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Time to Think About Gardening: Great Escape

Before it's time to plant a single bulb, get free advice on your garden from an expert.

As a mom myself, I understand the need for a little “me” time. It clears my head and helps me to relax. It also helps me to appreciate my daughter more, and ultimately, to be a better mom when the two of us have our time together.

Each week, “The Great Escape” will be dedicated to giving moms ideas on ways they can take time out for themselves. So go ahead, read on, and use this as your excuse to make a great escape for your much-deserved break.

Today, we've got a taste of spring to get you thinking about the beauty of your yard with the warm weather ahead.

Nancy Kuhajda of the University of Illinois Extension Will County Master Gardner Service will provide tips and answer questions to have local gardens growing like those in the magazines.

Kuhajda will host “” from 6 to 8 p.m.  Thursday, March 17, in the story time room of the Romeoville branch of the . It'll be worth the short treck from to Romeoville to get advice that will improve your garden, your yard and maybe even your sanity.

Both novice and seasoned gardeners are encouraged to bring questions or even small clippings of plants to get Kuhajda’s expert advice on how to have a beautiful garden this season.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot, contact the adult services desk at 815-886-2030 or dpvaskalibrarian@dpvlib.org.

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