Area Garden Events

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Don’t get caught without water for your yard during the next drought! Harvest Rainwater!

The Land Conservancy (TLC) is pleased to offer high quality, 55 gallon rain barrels at a great price. Premium, food-grade recycled polyethylene barrels are available in black, grey, blue or terra cotta starting at $69. Pick-up is in mid-May in Woodstock or Algonquin. Order your rain barrels by calling the office at 815/337-9502 or visiting www.conservemc.org. Tumbling and stationary composters are also available, starting at $129 and $87.

Barrels have a mesh screen on top to keep mosquitoes out, and two locations possible for the spigot. Barrels can be connected in series using a hose (purchased separately) to increase the amount of rainwater saved. Outdoor watering in summer can be up to 70% of household water use. Only 1/4 inch of rainfall runoff from the average roof will completely fill a typical 55 gallon barrel.

Pick up for rain barrels and composters will be at TLC’s office in Woodstock, 4622 Dean Street, on May 15, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm and May 16, 2015 from 10 am to noon. Algonquin pick-up will be at 2200 Harnish Drive on May 15, 2015 from 8 am to 5 pm or by arranging a different pick up time in Algonquin by calling 847/658-4184. The price for a barrel with an Algonquin pick up is $74.

TLC also has a limited number of rain barrels in stock for $69 that are ready for pick up at the Woodstock location, 4622 Dean Street. Available colors are: grey, green, and espresso brown. Order your rain barrels for pick-up today at www.conservemc.org or by calling 815/337-9502.

You might also be interested in purchasing an oak tree and/or Buddy Pack from us. We are selling white, bur, red, swamp white and scarlet oak trees. The Buddy Packs are plant mixes for either sunny or shady conditions for planting under your oak tree. Pick up will be on May 15 and 16 at the Woodstock location only. Please go to our website for further details and prices, www.conserveMC.org.

 

August 2016

The Wisconsin Daylily Society will present its 26th annual HUGE plant sale Mid-August  in a 4,000 square-foot tent at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison WI. There will be thousands of plants with more than 800 different kinds to choose from. This is the largest daylily plant sale in the area, and it’s the perfect place to find great daylilies from a wide selection of plants. For more information: trkleinheinz@att.net or 608-221-1933.