Save seeds and plant a native prarie

The September meeting of the Rockford Garden Club, free and open to the public, will meet Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, in downtown Rockford. Ruth Oldenburg, an Advanced Master Gardener and Master Naturalist will speak on how to collect and save seeds from your garden […]

$1,000 scholarship available

The Rockford Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any local current graduating high school senior or recent graduate majoring in horticulture studies, landscape architecture, environmental science, conservatory management, organic farming or associated, related fields. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student attending any college in the fall of 2012 and can […]

Indian chief cemetery mystery solved

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The”mystery body” answer came from the Rockford Area Historical Museum, Pederson Funeral Home’s Dave Pederson and from Rockford’s’ Christine Marcus Stone. Questions of “Who and why?” are the norm as the Rockford Lions Club and the Rockford Garden Club bring this forgotten cemetery back to life. Hidden under brush and undergrowth are long-forgotten, broken and […]

Gardeners and graves

The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler.

On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy Hoovler, Dave Hoovler and Tom Healy assessed the progress of the Rockford Lions Club renovation of the old Pioneer Cemetery next to North Rockford Middle School on Division. To assure a proper landscaping of this historical site, the Garden […]

Garden club holds perennial plant sale, auction

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The Rockford Garden Club’s major fundraising event of the year is a great time to stock up on quality plants. Garden club members sell their homegrown assortment of “garden goods” including perennials, native plants, ground covers, quality small bushes/shrubs, annuals, herbs, bulbs, and vines. Members will be on hand—many are master gardeners—to answer questions and […]