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Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Explore the captivating world of succulents. We will discuss needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, what succulence in plants really means, and other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, Illinois Online
Class will be taught via Zoom
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop. Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify...
Wednesday Mar 3rd, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of water-sprouts,...
Thursday Feb 25th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm Pacific Time
Discover the basics of sensible organic gardening. Find out how to build good soil, what you need to know about amendments and fertilizers, and tricks and tips for beautiful gardens, even in containers and tiny spaces. Learn about water-saving irrigation, how to start seeds and nurse them into healthy seedlings, and how to pick the best transplants...
Sunday Mar 7th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time(4 sessions)
Create your own flourishing indoor herbal garden and get a head start on your spring gardening. Find out how to seed, propagate, and care for herbs in your home and build a self-watering planter. Herbs are not only an aromatic delight to grow, but they are wonderfully useful in adding flavor and nourishment to recipes. Prepare herbal salt and find...
Tuesday Mar 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and...
Wednesday Mar 3rd, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Myths abound about how hard it is to care for this ever-popular orchid. Dispel those myths with plenty of sensible advice on how to treat your phalaenopsis so that it blooms year after year. Light, water, nutrients, repotting, and root care are all key. You'll...
Saturday Mar 6th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips...
Wednesday Mar 10th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills, learn a variety of techniques, and determine best management practices in the field of horticulture. Gain applicable skills in plant selection, spring assessment and planning, spring perennials and...
Tuesday Mar 16th, 6pm - 7pm Central Time(12 sessions)
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region. Managing invasive plants is one of the most common restoration tasks. Learn to identify the characteristics of common invasive plants and describe their impacts on the landscape; discuss invasive plant ecology, and learn to which control methods are best...
Thursday Mar 18th, 12pm - 1:30pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures...
Thursday Mar 18th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Orchids are one of the most common houseplants in America. While this exotic flower is widely available, many do not know how to properly care for it. In this class, you'll explore how orchids grow in nature and learn the basic care instructions to keep them healthy...
Saturday Mar 20th, 11am - 1:30pm Eastern Time
This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. For landscape designer and composer Larry Weaner, garden design and music composition have much in common. While one may be visual and the other sonic, both look to explore freedom of expression within formal constraints. Both are endlessly engaging pursuits,...
Thursday Mar 25th, 11am - 12pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your kitchen. It explores the intersection of mycology and the selection, storage, preparation, and nutritional...
Saturday Mar 27th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time
Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals & Understory Plants Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden! This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your...
Monday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time
Growing a garden can be healing in so many ways, whether you are replenished by the healing herbs you grow, the time spent outdoors, or the empowerment that comes with growing your own food. Join co-founder and CEO of the Urban Growers Collective and dig deep into the how’s and why’s of herbal gardens.
Saturday Mar 6th, 9:30am - 11am Central Time
This class is ideal for those interested in pruning topiaries, espalier, and some of the more challenging plants such as arborvitae, yew, juniper, and other conifers. A Garden walk will be included to view how best to prune some of the more interesting plants in the Garden.
Thursday Mar 18th, 11:30am - 1:30pm Central Time
Do you have areas in your garden with an abundance 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.
Thursday Apr 8th, 9am - 10am Central Time
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...
Thursday Apr 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time(7 sessions)
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