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.
“Pruning Fruit Trees and Small Fruits”
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 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 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
as class size is limited. Participants can also register to win a FREE raspberry
plant! We hope you will join us for this interesting presentation.
“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins”
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Steve Gartside
Local purple martin expert Steve Gartside from Tamaroa, Illinois, will present
“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins” on Saturday, February 22, at 10:00 a.m. here
at Plantscape. Anyone wishing to attract purple martins or those with existing
houses will learn valuable information such as migration, types of houses, how to
attract purple martins, problems with predators, feeding habits, nest checking and
support of the babies to fledgling. Steve is a devoted birder with in-depth knowledge
gained from over 20 years’ experience in attracting and raising purple martins. He
currently cares for 250 pairs of purple martins in 14 houses. A slide presentation
will be shown as he discusses his secrets for attracting this unique bird and shares
his knowledge as a purple martin landlord. Learn how you can also be a good landlord
by joining us for this very informative seminar.
Call 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email us at email@example.com so we will know how many people to expect. Those attending may register to win
free purple martin accessories to be given away after the seminar!