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Four seasons gardening series to be held

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 8:42 p.m. CDT
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Daylilies are one of the topics that will be explored during the upcoming fall series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program.

Registration is open for the fall series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program. Taught by University of Illinois Extension experts, these classes cover a variety of topics, from trending projects ,such as hydroponics and rain gardens, to timely tips on daylilies.

All will be presented via statewide teleconference at the Kendall County office, 7775B Route 47, Yorkville, and will allow for live discussion between the presenter and participants.

• 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, “Daylilies: Perfect for the Garden and Collecting.” An U of I Extension Educator will discuss growing daylilies. 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. 

• Learn how reduce your impact downstream by building a rain garden. “Get Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens” on 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 with University of Illinois Extension horticulture educators Andrew Holsinger and Chris Enroth.

• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Four Seasons presents “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.

There is a fee of $10 to attend each session, and registration closes one week before each program. To sign up, visit the “Register Online” section at web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/ or call 630-553-5823 for information.

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