June 10, 2020 "Dragonflies and Damselflies". Are you intrigued by these visitors to your garden? Beautiful and fragile looking, yet also a predator hunting for food. Join us and guest speaker Cindy Crosby and discover more about the lives of these fascinating garden flyers. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guests are welcome.
August, 12, 2020 Annual picnic. Members plus guest.
September 9, 2020
“Octoberfest in September”. Garden Club members sponsored BBQ. Details will follow. Members plus guest.
An unusual light brown and white SKUNK
To further amaze us, a Tarantula!
These cuties are Sugar Gliders, a type of nocturnal gliding possum. Very soft and gentle
Among the interesting creatures brought to our meeting was this Leopard Gecko
May 9, 2020 Plant & Craft Sale of the Rolling Meadows Garden Club at the William D. Ahrens Building, 3200 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Premium hanging baskets perfect for Mother's Day, great variety of annuals and perennials for sun and shade and many choices to attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects! Grasses, native plants as well as plants donated by our members will be for sale. Vendors will offer a great selection of garden accessories and crafts. Our Kid's Corner is ready and waiting for aspiring gardeners. 9 am - 2 pm. Free Admission.
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A wonderful soft opossum also visited us.
Our BAT visitor close up
March 11, 2020
"Hydrangeas". These plants are truly stunning and can be a focal point in our gardens and homes even in a dried flower arrangement. Horticulturist Glenn Grosch shows how to grow hydrangeas successfully. Hardiness, light requirements, pruning techniques and the blue/pink mystery will be discussed. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guest are welcome.
April 08, 2020
"What's New for 2020". Kim Hartman, master gardener and a landscape designer with Countryside Nursery, will introduce new best plants and ideas for the upcoming season. Improved old favorites, disease resistant annuals and perennials and plants that adapt to the changing climate will be discussed. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guests are welcome
Below was an exciting program held September of 2016,
Here are some pictures of the Barred Owl and Red Shouldered Hawk:
Mark Spreyer of the Stillman Nature Center presented Who's Who Of Owls, a slide and live birds presentation.
To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom.
Join award-winning naturalist Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls
and other raptors. Owls' amazing hunting adaptations are explained.
November11, 2020 TBD
December 9, 2020 Christmas Party.
Rolling Meadows Garden Club
Encourage the knowledge and love of gardening through educational meetings and field trips. Contribute to the community through civic beautification, awards and annual events.
October 14, 2020
"Putting The Garden To Bed". Raking leaves, cutting down perennials and emptying pots are part of autumn and the end of the active gardening season. Bill Karges will teach us what to leave for winter interest, how to provide shelter for wildlife and find the right balance for nature and gardeners. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guests are welcome.
July 8, 2020
"Extending the Summer Bounty in Your Garden". The peak of summer and harvest time are approaching fast and we want to extend and preserve the fruits of our labor! Kathy Vitalo, owner of Herbally Yours, demonstrates how to successfully do that. Tasting, smelling and identifying seasonal herbs are part of the presentation. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guests are welcome.
September 11th 2019 Incredible Bats meeting was amazing!
The below pictures are from this amazing meeting! Mysterious, misunderstood and sometimes even feared! Daniel and Sharon Peterson have been promoting bat education through their programs
May 13, 2020
"Woodland Spring Flowers". Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills covers 112 acres of wood- and wetlands open year-round for outdoor recreation. Jeff Rapp, director of the Nature Center, introduces us to the dazzling display of spring flowers covering the grounds this time of the year. Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, at 6:30 pm. Free, guests are welcome.
GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMS FOR 2020
PROGRAMS ARE HELD THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE CARD ROOM OF THE ROLLING MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTER 3705 PHEASANT DR., BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. WITH REFRESHMENTS AND A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING. PROGRAMS START AT 7:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED