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Gardening and horticulture

The Hidden Life of Ferns

Be enchanted by the beauty, delicacy, and intricate biology of ferns at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Learn how to transform your yard into a welcome habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies by integrating nectar and host plants and other garden features at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Designing Elegant Woodland Gardens

Explore the garden features and plants that embody the woodland garden trend and create a woodland oasis in your own yard at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, Aug 22-29, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers®

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 15-October 6,2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and 4 Saturdays, September 19-October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 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 at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, September 15-22 and 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Learn key care techniques to keep your perennial garden looking its best throughout the growing season at The Morton arboretum. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology

Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Fall

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrubs that are top performers in the Midwest by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton arboretum. 2 Thursdays, September 17-24, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fall Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of a stem, the fall of a leaf, or the lightness of a cloud using Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fabulous Fall Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.