The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each season, the team hosts three live one-hour webinars delivered via Zoom.Webinars are FREE, but registration is required and space is limited. Please click on the topics above to register. Webinars are held on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Virtual 2021 Garden Fest, April 10, 2021 from 9:00 AM to Noon via Zoom If you're looking to improve your "green" thumb, or you're a seasoned gardener, you'll benefit from Gardenfest workshops. This event and learning opportunity takes place on-line and is sponsored by the McHenry/Lake County Master Gardeners and the University of Illinois Extension. https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2021-04-10-virtual-2021-gardenfest
Great Lakes Hosta College is providing this learning opportunity to you through a virtual platform via ZOOM this year.
There are no registration fees this year. They are graciously making this event FREE. JOIN them on SATURDAY MARCH 20th from the comfort of your home. There is no traveling and be sure and check out the presenters, their topic and times. It will run from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with a lunch break.
For more information, please click on the link below and see when you can register for this event.
Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is presenting their Winter Gardening Fair-Line up. Linn County Master Gardeners are sharing all of their master gardening classes vis Zoom for $5.00 each. I have attached a link for you to look over their list of topics and hopefully you will see some that interest you in your gardening experiences.
Persistent herbicides sometimes make their way into the regional composting system. Unsuspecting gardeners then purchase herbicide contaminated compost and soil mix leading to plant damage. Learn how to recognize the damage, what to do about it, and how to avoid the problem. Also learn how to use compost in your vegetable garden, landscape, and lawn. Avoid problems from over applying compost.
The webinars will be broadcast via Zoom, the second Tuesday of the month, at 3pm, January through November, 2021. A listing of all classes in this series and recordings of the webinars are available on our website.
Sunflowers for Midwestern Gardens Sunflowers are traditional in the typical Midwestern garden, but modern hybrids have greatly expanded the palette of choices. Whether you want short, medium or tall; yellow, burgundy, bronze or brown; seed for the birds; or just pretty to look at, there’s a sunflower for you.
Event Date(s): March 27, 2021 Event Time: 9AM-noon CT Event Fee: $5.00 Location: Online Related Link: Register Online Thank a pollinator. One out of every three bites of food we eat is only possible because it has been crosspollinated by pollinators such as hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other insects. But insect populations are declining partially due to habitat loss. Learn how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard or patio this spring by planting native Midwestern flowers and trees in a morning webinar dedicated to helping pollinators. Just in time for spring, the Good Growing blog and podcast team of University of Illinois horticulture educators Chris Enroth, Andrew Holsinger, Ken Johnson, and Katie Parker will cover how anyone with an outdoor space can be supportive with pollinator-friendly plantings.
Shade Gardens: Native Plants & Ecological Benefits | Everyday Environment WebinarsShade Gardens: Native Plants & Ecological BenefitsYou may have heard about the benefits of planting native plants in your home landscape, but is there a place for native plants in the shady spots of your yard? Learn which native plants are best suited for a shade garden. There are many ecological benefits of planting natives underneath trees. Explore your options for choosing shade-tolerant native plants. Replace your existing vegetation with natives that are both aesthetically appealing and help support wildlife food webs.