CANCELLED - The impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. In accordance with University of Illinois policy, Illinois Extension has deployed public health strategies designed to protect everyone’s health and safety. Effective Friday, March 13, all university-sponsored events with more than 50 anticipated attendees are suspended indefinitely.

 

The University of Illinois Extension Logan County Master Gardeners will host Russel Allen Garden Day on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Oasis Senior Center, 2810 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln.  Event will run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, with registration from 8 to 8:45 am. The public is invited for this event that will feature various presentations related to gardening, as well as displays by area plant and gardening societies.  The day is in honor of Russel Allen a charter member of the Logan county Master Gardener volunteer program.

Key note presentation will be provided by Lee and Anne Niepagen of Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses and Garden Center in Bloomington. They will talk about Captivated by Color…Adding Annuals to Enhance Your Landscape. They will look at new annuals and colors for the 2020 spring season, as well as our favorite "tried and true" varieties. Tips on planting and caring for your annuals to maximize their blooming potential and much more!

Come ready to have fun and even learn a little!

Other presenters and session topics will include: Hydroponic Gardening, Greg and Mariah Anderson, Mariah’s Mums and More; Making a Monarch Haven, Kay Henricks, U of I Extension Master Gardener volunteer; Ways to Stretch your Flower Garden Budget, Charlotte Talkington, U of I Extension Master Gardener volunteer; Terrific Trees, Jennifer Fishburn, U of I Extension Horticulture Educator.  Two hands on workshops will be offered by Jennifer Justin, U of I Extension Master Gardener volunteer, Herbs, Bath and Beyond, and Salts and scrubs. 

Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  Registration fee is $15 in advance (before March 20) and $18 at the door.  To register on-line, visit the U of I Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon website Events page at  https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-03-28-russel-allen-garden-day .  For additional information call (217) 732-8289.