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Established in 1980

Seedlings Garden Club 

 Organized: September, 1949  
 Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00 p.m. 

 When friends meet ... hearts warm.

Seedlings’ goal is to cultivate an appreciation of nature and beauty both at home and in the community, to work to conserve flora and fauna, and to raise funds for and/or participate in any activities that promote these endeavors.

Something About Us

Seedlings Garden Club strives to provide programs that are interesting, educational and fun. Our programs offer activities for all gardeners and nature lovers! There are many wonderful secrets hidden in the Rock River Valley. This past spring, we made Garden Art using different kinds of glassware glued together to make bird feeders, bird baths, and some interesting, colorful art to perk up our gardens. We also learned how to raise Monarch butterflies and release them into the garden. We have just completed our planning for 2016 and have a wonderful list of programs to offer. Be sure to check out our schedule of activities below.

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Counter set: 5/3/10

Garden Clubs

Each garden club of the Council of Rockford Gardeners, Inc. encourages and welcomes guests and new members. Visit each club site below for information about the club and to access their schedule of meetings and ongoing activities.

2016 Seedlings Calendar of Meetings

 – 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m.

January 18, No Seedlings Meeting

February 15, 6 p.m.
Crafting: Monica Gibbons will be teaching and helping us paint wine glasses and Shirley Wiklund will demonstrate how to make a spring wreath. Location: Lora Prochaska’s, 6461 Muirfield Lane.
Coordinator: Lora Prochaska (262-6231). Hostesses: Shirley Wiklund, Sherry Seaver-D. 

March 15
Council of Rockford Gardeners sponsored bus trip to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Register with Canterbury Books & Tours at 815-398-1454 or (Attention: Janet). Reference Council of Rockford Gardeners. Cost $55 for bus and ticket. 

March 21, 6 p.m.
Pot Luck & Fund Raiser.  Everyone bring a dish to pass and a check to donate to the Seedlings treasury. 
Location: Jan Bowman’s, 5150 Gas Light Court. Coordinator: Jan Bowman (885-3608). Hostess: Mary Kay Morrison.

April 12, 11:00 a.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Spring Luncheon/Scholarship Fund Raiser
Speaker: Carolyn Ulrich, Chicagoland Gardening Editor. “Gardening in Small Spaces.”

April 18, 6 p.m.
Michelle Cox will speak about Show Stoppers, High Impact & Low Maintenance Plants. After Michelle’s presentation, we will have refreshments and our meeting. Michelle’s contact info is: 815-540-8835 or email Michelle (
Location: Landscape Connection, 4472 S. Mulford Road (Corner of Mulford & Linden Road).
Coordinator: Lora Prochaska (262-6231). Hostesses: Linda Kenley, Kathy Crandall, Judy Schellenberger-D  

May 16, 6 p.m.
We will tour the vegetable garden on the grounds of the Rock River Food Pantry followed by refreshments at the Brew House. Location: 421 S. Rockton Avenue.
Coordinator: Anita Johnson (226-1606). Hostess: Barb Kober.  

June 15, noon to 8 p.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Free Garden Walk
Visit gardens throughout the Rockford area. Open to the public.

June 20, 6 p.m.
We will tour Kelly Epperson Simmons garden and Kelly will tell us about all the changes they have made to the yard in the few years they have owned the home. After the tour, we will have refreshments and our meeting on Kelly’s patio. Please bring a lawn chair.
Location: 34 Bryer Lane. Coordinator: Jan Bowman (885-3608). Hostesses: Patty Zahn, Clare Bland, and Marion Applegate-D. 

July 16, Departure Time TBD (Note: This is a Saturday)
Road Trip!!!
to Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI.  We will tour the garden and go for lunch in Janesville at a place TBD. We will meet at Meijer’s parking lot to carpool and make a stop at Love’s in Roscoe to pick up our northern members. Coordinator: Rita Hammer (624-8158).

August 15, 6 p.m.
Creative Landscaping Tour at Claudia Fleeman’s. Location: 4411 Dorset Drive. After the tour, we will have refreshments (ice cream cones) and our meeting at Sherry Seaver’s (just around the corner) 4013 Eaton Drive.
Coordinator: Barb Kober (229-6968). Hostesses. Kathy Crandall, Sherry Seaver. 

September 19, 6 p.m.
Don Miller will be presenting a program on Backyard Birds. Our meeting will be held after the presentation.
Location: Severson Dells.
Coordinator: Judy Schellenberger (623-2809). Hostesses: Sherry Seaver, Linda Kenley, and Mary Wulff-D

September 21 (Wednesday), 4:00 p.m.
Rockford Council of Gardner’s General Meeting
Hosted by Wildflowers
Location: St. Anskar Episcopal Church, 4801 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL

October 17, 6 p.m.
Seedling Planning Meeting.
Location: TBD. 

November 21, 6 p.m.
Christmas Dinner & Charity Fund Raiser.
Location: TBD.
Coordinator: Lora Prochaska (262-6231). Hostess: Shirley Wiklund.

December 6, 11 a.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Holiday Luncheon/Scholarship Fund Raiser.

December 19, No Seedlings Meeting

Click here to obtain a printable schedule of Seedlings Club meetings for 2016.  If interested in attending a meeting, joining our club, or just want more information, send an e-mail to Patty Zahn ( or Sherry Seaver ( Everyone is welcome to attend three meetings as a guest.


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