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Pottawatomie Garden Club gives landscaping award to Carriage Oaks – kechambers

Pottawatomie Garden Club gives landscaping award to Carriage Oaks

The Pottawatomie Garden Club held its fall luncheon on Monday, Oct. 24

This is the last meeting for the garden club in 2022.

Each year at the fall luncheon, the garden club presents the Landscape Commendation to a local business.

This year, Carriage Oaks, a senior living residence in St Charles, received the award.

In June, Joanne Hoube, a past president of the Pottawatomie Garden Club, invited the Community Outreach Committee to view the gardens surrounding Carriage Oaks where she is a resident.

She introduced them to Nancy McNamara who gave the committee a tour. McNamara is responsible for developing the gardens surrounding the building.

The gardens include perennials, many of them started from seed, as well as cut flower, vegetable and herb gardens. They are surrounded by shrubs and trees.

Volunteers from Carriage Oaks maintain the gardens.

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The club meets on the fourth Monday of the month from March to October. Since 1928, garden club members have made St. Charles a more beautiful community. They plant flowers on the Main Street and Illinois bridges, and around the Municipal building each spring and fall.

The club also hosts a garden walk fundraiser; next year’s walk, showcases private home gardens in St. Charles, will be June 24. The club honors past members with the Memorial Tree Program. The club also awards annual scholarships to horticulture students and provides support to gardening and environmental projects in the community.

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