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Trees and plants

How to read a plant label

The Arboretum grounds are divided into quadrants (see the  The Morton Arboretum Plant Collections map). Letters indicate the grid lines running from south to north, while numbers indicate those from west to east. To find a plant on the grounds, first consult the plant collections catalog for its scientific name and grid lcoations.

Go From Garden to Table with the Arboretum's New Edible Gardening Workshop

This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.

FROM GARDEN TO TABLE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM ANNOUNCES NEW EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES

LISLE, Ill. (February 5, 2014) – This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.

 

Arbor Day Plant Sale frequently asked questions

What is The Morton Arboretum’s Arbor Day Plant Sale? The Arbor Day Plant Sale is an opportunity to choose from among hundreds of trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, and vegetables, all chosen by Arboretum experts for success in Chicago-area gardens. This year, the plant sale it will be held on April 25–27, 2014. Get all the details from this FAQ.

MORTON ARBORETUM COMMUNITY OUTREACH VISITS HELP PROTECT NORTHERN ILLINOIS TREES

LISLE, Ill. (February 3, 2014) – To help communities effectively plan, manage and care for trees, the Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program is holding a series of outreach visits in cities across northern Illinois. Over the next few months, representatives from the Community Trees Program will offer workshops and resources to more than 50 cities to help provide guidance to ensure proper planning and maintenance for area trees.

Spring plant sales

Get the garden of your dreams with trees, The Morton Arboretum has two exciting plant sales each spring that will help you get the garden of your dreams, the Members' Exclusive Plant Catalog Sale and the Arbor Day Plant Sale. Every plant you purchase at these events supports the Arboretum’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. The 2014 Members' Exclusive Plant Sale is now closed. Plan to attend the Arbor Day Plant Sale at the Arboretum April 25 - 27, 2014.

Getting answers at the Plant Clinic

At any season of the year, the Plant Clinic of The Morton Arboretum is ready to help homeowners and professionals have lovely and useful gardens and healthy trees and plants.

- Representatives from The Morton Arboretum to visit five locations throughout Illinois -

LISLE, Ill. (January 22, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program will be conducting five workshops across northern Illinois over the next few weeks aimed at helping municipal professionals responsible for tree care and management in their communities. The goal of the workshops is to both explore the impact of emerald ash borer and other invaders on area trees and also to examine ordinances and management plans critical to helping communities protect and maintain their trees.

Let your garden bring the glitz to winter containers

The same pots that burst with bright annuals this summer can provide color, texture, and interest this winter, according to Abigail Rea, manager of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Many of the materials can be found right in your garden. Rea offers tips for interesting holiday containers.

Keep watering new plants and evergreens

Don’t forget to keep watering as the season draws to a close. It’s especially important to water evergreens and any trees, shrubs, or perennials planted within the last two years, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum.

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