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Gardening and horticulture

Getting the Garden You Want

In this intimate workshop, review what you love about your garden, what you’d like to improve, and how you’d like to use the space at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Spring

Learn to recognize and grow a variety of small ornamental trees and shrubs, including crabapples, dogwoods, and redbuds, that are at their peak in late spring and are appropriate choices for our regional landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, May 6-13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

What’s Wrong With My Plant?

Learn the basics of the diagnostic process and how to identify symptoms affecting your plant at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

New Ideas from English Gardens

Wake up your beds and borders with fresh ideas from across the pond at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Rain Gardens

Learn how to design and plant a rain garden for your home at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Spring Ikebana

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Walk through the Arboretum's perennial groupings to talk about spring maintenance chores on a wide variety of perennials at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.