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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Colorful Container Gardening in Piatt County

Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Hart continues her how-to gardening series Hands-on Horticulture with Hart on May 8 with Colorful Container Gardening. Spring has sprung and now is the time to start planting colorful container gardens for your home. Join Hart as she covers the basics to growing a successful container garden all summer long. She will discuss design tips to make your containers the best on the block.

Participants will leave with a 16-inch container full of annual flowers brimming with color and ready to take home and enjoy. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

This program will meet at the University of Illinois Extension Office located at 210 S. Market St. in Monticello from 6-7:30pm. Advance registration is required by May 5 by visiting or call 217.935.5764 for more information.
Upcoming topics in the Hands-on Horticulture with Hart series are Self-watering Container Gardens in June and Cacti & Succulent Container Gardening in July.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.762.2191.

Local Contact: Candice Hart, Extension Educator, Horticulture,