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Gardening and Horticulture

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Discover the tasks and care that keep perennial gardens looking their best throughout the growing season at The Morton Arboretum.Wednesdays, September 11 or 18, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.

Troubleshooting Vegetables

Save your vegetable crop from common midseason troubles at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon. or Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and create a vibrant painting of a garden that holds a secret or create an arrangement that will light up your summer evenings at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00- to 9:00 p.m. Multiple sections.

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.