2021 is the year of the gardener; get ready with Home, Lawn, Garden Day

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Whether it’s inspiration for future backyard projects or meeting a new must-have plant, for 19 years the Home, Lawn, and Garden Day has given Central Illinois gardeners the tools they need to grow.  

This annual gardening conference will be 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 6 online via Zoom by the University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners.

Home, Lawn, and Garden Day will have live and pre-recorded workshops. The live sessions cover trending horticulture topics, including what’s new at the nursery this spring, heirloom vs. hybrid tomatoes, designing stunning container gardens, native shrubs for your landscape, and gardening for birds, butterflies, and bees.

The 10 pre-recorded sessions will be available to watch at any time. Learn how to make a succulent wreath, get tips for landscape design, be inspired to try new annual vines or groundcovers in your garden, and more.

Participants are encouraged to come with gardening questions that will be answered live during the mid-day Master Gardener Q&A.

Class descriptions and registration is open online through March 3 at go.illinois.edu/HLGD. The cost to attend is $10. For more information, call the Illinois Extension office in McLean County at (309) 663-8306.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Brittnay Haag at bhaag@illinois.edu or call (309) 663-8306. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for the requested accommodation.

SOURCE: Brittnay Haag, Extension Educator, Horticulture
WRITERJenna Braasch, Publicity Promotions Specialist

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