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Four Seasons U of I Extension News, Jan. 28, 2015

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Four Seasons

Gardening Program Offers Winter Series

The winter series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled, Super Sempervivums!. The program is offered on Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The session will be presented via computer at the Washington County Extension Office in Nashville.

Also called houseleeks, liveforever or hens and chicks these colorful perennial succulents are surging in popularity. Sempervivums and close relatives grow rosettes of fat leaves that store water enabling them to live in arid/drought conditions. They are easy to grow and can be used in containers, baskets, living wreaths and simply planted in the garden. Martha Smith, Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension will introduce you to this interesting group of plants and their close relatives.

Other topics in the winter series include Beekeeping for the Backyard Gardener set for Feb. 17, and The Edible Indoor Garden set for March 3.

Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the local U of I Extension office for more details, 618-327-8881, or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bcjmw/.

For More, Please Read The Jan. 28 Edition Of The Nashville News.

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