On Saturday, March 18th, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties will be hosting 2023 Ready…Set…Grow… gardening workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Loveland Community Building, 513 W 2nd St., Dixon.
This year’s keynote address: Literary Gardens, will be presented by Master Gardener and natural history writer Cindy Crosby. The workshop will also offer two breakout sessions, a swag bag, a book nook, door prizes, and a Master Gardener Help Desk. Breakout sessions include Growing Great Grapes, Natural Fairy Gardens, Tree Management, Hummingbird Gardens, Contained Compositions, Backyard Orchard, Growing Vegetables Through the Seasons, and Nature Journaling.
Make Mine a Hummingbird Garden will be presented by Peggy Doty, University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment & Energy Educator. Putting out a hummingbird feeder may not be enough to attract and keep hummingbirds coming back to your garden. Understanding the true needs and behaviors of these tiny winged gems is important for a proper hummingbird garden. Capture their attention early and you can enjoy hummingbirds all season.
The fee for this program is $25, and registrations will be accepted until March 10, 2023. Register online at go.illinois.edu/ReadySetGrow
If you are interested in more information about Ready…Set…Grow… or becoming a Master Gardener, please contact your local Extension office.
Carroll County: (815) 244-9444
Lee County: (815) 857-3525
Ogle County: 815-732-2191
Whiteside County: (815) 632-3611