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Treat Dad to a night of R & B.  $10 admission, $5 Klehm Members, Children 12 and under are free.

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Klehm Arboretum is excited to announce that this year’s spring luncheon, BOTANICA, is scheduled for Friday, April 8th, on site at the Klehm visitor center/gallery. This year is the 22nd consecutive running of this popular spring event! We are delighted to have Leslie Goddard, historian and actress, as our featured presentation. Leslie will bring to life the story of noted author and environmentalist Rachel Carson. Ms. Carson’s book Silent Spring had an enormous impact on the budding environmental movement of the early 1960’s, and made her one of the most respected science writers in America.
Workshop: Join the DuCharme’s (The Olive Oil Experience) as they demonstrate some of their favorite healthy eating recipes and talk about the benefits of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. They will also lend some helpful tips on how to use herbs and spices without fear.
Luncheon/Program $50.            Workshop/Luncheon/Program  $75
Register at http://www.klehm.org/botanicadate

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Join Klehm on a bus trip to explore the 21st annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.  The show features educational seminars, garden-related shopping, horticultural experts and more! Skip the traffic and parking fees and find everything you need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Registration deadline is February 9, 2015.
Price includes transportation and entrance to the show.
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Depart from Klehm at 7:30am
Arrive back at Klehm at approximately 3:30pm (in time for your Valentine’s Day plans!)
Cost: $40 each
Space is limited; register online or by calling (815) 965-8146.

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It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog.  Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds.  At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a costume contest.  Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories and pictures.  In addition, there will be vendors with pet-friendly products to visit and an adoption event featuring local advocacy organizations.
Half Price Admission: $3 adults, $1.50 seniors, kids and students.
Members: Free

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Join us for our annual fall festival!  Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun.  October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors.  Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
Admission: Free

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Join us for our annual fall festival!  Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun.  October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors.  Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
Admission: Free

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This presentation By Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI,  will focus on a few shade plants that are good performers, not just new plants that have not been trialed. The adage, “All new plants are not good and all good plants are not new” holds true, especially for shade plants.
Defining shade garden conditions
It is most important to define what shade is when questioned about shade plant recommendations. There are many types of shade situations, such as dappled shade, indirect sunlight, morning sunlight, midday sun, or evening sunlight. Available light and the intensity change throughout the day and through the growing season all matter
There are countless gradations to be considered. Soils are also an important factor in choosing plants; soil types vary from rich, moisture retentive to competitive, dry soils. Consumers need to know a plant’s preferences for light, soil moisture and maintenance. Are they willing to provide extra irrigation or soil modifications to improve conditions for the plant? For example, it may take many years of amending soils to achieve desirable conditions for moisture-sensitive plants.
Know the plant and understand its needs. What light intensity does it prefer, and what will it tolerate? What is the pH and preferred soil type? What is the preferred soil moisture level; will it tolerate root competition? Does the plant have special needs: deadheading, frequent division, staking? Will it be a clump-former, or will it spread?
 
Mark Dwyer – Biography
Mark has been the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI for the past 16 years.  He directs the continued maintenance and improvement of this 20 acre botanical resource with a talented grounds staff and many dedicated volunteers.  Mark previously worked at Fernwood Botanical Garden (Niles, MI) and as a landscape designer in Appleton, WI.  Mark has degrees in landscape architecture (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) and urban forestry (UW-Stevens Point).  Mark’s true passion is obtaining, growing, observing and photographing all types of plants.
Klehm Arboretum and Rotary Gardens are members of the American Horticulture Society and offer reciprocal admission to their members.
Mark Dwyer’s presentation is hosted by the John and Pauline Cook Horticultural Lecture Series
Members: Free
Non-Members: Included with admission.

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This presentation By Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI,  will focus on a few shade plants that are good performers, not just new plants that have not been trialed. The adage, “All new plants are not good and all good plants are not new” holds true, especially for shade plants.
Defining shade garden conditions
It is most important to define what shade is when questioned about shade plant recommendations. There are many types of shade situations, such as dappled shade, indirect sunlight, morning sunlight, midday sun, or evening sunlight. Available light and the intensity change throughout the day and through the growing season all matter
There are countless gradations to be considered. Soils are also an important factor in choosing plants; soil types vary from rich, moisture retentive to competitive, dry soils. Consumers need to know a plant’s preferences for light, soil moisture and maintenance. Are they willing to provide extra irrigation or soil modifications to improve conditions for the plant? For example, it may take many years of amending soils to achieve desirable conditions for moisture-sensitive plants.
Know the plant and understand its needs. What light intensity does it prefer, and what will it tolerate? What is the pH and preferred soil type? What is the preferred soil moisture level; will it tolerate root competition? Does the plant have special needs: deadheading, frequent division, staking? Will it be a clump-former, or will it spread?
 
Mark Dwyer – Biography
Mark has been the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI for the past 16 years.  He directs the continued maintenance and improvement of this 20 acre botanical resource with a talented grounds staff and many dedicated volunteers.  Mark previously worked at Fernwood Botanical Garden (Niles, MI) and as a landscape designer in Appleton, WI.  Mark has degrees in landscape architecture (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) and urban forestry (UW-Stevens Point).  Mark’s true passion is obtaining, growing, observing and photographing all types of plants.
Klehm Arboretum and Rotary Gardens are members of the American Horticulture Society and offer reciprocal admission to their members.
Mark Dwyer’s presentation is hosted by the John and Pauline Cook Horticultural Lecture Series
Members: Free
Non-Members: Included with admission.
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