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Four Seasons Gardening program begins in August
OREGON, Ill. — The fall series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, focusing on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets under way in August. The first session of the series is titled “Some Like it HOT: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas.” The program is offered twice — at 1 p.m., Aug. 20, and again at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 22. Both sessions will be presented via teleconference at the Ogle County Extension office, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.
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 Sept. 3 and 5; “Pollinator Plants,” set for Sept. 17 and 19; and “What’s Trending Now in Landscape Design,” Oct. 1 and 3.
Cost per session is $5 or $16 for all four sessions. Advance registration is preferred. Phone or e-mail the University of Illinois Extension office for more details at (815) 732-2191, email@example.com or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
From the Aug. 14-20, 2013, issue