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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 18-25, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers® training at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and 4 Saturdays, September 20-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer-Canceled

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, June 12-19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fukien Tea

This beautiful, fast-growing, tropical plant displays pretty whit e flowers in summer that are followed by reddish-orange berries. The plant is very suitable for indoor growing. Good beginners workshop. Sunday, August 3, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Chinese Lacebark Elm

These easy-to-grow, well-formed trees result in high quality bonsai in a short amount of time. Students will employ the root over rock style of bonsai. For this style, the roots of the tree are wrapped around a rock exposing them at varying degrees as they traverse and grow over the rock, descending into the soil below. Good beginners workshop. Sunday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Japanese Black Pine Master Workshop-Sold Out

Work with Walter Pall and Jim Doyle, two of the world’s foremost bonsai artists, on this exceptional specimen material. The 9-10 inch base, or nebari, of this tree will create a specimen tree for any collection. Intermediate to Advanced levels. Sunday, August 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Jaboticaba

This tropical bonsai with bronze foliage and tan and brown exfoliating bark is fast growing and suitable for growing indoors by a window sill or under lights. All levels welcome. Saturday, August 2, 1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Deciduous Decisions

Join renowned bonsai artist Walter Pall as he discusses the use of Hornbeam, Stewartia and Beech deciduous material for bonsai. A hands-on workshop will follow with guest artist Jim Doyle discussing carving techniques to use with this material. Students may choose from one of the three materials discussed. Some prior knowledge of bonsai required. Saturday, August 2, 12:30- 4: 30 p.m.

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