Date: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)
Members meet at the church to arrange carpooling.
Rain date set for Sunday, May 1, 1:00 pm – Members will be notified the day before the event in case of cancellation.
In this tour, Wild Ones members will observe three different approaches to gardening with natives in Normal. First we will look at a garden with a very diverse assemblage of plants, many of which are native. Next we will visit gardens that have been established and expanded over many years to include four woodland beds and two primarily prairie beds. The last stop will be gardens that recreate an Illinois woodland area.
There will be a variety of spring ephemerals, including Spring Beauty, Hepatica, Trilliums, Toothwort, Trout Lilies, Dutchman’s Breeches, and Bluebells, and other woodland plants such as Bloodroot, Solomon’s Seal (False and True), Spiderwort, Columbine, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and Wild Ginger.