Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape. In early summer, Weigela cultivars delight the eye with beautiful and varied foliage and bright, tubular blossoms that attract hummingbirds and the small blossoms of Littleleaf linden fill the air with a sweet nectar scent. Learn more about Weigela and lindens, along with approximately 30 trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest. Explore their characteristics, growth requirements, and how they add interest and structure to your garden.
The seven seasonal Landscape Plants courses focus on the identification, habits and culture of both native and exotic plants that are available in regional nurseries and growing in the Chicago region. Classes focus on woody plants selected with for seasonal displays of flower, form, or leaf color that represent the broad range of plants suitable for Midwestern yards and gardens. Learn about great trees, amazing flowers, fruiting shrubs, poisonous and invasive plants to avoid, and more. Over the course of a year, students learn to recognize and know the culture of over 250 different plants.
Instructor: Sharon Yielsa, plant clinic assistant, The Morton Arboretum
Note: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather, including sun protection. Limit 16
Certificate Information: Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Requirement (9 hours)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
2 Thursdays, June 12-19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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