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Fern Table Workshop
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Join staff horticulturist Louise Clarke to make a naturalistic miniature garden that incorporates hardy, shade-loving 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. This course meets at the Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Enter the Arboretum on the road opposite from the public garden entrance. Park in the parking lot and follow the signs to the Horticulture Center.

Saturday, June 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/4/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Butterfly Walk
Kris Soffa
Naturalist

Welcome the first day of summer searching for butterflies in the Arboretum's woodlands, wetlands, and wildflower meadows. During our walk the group will learn fascinating facts about butterfly behavior, mimicry, and how to raise butterflies at home. Kris will give simple suggestions for how to attract butterflies to your home garden using native caterpillar host plants. Meet at the Morris Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring water and a camera. This class is for adults and children 10 years and older.

Tuesday, June 21
10:00 a.m.-12 noon
Raindate: Thursday June 23
Single class scheduled on 6/21/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Pollinator Plants That Thrive in Delaware Valley
Howard Goldstein
Penn State Master Gardener

Invite pollinators into your garden by providing them with the food sources they need. In this class you will learn about perennials and shrubs that are great pollinator plants and grow in this area. The instructor will illustrate his lecture with examples from the Penn State Pollinator Garden in West Fairmount Park, where he has volunteered for the past five years. This garden, which requires little watering and has flowers from very early spring through November, is continually assessed for its effectiveness in attracting pollinators. Howard will show examples of some of the different insects that are common to this garden and that you might expect to see in your own garden.

Saturday, June 25
10:30-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 6/25/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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