Utica library to host free container garden workshop

Event set April 18

Container gardens full of native plants are one aspect of the prairie nursery in Fulton. The Whiteside County Soil and Water Conservation Education Fund is working to bring an education center to Fulton to promote research, education, and inspiration regarding the importance of conservation and restoration of the environment.

Editor’s note: This story was edited to provide the correct phone number for Bettyann Harrison. It is 309-364-2356.

With spring around the corner, residents may be thinking about getting outdoors.

Learn how to select, plant and maintain a container garden all season long. Turn trash into treasure or create your own style using a few simple rules of planting in containers to create attractive one-of-a-kind displays.

A free workshop will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Utica Public Library District, 224 Mill St. Register for this container workshop provided by Master Gardeners from the Bureau, La Salle, Marshall and Putnam Counties University of Illinois Extension office at https://go.illinois.edu/uticacontainer.

Contact Bettyann Harrison, master gardener/master naturalist coordinator, at 309-364-2356 or bettyann@illinois.edu for additional information.