Seminars & Events

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.

 

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

“Pruning Fruit Trees and Berries”

Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 a.m.

Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist

 

    Learn how to grow fruits successfully with proper pruning methods at our seminar on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape. Sonja Lallemand, horticulturist and retired U of I extension educator whose specialty is growing fruits, will take you through the appropriate steps necessary for you to care for your own fruit trees like apples, peaches, pear, plum, and cherry and small fruits such as strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, hardy kiwi, and grapes. Learn about proper techniques, pruning tools, timing of pruning, and how to get the best production from your plants.  Fresh picked fruit adds great health benefits to your life, and growing your own is fun, educational, and good for your mind and body as well.  This is the time to prune fruit trees for best production, so learn from a professional how to care for your favorite fruits.   If you are just beginning with a small plot of fruit-producing plants or have an established orchard, there is always something to learn about pruning fruits.     

   Please call 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email us at plantscape@mediacombb.net as class size is limited. Participants can also register to win a FREE blueberry plant! We hope you will join us for this interesting presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Quilt Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-4pm

Presented by Jeff Kurtz

 

Learn to create a Barn Quilt painting in one afternoon.

Jeff Kurtz of Carterville will conduct a workshop here at Plantscape on March 16 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants choose a design of their own prior to the workshop from a suggested list on his website TheBarnQuilter.net or you can submit a design of your choice for approval. All designs will be ready to paint and are created on aluminum suitable for hanging outdoors. Designs are kept simple so you are ensured to finish in the allotted time. Everyone takes home a finished Barn Quilt painting! Cost of materials is $75 for a 24” x 24” and $100 for a 30” x 30” and pizza will be served free of charge for lunch!

 

Space is limited to 10 participants.

Please register by calling 942-4865 or email us at plantscape@mediacombb.net so we will know how many people to expect.