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Our Gardens

Flower, herb and vegetable gardens have been planted and are maintained by the Collinsville Garden Club. The gardens will serve as a continuing education project to teach about plant life in Collinsville in the mid-1800s.

We look forward to sowing plants that will spread on the east side of the wooden fence.  These plants will include watermelon, pumpkins, gourds, and squash. This will be a great learning and trading area for school groups.

The vegetable garden will be planted with broom corn, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, long beans, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rhubarb , garden onions and perhaps Malabar spinach.

Master Gardeners who make our garden grow ~
Flower Garden

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to visit our flower garden page. We will update with pictures and information about the many varieties of flowers that grace our circa mid-1800s historic garden.

Crops

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to visit our page about garden crops. We will update with pictures and information about the many varieties of  garden crops that grace our circa mid-1800s historic garden.

Vegetables

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to visit our page about our vegetable crops. We will update with pictures and information about the many varieties of  vegetables that grace our circa mid-1800s historic garden.

Shrubs

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to visit our shrubs page. We will update with pictures and information about the many varieties of       shrubs that grace our circa mid-1800s historic garden.

Herbs

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to visit our herbs page. We will update with pictures and information about the many varieties of herbs grown our circa mid-1800s historic garden.

Crafts from Our Bounty

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to visit our page dedicated to the period crafts we create from the bounty of our lovely mid-1800s heirloom garden.

Butterfly Garden

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to visit our page about our lovely butterfly garden.

Getting ready for the first garden work day, April 1 ~

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”

                 ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips                

On a breezy, chilly day Master Gardeners: Trisha Haislar, Pat Quinlan, Sarah Wilkerson and Bob Winkler met at the historic D.D. Collins House to begin planning the gardens.

 

The ladies are all members of the Collinsville Garden Club; Bob is from the O’Fallon Garden Club. He is responsible for the Community Garden in that city. Many people from the community garden there. The design is wonderful and so well maintained.

 

You can join the fun and help with the gardens at the D.D. Collins House.

Good News!

We are very excited to announce that the D.D. Collins House is officially an extension of the University of Illinois Master Garden site!

 

What does this mean? 

We will be able to recruit more people to help in the garden and next year we will be able to request funds for plants. This is great news!

 
Garden Day with Boy Scout Troop 1093!
May 27, 2017

Be sure to put on your dancing shoes, turn up your volume, and enjoy a little tune from public domain of : 

The Clifford Hayes Dixieland Jug Blowers ~"Dance Hall Shuffle"

Please continue to check out this page of our website.  As the gardens are planted in the spring and the bounty is reaped, you will learn easy methods for creating items for your own home.

Phone:  Call Lavadna at 618.420.0288           
Email:  artloft@charter.net