Wild Ones to take tours of two private gardens July 27
On Saturday, July 27, join Wild Ones of Northern Kane County for tours of two private gardens in St. Charles beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Attendees will meet at Davis Richmond School, 1125 S. Seventh St. in St. Charles. From there, they will visit the Prucher garden and the Duerr garden.
Attendees from northern Kane County are encouraged to meet to carpool at 9 a.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail in Elgin.
The Prucher garden started about 20 years ago with a few flats of native plants and has been expanding ever since. See prairie dock, compass plant, iron weed, cardinal flower, great blue lobelia and a host of others.
The Duerr garden was built in the 1950s, and the original owner was greatly influenced by Morton Arboretum to utilize plants of horticultural interest. Now the Duerrs have included many native plants and consider it a dynamic entity that changes every day.
Go to the event page at www.facebook.com/NKWildOnes/.
The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones. They are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization.
The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.
For information, visit northernkanecounty.wildones.org.