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Gardener's Day 2024

Gardener's Day. Red, orange, yellow, and pink tulips
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Morgan County Extension office (104 N Westgate Ave., Jacksonville, IL)
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Get ready for the 2024 gardening season by joining us for Gardener’s Day! This year’s presentation will cover invasive plants and their native alternatives, the effect of changing weather on our gardens, and what the arrival of periodical cicadas has in store for us this year. 

Invasive Plants & Native Alternatives
Invasive plants cause millions of dollars in damage every year. Learn how to identify common invasive plants, best practices for controlling them, and some native alternatives to replace them with.

This Isn’t Your Grandparents Gardening Weather
We all know the weather affects our gardens and landscape. Are changes in the weather affecting how we plant and grow? Learn about trends in weather over the last few decades and how to adjust gardening and landscape activities to make the most of these changes.

The Magic of Magicicada: Periodical Cicadas
Periodical cicadas are among some of the longest-lived insects, with life cycles of either 13 or 17 years, and they’ll be emerging across Illinois in 2024. Learn about the lives of periodical cicadas as well as the impact they may have on our landscapes this year.  

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