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Meeting Sunday, September 17. Place your tree & shrub order by September 24. 
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Dame's Rocket


Landscape Invaders: Ornamental Problem Plants and Native Alternatives

Presented by Clair Ryan, Midwest Invasive Plant Network


Sunday, September 17, 2:30-4:30 PM
Maze Library, 845 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park, IL

How well do you know your invasive plants? The Midwest Invasive Plant Network’s Clair Ryan will help you identify those most common to our yards and new ones as well. Learn about attractive, ecologically beneficial alternatives. Look them up afterwards in the Network’s free “Landscape Alternatives” app (iOS and Android), available for download now. Program description. 

Free and open to the public. 
Photo of Dame's Rocket, an invasive plant, by Citizens for Conservation (Barrington, IL)
 



Fall tree and shrub sale

Fall's cooler temperatures and warm, moist soil are ideal conditions for planting trees and shrubs. Members save 10 percent. We’ve also added a small selection of flowering native plants, listed on the shopping site, for day-of-sale purchase only at $5 each.

Pre-order trees and shrubs by September 24. Supplies are limited on some items.  Pickup is September 30, 9 a.m. - 1p.m at the Euclid Methodist Church parking lot in Oak Park.


Photo of Elderberry courtesy of Possibility Place
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Harvest and share milkweed seeds

If you’ve grown milkweed, your plants are probably developing pods. Stephanie Walquist offers tips and resources on harvesting milkweed seeds in a post on our website. 
 
Photo of milkweed pod by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region
Join West Cook Wild Ones! 
Your membership supports speakers on a monthly basis, educational materials, and advocacy for public gardens. You get a 10% discount on plants. All memberships or donations are fully tax-deductible.  

Click here to join/renew:  Wild Ones Membership
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