Four Seasons Gardening Program starts with Fall Series | Events
PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) - The fall series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets underway this month.
The first session of the series is titled, "Some Like it HOT: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas." The program is offered twice – on August 20 at 1 p.m. at the Perry County Extension Office in Pinckneyville, Illinois and again on August 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office in Murphysboro, Illinois.
Landscapes often include challenging sites where the heat is high and the water is dry. Areas next to driveways or near south facing buildings can frustrate even the most seasoned gardener. Before you consider giving up on plants and ordering asphalt, discover the diversity of plants that thrive in hot dry sites.
Other topics in the fall series include "Winter Wise Your Landscape: Knowledge to Prevent Costly Mistakes," set for September 3 and 5, "Pollinator Plants" set for September 17 and 19, and "What’s Trending Now in Landscape Design" on October 1 and 3.
Cost per session is $5 or you can attend the entire 4-part spring series for $20. Advance registration is needed.
You may register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/ or by calling 618-687-1727 in Murphysboro or 618-357-2126 in Pinckneyville.
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