UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
September 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library - "Designing the Mixed Border"
The Garden Club of Harrington Park is pleased to welcome back Guest Speaker Marc E. Zukovich on Thursday, September 10th, at 7:30 P.M., at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park. Last year Zukovich wowed the garden club with a program on "Gardening with Deer." This time, Marc's lecture will examine how to design the mixed border.
Why design at all? Why not just plump down your favorite annuals and perennials and see what happens? Your end result would most likely be Chaos!
Marc will share design tips used by the pros to create a garden bed that provides multi-season color and interest. According to Marc; "the ‘mixed border’ should contain shrubs, perennials, grasses, bulbs, annuals, and sometimes small ornamental trees."
Also covered in Marc's presentation will be planting and maintenance tips to ensure that the garden is successful and remains healthy. Examples of mixed borders and the plants best to use in them will be shown in a slide presentation. Handouts with information will be distributed.
Special Events at the Garden Club of Harrington Park:
November 7, 2015 - 10:00 A.M. - Beautification of Downtown Harrington Park - Join Garden Club members and friends as we cleanout the barrels and green them up with Alberta Spruce for the fall and winter display. Bring garden gloves, kneeler, and trowel. Great fun and friendship!
November 22, 2015 (Sunday) - 2:00 P.M. - Make-It & Take-It Thanksgiving Workshop
conducted by Gerri Gibney - Create a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece to use on your
bountiful table, or give as a dynamite hostess gift for the holiday. All material is supplied.
Fee, and reservations are a must. Always a fun event to let your creative juices flow and
enjoy a pleasant afternoon with friends, and to make new ones!
December 11, 2015 - 7:00 P.M. - "Nibbles & Sweets"
a holiday party for members and their guests at the Gibney household.
Members bring appetizers and desserts.