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Propagating Heirloom plants at Sarah's Garden


Learn plant propagation techniques at Sarah's Garden BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –
Propagating plants can be one of the most exciting tasks a gardener can do. The University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners invite you to learn about propagation techniques at the historic Sarah's Garden. Join them at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington.
If you would love to be able to populate your own garden with 140-year-old horticultural treasures, don't miss out on this unique opportunity to take home cuttings from Sarah's Garden! You don't have to be an expert – with a handful of simple steps, most plants can be cloned in just weeks. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to expand your rose collection through tip cutting and air layering, create more perennials through divisions, and harvest and save seed from annuals and perennials.
Participants will tour the historic flower garden and find out how Master Gardeners have researched and restored the garden to its original plan. Presenters will include University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Kelly Allsup, McLean County Master Gardeners, and Sarah's Garden volunteers.
Advance registration is required and there is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. To register, visit go.illinois.edu/RegisterLMW or call the McLean County Extension Office at 309-663-8306. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you


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