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Creating Beautiful Landscapes Under Mature Trees (March 18, 7-8:30pm)
Harriet Cramer
Garden Designer and Writer

Learn how you can create and sustain a lush, healthy, and beautiful landscape in the shade of mature trees. In this class we will examine one of the most common, yet most challenging of all landscape situations. Limited light, compacted soil, intense competition for nutrients, and less than ideal air circulation-these are only some of the obstacles to creating a beautiful garden under large, old trees. We will discuss how to successfully deal with these obstacles while ensuring that the plants you are planting under the trees will remain vibrant and healthy. You will learn what you need to do before you plant, the diversity of herbaceous and woody plants and bulbs that you can use, and the ongoing care needed to ensure that your shady garden remains attractive for many years to come.

Wednesday, March 18
7-8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 3/18/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

The Mixed Border for All Seasons (April 9, 7-8:30pm)
Eva Monheim
Horticulture Instructor, Temple University

If you always wanted to create a beautiful flower border, this course is for you! A border that provides color throughout the seasons enlivens the heart and soul. From spring to fall and even through the winter, the mixed border can be a colorful array of textures, shapes, and forms. In creating beautifully designed borders you will discover your own palette of plants that echoes your character and desires for beauty. Eva will cover design basics, share tips on planning for a sequence of color, and discuss plant combinations that work well together. She will inspire you with examples of borders from Europe, the U.S. and Canada to provide a global perspective. To help you plan a border that will thrive in our climate she will discuss great native plants and dependable non-natives and how to use them most effectively.

Thursday, April 9
7-8:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 4/9/2015 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

Look Before You Landscape (April 25, 12:30-3pm)
Charles P. Mazza
Former Horticulture Educator, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Cornell Cooperative Extension

Landscaping doesn't start with design. It starts by carefully observing, measuring, calculating, and testing to discover characteristics of the property. Factoring in the results of those discoveries leads to a more sustainable landscape where plantings match the site's characteristics. Learn how to conduct a step-by-step evaluation or assessment of the site. This class is ideal for new home owners or those planning to expand a landscape into new areas of their property, whether they are experienced gardeners or novices. Included in the class is the helpful reference book: Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes, written by the class instructor. Class time is devoted to understanding and resolving issues that can be challenging in a landscape, as well as indoor and outdoor hands-on activities.

Saturday, April 25
12:30-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 4/25/2015 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

Great Native Plants for Your Landscape (June 6, 1-3pm)
Pam Morris Olshefski
Curatorial Assistant, Morris Arboretum

From Amelanchier to verbena, there are many great native plants you can use to enhance your garden. In this illustrated lecture and walk through the Arboretum you will learn about many good choices, the conditions they require to grow, and how to successfully work them into your landscape. Pam will focus on woody and perennial plants that provide seasonal interest with attractive flowers, fruit, and bark texture. She will discuss good native plant cultivars that have been bred for appealing garden traits, such as compact size, abundant flowers, and fruit. This class will include a walk through the Arboretum looking at native plants and considering how to use them in the landscape.

Saturday, June 6
1-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/6/2015 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

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