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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.  The 2016 season is over.  If you missed any of the great programs you can view them at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYBGqFXZS6Sn37n1mVcY1g

You will also find educational programs from 2014 -2015

Winter 2017

Seed Starting- January 31 at 1:30 pm and February 2 at 6:30 pm Growing plants from seed is both rewarding and cost effective. Join Kim Ellson, Extension Horticulture Educator, as she discusses key elements for successful seeding this spring.  Strengthen your skillset and learn about germination triggers, breaking dormancy, scheduling, seeding methods, damping off and hardening.

How to Have Healthy Houseplants- February 14 at 1:30 pm and February 16 at 6:30 pm
Houseplants add life and beauty to a home. Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, will provide simple tips to select and care for houseplants. After this program, even those with “brown garden thumbs” will know how to have healthy houseplants throughout their home.


Moth Orchids – Start an Orchid Odyssey- March 7 at 1:30 pm and March 9 at 6:30 pm
As the most highly evolved flowers on earth, orchids are an amazingly diverse plant family growing in deserts, mountains, marshes, northern woods, Illinois forests, and even our homes. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow but elegant houseplant, moth orchids are a great option.  In this webinar, state Master Gardener Coordinator, Sandy Mason, will help you learn how to grow, repot and even rebloom moth orchids. 

Winter 2017 registration will open Janaury 1