Free! Four Seasons Gardening Winter Series Webinars Announced

The winter series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program focuses on seeds, houseplants, and orchids.

The first session of the series is titled Seed Starting and is offered twice – on January 31 at 1:30 p.m. and again on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Horticulture Educator Kim Ellson discusses how growing plants from seed is both rewarding and cost effective.

How to Have Healthy Houseplants is scheduled for February 14 and 16. Horticulture Educator Rhonda Ferree will show you how houseplants add life and beauty to a home.

Illinois State Master Gardener Coordinators Sandy Mason rounds out the winter series by covering Moth Orchids – Start an Orchid Odyssey on March 7 and 9. She'll help you learn how to grow, repot, and even rebloom moth orchids.

All sessions are shown on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm and repeated on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. They are all available for live home viewing. Contact your local Extension office to inquire about attending the webinar at the Extension office. Following the session, a taped version is available on YouTube. There is no fee to attend or register, however attendees must register in advance. Each session is about an hour long and will provide an opportunity to ask questions with the presenter.

To watch from their personal computer, participants must pre-register at Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program by visiting

For more information on this or other horticultural programs, contact your local Extension office by visiting