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Tropical Containers

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

Learn what tropical plants make great container plants for Chicago area gardens.  Then create a container that will thrive in a shade to part-shade location and flourish all summer long. A variety of plants will be included, including some that can be overwintered as houseplants.  Please bring gloves.

Thursday Jun 1st, 10am

(10)

Composting Demo

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Composting in the city can be fun and rewarding, especially when it means your trash won’t be as stinky and your plants will be happy! Our volunteer composters hold weekly demonstrations showcasing different ways you can compost your food and garden scraps. During the colder months, our volunteers move inside to show case worm bins for your...

Free

Saturday May 27th, 9am

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Introduction to Grading and Drainage

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

$349

8 sessions

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6:30pm

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(10)

Summer Containers at the Garden

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

Enjoy a tour featuring the summer containers at the Garden. Then prepare a warm-season mixed container suitable for a sun or partial shade location. Your container may include annuals, perennials, herbs, and decorative foliage. Please bring gloves.

Tuesday Jun 13th, 10am

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(10)

Subtropical Gardening for Chicago

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

Palms, bananas, and bamboos, along with other companion plantings, can be used to add a colorful element to a Chicago garden.  There are specific plants that can winter over along with others that can be held indoors until conditions are ready for planting. Learn what these plants are and design factors to consider when planning a subtropical...

Wednesday Jun 14th, 1pm

(10)

Hanging Basket Workshop

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

Do you admire those fabulous hanging baskets you see at the Chicago Botanic Garden?  Learn some tricks of the trade during a discussion of different styles, materials, and plant ideas used at the Garden. Maintenance tips will also be discussed. Then you’ll plant your own wire and moss basket to enjoy at home. Bring gloves, if you prefer. All...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30pm

(10)

Fantastic Perennials for Spring

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

Many perennial plants naturally bloom early in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of spring, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to start the growing season. In this course, Jacob Burns will review a spring...

Thursday Jun 29th, 1pm

(10)

Bonsai Basics

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

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

Sunday Jun 4th, 1pm

(10)

Deck and Rooftop Gardens

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

Learn how to turn your deck or rooftop space into an attractive and highly productive growing space.  Course Description: Deck and rooftop gardens include everything from small container gardens to more extensive built-in spaces. We will discuss all the basics to get you off to a great start including container choices, growing media and fertility,...

Sunday Jun 25th, 12pm

(10)

Growing Tomatoes

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

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown by gardeners. Discover techniques that will help you grow the juiciest tomatoes. You’ll learn how to prune, stake them, and care for the plants for the most abundant harvest. Included in the fee, you’ll receive three tomato plants for your own garden. Part of the class will be outside, weather...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 9am

(10)

Herbaceous Perennials Garden Walks

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

You must be enrolled in the Herbaceous Perennials Tuesday lecture to enroll in this garden walk section.

Free

6 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 9am

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(10)

Deciduous Trees

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

You’ve studied the species, now join us as we delve into the many cultivars of deciduous trees. We will discuss their desirable characteristics and how they differ from the species. This class will provide valuable information for those needing to select the perfect tree for their next design project or home garden.

Saturday Jun 3rd, 11am

(10)

Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

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

Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat...

Sunday Jun 11th, 9:30am

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Colorful Foliage Combinations

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

One of the hottest trends in gardening continues to be using colorful foliage plants, accent plants, and tropical plants mixed with other blooming plants to create colorful displays. Join Tim Pollak as he talks about adding colorful foliage plants to your gardens and containers. A walking tour will be included, so please dress for the weather.

Monday Jul 10th, 6pm

(10)

Bonsai Specialty Series

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

In this series we will cover topics and skills that will lead you from the beauty of displaying trees in winter through re-potting and refining trees for display in the spring. These hands-on workshops will be interactive, fun, and educational. Register for both sessions at once and save ten percent.  Pine Workshop:  This class focuses...

$88.20

2 sessions

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6pm

(10)
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