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hite Pines State Park has been a backyard getaway for Ogle County residents since the late 1920s when it was acquired. “The thing that jumps out to new visitors is a striking area of natural beauty,� said Elmer Stauffer, site superintendent. Out-of-towners, including many from Cook County, use the park and its amenities as a staycation destination. It is just far enough away from the city, without the expense of major travel. Visitors

often find themselves in awe of the rustic and majestic setting that is hiding in northern Illinois. Pine Creek, which flows through the park, is where the roads flow into the creek. Fords were added as a way to avoid adding bridges. Instead, the road was built into the creek. Driving on flowing water is one memory many never forget, Stauffer said. “The first time you drive across, you kind of feel like the creek is going to take you away,� he said with a laugh.

Though the state has significantly cut the budget for all state parks, the White Pines staff closely monitors the fords as well as the rest of the park. “The creek can come up fast after heavy rains,� Stauffer said. “We close off the crossings and monitor the creek very closely.� With the park being the beloved gem it is, he said, visitors often pick up liter or report anything that is damaged. Continued on page 8

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“The visitors have become a part of the team.” Stauffer said. “We have Scout groups who do service projects too,” which help offset the funding it lacks. “We are doing the best we can with what we have, and we are proud of what we’ve done.” Small for a state park, White Pines’ 385 acres seem larger, Stauffer said, because almost the entire park is being used for something. “It is laid out in a manner that makes use of each acre,” he said. “Some parks are a few thousand acres but aren’t developed. I think this park is highly, but carefully, developed to protect the natural resources.” The limestone bluffs and towering white pine trees are unusual for this part of the Midwest, making visitors feel much farther from home. Whether you are planning a day trip or staying in a log cabin at White Pines Inn, adjacent to the park, it is a new experience each time, Stauffer said. “Seasons, time of day, weather – you can be walking in the same place, but with those changes, you have a different experience every time you come,” he said. “The natural beauty is constant and waiting for them to visit.”

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Although the park staff works closely with Ogle County Living White Pines Inn, that is a private enterprise, Carl and Amy Trimble of Oregon plan owned and operated by Beth Henderson. their search for a cache at White Pines “We work hand-in-hand with Beth and her State Park. A high tech scavenger staff to provide a quality outdoor experience,” hunt, Geocaching can be done with Stauffer said. nothing more than a GPS and a good The inn features log cabin rentals, a gift pair of shoes. shop, restaurant and theater, along with the Wedding Canyon and a reception center, LaBranche, in Polo. In the park, seven marked trails cover roughly 5 miles combined. Camping, picnicking, hiking and simply enjoying nature, are some visitor favorite, according to Stauffer. “This is a place where a lot of people, when they have friends and family visiting, they bring them, and share the experience to show them what a special place we have here in Ogle County,” he said. Often, he said, those who have grown up in the area take the beauty for granted, but they are quickly reminded by their visitors’ reactions that, “Yeah, this place is pretty special.” White Pines State Park Stauffer started as a summer worker at 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris White Pines in 1974. Now he is the site 815-946-3717 superintendent, and for Franklin Creek as well. s

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“It’s nice when you’re golfing and the deer come through,� Preston said. The deer seem to be willing to let golfers play through. While the course is peaceful it will also test your golfing skills. “It’s a challenging course, with some long holes,� Preston said. Owner Bill Burkardt agreed. “The first hole, a 430-yard par four to an elevated green, was featured in the Rockford paper as the hardest par four in the area,� he said. Burkardt, who bought the course in 2008, has done extensive remodeling on the clubhouse and made improvements to the course. He says that’s part of what makes this course unique is that every hole is different. “Number 2 is 110 yards over a creek, and then over a sandtrap to the green that’s 50 feet above the tee box,� he said. “And on hole number 7 you tee off on a hill and shoot down to a green with a pond behind it.� Burkardt is better known in the area as the owner of Burkardt’s LP gas, a propane gas delivery company. The golf course, he says, loses money every year – not because of poor management, but because of a different purpose of management. “We’re in the gas business to make our money,� he said. “We’re in the golf business to serve the community.� One way to serve the community is by allow charitable organizations to play the course for half-price, so they can play 18 holes with a cart for $10 on weekdays and $11 on weekends.

