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Four Seasons Gardening Program Starts with Fall Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2013

The fall series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, Some Like it HOT: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas. The program is offered twice – on August 20 at 1:00 p.m. and again on August 22 at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be presented via teleconference at the local University of Illinois Extension offices.

Landscapes often include challenging sites where the heat is high and the water is dry. Areas next to driveways or near south facing buildings can frustrate even the most seasoned gardener. Before you consider giving up on plants and ordering asphalt, discover the diversity of plants that thrive in hot dry sites.

Other topics in the fall series include Winter Wise Your Landscape: Knowledge to Prevent Costly Mistakes, set for September 3 and 5, Pollinator Plants set for September 17 and 19, and What's Trending Now in Landscape Design on October 1 and 3.

Cost per session is $5. Or attend the entire 4-part spring series for $16. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the local U of I Extension office for more details, or register at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please include that information upon registration.