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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.

In 2016, all 12 programs can be enjoyed from the comfort of your personal computer.  Simply register for the programs you want to attend and you will receive instructions and all program materials in your registration confirmation.  All programs are free.

Fall 2016 series offers 3 great topics!

Mysterious Modifications: Plants That Grow in Unusual Ways -  September 27 @ 1:30 p.m. OR September 29 @ 6:30 p.m. CST

Anyone who delves into gardening or nature, comes across a plant that mystifies them in how it has adapted to the environment it relies on. From the insect eating carnivorous plants that grow in bogs, or invasive plants that poison the soil to fend off competition, some plants are truly wondrous. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, will reveal some of the most unique plants we deal with, while giving you the newest and latest research on them. 

Small Shrubs = Big Impact - October 11 @ 1:30 p.m. OR October 13 @ 6:30 p.m. CST

By using small flowering shrubs in your flower garden and shrub borders, your landscape will burst with color without the maintenance of most annual and perennial flowers. Join Extension Horticulture Educator, Sandy Mason, for an in depth look at the numerous small shrubs that can be added to your landscape.

Garden Pond Critters: Friend and Foe - October 25 @ 1:30 p.m. OR October 27 @ 6:30 p.m. CST

This program will cover the various animals that you may add to your garden pond and that are attracted to it. State Extension Entomologist, Phil Nixon, will start out with the fish you may want to put into your pond. Which ones are effective in controlling mosquito larvae, and which ones may uproot your plants. What you need to do for fish to overwinter, and which fish you will need to bring indoors for the winter. Also addressed will be mammals, birds, and others that eat your pet fish such as raccoons, cats, kingfishers, herons, frogs, and turtles, and how to manage them.  Finally, Phil will address identification and control of mosquitoes, midges, and predatory insects that will make your pond their home.

Fall registration will open September 1

Miss a webinar?  All progams are recorded and posted at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g