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Gardening and Horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum! Dates and times vary starting July 14, 2016. Multiple sections
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Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum.Wednesdays, September 11 or 18, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.
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Save your vegetable crop from common midseason troubles at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon. or Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of a garden that holds a secret or create an arrangement that will light up your summer evenings at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00- to 9:00 p.m. Multiple sections.
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Extend your vegetable growing season into late fall at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Arm yourself with some basic science to improve your results and enrich your enjoyment in the garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Students should provide material to discuss and style during this workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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This tropical tree with heart-shaped leaves and yellow trumpet-shaped flowers is an easy-to-grow bonsai.  It is considered an indoor tree that likes full sun outside in the summer and a sunny window in the winter.  A Sea Hibiscus is included in the class to take home. . 
    
Notes:  A Sea Hibiscus is included in the class to take home.  Limit 10. 
Recommended Audience: Beginner  to intermediate levels.     

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Shimpaku Junipers make an excellent choice for bonsai as they are very hardy, long-lived and tolerant of adverse conditions.  These trees have attractive year-round foliage with dark greenneedles that are soft to the touch.  They are outdoor trees that will need winter protection.  A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home.

Instructor:  Ivan Watters   
Recommended Audience: All levels welcome.
Notes: A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home. Limit 12.     

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Learn the basics or refine your tree with guest artist, Andy Smith at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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This introductory bonsai workshop will focus on simple styling and hands on experience at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
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Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Bring your own bonsai and work under the supervision of an expert bonsai practitioner during this six-week course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Add prairie plantings to your backyard—no matter the size. Learn the six easy steps to success at The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Eight days: Four Tuesdays, September 1​3​ through October ​4​, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and four Saturdays, September ​17​ through October​ 8​, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting that harkens nature’s basic elements of wood and water or create an early autumn arrangement in an adorable little pail at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 24, or Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, September 13 through October 4, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Ornamental plant breeders, horticulture marketing experts, and gardening brands come together Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9 (welcome reception on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) to connect face to face and share information to get new plants into the industry at The Morton Arboretum.
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