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Natural Landscaping Chapter Information Total: x (# of years ____ ) = $__________ $1200+ Wilder $100+ $150+ membership level Membership type (please check box): Circle annual Thank You!Please consider joining Wild Ones and our Northern Kane County Chapter The Northern Kane County Chapter of Wild Wilder Send me premiums(s) $120 $600 $60 Ones was sanctioned in 2009. Chapter meetings are typically held on the fourth $1500 $250 Wild $37 $90 $20 Thursday of the month. Most meetings are free and open to the public. See chapter Limited Income Membership Renewal Occasion: program or website for more details. Household Prof./Org. Giver’s New Business Name: Lifetime Gift student Contact us: nkwildones.org Join on-line at wildones.org, call 877-394-9453, or cut and mail form with check to: Wild Ones, P.O. Box 1274, Members receive the Wild Ones Handbook and Journal, the national bi-monthly publication, and are entitled to members-only meetings and events; all email@example.com Whether you want to plant a few perennial 847-794-8962 flowers, develop a specialized garden, or go wild by changing your whole yard or property to natives, Be true green contributions are fully tax deductible Wild Ones can help. As with any landscaping, it is Helpful websites: important to consider soil type, sunlight, and • illinoiswildflowers.info moisture to select the right plant community. • fs.fed.us/wildflowers Selecting plants based upon bloom time, color, and Appleton, WI 54912-1274 • plants.usda.gov height can facilitate a dynamic landscape. • chicagowilderness.org A couple of popular native gardens are a rain • web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife State/Zip: garden and a 3B garden. A rain garden is built by Address: • lawnreform.org Phone: E-mail: Name: digging a depression in the ground and directing the City: run-off of a downspout to this area. The plants Visit the WILD Center at: utilized are water tolerant and facilitate the water soaking into the ground versus creating problems 2285 Butte des Morts such as flooding and pollution. The 3B garden is Beach Road constructed with flowers to attract birds, bees butterflies – the three B’s. in Neenah, Generally, it is best to start small and sketch out a Wisconsin plan on paper. It is also important to communicate your plans for natural landscaping with your neighbors. Due to the energy devoted to Learn more at: developing a strong root system, native plants may wildones.org not flower their first year as is the case with most perennials. Thus, patience to let the landscape take hold is necessary. Native plants offer low maintenance landscaping with the typical work Contact Wild Ones National Office being thinning, minor weeding and removal of Wild Ones invasive species. P.O. Box 1274 Build it and they will come – birds, butterflies, Appleton, WI 54912-1274 dragonflies, frogs, toads, bees and other wildlife! 877-394-9453 (FYI-WILD) Watch the changing panorama of the seasons. Natural landscaping allows one to spend more time 920-730-3986 enjoying it than taking care of it. firstname.lastname@example.org