Dianne Noland to speak at Russel Allen Garden Day
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[February 04, 2013]
The Logan County Master
Gardeners with the University of Illinois Extension program will
host Russel Allen Garden Day on March 9 at the Meyers-Evans Student
Center at Lincoln College. The public is invited for this event that
will feature various presentations related to gardening, as well as
displays by area plant and gardening societies.
The day is in honor of Russel Allen, a charter member of the Logan
County Master Gardener volunteer program.
Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., and sessions will run
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Keynote speaker for the event is Dianne Noland on the topic of
"Great Perennial Combinations."
Noland is the hostess and producer of "Illinois Gardener," a
weekly gardening show filmed at Urbana's local PBS television
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Other presenters and session topics are "Container Gardens," with
Anne and Lee Niepagen, owners of Niepagen Greenhouses; "Herb Basics
and Beyond," with Karen Lowery; "Horticulture Happenings at the
Illinois Executive Mansion," with Harry Lewis, gardener at the
executive mansion in Springfield; "Natural Planting Plan for
Spring," with Dennis Campbell; "Cooking with Herbs," with Bill
Turney; and "Hummingbirds," with Jan Sickbert.
Preregistration is highly encouraged. The registration fee is $10
in advance (before March 2) and $12 at the door. To view a brochure
register online, visit the Logan-Menard-Sangamon Extension
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. For additional
information, call 217-732-8289.
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