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“And people can have benefits out here and have the course for half price,” Burkardt said. All kids 12 and under play free with a paid adult. “We love doing these kinds of things,” he said. Even during the winter, the clubhouse is open to the community five days a week. It’s a comfortable setting with a fireplace (gas, of course), which is always welcoming. “When you walk through the door,, they treat you like family,” Preston said. Periodically, throughout the winter the property is opened for family sledding on the hill, and a menu of mac and cheese, hot dogs and hot chocolate is offered. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available each day the club is open, and on the second Tuesday of the month (February through November), a special meal is featured. “I cook on the grill,” Burkardt said, “and we have steak, pork chops, chicken breast, potato, and salads, all for $10.” In the fall is the annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. “Gary Farley, from Farley’s Appliances, joins us,” Burkardt said. “The guys provide the fish, and I supply everything else. We usually make about $2,000 with that, and all the proceeds go to the Dixon and Polo food pantry.” Edgewood is a course that offers both a challenge to the golfer – and way to make a difference in the community. s

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Hidd en no more Customers invited to wander among garden center displays BY LUCINDA HALL SPECIAL TO OGLE COUNTY LIVING All Photos Submitted by Monica Putnum

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Tucked into the rural woodland landscape just 6 miles east of Oregon on Chana Road, Hidden Timber Gardens is a retail garden and landscaping center that offers an exceptional variety of trees, perennials and annuals refreshingly displayed in natural settings. “Our concept is to let people see what plants look like when they are fully grown,” said Monica Putnam-Williams, who, with her husband, Jim Williams, started the business in 2008. Customers are invited to wander among the display gardens, tucked amidst more than 800 fragrant, whispering pines, to get a true sense of what the established plants and trees will look like. “Our display gardens have the same plants

growing in them that we sell,” Monica said. “Many plants don’t look very attractive growing in a container, nor can you tell what size they are going to be. We wanted to be able to show customers what a mature plant will look like and to give them a visual to help when planning their gardens.” The gardens also trigger the imagination by combining textures, colors and movement to help people create their own gardens. The couple’s favorite garden was designed by Williams using the style of Netherland designer Piet Oudolf – designer of the Lurie Gardens in Chicago’s Millennium Park. “Piet Oudolf designs with plant textures in mind before he considers color,” Monica explained. “In our Piet garden, we have many ornamental grasses and perennials with Continued on page 20

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great texture from the leaves and from the seed heads.” The garden transitions color and textures from season to season with spring Virginia blue bells, summer flowering perennials, fall grasses, and finishes in winter with interesting seed pods heads that provide contrast against the snow. Intertwined are ornamental trees and shrubs that evolve through the seasons. “Piet once said he didn’t like a plant unless it looked good when it was dead,” she laughed. “He wanted to design gardens that had different looks for different seasons – such as a winter garden with seed heads shimmering in ice coatings.” The peaceful shade garden display is anchored by a massive three-trunk cottonwood tree providing the perfect environment for the many hostas, coral bells and wild columbine that thrive in the sun filtering shelter the tree provides. In late spring, the cottonwood releases thousands of white feathery seed capsules, giving the allusion of snow. Hidden Timber Gardens is widely known for it’s collection of more than 100 different hostas varieties. Shade-loving hostas come in a range of colors from the most delicate of pale greens to bold deep blue hues. Variegated leaves can also provide another color dimension. The same is true of their size, from petite to massive. The 2014 hosta of the year is Abiqua Drinking Gourd, with a bold blue colored and cupped leaf the size of a small dinner plate that catches water. This award winner, along with past winners, is a part of the center’s collection and available for sale. More than 200 shade, ornamental and fruit trees, as well as a large selection of shrubs, are also available. Because the trees are displayed in secure underground containers, customers get a better perspective of the size of the tree and how it will look in their landscaping.

