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Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that complement both home and garden, resulting in a coherent landscape design.

$39
T.   Mar 31st, 6pm
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Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning,...

$299
T.   Apr 7th, 6:15pm
All levels
(34)
Tuesday April 7 6:15pm - 8:15pm 6 Sessions $299
Thursday May 7 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $299
Tuesday July 7 6:15pm - 8:15pm 6 Sessions $299
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Learn about technical aspects like weight considerations, irrigation, and building materials, as well as soil, suitable plants, design, and proper care. Want to start a rooftop garden or properly care for an existing one? This workshop will give you the tools to get going!Note: This workshop covers gardens but not green roof systems.

$90
Sa.   Apr 11th, 10:30am
All levels
(20)

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, shrubs, and trees.

$229
Th.   May 7th, 6:15pm
All levels
(34)

Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, various potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. After getting a few suggestions for plants that thrive in containers, and you'll be...

$39
Sa.   May 2nd, 10am
All levels
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Saturday May 2 10am - 12pm 1 Session $39
Saturday May 16 10am - 12pm 1 Session $39
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Soil of poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost—it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micro-nutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. Learn three methods of composting that will improve soil fertility and structure: hot...

$39
W.   May 13th, 10am
All levels
(34)

Learn everything about growing these gorgeous celebrities: seeding and planting transplants, maintenance (trellising, irrigation, fertility, pruning), combating diseases and bugs, harvesting and storage, cleaning up at the end of the season, and, of course, differences between OP (open pollinated) and hybrid varieties. We will focus on the many flavorful...

$59
Sa.   May 9th, 10am
All levels
(34)

Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous-and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout all four seasons. Please bring lunch to classes meeting all day.

$219
M.   May 11th, 10am
All levels
(34)

Centuries-old herbals in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library illustrate the intriguing history of herbalism and herb garden design. Take an in-depth look at some of the most historically important herbs, the lore surrounding them, and present-day cultivation requirements. Discover ancient as well as contemporary uses of individual herbs.

$155
T.   May 19th, 10am
All levels
(34)

Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. Give your garden a solid foundation, and you'll reap the benefits for years to come.Don't treat your soil like dirt! Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need...

$39
Sa.   Mar 28th, 10am
All levels
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Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, drainage, and fertilization. Basic soil sampling,...

$299
Su.   Apr 12th, 10am
Beginner
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There are thousands of these tiny species and hybrids with a fantastic array of shapes, colors, fragrances, and growth habits, and many are surprisingly easy to grow! Go beyond the ordinary orchid—learn the tips, tricks, and best care for these mini marvels.

$59
Sa.   Apr 11th, 10am
All levels
(34)

Many vegetables and herbs thrive in containers, making them perfect for windowsills, decks, terraces, and rooftops. Learn which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them so that they reward you with a delicious and bountiful harvest!

$40
W.   Apr 15th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Wednesday April 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $40
Sunday April 19 11am - 1pm 1 Session $40
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Your garden may look perfect, but if it doesn't smell wonderful, something essential is missing. Modern breeding often sacrifices perfume for giant blooms, but gardeners who appreciate scent will want to showcase these aromatic old-fashioned flowers and heirloom plants. Explore a variety of aromatic trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and design ideas....

$59
T.   Apr 14th, 10am
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Did you ever wonder why the seeds of strawberries appear to be on the outside? And how to answer the age-old question of whether a tomato (or a string bean, for that matter) is a fruit or vegetable? Garden scientist Gregory Plunkett guides you through the fascinating transformation of flowers to fruits and the botanical terms used to describe them....

$79
W.   Apr 15th, 10am
All levels
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Open-pollinated, non-hybrid heirloom vegetables have been with us for generations. Learn how to select and grow them using organic methods, and reward yourself with flavorful, nutritional, and colorful new produce this season. Reflecting the indispensable role heirlooms play in preserving genetic diversity, basics of seed saving will be covered. Leave...

$59
F.   Apr 17th, 10am
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Planting edibles in containers makes homegrown seasonal salads, side dishes, and desserts possible, even in the concrete jungle. Many fruits and vegetables thrive in containers. Learn the best plants to grow (fava beans, potatoes, blueberries, winter squash) and the tips required to succeed with crops in pots throughout the growing season.

$59
M.   Apr 20th, 6pm
All levels
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Discover new as well as traditional varieties of fruits to grow in your home garden. Learn about matching the plant to the site, pollination, pest problems, pruning, and real tips to produce a berry harvest right up until the first frost.

$99
Th.   Apr 23rd, 10am
All levels
(34)

Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties that have interesting or unusual blooms and foliage.

$39
Sa.   May 2nd, 12:45pm
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Saturday May 2 12:45pm - 2:45pm 1 Session $39
Saturday May 16 12:45pm - 2:45pm 1 Session $39
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Learn how to create beautiful container garden combinations of annuals, perennials, and shrubs and discover where to place them for maximum visual appeal. Broaden your design palate with stunning containers that will enhance your yard, deck, or patio from spring to fall and beyond.

$39
Sa.   May 2nd, 3pm
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Saturday May 2 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $39
Saturday May 16 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $39
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