Sedges: Program and Tour with Trish Beckjord

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Date(s) - 06/22/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Midwest Natural Gardens


Join us on June 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., when Northern Kane County Wild Ones chapter founding member, Trish Beckjord will lead a tour of the sedge garden at Midwest Natural Gardens, 38W443 Route 64 in St. Charles. She’ll stress the importance of these plants and how to use them as your native garden staple.

The garden was the brainstorm of chairman and president of Midwest Groundcovers, Christa Orum-Keller, and Trish herself. It was planted in 2016 and features 35 to 40 different sedges. This is the perfect time to observe the sedges because their seed heads are in full view – one of the best ways to identify the different types.

Trish recommends that after the tour, participants drive over to Pottawatomie Park, along the east edge of the Fox River, located 4 blocks north of Rt. 64 and 3 blocks west of Rt. 25 (turn west on local North Avenue), to see sedges in action. Their Native Plant Demonstration Garden exemplifies how sedges enhance other species and are beautiful in their own right.

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