Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Adult programs, Professional development
Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, The Morton Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 8, 22, 29, April 5 and April 26.
Get inspired for spring gardening by planning a themed garden you can eat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Discover creative new ideas for growing edibles in your garden or in containers this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 22, 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Learn to design an edible landscape with vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers as your landscape materials at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Learn what design elements make up a potager garden, and get real-world tips for kitchen garden success at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into the plan at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section
What invasive pests affect the many evergreens in our neighborhoods and woodlands? How much of an invasive threat is the Callery pear, one of the most popular flowering trees in city streets and home landscapes? How can we breed attractive and ornamental trees that will be sterile and therefore not invasive? These and other topics will be addressed at the third annual Morton Arboretum Invasive Species Workshop, "Invasive Issues in Trees," May 15 in Lisle, Illinois. It is part of Illinois' observance of Invasive Species Awareness Month. This year's theme for the month is "Invasive Species Affect Everyone."
Professor Dennis Fulbright will lead a tour on the Arboretum groups continuing the discussion of the workshop topics of the day before. Friday, May 16, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
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