Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower. Discover how proper siting and care can reduce maintenance time and costs and determine how to select plants that will work in your landscape.
Landscape Plants courses focus on both native and exotic plants that are available in regional nurseries and growing in the Chicago region. Instructors emphasize identification characteristics and favored light and soil conditions of plants selected for seasonal displays of flower, form, or leaf color that represent the broad range of landscape plants suitable for your Midwestern garden. Over the course of a year, students learn to recognize and know the culture of more than 250 different plants
Instructor: Marcy Stewart-Pyziak, The Gardener's Tutor
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. Limit 18
Recommended Texts: Registrants will receive a list of recommended field guides and references at the first class.
Certificate Information: Home Landscape Gardening Certificate requirement (9 hours)
Prerequisites: No prerequisites; students may take the Landscape Plants series in any order.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
2 Wednesdays, April 16-23, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center.
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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