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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
so we will know how many people to expect. Join us for this very informative and