The Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series is one of the most popular horticulture programs offered by the Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Each Season, the team hosts three live webinars delivered via Zoom from anywhere you have internet access. Registration is required and can be completed at: go.illinois.edu/4seasonshome Webinars are held on select Tuesdays at 1:30 pm Central Standard Time.

Spring Schedule As Follows:

Slow Flowers: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

April 14, 2020

We emphasize buying your food locally, but why not your flowers as well? Join University of Illinois State Master Gardener Specialist, Candice Hart, to learn how to grow a variety of cut flowers from here in Illinois, the benefits of having cut flowers in the garden and how to condition them to be long lasting.  Hart will discuss her all-time favorite flowers to grow and share tips and tricks for success.

 

Landscape Design with Natives 101

May 5, 2020

This program will compare and define native landscape vs. conventional landscaping and discuss the benefits and impact of using natives, the approach to designing with natives and give examples of popular native plant selections. Horticulture Educator Austin Little will also talk about the practical implications of installing native plants in home/urban landscape.

 

Illinois Monarch Action Plan

May 26, 2020

The decline of the monarch butterfly population has the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service evaluating monarch research before deciding monarch endangered species status. To assist, Illinois brought in key stakeholders to facilitate the development of an Illinois Monarch Action Plan. Join Maria Turner, University of Illinois Extension State IPM Specialist as she discusses the action plan.