- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
April 19 program at Burpee to explore native woodland plants for shady areas
Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will host a native plant expert at their next meeting. Daniel Boehlke will present a program about native woodland plants for shady areas at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.
Boehlke is the retail sales horticultural adviser at Frenz Garden Center in Milwaukee. He will present information about the many trees, shrubs, spring-blossoming and ground layer plants that are native to the upper Midwest.
Educated at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Boehlke was senior horticulturist and assistant garden center manager at Hawks Nursery Company for five years. At the Milwaukee Audubon Natural Landscaping Conference, he presented “Woodland Restoration From the Ground Up,” by looking at the history of Wisconsin forests, and with descriptions and pictures of typical wooded areas, a restoration procedure laid out with more than 36 species. He has more than 20 years of experience in native plant culture.
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to socialize, browse the merchandise tables, or check out the library and Wild Ones information booths before the 7 p.m. meeting.
The program is free and open to the public. For details, contact Terry Mohaupt at (815) 399-8432 or email@example.com.
From the April 11-17, 2012, issue