Bloomingdale Garden Club explores 'Dahlias, Living Fireworks!' Sept. 21

  • Learn how to grow and care for dahlias with Mike and Carol Cichorski at the next Bloomingdale Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

    Learn how to grow and care for dahlias with Mike and Carol Cichorski at the next Bloomingdale Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Posted9/17/2021 12:07 AM

The Bloomingdale Garden Club will present "Dahlias, Living Fireworks!" on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First St. in Bloomingdale.

Mike and Carol Cichorski "found" dahlias 18 years ago and their lives have not been the same since.

 

Each year in February they plant tubers in their basement and grow about 300 plants.

About 65 of these go into their own garden.

Carol is a blogger at www.OhWhatA.com and speaks regularly at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Mike is past president of the Central States Dahlia Society. He will share their dahlia passion and talk about how you can grow dahlias too!

Visitors are welcome. Social time and announcements begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m.

On Oct. 19, David Brooks, a professional naturalist who teaches about Illinois natural history and green landscaping, will speak on "Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding." He works with and welcomes garden clubs to visit Spring Valley's Nature Center (111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg) throughout the year to learn more about prairie wildflowers and ecology, spring migrant birds, heirloom kitchen gardening and the history of Schaumburg's German farming community. In our presentation, learn the "how to" of attracting a variety of birds to your yard with feeding stations and food plantings. His program will include a who's-who of common local birds and some of the migrants to be observed in spring and fall.

For more information, contact bloomingdalegardenclub@gmail.com or visit www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org.

Follow www.facebook.com/bloomingdalegardenclub.

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