Restore wildlife, prepare for spring with winter Gardening in the Air series

URBANA – As the cold weather continues, it’s time to stay indoors. Learn how to take care of houseplants, protect wildlife and prepare for spring gardening trends in Gardening in the Air, a webinar series offered by University of Illinois Extension and Iowa University Extension.

Hear from experts from both institutions who will present multiple winter gardening topics with online sessions at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Topics include:


• 9 to 10 a.m. Native Shrubs and Wildlife Benefits

• 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Move Beyond the Lawn! Small Scale Prairie Restorations for Pollinators and Other Wildlife

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Taking Action for Native Bees


• 9 to 10 a.m. Plant Propagation Techniques for the Home: Indoors and Out

• 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Diagnosing Indoor Plant Problems: Troubleshooting Common Issues with Houseplants

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kokedama String Gardening

Spring Trends

• 9 to 10 a.m. Trees that Pop in the Spring!

• 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tree Pruning Tips

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2022 Cool Kid in the Garden

Sessions are free, but a donation is appreciated. Access links and handouts will be provided upon registration. Register for one class or the whole series in advance at

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, or for more information, contact Tracy Mulliken at