Learn to recognize and grow a variety of small ornamental trees and shrubs, including crabapples, dogwoods, redbuds, that are at their peak in late spring and are appropriate choices for our regional landscapes.
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 Text: 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, May 7-14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, 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.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW