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Hypertufa Trough Workshop - Session I (May 30, 10am-12pm)
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Anna Bower

Natural Lands Intern, Morris Arboretum
Join Arboretum staff for a delightfully messy, hands-on hypertufa trough-making workshop. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous concrete mixture made from Portland cement, peat, and perlite that mimics tufa rock. Your small, weatherproof container will welcome plants that like well-drained conditions such as sedums, hens and chicks, and rock garden plants. Ideal for those with limited space, troughs can be planted as miniature gardens or to display choice specimens. Your instructors will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing to molding to aftercare. Please bring a small cardboard box no larger than 8" x 10" x 5" deep to use as the
form. Also bring a plastic grocery bag, a pair of sturdy kitchen-type rubber gloves (mandatory) for working with the cement mixture, and a board or piece of plywood large enough to transport your trough home for final curing. Wear clothing that you won't mind getting dirty. We will meet at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, May 30
10 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Hypertufa Trough Workshop - Session II (May 30, 1-3pm)
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Anna Bower
Natural Lands Intern, Morris Arboretum

Join Arboretum staff for a delightfully messy, hands-on hypertufa trough-making workshop. Hypertufa is a lightweight, porous concrete mixture made from Portland cement, peat, and perlite that mimics tufa rock. Your small, weatherproof container will welcome plants that like well-drained conditions such as sedums, hens and chicks, and rock garden plants. Ideal for those with limited space, troughs can be planted as miniature gardens or to display choice specimens. Your instructors will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing to molding to aftercare. Please bring a small cardboard box no larger than 8" x 10" x 5" deep to use as the
form. Also bring a plastic grocery bag, a pair of sturdy kitchen-type rubber gloves (mandatory) for working with the cement mixture, and a board or piece of plywood large enough to transport your trough home for final curing. Wear clothing that you won't mind getting dirty. We will meet at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, May 30
1-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/30/2015 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Hydrangea Heaven: Class and Garden Tour (June 27, 10am-1pm)
Nina Schneider
Garden Designer

For the amateur or experienced gardener with a small or large garden, no single genus provides as much variety in form and color for summer bloom as hydrangea. While offering the benefits of low maintenance, this vast group of shrubs can provide winter interest in the peeling bark of the oak leaf hydrangea, spring color in the earliest bloomer, H. bretschneiderii (no relation) and a rainbow of floral display throughout the entire summer and into September with H. involucrata. We will review all of them, large and small, sun and shade lovers, native and Asian; how to propagate them and how to prune for vigor and bloom. Meet at the Arboretum. Our morning will start with an overview of the whole genus, followed by a tour of the Arboretum's collection and concluding with a tour of the instructor's garden in nearby Chestnut Hill to see many more with an emphasis on right plant for the right place and where to get them.

Saturday, June 27
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/27/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

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