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Fall Gardening Workshop

at Peterson Garden Project - Edgewater
2nd Floor inside Broadway Armory Park 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Eager for a second chance on the growing season? In this class we will discuss planting your fall garden, and how you can start cool-weather-loving fall crops during the heat of summer. We will talk about seed-starting dates (including how to adjust for ever-decreasing daylight) so you can be sure to harvest before the first frost of the season. For...

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 6:30pm

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Delightful Daisies

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The first flower people learn to draw is often a circular disc with rays of petals surrounding it. That is because the most recognizable blooms are that of the daisy family (Asteraceae). These beloved composites include perennials like asters, black-eyed Susan’s, coneflowers, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. Prized by pollinators and great for gardeners,...

Thursday Aug 31st, 1pm

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Autumn Containers at the Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Take a Garden walk to view the Garden’s fall containers. Then create a cool-season mixed container with a variety of plants suitable for a full-sun or partial-shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, decorative foliage, cool-season vegetables, ornamental grasses, a decorative vine, and gourds. Please bring gloves.

Tuesday Sep 12th, 10am

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Peonies Rediscovered

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Peonies, the elegant grand dames of gardens past, are coming back into favor. There are wide arrays of varieties to choose from, including lovely doubles, chiffon-like singles and stately tree peonies, and even some that will tolerate shade. Heather Sherwood will discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques...

Wednesday Sep 13th, 6pm

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Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Hear about the 22 years horticulturist Alexis Datta spent as head gardener of Sissinghurst Castle Garden—the famous English site designed by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Learn about how Sackville-West’s overflowing flower beds and Nicolson’s formal garden structure of Classical and Moorish influence have been...

Tuesday Sep 19th, 2pm

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Soil Basics, Intensive Session

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes, and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants. Begin to appreciate the circle of life within our soils. Required text:  Secrets...

$337

3 sessions

Saturday Sep 9th, 9am

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The Magic of Minor Bulbs

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

One of the best and most useful groups of bulbs are minor bulbs, which are often overlooked and underutilized. These small bulbs are excellent in naturalistic gardens, in ground cover plantings and as a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. This class will discuss many varieties, including those that are resistant to deer.

Thursday Sep 28th, 10am

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Let’s Grow a Fruit Tree Guild

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Grow a Fruit Tree Guild and begin enjoying fresh, delicious & nutritious fruits, vegetable and herbs from your own garden. Grow your favorite fruit - peaches, nectarines, pears, Asian pears, plums, cherries, apples, service berries, paw paws, or persimmons. Growing a fruit tree with companion plants minimizes maintenance, increases nutrition,...

Wednesday Sep 6th, 7pm

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Gardening Techniques: Session A

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning about a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices. Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, plantings, and other horticultural...

$312

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 7th, 7:30am

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Botany 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Why, botanically speaking, is a tomato a fruit? What is the difference between a fern and a moss? Come join us in Botany 1 to learn the answers to these questions and more.  In this course we will explore subjects such as the importance of plants to our lives; plant taxonomy and classification; and the life cycles, distinguishing features, diversity,...

$349

10 sessions

Monday Sep 18th, 6:30pm

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Landscapes for a Changing Future

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Midwest Tree and Shrub Conference: Landscapes for a Changing Future Presented in partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Arboretum Get the latest on selection and care of hardy, versatile trees and shrubs from the best speakers and plantsmen in the business. A can’t-miss day for anyone interested in trees and shrubs,...

Thursday Sep 7th, 9am

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Fall is a great time to start planning next year’s vegetable and herb gardens. Learn about soil preparation, soil tests, vegetable garden layouts, heirloom and modern cultivars, and when and how to plant for a continued, flavorful harvest.

Saturday Oct 21st, 1pm

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Create and Maintain Gravel Gardens

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Jeff Epping and his staff have created a number of gravel gardens that can easily be incorporated into home landscapes. These gravel gardens, based on concepts developed by German horticulturist Cassian Schmidt are as lush, green, and colorful as any perennial border around. Epping will show you how they have replaced lawns and traditional annual and...

Friday Oct 20th, 9:30am

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Bird Walk: Fall Migration

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird walks will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Saturday Sep 9th, 7:30am

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Ornamental Grasses

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Ornamental grasses can provide beauty nearly all year long. The variety of sizes, shapes and color can fit almost any garden. Learn how to grow some of these beautiful plants in your own garden.

Monday Sep 11th, 6:30pm

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