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 Shrubs and Trees”
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Presented by Sonja Lallemand, Horticulturist
Few gardening chores are approached with more trepidation than pruning. The
process is relatively simple and requires some basic knowledge, common sense and
the right tools. Join us to learn a few tricks and understand how and when to prune
trees and shrubs correctly by attending our seminar on Saturday, February 9, at 10:00
a.m. here at Plantscape. This informative talk will be presented by Sonja Lallemand,
who will take you through the appropriate steps necessary for you to prune deciduous
and evergreen shrubs and trees to maintain height, health, and vigor. This is a
topic we find is confusing to many people so if you wonder when is the right time
to prune your roses, hydrangeas, crapemyrtle, butterfly bush, pines, maples, etc.,
come learn the proper time to prune different plants, proper trimming technique,
how to make cuts that will heal properly, the correct tools to use for different
types of trimming, and much more. A PowerPoint presentation and informative handouts
will be presented as well as a demonstration of proper pruning.
Please call Plantscape at 942-4865 to register for this free seminar or email
us at email@example.com as class size is limited. Join us for this educational
seminar and learn the right way to make your trees and shrubs attractive and healthy
“Attracting and Raising Purple Martins”
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 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 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!