2015 Garden Calendar Available

A 2015 Garden Calendar is now available. Rhonda Ferree, Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension, created a calendar that provides garden tips for each month.

"People often ask me what garden tasks they should be doing at various times of the year," says Rhonda. "I used information from University of Illinois and Purdue University sources and created lists that are appropriate for gardeners in the four counties that I serve." Rhonda currently provides horticulture education in Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties.

Tips each month are categorized into three or four sections. Home tips give indoor plant and activity advice. Yard tips cover lawns, woody ornamentals and fruits. Garden tips include flowers, vegetables, and small fruits. And the occasional general category gives other types of garden tips.

This year's calendar also includes a calendar of events of garden-related programs happening in the area.

The calendar is available for as a free pdf-format download at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/56700.pdf. Rhonda suggests that you check out other information on various horticultural issues while you are on the website. "Happy gardening."