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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

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.

Shimpaku Twisted Trunk

The soft, dark green foliage and twisted trunks of this unusual, fast-growing, and easy to work with conifer make it a “must” for any bonsai collection. Good beginners workshop. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Japanese-Chojubai-Quince

This Japanese flowering quince is prized for its striking, vibrant, fire-engine red flowers and unusual clumping style for bonsai. Good beginners workshop. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Designing a Contemplative Garden

Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. At The Morton Arboretum 2 Saturdays, Aug 23-30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Summer Ikebana

Draw inspiration from the shady summer canopy, waving grasses and lazy pond ripples through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 2, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer-Canceled

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 at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, July 17-24, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through The Morton Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about maintenance chores such as cutting back, pinching, deadheading, deadleafing, and disease and insect control on a wide variety of perennials. Tuesday, July 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Best Late Summer Perennials

Discover the perennials that are top performers in the late summer garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Inside the Collections: Maze Garden and Arbor Court

Explore the Maze Garden’s unique combination of design ideas, thoughtful plant selection, and a sense of garden space that were used to create a robust and diverse grouping of ornamental hedges at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

The author of the new book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, discusses the plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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