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Cold Season Growing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Get growing all year round! This is a technical training course intended for aspiring growers interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques to grow year around.

Saturday Oct 17th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

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Bulbs for Beginners

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Flowering bulbs provide vivid color after the doldrums of winter. Learn to select and grow bulbs to enhance your garden. Discuss season-extending bulb design and how to interplant with perennials and shrubs for a spectacular display. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom.  All registrations must be submitted online two days before...

Friday Oct 9th, 9am - 11am Central Time

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Intro to Plant Parenting: Houseplant Fundamentals

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Greenery Unlimited - Virtual Classroom

Want to turn your apartment into a jungle? In this class you will learn the basics of “right plant, right place” to keep your plants happy and thriving! Plant care essentials such as watering and weekly care will be discussed along with a potting demo and plenty of Q&A time to address your specific questions. Participants will receive an email...

Wednesday Sep 30th, 5:30pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time

Columnar Trees for Small Landscapes

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

As landscapes become smaller, the need for large shade is reduced. Most species of trees have cultivars that were developed to be narrow to meet the needs of the small-space garden.  Learn what characteristics make this group of specialized trees so popular and how to include them in your next design.  Note: This class will be taught online...

Saturday Nov 7th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time

Dwarf Plants for Small Spaces

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

With smaller spaces for landscape plants, there is a need for smaller plants. This class will cover both conifers and deciduous plants that are suitable for small landscapes and rooftop gardens.  Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom.  All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts.  Registered...

Tuesday Dec 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Plant Parenting: Take it to the Next Level

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Greenery Unlimited - Virtual Classroom

A level two plant parenting class. Exploring techniques for the long term care and maintenance of houseplants. Have some plant game but want to learn more? If you’ve mastered the basics and want to gain a deeper understanding of long term plant care health, using techniques such as fertilizing, pruning, pest control, propagation and other “level...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 5:30pm - 7:15pm Eastern 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

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

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Deciduous Trees and Saturday Walks

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

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the multitude of functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round. Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.  OPC, PGL 1, PGL...

Tuesday Sep 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (13 sessions)
$400

13 sessions

Wintering Bees in Northern Illinois

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

Beehives can be a challenge to overwinter, especially in northern climates. Learn care tips that will help you maintain a healthy bee colony year-round.

Sunday Oct 4th, 11am - 2pm Central Time

Peonies Rediscovered

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

Rediscover this wonderful, easy-to-grow perennial with the fragrance that takes you back to grandma’s garden. Discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques for herbaceous and tree peonies.  You will receive a bare root peony for your garden.

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

Cutting Back Perennials

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

Many perennial plants need pruning before winter hits. Learn which plants to cut back and the best methods and tools. After a brief indoor introduction, head outside for a hands-on demonstration. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice.  Dress for the weather and bring gloves.

Wednesday Oct 21st, 10am - 11am Central Time

End-of-Season Pruning Workshop

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

To cut or not to cut your woody plants? What you cut today affects what the plant will look like and how well it will grow for years to come. After a brief indoor introduction, you will have the opportunity to prune small woody plants.  A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Oct 17th, 11:30am - 1:30pm Central Time

Holiday Lighting Techniques

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

Do you wish that your outdoor holiday lights could be spectacular? Explore techniques to decorate trees and shrubs with lights. Learn to estimate equipment and time, install the lights, and maintain a beautiful show. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration.  Dress for the weather.

Tuesday Nov 10th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

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

The shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia that is used in many dishes across the world. Explore the history and various methods of shiitake mushroom cultivation.  You will create and leave with your own inoculated oak log that will produce shiitake mushrooms for years to come.

Saturday Nov 14th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

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