Extension Educator, Horticulture
I'm quite lucky to work in a subject I love: horticulture, it's a great organization: University of Illinois, and I get to work with some of the best people in the world: gardeners. After all, who else but gardeners could look at a pile of horse manure and envision voluptuous tomatoes and beguiling begonias. Now there is someone with vision.
Master Gardener volunteers are the best of the best. Most of them are quite humble and don't consider themselves Master Gardeners.They are always eager to learn more and don't feel like they have mastered gardening. However, they are a wealth of information and we learn from each other every
In the main garden the specialty areas include vegetables, theme, strolling and children. The gazebo is in the center where the window boxes explode with color. Surrounding the gazebo is the dwarf conifer and crevice rock garden.
The purpose of the garden is to demonstrate growing methods useful for home gardeners, highlight new plants, show design principles and provide a relaxing place to stroll.
The garden is surrounded by a picket fence and a mixed shrub, ornamental grass and flower border. Bring your pad and paper because you will surely want to
The rose garden overflows with lovely roses of all types. Blueberries, grapes, strawberries and raspberries are showcased in the berry patch.
Of course every garden needs a compost area. Here Master Gardeners turn landscape waste into black gold.
The gardens are used for tours, as a teaching tool for U of I classes and a learning place for Master Gardeners.
You will find Master Gardeners working in the garden just about anytime. The main work
We have a visitor register book in the gazebo. We get comments from visitors from all over the world. Here is just a sample:
That says it all.
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