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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Enjoy Fresh Blooms All Summer with Buttered Bun Flower Class

Grow, harvest and arrange stunning seasonal blooms in your own backyard this summer. Now is the time to start planning for a flower garden with the help of DeWitt County University of Illinois Extension. Learn about the benefits of growing cut flower gardens and tips for growing them successfully at home in the hands-on class A Cut Above, Cut Flower Gardening 101.

Cut flower gardening can be an easy specialty that not only adds flowers in your garden, but also allows you to decorate your home with beautiful arrangements all summer long. This fun class will cover everything you need to know from the science behind conditioning plants for longevity to Horticulture Educator Candice Hart’s all-time favorite flowers to grow. Participants will even be able create their own vase of garden flowers to take home. This hands-on program will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Buttered Bun, 109 E. Main St. in Maroa.

The cost for this class is $30, which includes all the materials necessary to make the floral arrangement. Please register by May 10 online at or by calling the DeWitt County Extension Office at 217.935.5764. For more information, contact Candice Hart at

University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties provides research-based educational programming in agriculture, local foods, small farms, leadership, nutrition and wellness, horticulture, 4-H and youth development and consumer sciences. You can learn more about us at our on our Facebook page, UIExtensionDMP.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.935.5764.

Local Contact: Candice Hart, Extension Educator, Horticulture,