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With an emphasis on providing the healthiest of trees, Hidden Timber Gardens employ a pot-in-pot system rather than the typical “ball and burlap” method. Pot-in-pot trees are grown in containers to allow them to achieve more extensive, undisturbed root systems. The containers are then placed in a larger container, with a layer of gravel, in the ground. An extensive irrigation system allows for regular watering. Trees are kept in their container, some as large as 25 gallons, until moved to a permanent location, helping to keep root system disruption and stress to a minimum. “I don’t know of any garden center around here that has the pot-in-pot system,” Monica said. “That is mostly done by growers. Our inventory is always really healthy looking and not stressed out because it is always being taken care of.” While some perennials are gown on site, the majority of trees and plants are obtained from growers in the same cold-hardiness zone as Northern Illinois. It is well known that the hardiest plants are native to an area. Key to selecting plants and trees is choosing the right plant for the right place, Monica advised. If a plant is growing in the proper conditions, it will not require as much maintenance. The lowest maintenance plants and trees will be native to the region. Hostas are easy for shady spots. Ornamental grasses, coneflowers and sedums are better suited to full sun. “When choosing a tree, shrub or perennial, make sure you know what type of soil you will be planting in – sand, clay, moist, dry and light conditions such as full sun, part sun or full shade,” Monica counseled, “Also, know how much time you want to spend in the garden. If you want something that doesn’t need much care, you don’t want to buy a plant that needs a lot of attention or it is going to die!”


Hidden Timber Gardens also provides complete landscaping from design and plant selection to delivery and installation. Jim spends much of the winter designing landscapes, then he begins installations in the spring, working until the ground freezes. He starts every project understanding the customer’s vision and crates designs to capture that image. The couple are still somewhat amazed by the unusual journey that led them to open Hidden Timber Gardens. They were high school sweethearts in Polo before she left to pursue college and a career as a paralegal in Chicago. He became an accomplished sheet metal fabricator and welder. Fate would intervene, and years later they would

reconnect, marry and start a family on their Chana property. It was then that they started gardening and fell in love with it. She eventually achieved her Master Gardener designation from the University of Illinois Extension program. He went on to receive his AAS degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design and Construction at Kishwaukee College. Asked what inspires her, Monica quickly responds: “Spring time and nature!” “I’m always amazed that I can grow something!,” she said. “Every spring I’m excited to see the plants and trees growing and leafing out. We walk through the gardens every day to see how they are changing and what’s blooming.” s

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April 12 Uncorked, music with Paper Airplane; Hailey’s Winery, 114 S. Franklin St., Byron; haileyswinery. com, Facebook or 815-234-2220; 7-9 p.m. April 15-17 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents “Walkin’ the Line.” a Johnny Cash tribute show; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-9463817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. April 22-24 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents Midwest Dueling Pianos; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. April 25-27 Polo Area Community Theatre presents “How to Eat Like a Child”; Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave., Polo; www.polotheatre.org or Facebook; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. April 26-27 All-town rummage sales; Polo; www.poloil.org or 815-946-3131; citywide rummage sales. April 30-May 1 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents The Rock ‘n’ Roll Crooner, Quentin Flagg; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Rd., Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. May 7-8 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents a mystery show; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Rd., Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

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June 12-15 Town and Country Days; Polo; www.polodays.org, www.poloil.org or John Miller, 815-973-3507; kids carnival with face painting, clowns, games and prizes, entertainment, craft and collectibles show, parade and food; admission is $5 for beer garden, which opens at 5 p.m. June 14 Uncorked, music with Sour Grapes; Hailey’s Winery, 114 S. Franklin St., Byron; haileyswinery.com, Facebook or 815-234-2220; 7-9 p.m. June 21 Fields Project Art Festival; Mix Park, Oregon; www. fieldsproject.com or Russ Senti at LOMC, 815-7322220; mix-it-up sidewalk paintings; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22 Fields Project Art Festival; LOMC, 1834 Illinois Route 2, Oregon; www.fieldsproject.com or Russ Senti at LOMC, 815-732-2220; fine arts show at 11 a.m., lunch and networking with artists at noon. July 2-3 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents “Yankee Doodle Dandee,” a patriotic musical revue; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-9463817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

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July 3 -5 Let Freedom Ring Festival; Village Square on Wesley Avenue, downtown Mount Morris; www.letfreedomringfestival.com or Facebook; entertainment, kids activities, parade, fireworks and food; parade 2 p.m. July 4, fireworks at dusk July 4. July 9-10, 16-17 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Christmas,â&#x20AC;? a musical; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn. com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. July 11-13 Polo Area Community Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Seussification of Romeo & Julietâ&#x20AC;?; Polo Town Hall, 117 N. Franklin Ave., Polo; www.polotheatre.org or Facebook; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. July 11-13 ByronFest; Byron; www.byronfest.org or 815-2345500; carnival, classic car show, quilt show, arts

and crafts show, bags and softball tournaments, 5K, Ultimate Fitness Challenge, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area, live entertainment and food; admission is $6 in advance and $8 at the gate.

