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September 2017 Club Meeting

September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Program:     Unique Conifers Make Gardens Special presented by Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery.

Location:  Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd, Darien IL 60561

Dinner:   Pizza, appetizers, salads, and dessert with soft drinks.

Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email ccebulski@comcast.net. The dinner cost is $23.00 per person. Dinner starts at 7:00PM.  Meeting starts at 8:00PM.

Directions:  The restaurant is located in the strip mall, on the South East corner of 75th Street and Lemont Rd. Exit I55 at Lemont Rd and head north for 3 miles. Exit I355 at 75th Street and head east for 5 miles.

Rich Eyre starts his presentation talking about how to site and select conifers for every garden location.   Understanding sunlight levels and soil percolation are the first steps in the process.  Knowing your space limitations and growth of the desired plants will help refine your choices.  Conifers can improve your garden with tremendous form, phenomenal texture, unusual shapes and seasonal color.  Colorful coning attributes, buds and interesting bark characteristics add to their appeal.  There is a conifer for every garden space.  Images of superlative gardens will inspire gardeners to learn more about these unique trees.

Richard Eyre Biography

Richard Eyre is a conifer collector turned nurseryman. In 1988 he and his wife Susan turned his passion into a thriving business, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Inc.  The nursery is located in Woodstock IL, and features dwarf plant material specially suited for modern downsized spaces. In addition to conifers, the nursery specializes in Japanese maples, beeches, ginkgos and hostas.  Rich is particularly fond of Asian plants, and has dozens of different cultivars of Japanese white pines. Rich is an active member of the American Conifer Society.  He is past Vice President of the Central Region of ACS and he served on the Board of Directors for the national ACS for three years. Rich also is a member of IGIA, ILCA, AmericanHort, and several other plant societies. He’s been featured on the Victory Garden and HGTV, and been written about in Chicagoland Gardening, American Nurseryman, Fine


September 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Charlene Cebulski


Home Run Inn Pizza
7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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(630) 739-9696