Get Growing GraphicLooking for the perfect gift for a loved one who is into gardening? Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself?

Join Purdue Extension Educators for a live virtual series of programs in early 2021 that will address common topics in gardening.

This series is designed for those that want to learn a little bit about how plants grow, common garden problems, how to grow vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and how to maintain trees, shrubs and lawns.

Each session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon EST every Tuesday from January 12 to February 23. Can’t join us live? Each session will be recorded for later access. Here’s the schedule:

January 12: How Plants Grow

January 19: What’s Pestering Your Garden?

January 26: Woody Landscape Plants

February 2: Vegetable Gardens

February 9: Flower Gardens

February 16: Lawns

February 23: Fruit Gardens

Pre-registration is required at, with the program fee of $45 due by 11:50 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

You can pay by credit card on our secure server. Enrollment is limited, so don’t delay!

Here’s what you’ll need to participate:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Computer or tablet
  • Credit card for payment
  • A desire to learn more about gardening!

To learn more about the program, including refund policies, visit or email

Again, you can register for the program at

Author’s note: It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from Purdue at the end of 2020. I’ve learned so much from Indiana gardeners over my 36 years as Purdue Extension’s Consumer Horticulture Specialist! I wish you all continued happy growing!