July 23-24 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply Patsy,â&#x20AC;? a Patsy Cline tribute show; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn. com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. July 26 Uncorked, music with Mike & Adam and Dry White Toast; Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winery, 114 S. Franklin St., Byron; haileyswinery.com, Facebook or 815-2342220; 7-9 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 5-7 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;LOL â&#x20AC;Ś Little Old Ladies â&#x20AC;Ś Third Timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Charm!â&#x20AC;?; a comedy; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-

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July 30-Aug. 3 Ogle County Fair; Ogle County Fairgrounds, 1440 Limekiln Road, Oregon; www.oglecountyfair.com or 815-732-6962; exhibits, entertainment, demolition derby, truck and tractor pull, rodeo, carnival and food. Aug. 8-10 Lincoln Buy-Way; www.drivelincolnhighway.com/ events.php or Facebook; rummage sales along Lincoln Highway Aug. 9 Uncorked, music with Elizabeth Steed; Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winery, 114 S. Franklin St., Byron; haileyswinery. com, Facebook or 815-234-2220; 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9 Polo Car, Truck and Tractor Show and Swap Meet; www.poloil.org, Cliff, 815-718-2590, or Bob, 815-493-2948; trivia competition, music and 50/50 raffle; registration 8 a.m.-noon, show 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 -14 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunshine on my Shoulder,â&#x20AC;? a John Denver tribute show; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-9463817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board,â&#x20AC;? a musical revue; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www. whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23 Byron Crossroads Blues Festival; Second and Union streets, downtown Byron; www.byroncrossroadsbluesfestival.blogspot.com, Facebook or Steve Jones, 779-537-4006; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Continued on page 38

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Aug. 27-28 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chances Areâ&#x20AC;? starring David Robbins, a Johnny Mathis tribute artist; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 10-11, 16-18 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greater Tuna,â&#x20AC;? a comedy; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 28 Byron Chamber of Commerce Golf Play; PrairieView Golf Club, 6734 German Church Road, Byron; http://byronchamber01.businesscatalyst.com or 815234-5500; fundraiser for local cause; $90 a person or $325 a foursome, includes greens fees, cart, lunch and dinner.

Sept. 13 Uncorked, music with Fuze; Haileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winery, 114 S. Franklin St., Byron; haileyswinery.com, Facebook or 815-234-2220; 7-9 p.m.

Sept. 3 -4 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks,â&#x20AC;? a musical revue; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www. whitepinesinn.com, Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 64th annual Arts Festival; John Deere Historic Site, 8334 S. Clinton St., Grand Detour; www.johndeereattractions.com or 815-652-4551; juried art show, music and food.

Facebook or 815-946-3817; matinee seating at 11:45 a.m., evening seating at 5:45 p.m., Sunday seating at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 26-28 Stillman Valley Fall Festival; www.stillmanvalleyfallfestival.com, Facebook or Jill, 815-645-2011; carnival, craft show, car show and food; parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 26-27 All-town rummage sales; Polo; www.poloil.org or 815-946-3131; citywide rummage sales. Sept. 27 Chili Cook-Off; Polo; www.poloil.org or 815-9463131; chili cook-off and annual Larry Lannen blood drive; blood drive at 9 a.m., chili tasting at noon.

Sept. 24-25 White Pines Dinner Theatre presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nifty Fifties,â&#x20AC;? a musical revue; White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris; www.whitepinesinn.com,

Swing by the market... The Byron Farmers Market in Sunshine Park, Byron, is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays from mid -June through October. The Forreston Farmers Market in the parking lot at state Routes 26 and 72, Forreston, is open from 8 a.m. to noon Fridays from June through October. The Mount Morris Farmers Market at the Mount Morris Public Library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave., Mount Morris, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from June through September. The Oregon Farmers Market on the Ogle County Courthouse lawn, 105 S. Fifth St., Oregon, is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June 1 to Oct. 26. It also is open during Concerts in the Park in Park West, 14th Street, Oregon, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 11 to July 23. The Polo Farmers Market in the lot at 204 S. Division Ave., Polo, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays from July 11 to Oct. 10.

     

        

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