Houseplants 101

 Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, looking for info on a new plant, help with a sickly one, or have a desire to learn as much as you can? We’ve got you covered!
Join us as we welcome Mike Hellmann who will discuss the benefits of houseplants. From enhancing your well being and environment to improving
indoor air quality + troubleshoot any problems

Mike has always been a plant nerd. He started in the nursery business in 1979, learning landscape and nursery plant propagation. He also has 25 years of greenhouse experience growing florist grade ornamental flowers commercially. He helped grow a tropical plant distribution business, finding and selling the best plants in the country. He now works for Hummert International consulting local growers and school agriculture programs. Mike has a passion for cacti and succulents. For 35 years he has collected xeric plants from all over the world. He also maintains 2 ponds and a greenhouse at his home in Edwardsville, IL where he utilizes microclimates to experiment with borderline hardy plants.