Four Seasons Gardening program starts with fall series

WOODSTOCK – The fall 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, "Some Like it HOT: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas," will be offered at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 via teleconference at the McHenry County Extension office at 1102 McConnell Road.

Landscapes often include challenging sites where the heat is high and the water is scarce. Areas next to driveways or near south-facing buildings can frustrate even the most seasoned gardener. Before considering giving up on plants and ordering asphalt, discover the diversity of plants that thrive in hot dry sites.

Other topics in the fall series include "Winter Wise Your Landscape: Knowledge to Prevent Costly Mistakes," set for Sept. 5; "Pollinator Plants," set for Sept. 17; and "What’s Trending Now in Landscape Design" on Oct. 3.

The cost per session is $5. Advance registration is required. Register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/lm

For information, call 815-338-3737.

– Northwest Herald