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Gardening and Horticulture

Planting for Fall Harvest

Extend your vegetable growing season into late fall at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shimpaku Juniper

Shimpaku Junipers make an excellent choice for bonsai as they are very hardy, long-lived and tolerant of adverse conditions.  These trees have attractive year-round foliage with dark greenneedles that are soft to the touch.  They are outdoor trees that will need winter protection.  A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home.

Instructor:  Ivan Watters   
Recommended Audience: All levels welcome.
Notes: A Shimpaku Juniper is included in the class to take home. Limit 12.     

Botany for Home Gardeners

Arm yourself with some basic science to improve your results and enrich your enjoyment in the garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bring Your Own Tree Workshop

Students should provide material to discuss and style during this workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shohin Sea Hibiscus

This tropical tree with heart-shaped leaves and yellow trumpet-shaped flowers is an easy-to-grow bonsai.  It is considered an indoor tree that likes full sun outside in the summer and a sunny window in the winter.  A Sea Hibiscus is included in the class to take home. . 
    
Notes:  A Sea Hibiscus is included in the class to take home.  Limit 10. 
Recommended Audience: Beginner  to intermediate levels.     

Conifers: Spruce & Pine

Learn the basics or refine your tree with guest artist, Andy Smith at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tiger Bark Ficus

This introductory bonsai workshop will focus on simple styling and hands on experience at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Advanced Bonsai

Bring your own bonsai and work under the supervision of an expert bonsai practitioner during this six-week course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bonsai for Beginners

Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Preserving the Harvest

Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.