JULY 1-31

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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.



Saturday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by

Karen Frailey of the Shawnee Chapter, Illinois Audubon Society

     Karen Frailey, a member of the local Shawnee chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society, will present an informative program on hummingbirds on Saturday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape.  Her new program has updated information on the natural history of hummingbirds, interesting facts and fallacies, and how to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your garden with flowers and feeders. A new power point presentation and informative handouts from the Illinois Audubon Society will also be available.  She has presented programs on gardening for hummingbirds locally, throughout the state and Midwest for the past decade, so this will be a fun and interesting topic to inform us about these favorite birds.

    Seating for the presentation is limited, so please call 942-4865 or email us at plantscape@mediacombb.net  to reserve a seat for this free seminar so we will know how many people to expect.  Participants can register to win a FREE hummingbird feeder or accessories after the seminar, so come and enjoy this interesting presentation!


“Cutting Gardens”


Flower Arranging Demonstration

Saturday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by

Chris Lueking, from “Flower Girls” Flower Farm, Woodlawn, IL

   You can learn how to grow great flowers throughout the seasons by attending a seminar and demonstration by Chris Lueking of Woodlawn, IL on Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. here at Plantscape. Chris and her daughters Cassandra, Kiara, and Callie started their own cut flower business, “Flower Girls” flower farm, three years ago and grow fresh flowers in a high tunnel and in the field for farmers markets, weddings, and weekly customer sales. They will present information on which flowers to grow in a cutting garden, how to grow the different types of flowers and the best time for cutting them such as in a pre-bloom stage or in full bloom.  They currently grow flowers such as Lisianthus, snapdragons, dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, and cockscomb. A PowerPoint presentation and handouts will be included, and they will also present a flower arranging demonstration with a fall theme.

 Pre-register by calling 942-4865 or email us at plantscape@mediacombb.net  so we can reserve a seat for you for this free presentation. Also sign up for a drawing to win FREE “hand wrap bouquets” to be given away after the seminar! Join us for this fun and educational presentation.