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Beautiful Gardening in Small Spaces
Toni Ann Flanigan
Garden Designer, Philadelphia Garden, Inc.

You don't have to be Lord Downton to cultivate sumptuous beauty at your diminutive estate. Learn ways of re-thinking the design of your private acreage even if it is only 1/8 of an acre. Whatever your space, Toni Ann will inspire you as she shares her tricks of the trade and the many tips she has developed during her 30 years as a professional garden designer with a specialty in small spaces. The lecture will include choosing good plants that are beautiful and just right for the scale of smaller gardens. Container gardens will be covered. You will also learn about different paving options, fencing details, and choosing garden accents.

Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 9/26/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Remarkable Plants for Non-Stop Color
Kerry Ann Mendez
Garden Designer, Author, and Owner of Perennially Yours

This lecture features new introductions, as well as favorite stalwarts, for easy-care gardens that outperform the competition. Mixed borders provide outstanding color and interest year-round! Design tips include sustainable practices. Featured plants will be pollinator- friendly and will require less water, fertilizer, and no pesticides. Many will also be low or no-deer browse.

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

The Right-Size Flower Garden
Kerry Ann Mendez
Garden Designer, Author, and Owner of Perennially Yours

This inspiring lecture provides easy-to-follow, right-sizing strategies, recommended no-fuss plant material, sustainable practices, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to 'autopilot' as you can get. Featured plants include perennials, flowering shrubs, annuals, bulbs, and evergreens. Participants will be challenged to rethink how they use their landscape so that it offers two levels of sustainability: for both the planet and for one's ability to garden for life!

Friday, October 2, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Single class scheduled on 10/2/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Who Needs Hostas? Creating a Shade Garden
Marc Radell
Master Gardener, Penn State Extension, Montgomery County

Gardening in the shade can be difficult. In addition to low light levels, soils are often too dry or too moist. In this situation, many gardeners default to planting hostas, a familiar source of foliage with occasional flowers. But why plant Asiatic hostas just because the neighbors do? Why not create a beautiful native shade garden instead? There are a wide variety of Pennsylvania woodland plants suitable for home landscapes, and they offer everything from spring blossoms through textured summer greenery and colorful autumn foliage to interesting winter features. Come learn about these low-maintenance plants and the many choices you will have in designing your own four-season native shade garden. In addition to making a more enjoyable landscape for you and your family, you will be helping the local ecosystem by using plants that support our songbirds and other native wildlife.

Tuesday, October 13, 7-9 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/13/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Small Trees for Residential Landscapes
Louise Clarke
Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Today's home landscapes are often smaller and busy lifestyles mean less time for property maintenance. Join Morris Arboretum horticulturist Louise Clarke as she discusses small trees suited for residential properties- those that typically grow less than forty feet tall. We will consider trees that bloom from spring to summer, including natives and non-native varieties. Learn about placement, light and moisture requirements, soil conditions, planting techniques, and other pertinent cultural tips to help you make the best choice for your property. The class will consist of a lecture and a walk through the Arboretum's living collection to see small tree specimens. Dress for the weather.

Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Single class scheduled on 10/17/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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