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How to Grow a Lush, Green Lawn
Vince Marrocco
Chief Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Lawn care is best done in the fall after the heat of summer has passed. Learn how you can have a beautiful lawn without lots of work. Get tips on when to plant, how to plant, and what seed to use, as well as techniques for troubleshooting problems with an already established lawn. Vince will share his common sense approach to applying fertilizer and controlling weeds.

Wednesday, September 16, 7-9 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/16/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Containers for all Seasons
Paul D. Orpello
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Containers have become a permanent fixture in the modern landscape. Whether you have planted one or one thousand, they still seem to excite the senses with new possibilities. Planting containers for the garden can be a seasonal operation, one that changes, develops,
and enhances your landscape throughout the changing of the seasons. Containers can add depth and diversity to a small space or courtyard setting, or they can be used to evoke elements of style and architecture in a larger-scale garden. They can also be effectively used to add permanent plantings of extraordinary specimens. During this one-hour lecture Certified horticulturist, Paul Orpello, will discuss the keys for successful container planting in any season. Paul will cover proper siting, selection, and various themes for all conditions. After the lecture, Paul will demonstrate several different installations and styles of container gardening. He will also review the container plantings located in and around the garden with a short guided tour.


Join us for a fantastic and fun-filled adventure through the world of container gardening!

Tuesday, October 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Get Your Garden Ready for Winter
Joshua Darfler
Retail Operations Manager, PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Do you spend every spring cleaning up "winter damage" on your plants? Plants like cherry laurel and rhododendron often struggle through the winter and require additional attention in the fall to prepare them for the cold. Find out what you can do now to prepare your plants for winter and kiss winter damage problems goodbye. Josh also holds a master's degree in public horticulture from the Longwood Graduate Program.

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Beekeeping 101: A Workshop for the Bee-Curious!
Stephanie Bruneau
Beekeeper, Owner, The Benevolent Bee

Did you know that you can enjoy honey, beeswax, pollen, and the miracle of bees right in your backyard? Backyards (and even rooftops) are often excellent locations for beehives. Aside from the fact that a healthy hive can produce several gallons of delicious, honey every year, working with bees is tremendously enjoyable. In this one-session introductory workshop, you will gain an understanding of the fascinating world of the honeybee. We will talk about what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy; where to get bees of your own; how to set up and maintain a hive; and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year. This is a beginner's workshop, so no previous knowledge is required. The workshop will include time for Q&A, and for honey tasting!

Saturday, October 10, 10 am-12:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/10/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Great Indoor Plants
Joshua Darfler
Retail Operations Manager, PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Do your winters involve maintaining an ever growing collection of indoor plants? As plant lovers, many of us push the limits of our windowsills and experiment with an ever growing variety of plants. If you are looking for some tips and tricks to keep your staghorn fern happy, or wondering how to get your amaryllis to bloom again this year, we will make sure you are ready for a great winter of indoor plant growing. Josh also holds a master's degree in public horticulture from the Longwood Graduate Program.

Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/15/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Perennially Proper
Paul D. Orpello
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Join staff horticulturist Paul Orpello, Certified Professional Horticulturist, as he delves head first into the wonderful and exciting world of perennials. Paul will share his industry-based perennial expertise, as well as the experience he has accumulated over his eighteen-year career. Learn first-hand, the tips and techniques to keep your perennials at the top of their game all season long. Paul will touch on everyone's favorite perennial hot spots, from the best of the border, the wonders of the woodland, to the stars of the meadow. No matter the setting, you will discover the essentials for perennial garden success. This class will consist of a two-hour informative lecture. Paul will cover all facets of perennial gardening from top to bottom. He will discuss proper selection, location, installation, culture, and maintenance. The lecture will be followed by an outdoor walking tour and an interactive hands-on maintenance session. Don't miss out on this passionate exploration of all things perennial! Please bring your lunch and something to drink.

Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/17/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.

Orchid Workshop
Beth Davis
Waldor Orchids

Learn how you can grow exquisite orchids as houseplants and pot up one to take home. By applying proper cultural techniques to vigorous orchid varieties, you can grow these exotic plants in your home or greenhouse and have them flourish. Beth will review orchid growing supplies, nutritional requirements, grooming techniques, and pest and disease control. She will demonstrate how to pot a bare-root plant. You will then pot up your own beautiful orchid to take home and enjoy. Additional plants will be available for sale at the end of the workshop. Beth is a third generation orchid grower. If you have an orchid that is not thriving, bring it to class and Beth will offer suggestions for how to make it grow better. Beth has worked at Waldor Orchids in Linwood, New Jersey for nearly 20 years doing many different jobs including orchid growing and lecturing. Bring a box to take home your orchid.

Tuesday, October 27, 7-9 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/27/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $43.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $48.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $43.00 ea.

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses
Lucy Dinsmore
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Grasses add texture, movement, color, screening, seasonal interest, environmental benefits, and so much more to the garden. They are also beautiful and underutilized. We will discuss how and where to use them, along with their grass-like cousins - from sun to shade, dry to wet, and other situations. This class will start with a presentation indoors and end with a walking tour of the ornamental grasses planted throughout the Arboretum. Please dress appropriately for walking outdoors.

Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Raindate: Saturday, November 14
Single class scheduled on 11/7/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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