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Want a Work-Free Garden? Explore the Wonderful Diversity of Ericaceous Plants (April 30, 7-8:30pm)
Want a Work-Free Garden? Explore the Wonderful Diversity of Ericaceous Plants
Dr. Harold E. Sweetman
Executive Director, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Come to this lecture and become enchanted by the flowers, fruit, and foliage of the amazingly diverse plants of the Heath Family (Ericaceae). Many people wish they could have work-free gardens that look after themselves without constant digging and replanting yet have something of interest throughout the year. A garden designed with ericaceous plants will bring you close to this gardening ideal. Ericaceous plants have low nutrient demands, are acid-loving, and require drainage but are easily grown once you get to know them. Especially consider blueberries, the most delicious ericaceous plants, as part of an edible landscape in your garden. Plant a few for the birds or a whole patch to reward the gardener.

Wednesday, April 30
7- 8:30 p.m.

Single class scheduled on 4/30/2014 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Fern Table Workshop (Re-scheduled to Saturday, May 17, 1-3pm)
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Join staff horticulturist Louise Clarke to make a naturalistic miniature garden that incorporates hardy, shade-loving native ferns with moss, weathered wood, and other found objects from nature. A 12 inch square paver forms the table base which, when completed, can be installed on a pedestal in your garden or on a shady patio, doorstep, balcony, or similar area. Perfect for those with limited space, the fern table is designed for year-round outdoor display. Please wear work clothes; gardening gloves optional. Please bring a shallow container at least 14" x 14" to transport your creation home.

Re-scheduled to Saturday, May 17 (originally was April 12)
1 - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 4/12/2014 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Hydrangea Heaven: Class and Garden Tour (Saturday, June 21, 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. 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 21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/21/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

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