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Gardening and horticulture

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 - DATE CHANGE

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.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gardening for Fragrance

Summer gardens can be a feast for all of the senses - including scent! Tour the Arboretum’s Fragrance Garden and discover shrubs, trees, and perennials that offer sweet fragrances for our region. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at the Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.