Sat, Apr 22
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Native woodland wildflowers are the first harbingers of spring. Learn specific identification characteristics, their fascinating natural history, and how they have evolved to rapidly grow, flower, and fruit. A walk in the woods will follow the talk.
Saturday Apr 22nd, 1pm - 3pm Central Time
If you would like to try yourself in floral design, take our European Bouquet class which is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses. You will get acquainted with our school, teaching methods and also get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and...
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True blue is an elusive color in the garden. We’ll take a look at a wide range of blue-flowering perennials and a few annuals that can bring the sky to earth. Discover how to bring cool blossoms to your gardens whether sunny or shady, wet to dry. A Garden walk is included to view examples.
After completing certified 48-hour Complete Training in Floral Design session of classes students have a fundamental knowledge in floral design and capable to work as professionals. During 48 hours of workshops, you will learn secrets of the unique universal techniques allowing to create all kinds of floral design – from a corsage to large-scaled...
Study more than 60 different deciduous flowering shrubs (and their cultivars and related species) suitable for commercial landscape and home garden use in the Chicago region. Identification, cultural information, aesthetic qualities, and landscape uses of both common and more unusual shrubs will be emphasized. Upon completing this course, you...
Small flowering trees are a critical component of nearly every garden and landscape. This course covers approximately 40 genera and many more species and cultivars that thrive in our region. Identification, cultural information, aesthetic qualities, and landscape uses will be emphasized. Learn to select appropriate trees to add interest and depth...
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Mounting orchids on driftwood is a beautiful and natural way to display the flowers. Learn techniques, watering requirements, and which plants to choose. Create your own project to enjoy all year long. Please bring gloves.
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Learn more about the genus Syringa. The species ranges from small shrubs to medium-sized trees. The beautiful flowers are generally fragrant, and plants are hardy and easy to grow. Lilacs are tolerant of a wide range of soil types including alkaline soils. A walk around the Garden to view lilacs in bloom is included.
Beyond the 65 shrubs in the Deciduous Flowering Shrubs course, there are many other hardy shrubs suitable for our landscape. Discover more than 35 new shrubs, less common shrubs, and new varieties of existing shrubs. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.
Summer means sunny blue skies, warm breezes, and flowers—lots of flowers. Join Richard Hawke, plant evaluation manager, for a discussion of some of the best summer-blooming perennials for your garden. He will highlight a variety of perennial favorites—old and new—from more than 30 years of trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will look at...
Do you want to grow spectacular, showy summer and autumn bulbs? Discuss combinations of tender and tropical bulbs for glorious blossoms through the end of the gardening season. Explore varieties, care, and adding summer accents and autumn spice to the landscape. Each participant will pot up a grouping of summer bulbs to enjoy at home. Required Materials...
The term “flower essence” is frequently interchanged for “flower remedy”: an unscented, herbal infusion made from the flowering part of a plant. See flowers (and archetypes) in a whole new way, exploring botanical family, form and gesture, color, geometry, fragrance, texture, taste, seasonal and daily cycles, relationship to the environment,...
Some of the most beautiful, ecologically important, & easy-to-grow early bloomers are native wildflowers. Their intricacies and unique characteristics nurture our collective landscapes & provide sustenance for pollinators. Learn about spring wildflowers that are best suited for home gardens, easy to grow, and put on a show. The School’s...
This is a great course for the first-time rose grower, or a refresher for the enthusiast. General planting, pruning, protection, and care will be discussed, along with examples of low-maintenance rose varieties suitable for the Chicago area.
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