Four Seasons Gardening

Seasons come and go, but home gardening never stops.

As seasons shift, take care and fall into gardening with ease. Find healing, growth, and how adding a little planning keeps the mind going and growing.

Explore how to keep the season alive with tips for dividing perennials, continuing self-growth, and healing with time spent in nature, and hear how to get a jumpstart on next year’s growing season by getting the most out of the current garden space. Four Seasons Gardening sessions led by University of Illinois Extension experts begin Sept. 26.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Gemini Bhalsod at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

Four Seasons Gardening | Fall 2023

Group of yellow and purple perennial plants

Dividing Perennial Beds for More Blooms | Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m.

Life as a perennial plant parent can be rough. Discover the three main reasons to divide perennials during this presentation, including more blooms. Explore steps to increase vigor and generate low-cost plants while giving them room to grow. Participants will learn the types of root systems to consider before dividing and tips for aftercare of perennials.

Presenter: Christina Lueking, Extension Horticulture Educator

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Pathway leading to bright green trees and forest area.

Wellness in Nature | Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m.

Spending time in nature can benefit mental and physical well-being. From creating a sensory experience while growing vegetables and fruits in a garden to hiking and exploring a forest preserve, even a short amount of time spent in nature can improve overall health. Explore the health benefits of being present in nature and discover simple activities to foster experiences in the natural world.

Presenters: Brittnay Haag, Extension Horticulture Educator; Cheri Burcham, Extension Family Life Educator

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Rows of produce growing in rows in fenced garden.

Planning and Growing Vegetables Through the Seasons | Nov. 28, 1:30 p.m.

The gardening season is wrapping up, but it is never too early to begin planning for next year’s garden. Learn how to get the most out of a vegetable garden with tips for planning, planting, and garden maintenance for every season. Finally, participants can look forward to discussing newer vegetable selections for consideration in future gardens.

Presenter:  Bruce Black, Extension Horticulture Educator

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Every program is recorded and available to watch on the Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube channel. Videos are available about two weeks after the live program.