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Gardening and Horticulture

Fall 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, September 24, or Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

50 Shades of Greens

Incorporate dark leafy greens into your diet. Learn how these nutritious veggies benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 to noon

10 Best Deer-Resistant Plants

Learn the best plants and new ideas to help keep deer from munching your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

October: Become a Greenhouse Guru (Tree Science Investigators)

Visit the Arboretum greenhouses and get an up-close tour of plant production. (Canceled) Four Wednesdays, October 5 through 26, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Beginning Home Composting

Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 14, OR Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Independent Plant Breeders Conference 2016 Biennial Meeting

Ornamental plant breeders, horticulture marketing experts, and gardening brands come together Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9 (welcome reception on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) to connect face to face and share information to get new plants into the industry at The Morton Arboretum.

Garden Wrap-up

As the gardening year comes to a close, it's time to get ready for next year! Learn how to get the most of this year's harvest and the steps you can take this fall to be poised for takeoff next spring at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. .

DIY Green Cleaning

Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, October 8, 2016. Multiple sections.

Growing Greens Indoors

This winter, grow your salad indoors at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Planning for Fall Color

Select plants and plant combinations to add fall color to your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon