Posts By: laketoprairie

May Meeting Recap – Water Doesn’t Lie: A Native Plant Solution to Drainage Problems

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  It was another well-attended meeting for our May 2017 chapter program. Amy Dickinson and Jim Futransky presented their informative and interesting story on how they managed stormwater runoff and flooding problems using rain gardens and bioswales.     Here is a couple who love their 1953 home on a 1+ acre near the Des… Read more »

April Meeting Recap – Traditional Landscaping Using Native Plants

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It was a full house, with 65 people attending April Nielsen’s excellent presentation on creating a traditional looking landscape using native plants. She began the program talking about native plant ecology defining ‘natives’ as plants that have evolved and thrived here before European settlers arrived, going on to describe how our native species are perfectly… Read more »

Illinois Native Plant Sales

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Looking to add native plants to your landscape this year? Here is a list of  Illinois native plant sales by county plus a few in nearby Indiana and Wisconsin.  Within county, they are listed by date of the sale.  A list of nurseries that sell native plants follows. Lake County Citizens for Conservation First weekend… Read more »