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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. In this five-session series, you’ll learn to work with nature by covering subjects such as soil biology, water management, and native plantings at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, June 4-18, & 2 Tuesdays, June 9-16, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Bold, Beautiful Containers

Learn to create stunning containers and where to place them for maximum visual appeal at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Early Summer

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17,2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pest Management for Home Gardens

Learn to manage pests in your garden with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hydroponics at Home

Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany - DATE CHANGE

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Landscape Plants: Late Summer

Learn to identify approximately 30 selected trees and shrub at the peak of their beauty in July, by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, July 8-15, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Gardening for Fragrance

Summer gardens can be a feast for all of the senses - including scent! Tour the Arboretum’s Fragrance Garden and discover shrubs, trees, and perennials that offer sweet fragrances for our region. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at the Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.