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Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Date(s): 4/25/2015

10:00am - 11:00am

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00am- 11:00am

Michelle Cox, U of I Extension Master Gardener

Grasses provide interest and texture in the garden; however the choices are numerous. Michelle will provide guidance for selection and care, and offer ideas on unique and appealing pairings in the landscape.

Members: Free

Non-Members: Daily Admission
Register at http://www.klehm.org/gardening-with-ornamental-grasses

Carrie Schommer, 815-965-8146

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What to Plant after Emerald Ash Borer Takes Your Trees

Date(s): 4/18/2015

10:00am - 11:30am

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
This presentation is made possible by the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Series

Dave Wanninger is the Horticulturist in Charge at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Previously, Dave worked many years as Horticulturist at Beaver Creek Nursery and Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm (not affiliated with Klehm Arboretum). Before that, Dave operated a landscaping company and was the nursery manager at a large independent garden center. He was also a longtime Instructor in the Horticulture program at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin. Dave embraces a large plant palette, but particularly favors hostas, peonies, and dwarf conifers in his home garden.
Carrie Schommer, 815-965-8146

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Volunteer Orientation for Heritage Gardens and Natural Areas

Date(s): 4/7/2015

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Whatever the level of your gardening skills, WE NEED YOU. Join us for an informal meeting to discuss opportunities to preserve natural landscape, be a garden interpreter, or an historical gardener.
Midway Village Museum, 815 397-9112 ext.116, tari.rowland@midwayvillage.com

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Annual Plant Sale Preview Night

Date(s): 5/8/2015

Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klehm Arboretum @ Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
Plant Sale Preview Night
Friday, May 8
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoor location only. $5 admission. Donate 10 plants the week before and get in for FREE!
Sarah Lambert, 815-965-8146,

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Annual Plant Sale

Date(s): 5/9/2015, 5/10/2015

Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Klehm Arboretum @ Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from hundreds of colorful plants, including unique varieties from local nurseries. Afterwards, you’re welcome to stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s blooming. Donations of plants are always welcome! Free Admission.
Sarah Lambert, 815-965-8146

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