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Peoria, IL – Dianne Noland, host and producer of Illinois Gardener on WTVP-TV, will be speaking on “Getting Your Garden Juices Flowing,” on Friday, March 20, 2009, 3:30pm at Hoerr Nursery. Noland will kick off the popular “Leap Into Spring” event at the award-winning nursery. Ms. Noland’s talk will be the first of the Gardening 101 sessions open to the public and presenting basic gardening tips to Central Illinois.
Ms. Noland’s engaging and upbeat presentation will cover how to use color, a variety of plants, your personal preferences, etc., to create wonderful gardens or container collections. She will discuss early spring plants as well as those that will work well into the summer.
Dianne Noland has co-authored 11 books and is a University of Illinois horticulture instructor of five courses, covering floral design/floriculture and landscaping with bulbs, perennials, and native plants. Her recent teaching honors include a national Teacher Fellow Award. She lives and gardens on 33 acres in rural Central Illinois.
Other Gardening 101 topics at Hoerr Nursery to be presented by horticultural staff and garden experts include:
Mar 26 and 28 Getting your ideas organized. Know what to put where.
April 2 and 4 Step 1: Spring lawn care. Off to a good start.
April 9 and 11 Part Sun/Part Shade? Shedding light on light requirements.
April 16 and 18 Shrubs: a well-kept secret to common concerns
April 23 and 25 Trees: How to pick the perfect tree for me.
Other than Ms. Noland’s presentation, each Gardening 101 talk is held on Thursday at 5pm and repeated on Saturday at 9:30am. Everyone is welcome to these free presentations in the GardenHouse at Hoerr Nursery.
Hoerr Nursery was again named as one of the 100 Most Revolutionary Garden Centers for 2009 by Today’s Garden Center Magazine. This is the fourth year that the nursery has been recognized with this award.
Hoerr Nursery was established by D.A. Hoerr, 83 years ago. Today, the 3rd generation owns and operates the Central Illinois business. The business includes a nursery for growing shrubs and trees, an award-winning Landscape Design and Installation Department, a Lawn Care/Maintenance and an award-winning Garden Center with a StoneMarket and the GardenHouse, a 10,000 sq ft retail greenhouse.
Hoerr Nursery, 8020 N Shade Tree Drive, Peoria, IL 309-691-4561.
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