U of I Extension Offers Telenet Program on Spring Flowering Shrubs for Landscape

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Henderson-Mercer-Warren Extension Unit is offering a program on “Spring Flowering Shrubs for the Landscape” to be held at the Warren County Extension Office in Monmouth and the Mercer County Extension Office in Aledo on Tuesday afternoon, Feb.10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. David Robson, Horticulture Educator, Springfield Center, will discuss ways that spring flowering shrubs can fit into the landscape, as well as offer a selection of common and not-so-common plants that you might want to consider that will perk up your yard after a long winter.

Flowering shrubs provide a valuable asset to any landscape, reducing soil erosion, saving energy costs and contributing to the wildlife population by providing nesting and food sources. Careful planning can result in shrubs blooming from February or March through May. 

 Spring Flowering Shrubs is the second program in the year-long University of Illinois Extension Four Seasons Telenet series. The presentation will be via the U of I telenet system and local computer PowerPoint presentations, allowing live discussion between the instructor and gardeners throughout Illinois.

For more information or to pre-register, please call the Mercer County Extension Office in Aledo at (309) 582-5106 or the Warren County Extension Office in Monmouth at (309) 734-5161 and reserve a seat and packet of information. There is no charge to attend.