Issue 11, September 21, 2022

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Resources - Fall 2022

Looking for more horticulture and gardening information? The University of Illinois Extension has two resources with fall content that may interest you.

Gardeners Corner

Gardeners Corner is a quarterly newsletter produced by a team of Illinois Extension horticulture experts. Each issue highlights seasonal recommendations and how-tos that will make your houseplants, landscape, or garden shine in any season. The Fall 2022 edition of the newsletter includes the following topics:

  • Grassy weeds becoming more common in lawns
  • Keep garden, plants hydrated going into fall
  • Extend the season with fall flowers for your beds, borders, and containers
  • Stretch out the growing season with fall planted salad greens
  • Prepare your trees for severe weather
  • Give summer-blooming bulbs a second chance, store them overwinter
  • Find gourds absorbing? Try growing a loofah sponge
  • To get in touch with nature, create a sensory garden

These and past Gardeners Corner topics are available at You can also get direct access to this newsletter by joining the Gardeners Corner email list

Four Seasons Gardening webinars

University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening series focuses on home gardening, environmental stewardship, and backyard food production. Join these one-hour sessions to build your gardening know-how!  Each webinar is free. Registration is required at the website listed. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, contact Gemini Bhalsod at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs. Fall Four Seasons Gardening webinar topics include:

  • Dahlias: Digging, Dividing, and Diseases will be held Sep. 27 at 1:30 p.m.. Register at Dahlias can be a dazzling cut flower for your flower bed or garden. Gain Dahlia growing tips for summer care while learning to identify pest and diseases that can damage blooms. Fall brings new techniques for digging and dividing the tubers as a way of propagating for next season’s flowers.
  • Using Fresh Produce will be held Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Register at You have grown fresh produce all summer long, now what do you do with the excess produce like onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and more? Explore simple ways of storing produce for longer shelf life and sharing resources for get easy recipes like refrigerator pickles to make your produce go further. 
  • Deep Bark Secrets of Tree Selection will be held Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Register at Are you looking to plant more trees in your yard? Confused about what species might be best? Have something in mind and want to ensure its success? Branch out to find methods for selecting the right tree for your site. Make

Travis Cleveland

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