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Ready...Set...Grow Gardening Symposium

Date(s): 3/14/2015

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
Gardeners are invited to attend Ready, Set, Grow on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Keynote speaker Richard Hawke from the Chicago Botanic Garden will present ‘Four Star Plants.’ Participants can choose from 15 workshops, watch garden demonstrations, shop vendors, and win door prizes. This event is presented by University of Illinois Master Gardeners in cooperation with Sauk Valley Community College. Breakfast & lunch are included in the $40 registration fee.
University of Illinois Extension, Lisa Hepker, 815-732-2191 or lkhepker@illinois.edu

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Seed Starting and Propagation

Date(s): 3/14/2015

9:30am - 11:00am

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
John Moors, Director of Collections at Klehm Arboretum, will discuss seed selection, growing supplies, artificial lights and caring for tender young plants

Members: Free
Non-members: Included with daily admission
Register online at http://www.klehm.org/2015/03/seed-starting
Carrie Schommer cschommer@klehm.org
815-965-8146

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"MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF NATIVE PLANTS"

Date(s): 3/28/2015

2:00 pm

Rock Valley Garden Center 785 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107
Guest speaker Jack Kaskel from Red Buffalo Nursery in Hebron, IL has been dedicated for decades to restoring endangered native ecosystems. Come & learn about beautiful rare natives & how to incorporate them into your garden design!
Rock Valley Garden Center 815-398-1937

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"HANDS-ON BONSAI WORKSHOP"

Date(s): 3/21/2015

2:00 pm

Rock Valley Garden Center 785 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107
Bring your own bonsai (or purchase a starter plant at a discount) & work with our staff to learn how to transplant, wire & care for your bonsai. If you'd like to just watch & listen, join us too! Let's get our hands dirty!
Rock Valley Garden Center 815-398-1937

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"GARDENING FOR HUMMINGBIRDS"

Date(s): 3/14/2015

2:00 pm

Rock Valley Garden Center 785 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107
Guest speakers Michael & Kathi Rock from Madison, WI share their love of hummingbirds. Their garden contains over 100 varieties of annual & perennial plants to attract hummingbirds & they maintain 20+ hummer feeders! Bring your questions to the experts!
Rock Valley Garden Center 815-398-1937

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