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Botany 2

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

How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches? This course will explore such subjects as the plant cell, anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves, photosynthesis, and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria.  Prerequisite...

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$349

12 sessions

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.  A supply...

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$337

7 sessions

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Get Started with Roses

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

This is a great course for the first-time rose grower, or a refresher for the enthusiast. General planting, pruning, protection, and care will be discussed, along with examples of low-maintenance rose varieties suitable for the Chicago area.

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$40

WCH: Cut Flower and Flower Arranging

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Arranging locally grown flowers is both an art and a savvy business plan. Learn about local flower farmers and the businesses that celebrate their products. Spend the afternoon working on your own bouquets with the guidance of seasoned professionals.

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$75

Charming Bungalow Garden Design

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

Bungalows and Arts and Crafts-inspired houses are typically charming smaller homes found in cities and suburbs across the country. These popular style homes are appealing because they were often designed to be in harmony with nature and outdoor living. Discover how plants, hardscape, and other elements can enhance your own bungalow garden.

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$40

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Seed Saving

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Learn the how and why of saving seeds for thrifty gardening and farming, biodiversity preservation, and food sovereignty. In this course, you will receive open-pollinated seeds to take home with you as well as information to help you feel confident saving seeds for future farm and garden seasons.

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$75

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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$53

Pruning Shrubs in Spring

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

Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning.  Flowering shrubs often require pruning in the spring. In this class you will  find out which shrubs should be pruned before or after flowering, learn the methods for ‘renewal’ and ‘rejuvenation’ pruning and when to use them watch  live demonstrations with an Arboretum...

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$46

Gardens of the 1920s

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

Home gardens in the 1920s celebrated and welcomed nature. Birdhouses, birdbaths, fish ponds, and rock gardens were the rage. Cottage-garden perennials, such as Canterbury bells, irises, foxglove, phlox, pyrethrum, coreopsis, hollyhocks, roses, columbine, and poppies were just some of the flowers that adorned the front and back gardens.

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$40

Introduction to Beekeeping

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

Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.

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$72

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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$24

Transformation in the Garden: Growing Organic

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

Full Course Title: Transformation in the Garden: Growing Organic for Today and Tomorrow   Organic edible gardening is more than a hobby -- it’s also a way of life. In this workshop, learn how organic gardening can change how we see the world, and how we can respond to changes in climate and our local environment  through organic...

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$46

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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$53

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Mushroom Collection and Identification

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

New! Cover the basics of mushroom collection and identification for the Chicago region. Learn simple, easy-to-find characteristics of common fungi including distinguishing cap gills and stipe features.  Time will be spent outdoors identifying and collecting a few specimens. Dress for the weather. The School’s CEUs=5 hours OPC elective

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$115

Root Over Rock Bonsai

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

Root over rock is a unique and naturally occurring event in nature. Tree roots attach to rock and continue to grow as the tree ages. In this workshop, we will attach a tree to a rock so the roots will take hold. A tree and a rock are provided; each student will leave the workshop having taken the first and most important step in the process.  A...

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$120
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