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Bonsai Basics

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

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

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$40

Welcome to your Midwest Garden

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

If you are new to gardening or new to the Midwest, join us for a discussion on how our climate and the change of seasons can affect your garden. We'll examine how each season presents gardeners with ongoing challenges (temperature and moisture extremes, soil problems, and wind). Then we'll consider some ways to meet those challenges and have a successful...

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$39

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The Edible Patio: Growing Food in Small Spaces

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

Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden, and take home seedlings to get started! Perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Think you don’t have enough room to grow your own food? Far from it! Learn what to plant and how to care for your patio garden, and enjoy homegrown fruits and veggies this summer.

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$46

Introduction to Bird-Watching

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

If you want to become a birder, join this class to learn the basics. In the Thursday session, you will learn about binoculars, how to use a field guide, and the field marks used to identify common birds of the Chicago area. During the Saturday bird walk, participants will try out their newly acquired skills. Please dress for the weather, and bring...

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$79

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Strawberries and Cream Hanging Baskets

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

Cascades of strawberries and nasturtiums growing in moss-lined baskets will beautify your porch or patio. Learn how to create a beautiful (and delicious) hanging basket to take home. Get tips on selecting the right basket, plants, and soil medium, as well as watering and after-care tips plus recipes.  Please bring gardening gloves. All materials...

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$77.50

Hands-on Gardening: Dividing Perennials

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

Do you have areas in your Garden with lots of beautiful perennials? Learn tips and tricks to spread the wealth to other areas by dividing perennials in the spring. Explore the basics, then head outside for a hands-on demonstration. Please bring gloves. Dress for the weather.

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$23.75

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Small Space Food Gardens

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

Bill Shores will offer an overview of techniques to produce food organically in small urban/suburban spaces. Through photos and garden planting graphics, you will gain an understanding of the process of designing a successful food garden.  Topics include efficient use of in-ground space, intensive and succession planting techniques, raised bed...

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$39

English Trough Container Workshop

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

English troughs, or hypertufa, are durable, simulated stone containers with a distressed finish, popular in English gardens. See these containers in use throughout the Garden, and pot up your own to take home and enjoy.   Please dress for the weather and bring gloves.   

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$98.75

Repurposed Container Workshop

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

The most unlikely items make the best home sweet home for flowers and plants. Learn how to upcycle by making unique and fabulous planters from items like galvanized metal containers, work boots, tackle boxes, baskets, crates, and tea cups. You will create and take home your own repurposed container, choosing from a variety of fun items and plants....

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$89

Growing Sassy Bulbs

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

Do you want to grow spectacular, showy summer and autumn bulbs? Discuss combinations of tender and tropical bulbs for glorious blossoms through the end of the gardening season. Explore varieties, care, and adding summer accents and autumn spice to the landscape. Each participant will pot up a grouping of summer bulbs to enjoy at home. Required Materials...

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$59

Pruning for Edible Gardens

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

Pruning and deadheading are well-known techniques in ornamental gardening, but much less well understood concepts in edible gardens.  Participants will learn about how pruning and trimming edible plants not only keeps them looking great but can also greatly improve their productivity.  We will also discuss which plants benefit most from...

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$39

Evergreen Pruning

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

Trimming your evergreens extends life, enhances their natural beauty, and prolongs health. Through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experience, learn the techniques to trigger natural rejuvenation of your evergreens from two seasoned arborists. The critical basics of tree physiology and how it is affected by trimming will be outlined. ...

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$52.50

Hydrangeas

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

Hydrangeas showcase an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Through photos of a variety species in full bloom, discover all aspects of successfully growing hydrangeas, hardiness issues and pruning techniques by species, as well as how to manage bloom color.

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$52.50

Seed Sowing for Fall Edibles

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

Learn how to schedule your seed-sowing in midsummer for a harvest of cool-season edibles in fall.  This class will cover leafy greens Lettuce Chard Asian greens Garlic and more.

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$40

Seed Starting Fundamentals

at Peterson Garden Project - Edgewater 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Eager to get a jump start on the growing season? In this class we will discuss how seeds sprout, and how you can re-create the right germination conditions indoors or in your outdoor garden plot. We will talk about seed-starting dates, sanitation, best seed-starting mixes, navigating the information on a seed packet and why wind or a fan is important...

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$25
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