Contact Us

Nancy Kreith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855

Gemini Bhalsod
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175



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Welcome to Four Seasons Gardening - Skype Webinar Series offered by Illinois Extension Horticulture Team. Live webinars will be offered three times per season on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. CDT. If you missed any of the past programs you can view them by clicking here. At the link above, you will also find educational programs from 2014 - 2016.

2019 includes a wonderful line up. Winter programs are listed below. Webinars are free but, you must register. Register by clicking on the appropriate title to the right. Each webinar has a separate registration page. Once you register, you will receive an email with more details. Illinois Extension will not share your email address with outside entities.

2019 Winter - Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series

Live Skype Webinar – Succulent Wreaths – Jan. 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT

In time for Valentine’s Day, bright and textured succulent wreaths are living plant wreaths for any occasion. Join Bruce Black, Horticulture Educator, to learn about what are succulents, their biology, how to build your own wreath and how it needs to be cared for.

Live Skype Webinar - Creating a Living Flower Arrangement – March 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT

Planting containers for our patios and decks is a fun and easy way to bring our gardens closer. Have you ever considered planting up a container of bulbs? Join Martha Smith, Horticulture Educator, to learn about layering summer bulbs and planting spring blooming bulbs.

Live Skype Webinar - Pruning Deciduous Shrubs – March 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. CDT

Good pruning habits will enhance spring bloom show of any flowering shrub in the home landscape. Proper pruning techniques will also provide health benefits to the shrub. Properly pruned, insect and disease problems will lessen all while retaining a natural look. Join Richard Hentschel, Horticulture Educator, to learn about the three most common ways to prune flowering and non-flowering deciduous shrubs in your yard.

Upcoming Schedule

Spring 2019

Jennifer Fishburn – Herbs – April 2

Kelly Estes – Invasive Insects - April 23

Erin Medvecz – Which Grass is which? Identifying Grasses Made Easy – June 11

Summer 2019

Kelly Allsup – Landscape Invasives and Native Alternatives – June 25

Brittney Haag – Youth Gardening: Back Pocket Lessons and Activities - July 16

Chris Enroth – Going Organic: Are organic pesticides safer than their synthetic counterparts? – August 6

Fall 2018

Ken Johnson – Fall Gardening – September 17

Ryan Pankau – Tree Compartmentalization – October 8

Peggy Doty – Gardening for Birds – December 3