Learn How To Design Flower Arrangements With Plants Collected From Your Own Garden | Hoopeston Chronicle

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DANVILLE, IL – Imagine walking through your garden, filling a vase with fresh cut lilies, daisies or peonies. Maybe you stop and add some ivy or ferns for an accent. A cutting garden includes plants and flowers that you intend to enjoy indoors. Planting flowers that you will use to create flower arrangements for friends, family or on vacation adds a whole new dimension to your garden. Harvesting your own flowers will save you money and increase the enjoyment of your landscape. Spring is a great time to design and plant your cutting garden.

Master gardener of Vermilion County, Claudia Ferrell is both a savvy gardener and skilled at making flower arrangements. The combination of these two talents can give a gardener some color inside and outside their home. Some flowers, shrubs, and trees offer better choices than others. Claudia will provide suggestions on plants producing long lasting flowers, decorative bark, berries, seed pods, unique foliage and textures for flower arrangements.

Follow home as Claudia gives a live demonstration of the flower arrangements. A list of supplies will be provided to those who register for this program online. You will also receive a list of plants so you can start your cutting garden this spring!

The program will be presented on Wednesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. as a Zoom Live webinar. The Zoom link and documents will be emailed to those who register by midnight on April 20.

You will need a Zoom account to participate using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Participants can call by phone but will not have a video. There is no charge to attend this presentation, however, participants must register here https://go.illinois.edu/FloralArrangement to receive documents and a zoom link. Please call the Vermilion County Extension Office at 217-442-8615 for more information.

University of Illinois Extension offers equal opportunity in programs and employment. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Vermilion County office at 217-442-8615. Advance requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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