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.
October Seminar: “Trees
for Southern Illinois”
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.
Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist
Trees are so important for people and the environment. Today every article,
seminar and workshop on landscaping or conservation emphasizes the use of trees.
They are all around us and many are in decline. Join us Saturday, October 12, at
10:00 a.m. for an interesting and important seminar on trees presented by horticulturist
Sonja Lallemand and learn the basics so your trees will become showpieces. She will
discuss how to choose trees, the proper way to plant and care for shade and ornamental
trees, what are the best trees for southern Illinois, and what to do when trees are
The discussion will include a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. Questions
about trees will also be discussed. Sonja is a retired horticulture educator with
many years’ experience and is very knowledgeable about plants of all types. Call
942-4865 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat for this free
presentation so we will know how many people to expect. Join us for this important
discussion on the benefits of trees and how you can help the environment and improve
your home landscape.
November Seminar: “Attracting Wild Birds to Your Feeder”
Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Vicki Lang-Mendenhall
Learn how to attract and recognize the birds at your feeders by attending this
very informative seminar presented by Vicki Lang-Mendenhall of the Southern Illinois
Audubon Society on Saturday, November 23, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape. She
is an avid birder who enjoys spending time outdoors and is program coordinator for
the therapeutic recreation program at Touch of Nature, as well as vice-president
of the Southern Illinois Audubon Society. She will present a PowerPoint presentation
on how to attract birds to your feeders, what types to expect, identification of
birds in southern Illinois, recommended food and feeders, and the importance of water
and suet in an all-round wild bird feeding program. Handouts will be available and
a question and answer session will follow the seminar.
The seminar is free of charge but please register by calling 942-4865 or email
us at email@example.com so we will know how many people to expect. Join
us for this very informative seminar by a local wild bird expert.