University of Illinois Extension is offering a workshop on basic care and pruning of lilacs, just in time for homeowners to learn what to do at this time of the summer to ensure full blooms next spring. Extension Master Gardener Michael Iacomini will be presenting this program on Thursday, June 15 at 9:00 am at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St. Elizabeth, IL 61028. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is requested.
Iacomini will cover the basics of lilac care and the details regarding pruning them. After the short presentation, the program will move outside where he will demonstrate proper pruning techniques. Several resources will also be provided.
To register, call the U of I Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit the website at go.illinois.edu/LilacCare.
The U of I Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who have been trained in horticulture topics and are available to give presentation, assist municipalities with garden planning and design and other educational opportunities. The Horticulture Helpline runs throughout the growing season, providing research based answers to questions about lawns, trees, and gardens of all types. Master Gardeners can be reached through the Extension Office at 815-858-2273.