Wednesdays just got merrier and brighter. Each week in December, University of Illinois Extension educators will share holiday plant and home landscape tips for winter. The free online workshops begin Dec. 1 and include live, follow-along activities led by Extension educators Andrew HolsingerChris EnrothKen Johnson, and Katie Parker, Each hour-long session begins at 3 p.m.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, or for more information, contact Katie Parker at keparkr2@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for the requested accommodation. 

Explore the Good Growing Winter Series

Unique Plants for the HolidaysDecember 1 

Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift for that plant lover on your list, but don’t want to give them the typical poinsettia or Christmas cactus? Join University of Illinois Extension’s Good Growing team to learn about some out-of-the-ordinary plants and how to grow them like plumeria, citrus, tea, coffee, and miracle fruit that can make great gifts for the plant enthusiast in your life, or yourself!

Going Nuts over Tree Nuts! | December 8 

It's just nuts! Yes, through the holiday season it can get a bit hectic but sit back and relax with the Good Growing team to learn about the wonders of growing nuts in your own back yard. The nuts that will be covered fall into the traditional holiday fare of chestnuts, walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts. Crack your calendar and check out the dates of our other available webinars below. 

Wonderful Winter Interest | December 15 

The winter season can be a dreary time for your landscape. Join University of Illinois Extension’s Good Growing team to learn what plants to use to add color, texture, and plant architecture to your winter landscape. Some plants we will be discussing include red and yellow twig Dogwood, winterberry, witch hazel, serviceberry, false cypress, and more! 

Dealing with Winter Wildlife Damage | January 12 

Wildlife can be fun to watch, but wild animals can also be very destructive to the home landscape. Join University of Illinois Extension’s Good Growing team to learn about six mammals that may be causing damage to your yard or garden this winter and some tips to help protect your landscape. In this session we will discuss deer, rabbits, racoons, squirrels, voles, and mice.