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Amphibian Art: Frogs Across Forms

Learn how frogs have been interpreted in art at The Morton Arboretum! Three Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 through 9, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 5, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.     

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.

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.

Upcycled Wall Art

Join freelance artist JoAnne Laudolff at The Morton Arboretum and learn how to turn dress pattern paper, old magazine pages, found objects and even some organic objects into a beautiful piece of upcycled mixed media art for your home. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.