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Hydrangeas 101

Schedule and Location

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Chestnut Room, Visitor Center

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
 

Course Description

Get tips for choosing, planting, and caring for hydrangeas, a top choice among home gardeners. One of our favorite long-blooming shrubs for the home landscape, hydrangea varieties have become one of the hottest must-have plants for your yard. We love them for their big, beautiful blossoms, ease of planting, and decorative dried flowerheads. In this class, we will

  • Explore heirloom favorites and the hottest new cultivars.
  • Discuss the siting, care, and pruning requirements of each of the five shrub species and two vines commonly planted in the Chicago area.
  • Head out to the gardens to experience each of the types in up close and in person.

Be prepared to spend half the session outdoors, including sunscreen and insect repellant. Bring a water bottle and wear shoes appropriate for walking.

Heather Prince is currently the nursery manager at Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove.  She has been a part of the green industry for more than 18 years, including experience at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Growing Place and The Pizzo Group. She is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees and shrubs with a passion for connecting people with plants. 

Course number

H364

Instructor

Heather Prince, horticulturist and nursery manager

Heather Prince is the nursery manager at Wannemaker’s Home and Garden in Downers Grove. She has been a part of the green industry for more than 18 years, including experience at The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, The Growing Place and The Pizzo Group. She is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees and shrubs with a passion for connecting people with plants.

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Limit 25

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Hydrangeas 101