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Creating a Tropical Feel in Your Garden

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

New! Learn how to create a tropical look and feel in your garden without breaking the budget. Plant selections, sun and shade requirements, and hot new plants are discussed.  A Garden walk is included, so please dress for the weather.

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$40

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

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

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. 

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$40

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Pollinators in the Fruit Orchard

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

Many insects besides honeybees can pollinate your orchard. A fruitful orchard depends on good soil, a congenial climate, appropriate pruning, and pollinators.You will learn which pollinators are most effective, and how to provide care and habitat for these hard-working, indispensible creatures.

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$40

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Grow a Salsa Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn to grow your own salsa just in time Cinco de Mayo! “Made from scratch” gets a whole new meaning in this gardening class. Get tips on what to plant and how to grow it so you can make salsa from produce grown exclusively in your backyard. Learn about growing tomatillos, hot pepper varieties, cilantro, onions, and more. Get recipes for assembling...

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$46

Native Woodland Plants

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

A tremendous variety of native plants can be found growing in the oak woodlands of the Chicago region. Differences in topography, moisture, soil type, and light levels all work to support this diverse assemblage of plants. Once common, a large number are now rare and difficult to find. Learn the ecology of these plants and how they can be used to diversify...

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$74

Exploring Flower Essences

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

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,...

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$123.75

Wild World of Weeds

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

Explore some of the most common summer weeds in the Midwest. You will learn the basics of weed identification, life cycles, and habitat, in order to best manage them in the landscape.

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$39

Common Weed Identification and Control

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

Weeds are a common problem in every landscape lawn and garden. Their control depends on correct identification. In this class, we will learn to identify common weeds and the control options available.

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$74

Yoga in the Garden

at Peterson Garden Project - Chicago 1565 Howard St, Chicago, Illinois 60626

What’s more peaceful than sun salutations in the garden? Come join us for a free yoga class at Vedgewater, taught by an experienced professional instructor from Centered Studios. The class will be geared toward gardeners and the ailments that can come with gardening (knees, wrists, low back, etc). This class is open to students of all levels, no...

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Grow a Cut-Flower Garden

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Grow your own bouquet! Get traditional and nontraditional ideas on which flowers to plant in a cut-flower garden. Get tips on caring for your flowers before and after harvest. Learn simple techniques for creating a beautiful arrangement, and then create your own cut-flower arrangement to take home with you.

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$46

Splitting a Beehive Workshop

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

Learn how to split your beehive to make nucleus colonies or more honey-production hives. There will be a live demonstration of splitting a hive. All participants are required to bring their own bee suit.  There will not be extra suits available at the class.

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$49

Summer Succulent Container Workshop

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

Succulent container gardens are very hot and trendy in the gardening world. Learn cultural guidelines and examples of designs to create a succulent container from start to finish.  These containers will give you enjoyment from spring through fall, and can be moved indoors in winter and held for another year of enjoyment the following season....

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$98.75

Composting 101

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

You want to compost, but you’re not sure where to start. Let this program show you how to compost in your own backyard. We’ll look at sound composting techniques and clear up the misconceptions that may be keeping you from composting.

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$40

Soil Basics

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. Course fee includes a professionally analyzed test of your garden soil. 

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$337

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Soils: Where Are Your Roots?

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

One of the secrets to gardening success is an understanding of soils. Join Glenn Grosch for a detailed discussion of soils, including structure, fertilizers, understanding and managing pH, soil amendments, and water management. This course will also highlight proper horticultural techniques for a healthy soil ecosystem.

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$49
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