both trees and shrubs come in 5 gallon containers. We have a number of oak varieties or smaller… Read more »

2019 Garden Tour

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Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:00–4:00 PM Are you curious about native plant gardening? Join us on Saturday, August 10, to see gardens brimming with life and beauty and talk with the gardeners who created them. Birds, Bees and Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour, sponsored by West Cook… Read more »

Spring 2019 Native Plant Sale

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Now is the time to place your order for the native plant sale. Choose from over 100 species of native flowering plants, ferns, grasses, and sedges. They will provide beauty, habitat, and food for wildlife, as well as absorbing storm water and carbon. Order on our shopify site. Pickup is Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.–2… Read more »

Wild Ones at the One Earth Film Festival

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The One Earth Film Festival opens this weekend with showings throughout the day around the metropolitan area. Search or browse the selections by date, topic, and location at the One Earth Film Festival website.

Beauty and the Wild at Conference

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Home gardeners, landscape designers, and conservationists gathered at Triton College last week for West Cook Wild Ones’ The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference. Speakers Claudia West and Benjamin Vogt addressed different facets of native plant gardening, at times in stark contrast. West addressed aesthetics of a landscape and the emotions it evokes. Vogt struck a note… Read more »

Show Me – Help Me Gardens 2019

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Planning is underway at West Cook Wild Ones for a series of Show Me – Help Me garden visits. Show Me-Help Me Day is a Wild Ones® concept, focused on informal conversation and knowledge sharing. Members may show visitors established gardens and share how they got there or get instructive help on the challenges of… Read more »