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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

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.

Japanese-Chojubai-Quince

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

Japanese Black Pine Master Workshop

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.

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. All levels welcome. Sunday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 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. All levels welcome. Sunday, August 3, 1:00-3:30 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.