Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mary Ellen Murphy and Mayor Marty Maloney present 2016 Beautification Awards
Each winner won $100 for their front yards

Homeowners of 363 West Kathleen receive a yard sign and  $100 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016




101 Edgemont
308 Courtland
363 Kathleen
409 S Clifton
112 Brickton Place



Saturday, October 31, 2015




In support of the 2015 President's Project:  Milkweed for Monarchs, members of the Park Ridge Illinois Garden Club assemble before our regular meeting to make "Milkweed Seed Balls" out of clay and dirt.








Seeds are rolled into clay

Seeds are covered with clay



Clay is covered with dirt



Completed seed balls ready for distribution


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

24th Annual Residential Beautification Contest - July 3 2015 Deadline

24th Annual Residential Beautification Contest - July 3 2015 Deadline

Would you like to win $100? The Park Ridge Garden Club and the City of Park Ridge are sponsoring a Beautification Awards Contest. Five $100 prizes will be awarded to the winners by the Garden Club. Judging is done on the street view only. The contest is open to all Park Ridge residents who have not previously won.  Entry forms will be available at City Hall, the library and on our website, www.parkridgegardenclub.org.  Deadline for entering is July 3, 2015.  Beautify our town and try for the cash prizes.  More details on the entry form below:


24rd Annual Park Ridge Garden Club
RESIDENTIAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS


The City of Park Ridge and the Park Ridge Garden Club are co-sponsoring a Beautification Awards Program for all residents in the City of Park Ridge.  The Awards Program gives special recognition to those residents who have made their homes and landscaping the most attractive in our City. 

Five winners will each receive $100 from the Garden Club, lawn signs from the City, and gift certificates from the Chamber of Commerce valid at local businesses.  Previous winners are not eligible.

Judging is done on the street view portion of the property only by landscape design consultants from the Garden Clubs of Illinois.  The following standards for evaluating landscape design will be used:

  • Year-round overall appearance - paved areas, condition of buildings, perennial plant material.
  • Design - color, layout, originality, beauty, special feature.
  • Lawn condition - maintenance, quality of turf.
  • Trees, shrubs - condition of plant material, proportion and scale of plant material to structures.
  • Flowers and other plantings - variety, color, condition.

Application deadline is July 3, with photos being taken the week of July 13.

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OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

 PARK RIDGE RESIDENTIAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS PROGRAM


I wish to enter my property in the 2015 Park Ridge Residential Beautification Awards Program.  I understand that the street side portion (view) of my property will be judged by a non-biased committee.  Further, I understand that my property will be photographed and used in the judging.  I also grant permission to have the photograph of my property published in the newspaper or publicly displayed if I am selected as a finalist.

Previous winners are not eligible to win in 2015.

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TELEPHONE (HOME)                                     (WORK)                                


ENTRY DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 3


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Mail or bring entry to:         CITY OF PARK RIDGE
                                    PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT   
                                    505 BUTLER PLACE

                                    PARK RIDGE, IL  60068-4182                                   

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 District IX and GCI Awards



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GCI President Carol Yee, 2nd VP Victoria O'Donnell, Awards Inge Serpe, District IX Director Julie Hansen

Annual Plant Sale - May 16, 2015 at Hodges Park


Dr. Alfred Roseroot: Local Flower Enthusiast & Photographer.

Who would think that a local dentist would be such a creative photographer?

When asked why do you like doing this? Dr. Alfred Roseroot, of Roseroot Dental, said,

“My appreciation of nature’s beauty has always been a focus in my life.  The fragrances and vibrant color presentations of both flowers and plants evoke powerful emotions from me and leave me awestruck by nature’s paintbrush.  I can only humbly attempt to capture their beauty in my pictures.”

“I am so please to have the opportunity to share my photography with the Park Ridge Garden Club.  Here are a three pictures for you to enjoy today, and as time goes on I will be sharing more with you.”

We thank Dr. Roseroot for sharing with us his beautiful photography.  Roseroot Dental is at 1455 E. Golf Road in Des Plaines (Golf & River Roads).  Dr. Roseroot is known for his cosmetic dentistry.  When I asked him why he wanted to be a dentist he said,
 
“I guess I wanted a profession where I could both help people to stay healthy and also change their lives.”

“Change lives?”

“Yes my work allows me to create the most esthetic, functional, and durable restorations than can literally change lives.”


Interviewed March 12, 2015.

By: Inge Serpe, Board Member