4 seasons: Fall

The fall series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program gets underway in September.  There will be three sessions this fall.  The first session is titled, Daylilies: Perfect for the Garden and Collecting.  This program will be offered twice.  First, on September 9 at 1:30 at the Morgan county extension office in Jacksonville and again on September 11 at 6:30 at the Cass county extension office in Virginia as well as the Greene county extension office in Carrolton.

Daylilies are known for their lovely trumpet-shaped florets.  They are easy to grow and are suitable for all types of landscapes in Illinois.  Beyond the basic care and maintenance of daylilies, experience the incredible choice of colors, patterns and forms now available; from classic “ditch lilies” to elegant double-blooming varieties, all in colors of lavender, red, orange, yellow and everything in between.    

The second session is titled, Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens.  In this presentation you will learn how to reduce your impact downstream by building a rain garden. University of Illinois Extension horticulture educators Andrew Holsinger and Chris Enroth will introduce you to the concepts and construction techniques of a successful rain garden. Andrew and Chris will also discuss what plants work best in rain gardens.  This program will also be offered twice, on September 23 at 1:30, at the Morgan county extension office in Jacksonville and on September 25 at 6:30 at the Cass county extension office in Virginia as well as the Greene county extension office in Carrolton.

The third and final session of the fall series is titled Hydroponics for the Home Gardener.  This session will provide a brief overview of some of the hydroponic systems that are suitable for small scale production.  In addition, it will provide an outline to success for those interested in starting a small scale hobby hydroponic project.  It will cover aspects such as fertilizer selection, timing, and most suitable crops for use in a home hydroponic system.  The program will be offered on October 7 at 1:30 at the Morgan county extension office in Jacksonville and again on October 9 at 6:30 at the Cass county extension office in Virginia as well as the Greene county extension office in Carrolton.  

All session are free and open to the public.  To register for any of these sessions, go to our website at:  web.extension.illinois.edu/ccgms or call 217.243.7424.

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