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Popular garden columnist Jan Riggenbach to speak in Lake Forest

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  • Garden columnist Jan Riggenbach will present "A Change of Scenery (big ideas for less landscape labor)" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

      Garden columnist Jan Riggenbach will present "A Change of Scenery (big ideas for less landscape labor)" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.
    Courtesy of Woodlands Garden Club

  • Jan Riggenbach will sign copies of her latest book, "Your Midwest Garden, An Owner's Manual."

      Jan Riggenbach will sign copies of her latest book, "Your Midwest Garden, An Owner's Manual."
    Courtesy of Woodlands Garden Club

 
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Garden columnist Jan Riggenbach shares a potpourri of ideas to enhance your landscape without enlarging your to-do list during her presentation at the Woodlands Garden Club on Wednesday, March 12.

During the program, "A Change of Scenery (big ideas for less landscape labor)," Riggenbach will discuss how to find plants that really will thrive in dry shade or in solid clay; grow beautiful sod that never needs mowing; choose plants that are tougher than your dog; let your trees mulch your perennials; create a fresh produce aisle outside your back door; make your borders look -- and be -- good enough to eat; and more.

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The discussion will be at 10 a.m. at Dickinson Hall at the Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.

Riggenbach will speak, take questions and sign copies of her latest book, "Your Midwest Garden, An Owner's Manual." Books will be available for sale, and a portion of the purchase price will benefit Woodlands Garden Club.

Refreshments will be served.

Her book is an updated collection of readers' favorite columns with charts and index added for easy reference. Visit www.midwestgardening.com.

Riggenbach's newspaper and magazine columns have been inspiring Midwest gardeners for almost 40 years. "Midwest Gardening," her weekly syndicated garden column, appears in newspapers throughout the Midwest, including the Daily Herald, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Omaha World-Herald. She was also a longtime garden columnist and feature writer for Midwest Living magazine.

While this program is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. RSVP to: Woodlandsgardenclub@gmail.com

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