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Native Plants for your Home Pollinator Garden
Bess Trout
Horticulturist, Tyler Arboretum

Did you know every third bite of food we eat is the direct result of a pollinator? Bees, birds, bats, and butterflies are all environmentally and economically important! Invite pollinators into your garden by providing the food sources they need. Bess will explain the elements of a successful pollinator garden and discuss native perennials and shrubs that grow in this area, have seasonal interest year round, and provide the proper food and shelter for these important garden visitors.

Tuesday, September 26
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Terrarium Building Workshop
Julie Waring
City Planter

Do you have limited garden space or want to add some green to your home interior? Terrariums can
be a great way to have an eye-catching garden display indoors. Kept inside a glass vessel, these small
ecosystems can live for years with little maintenance. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and keep your own terrarium with the guidance of Julie Waring, City Planter's resident terrarium expert.
All materials will be provided.

Tuesday, October 3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 6:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 65.00 ea.

Pruning for the Homeowner (Class is Full)
Vince Marrocco
Chief Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Learn to skillfully prune shrubs and small trees to achieve a natural shape and abundant flowering. At this weekday evening lecture and Saturday workshop, you will have the opportunity to see demonstrations designed to help you master pruning concepts and gain confidence. Formative pruning for young trees, and proper pruning techniques for larger, older trees will be covered, as well as naturalistic techniques for creating attractive hedges and methods for reducing overgrown shrubbery. This class meets twice. Please bring hand pruners and a small pruning saw to the Saturday session.

Thursday, October 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/12/2017 and ending 10/14/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.

Vermiculture: Composting with Worms
Nicky Beadle
Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist

Recycling is something that we can all do to cut down on organic kitchen waste so it doesn’t end up in a landfill. Nicky will demonstrate how you can use red wiggler worms to consume your organic waste and produce rich compost. She will review fascinating information about worms and how they ingest kitchen waste and produce environmentally beneficial worm castings that you can use in your garden. You will create a worm box to take with you and begin your own vermiculture adventure at home. This is a great activity to do with your family.

Saturday, October 14
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 37.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

Sustainability in the Garden
Eva Monheim
Horticulture Instructor, Temple University

What does sustainability really mean in the landscape? What practices can you adopt in your garden that will have a positive impact on the environment? Creating sustainable landscapes means less work for you and more work for the plants. Ideas include no-mow lawns, rain capture and re-use, easy groundcovers, and plants that require minimal pruning. It also means using a diverse palette of plants including new native cultivars that provide cover, nesting sites, and food sources for wildlife. Eva will review ways to establish a sustainable landscape so you can sit back and enjoy the results.

Thursday, October 19
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 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
the proper cultural techniques to vigorous orchid varieties, you can grow these exotic plants 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 and has worked at Waldor Orchids in Linwood, New Jersey for over 20 years. 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. Bring a box to take home your orchid.

Tuesday, October 24
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.

Going Native: Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers
Jess Slade
Natural Areas Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Because native plants are adapted to our region’s growing conditions, they are a great low-maintenance alternative to ornamental exotic plants. Furthermore, our native wildlife and pollinators rely on these plants to survive. Learn how these ecologically-friendly choices can beautify your yard and garden, save you time and money, attract birds and pollinators to your garden, and/or provide visual interest all year long. This is your chance to fall in love with new plant species and find out why native plants are important for local gardens and gardeners. The class will be an indoor presentation and an outdoor walk in the arboretum’s natural areas.

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 paved walkway to the Horticulture Center. Please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes as walking is required.

Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Bulb Container Planting Workshop
Nicky Beadle
Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist

Create a beautiful living container of spring bulbs to grace your front door or patio. Growing bulbs in containers is easy. You can grow virtually any bulb in containers, and you can mix different types of bulbs together, too. Learn how to arrange bulbs in your pot to create continuous bloom for several weeks. Nicky will share tips for how to pot up the bulbs based on their size and will talk about timing bulbs to achieve a sequence of bloom. All materials including pots, soil and bulbs are included so that you will go home with a container ready to enjoy in the spring.

Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.

Moss: How to Best Use it in Your Landscape
Alan Benner
President, Moss Acres

Al Benner will share his lifelong knowledge of moss and explain why moss can be such a great choice for your garden. The presentation will focus on the culture and care of moss, where to grow it, and what makes it so different from other plants. Attention will also be given to live moss mat systems that are now available for living walls and green roofs. The session will conclude with a moss garden planting demonstration in the Arboretum. Al has a B.S. degree in ornamental horticulture, and is the son of well-known horticulturists and retired professor, David Benner of New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Dave has had moss gardens on his property for over fifty years.

Saturday, November 4- RESCHEDULED TIME, now 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm.
Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 12:30 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 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 11
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

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