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Gardening and Horticulture

Planting for Fall Harvest

Extend your vegetable growing season into late fall at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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.     

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.

Advanced Bonsai

Bring your own bonsai and work under the supervision of an expert bonsai practitioner during this six-week course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bonsai for Beginners

Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Sundays, August 28, and September 11 through October 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Preserving the Harvest

Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.