Learn to identify approximately 30 selected native and exotic shrubs, which are at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower. In late summer, flowering shrubs and elegant shade trees add interest and structure to the garden while providing habitat and food sources for local wildlife. Discover how knowing a plant’s requirements, habits, and care can reduce maintenance time and costs and determine how to select trees and shrubs that will work in your landscape.
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: Marcy Stewart-Pyziak, The Gardeners’ Tutor
Notes: 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, July 17-24, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 26, 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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