Hands on Floral Workshops Happening at Whiteside Extension Office in February


Shake off those winter blues; create your own winter floral dried arrangement for your entry way or home.  This program has been re-scheduled, due to weather, for February 1, 2020, 10AM – Noon. There is still time to sign, up – registration closes on January 29.  This program will be held at the Sterling Extension office located at 12923 Lawrence Rd., Sterling.  Register at: go.illinois.edu/whitesidefloral or call Mary Nelson at (815) 632-3611.  There is a $10 supply fee for this program.    


If you are suffering from a bit of “cabin fever” or winter blahs, think SPRING!  Before you know it spring will be arriving with early blossoms leading right into summer blooms.  So it is time to plan now!  Start thinking of what magnificent floral arrangements you could make of fresh cut flowers from your garden.  To get you into the mood, University of Illinois Master Gardeners from Whiteside County will be hosting a “Blooming Petals” Workshop on Saturday February 15 from 10:00am – 12 noon at the Sterling Extension office; 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling, IL.  The focus of the workshop is to learn the “ins and outs” of floral arranging; a totally “hands on” activity with fresh flowers and containers provided.  Each participant will be designing your own display to take home. There is a $15.00 materials fee.  The program is open to middle school age youth through adults of all ages.  Space is limited, so sign up soon.  Register at: go.illinois.edu/whitesideblooming or by calling Mary Nelson at (815)-632-3611.  Registration ends February 10, 2020