Contact Us

Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

Four Seasons Gardening Home Webinar Series

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Welcome to Four-Seasons Gardening Skype Series offered by University of Illinois Horticulture Team.  The 2017 winter season is over.  If you missed any of the past programs you can view them at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g

You will also find educational programs from 2014 -2015

Spring 2017 (all are Central Daylight Time)

Growing Vegetables for Beginners- April 18 at 1:30 pm and April 20 at 6:30 pm  Produce always taste better when you are enjoying the fruits of your labor.  Join Jennifer Fishburn, Horticulture Educator, as she shares tips for successfully growing vegetables in a small space.


Beyond Hosta – Perennials for the Shade- May 2 @1:30 pm and May 4 @ 6:30 pm
30+ years ago what were our choices for a shade garden?  Hosta & impatiens!  Shade plants were hard to find.  As landscapes matured and trees grew gardeners were faced with SHADE!  The industry responded and now we have so many to choose from.  Martha Smith, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator will entice you with some of her favorite shade perennials looking beyond Hosta.  She will also cover site selection and first year maintenance – both critical to a shade garden success.


Bountiful Backyards: Berries, Brambles and Beyond- May 16 @ 1:30 pm & May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Growing your own small fruits has become increasingly popular to families for the fresh taste and diverse cultivars available. Bountiful Backyards, taught by Extension Horticulture Educator, Bruce Black, will cover the basics from selection and planting, to management and pruning for longevity and best producing small fruits.