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Sep 20 2023

News from Kruse: September 2023

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by Barbara Darrah

“Try to remember a kind of September when grass was green and grain was yellow”
(Song by The Brothers Four)

I think of September as the most ambiguous month of the year. I never know whether to be happy or sad. Summer still lingers, but Autumn is in the air. Our gardens are still green but there are touches of gold everywhere. At Kruse the gardens are still blooming gloriously as you may have seen at the Ice Cream Social. Still, there is that overall feeling of a declining summer holding its breath as Autumn creeps in. I love the crispness of a September day, but I hate watching August’s grandeur fade away.

Photograph of 6 of the Kruse Gardeners.During our most recent workday at Kruse, we weeded and deadheaded, hoping to hang on to that last bit of blossom, but spent the break talking about what we would be doing next year, already transplanting and dividing in preparation. I will miss our “group gardening” in the coming months, but I must admit that the chance to step back and take it easy sounds very enticing indeed about now.

“Try to remember a kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow.”

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Aug 16 2023

News from Kruse: August 2023

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The Kruse Garden is splendid! It’s at its peak. Several varieties of hydrangea, false sunflowers, phlox, and more perennials are in full bloom. Annuals such as ornamental cabbage, coreopsis, and snapdragons are spectacular.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend Twilight Tuesday at Kruse, visit the garden now. The three-quarter acre property is located at 527 Main Street, West Chicago. Enjoy!

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Jul 20 2023

August 8: Twilight Tuesday in the Kruse Garden

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Usually, Twilight Tuesdays are a “Members Only” event where we visit a member’s garden.  On August 8th, we are opening up our Twilight Tuesday to everyone and hosting it at the Kruse Museum Garden.  This garden is planted and maintained by our wonderful club volunteers.  This will be an “open house” at the garden where you can come enjoy the beautiful space and enjoy a snack or two.

The West Chicago Historical Society’s Kruse House Museum will also be open for tours.  This is a great opportunity to see this great small museum.  Their special exhibit this summer is “Vacations We Have Taken”

The Kruse House Museum & Garden is located at 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185

The Twilight Tuesday event will be between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on Tuesday, August 8th.

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