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Go beyond the ordinary and add variety to your garden with unusual and interesting herbs. Besides favorites, such as basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, and thyme, there’s so much more to explore!
In this program, expert herb-grower and author Theresa Mieseler will:
Theresa’s book, Beyond Rosemary, Basil, and Thyme, will be available for purchase and signing. Bring new scents and flavors into your garden and kitchen this spring!
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When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through plant collections, science and conservation,...
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance...
Tuesday Jun 2nd, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Learn irrigation and drainage techniques and explore how soil, organic matter, and microbiology...
Thursday Jun 11th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time(7 sessions)
Want to compost, but not sure where to start? Learn tips and techniques on how to compost right in your own backyard. You’ll gain sound composting practices to ensure successful home composting. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts.
Sunday Jun 14th, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Do you have shade in your garden? With the correct knowledge, the challenges of shade gardening can be overcome. Learn what to look for when selecting plants beyond hosta and how to evaluate the shade in your garden to manage it successfully. Turn your shade into a garden asset!
Sunday Jun 14th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time
Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. You’ll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden – fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers – fungi, groundcovers,...
Thursday May 28th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time
Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging. The instructors will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will...
Saturday Jun 20th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time
What can a gardener do with a typical suburban plot? A LOT! Come and be inspired by the possibilities showcased at this Homer Glen home. On a 90’ by 50’ lot, the homeowners have installed a series of garden rooms, including a shaded woodland garden, a sun garden, a pond, a rain garden, and a raised-bed kitchen garden. The magnificent hardscaping...
Friday Jun 19th, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Explore the impact of insects, diseases, weeds, and wildlife through a series of in-depth Garden walks. Learn about common landscape pests, pest identification, and monitoring and management techniques. We will cover site assessment, soil testing, fertilization, and understanding pesticides. You will have the opportunity to design a basic plant...
Monday Jul 6th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time(12 sessions)
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of home-grown vegetables. Discuss and practice how to get the most out of the growing season by adding cool-season vegetables to your fall garden. Learn about variety selection, mulching, and extending the season.
Saturday Jul 25th, 9am - 11am Central Time
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