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Moving Outdoor Plants in for the Winter

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

In this online class, you will learn which outdoor plants can be moved indoors over the winter, as well as when and how to make the move successfully. Winter is coming! In this online class, you will learn which outdoor plants can be moved indoors over the winter, as well as when and how to make the move successfully. Instructor Tassy de...

Wednesday Oct 7th, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Curator Tour: Fall Color in the Arboretum

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This virtual talk in particular will highlight plants in the Washington Park Arboretum with beautiful fall color. Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections, will take us on a virtual journey through the most interesting plant collections in the UW Botanic Gardens. Learn about rare and unusual plants, collections based on genetics and eco-geographic...

Monday Oct 12th, 6pm - 7pm Pacific Time

Intro to Permaculture

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Get introduced to the ethics, principles & key strategies of permaculture. Curious about Permaculture? Since its inception in Australia in the 70’s, permaculture’s popularity has been on a steady rise worldwide. Permaculture goes beyond ‘organic’ and focuses on whole-systems thinking and ecological regeneration for every scale....

Tuesday Oct 13th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Plant CSI: Cankers, Conks, and Rots - Decay Pathogens

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This session will focus on fungal decay diseases, prevalent in the damp fall season, that affect many of our native tree species in the Pacific Northwest. Recognition of decay pathogens is essential when assessing tree health and structure. This session will focus on fungal decay diseases, prevalent in the damp fall season, that affect many of our...

Wednesday Oct 14th, 1pm - 2:45pm Pacific Time

Basics of Permaculture Design

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

We will learn how to assess the wild energies on the land, create ‘zones’, maximize connections and how to incorporate typical Permaculture designs like keyholes, or spirals. We will learn how to consult the client (could be yourself!), assess the wild energies on the land (‘sector analysis’), create ‘zones’, maximize connections and...

Tuesday Oct 20th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Permaculture Orchards & Creating Productive Tree Guilds

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Permaculture Orchards & Creating Productive Fruit Tree Guilds Learn how to make your fruit trees healthier, more disease resistant and bear more fruit by understanding the symbiotic relationship of ‘guilds’, including species selection for different trees. Productive fruit trees are gifts that keep on giving for generations!...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Plant CSI: What's Wrong with my Conifer?

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This course will help you identify common conifer diseases and insect pests including rusts, twig and needle blights, needle casts, adelgids, and moths. Why is your juniper turning brown? Should that pine have orange needles? And why does my hemlock look like it has been covered in lint? There are a number of common insect pests, diseases and abiotic...

Wednesday Nov 4th, 1pm - 2:45pm Pacific Time

Gardening with the Seasons: Winter

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This session will cover dormant season pruning and transplanting for specific plant types, winter weeding and garden care, best tools and practices, and planning ahead for the new growing season. Though it seems there isn't much to do in the garden over winter, dormant season tasks can set the stage for a good gardening year.  When weather...

Thursday Feb 4th, 7pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Are You Bird Ready for Winter?

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Winter is a testing time for birds, as they struggle to keep warm, dry, and fed. The challenge is especially difficult for youngest birds, the ones that hatched earlier this spring. You can make a big difference in their lives. Join master birder and nature author Connie Sidles as she explains how to winterize your backyard and garden for birds. She...

Monday Nov 9th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Houseplants 101: The Art of Growing Plants Indoors

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Whether you are a first time plant owner, or are looking to expand your knowledge of your existing collection, Houseplants 101 will give you the know-how and guidance for improving the life of your plants. Learn the do's and don'ts of indoor plants. Instructor Tassy de Give, author of Rooted in Design, will discuss how to choose the right...

Tuesday Dec 8th, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Curator Tour: Joseph A. Witt Winter Garden

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections, will take us on a virtual journey through the Winter Garden, highlighting plants with bright blossoms, alluring fragrance, attractive foliage, and striking bark. Discover the wonders of an iconic Pacific Northwest winter garden! Originally designed and planted in 1949, the Joseph A Witt WInter...

Tuesday Jan 12th, 6pm - 7pm Pacific Time

Bird Migration

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Fall migration at the Union Bay Natural Area starts with waves of shorebirds from the tundra flowing through our state bringing up to 29 different species of sandpipers to stop with us a little while and fuel up before they continue some flying as far as South America on their long journey to their wintering grounds. As the season advances the flow...

Thursday Oct 22nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 5-part class with simple quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen layering watercolor washes and gathering tips that can be applied...

Tuesday Nov 3rd, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

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Japanese Garden Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...

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$35

Vine Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with...

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