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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

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, May 16, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through the Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about spring maintenance chores on a wide variety of perennials at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Perennials: What’s Hot, What’s Not

Explore the newest perennial selections! Find out what works well for Illinois (and what doesn't), and get tips for getting the best out of your plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Landscape for Life™

Landscape For Life instructs gardeners and those interested in landscape sustainability how to transform a traditional landscape into a beautiful and healthy environment that also benefits the surrounding community. In this five-session series, you’ll learn to work with nature by covering subjects such as soil biology, water management, and native plantings at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 4-18, & 2 Tuesdays, June 9-16, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Bold, Beautiful Containers

Learn to create stunning containers and where to place them for maximum visual appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17,2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pest Management for Home Gardens

Learn to manage pests in your garden with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hydroponics at Home

Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.