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Gardening and horticulture

Shrubs for Winter Interest

Learn to identify common shrubs that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. (sold out) 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.

Winter Tree Walk

Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 p.m.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 20, 2106, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Winter Pruning

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. (sold out)

Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Draw inspiration from historical victory gardens and grow your own food this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Securing the Future of Trees

Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director of the Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum will invite you to explore how the scientists in the Center for Tree Science work to catalyze research and training for the future of trees and people. Wednesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Creating Outdoor Living Spaces

Add instant appeal to your home by organizing your yard and creating outdoor living spaces at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, February 25-March 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2016 ,6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2016,1:00-3:30 p.m.

Winter Plant ID

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.