For your added knowledge and enjoyment, Plantscape offers FREE seminars and special events throughout the year.  Presentations are made here at Plantscape in our seminar building located behind the garden center building.

The seminar building is also available for meetings at no charge. Contact us to arrange date and time.

 

Seminars & Events

Seminar: “Daylilies: The Perfect Perennials”

Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist

 Growing daylilies (Hemerocallis) has been a pleasure for gardeners for centuries.  From the 15 or so original species found in the Orient and Central Europe, there are now over 80,000 cultivars to choose from with more being introduced every year. While their beautiful flowers last only one day, a mature clump can produce 200-400 blooms over the course of a month. As we celebrate National Perennial Month, you can learn about this hardy, easy-to-grow perennial by attending our seminar, “Daylilies: The Perfect Perennials,” on Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. presented by Sonja Lallemand.

     Sonja is a horticulturist and retired extension educator with a wealth of information to share about plants.  She will present information on daylilies including an update on new cultivars, how to plant and care for daylilies, and how to landscape and maintain a carefree planting whether you grow them en masse or with other perennials.  

    Join us for this free interesting presentation and learn from an expert.  Please call 618-942-4865 or email us at plantscape@mediacombb.net to register so we will know how many people to expect.

    

 

Seminar: “Attracting Pollinators”

Saturday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Denise Smith-Stearns,

Master Gardener and Naturalist

   Celebrate National Pollinator Week and find out how you can help conserve pollinator populations by attending a seminar  “Attracting Pollinators” presented by Denise Smith-Stearns, Master Gardener and Naturalist, on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape.   Pollinators are essential to our world and human life.  Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, wasps, flies, beetles, and even bats are some of the animals that transfer pollen between flowers so they can produce seeds. They are necessary for the production of over 2/3 of the world’s crops species and the reproduction of over 85% of the world’s flowering plants. With the loss of honey bees and decline of native bees and butterflies, we must help bring back the pollinators.

    Denise completed the LSU Master Gardener Program in 2008. She completed the U of I Master Naturalist program in 2014 and was awarded The Advanced Master Gardener Certificate with Ecology as the focus. She also serves as the President of the Marion Garden Club and has had a certified Monarch Waystation in her front yard since 2015. In her research on saving monarchs, she became interested in pollinators since they use many of the same plants as food sources. We have lost many of our pollinators and monarchs over the years, so she wants to educate people, communities, and others on what we need to do to help their populations make a comeback.

    Register for this free seminar by calling 618-942-4865 or emailing us at plantscape@mediacombb.net so we will know how many people to expect.  Join us for this very informative and important presentation!