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Frances McTague (left) observes Wilmette’s Centennial Prairie Garden during a tour lead by author Charlotte Adelman Schwartz (right) for the Winnetka Weeders Garden Club July 14. Photos by Megan Maginity/22nd Century Media
Winnetka Weeders club member Raheela Anwar sees how the cup plant collects water.
The president of the club, Sara Wood, stops to smell the milkweed during the tour.
Japanese beetles swarm in a trap used to retain the bugs so they will not harm the prairie.
Club members gather around speaker Charlotte Adelman Schwartz, who built the prairie in the 2010.
Megan Maginity, Assistant Editor
2:32 am CDT July 22, 2014

It’s not hard to make a prairie garden. It’s almost a no brainer.

At least according to Charlotte Adelman Schwartz, the advocate behind Wilmette’s Centennial Prairie Garden, a native Illinois prairie, which the Winnetka Weeders Garden Club toured July 14.