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Plant by Numbers: Simple Plans, Beautiful Spaces for Pollinators

Dates: Apr. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020
Times: 10:00AM-4:00PM closed Mondays
Category: Nature
Location: Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E 135th Street, Romeoville, Il 60446
Phone: (815) 886-1467
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If you've ever wanted to put an attractive, pollinator-friendly garden or landscape in your yard, this is the year, and now is the time to get planting! "Plant by Numbers" is an initiative inspired by those fun (and easy) paint-by-numbers activities we enjoyed as kids. Pick up some ideas on how to create a beautiful garden of your own with low-maintenance plans and plants. Visit Isle a la Cache Preserve to get inspired by the terraced pollinator garden, now in its second year, and the museum landscaping. The emerging plants in the pollinator garden will be labeled so your can correlate them to some of the mature plants and flowers in the easy-to-use, color planting templates and guides available at Isle a la Cache Museum. Using a simple, square-foot gardening layout, the guides provide plant recommendations, tips for buying and planting, and information on the value of your new plants to pollinators and wildlife. If you would like an idea of how your mature garden will look, use the "Plant by Numbers" display in the museum to create a 3-D replica of the suggested layouts, or just create your own garden design. It's easy, fun and will have beautiful results! "Plant by Numbers" was created and shared by the Lexington, Kentucky, Department of Environmental Services. The pollinator garden is accessible via a paved trail over uneven terrain. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility.


What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Grundy County Corn Festival

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