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Garden class series starts with care of lilies

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The growing and care of daylilies will be presented in one of the University of Illinois Extension's fall garden classes.

SYCAMORE – Registration is open for the fall series of the University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program. Taught by University of Illinois Extension experts, these classes cover a variety of topics: from trending projects such as hydroponics and rain gardens to timely tips on daylilies.

All will be presented via statewide teleconference at the DeKalb County office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore, and will allow for live discussion between the presenter and participants.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, an Extension educator will present “Daylilies: Perfect for the Garden and Collecting.” The class will cover growing daylilies, which are known for their trumpet-shaped flowers. They are easy to grow and are suitable for all types of landscapes in Illinois. Beyond the basic care and maintenance of daylilies, experience the incredible choice of colors, patterns and forms now available – from classic “ditch lilies” to elegant double-blooming varieties. 

Other topics in the fall series include “Rain Gardens” on Sept. 23 and 25 and “Hydroponics for the Home Gardener” on Oct. 7 and 9.

There is a fee of $5 to attend each session, or register for all three for $12. For information or to register, call 815-758-8194, email mpetra@illinois.edu, or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.

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