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Gardening and horticulture

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All About Composting

Turn your garden and food waste into nutrients for your garden. Learn the basics of composting, explore strategies for getting high quality compost in different situations and discuss equipment that can make composting at home easier at The Morton arboretum. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 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 a.m.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 29-October 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Garden Harvest

Learn creative ways to prepare fall squash and pumpkin. Penny will demonstrate and share the tastes of the season at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.