The Council of Rockford Gardeners will host a Holiday Luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Giovanni’s, East State and Bell School Road, Rockford. The featured speaker will be Patty Bailey of Patty’s Plants, a natural and organic garden supply store, at 819 E. High St., Milton, Wis.
Patty Bailey has been in the garden center/nursery business for the last 30 years. This is her fourth year in her own business. She carries a variety of eco-friendly garden products, organic and heirloom vegtable plants, herbs, flowers, perennials, unique garden art and more. Her presentation will be on “Seasonal Flowering Plants from the Past to the Present.” She will give a short demonstration on gift basket making, using seasonal plants. She will also give tips on caring for houseplants in the winter as well as a bit of folklore.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with the luncheon at noon. Menu selections are: oven roasted pork loin or baked orange roughy or vegetarian lasagna. Dessert will be chocolate ganache. Early bird price is $30 before Dec. 1, or $35 after Dec. 1. Checks should be made payable to: Council of Rockford Gardeners. Mail to Peg Goral, 4908 Preservation Pointe Drive, Loves Park, IL 61111. No table reservations will be taken for groups fewer than eight. For more information, call (815) 877-1045. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.
From the Nov. 23-29, 2011, issue