[PCA] Spring Garden Party: this weekend at The Morton Arboretum

Megan Dunning mdunning at mortonarb.org
Wed Mar 28 17:07:17 CDT 2012

With the warm temperatures and early spring blooms, are you ready to get
out and garden?  Then what better way to kick off spring than with a
party—a garden party, that is!

This weekend, join The Morton Arboretum for our Spring Garden Party. Our
theme this year is “Gardening in the Prairie State” and we’ll be focused on
gardening features unique to the upper Midwest, including beautiful native
perennials, trees, and shrubs, as well as veteran tips and tricks for
vegetable gardens. Learn from garden and design experts how to create and
care for beautiful, manageable planting combinations and garden designs.
You will walk away new ideas and a revitalized approach to gardening.

*The Morton Arboretum’s *
*Gardening in the Prairie State*

Saturday & Sunday
March 31 – April 1, 2012
Thornhill Education Center

For complete program descriptions, please visit our website at
www.mortonarb.org/education or click

Saturday, March 31

Gather new ideas for your garden through tours, speaker programs, and a
delicious lunch.

8:30 – 9 am: Welcome and orientation for Tours, Arbor Room

9 – 11 am: West Side Tours
  - Naturalistic Garden Beds, Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic Assistant
  - Unique Shrubs and Trees for Every Garden, Donna Smith, Horticulturist

11 – 11:30 am: Welcome, Arbor Room

11:30 am – 1 pm: Keynote Luncheon, Arbor Room
An American Beauty: Using Prairie Plants in Gardens and Landscapes
Lynn M. Steiner, Garden Writer and Author, Prairie-Style Gardens

1:15 – 2:00 pm: Arbor Room
Outstanding Native Shrubs and Woody Vines for Midwestern Gardens
Sally Weeks, Dendrologist and Author, Purdue University

2:00 – 2:45 pm: Arbor Room
Gardening with Wildlife in Mind
Harmon (Mickey) Weeks, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology, Purdue

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening, Arbor Room
Jerry Apps, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and life-long gardener

Sign up for a whole day or register a la carte!

H950. Saturday, March 31.Thornhill Education Center.

Section a: Saturday, March 31; 8:30 am – 4:15 pm. $72 (non-members $85)
Includes morning walks, Keynote lunch and speaker, and afternoon talks.
Buffet lunch and other refreshments included in price.

Section b: Saturday, March 31; 11 am – 1 pm. $39 (non-members $45)
Keynote Lunch and Speaker Only. Buffet lunch included in price.

Section c: Saturday, March 31, 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm. $39 (non-members $45)
Includes afternoon speaker programs only. Afternoon coffee break included
in price.

Then return Sunday to gain in-depth garden expertise in interactive

Sunday, April 1

Morning Sessions - Pick One:

Trees, shrubs, and wildlife
Sally and Harmon Weeks, Purdue University
H951. Sunday, April 1; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. $39 (non-members $45). Thornhill
Education Center. Limit 20.

Planning, Planting, and Tending a Rain Garden
Lynn M. Steiner, Garden Writer and Author, Rain Gardens: Sustainable
Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World
H952. Sunday, April 1; 9:30 am – 11:30 am. $39 (non-members $45). Thornhill
Education Center. Limit 24.

Afternoon Sessions - Pick One:

Garden Wisdom: from Garden to Table
Jerry Apps, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and life-long gardener & Ruth Apps, Home Economist and
H953. Sunday, April 1; 1:30 – 3:30 pm. $30 (non-members $35). Thornhill
Education Center. Limit 24.

1:30 – 3:30 pm: New Flowering Shrubs for the Midwestern Garden: Hydrangeas,
Viburnums, and More!
Susan Jacobson, Landscape Architect, The Morton Arboretum
H954. Sunday, April 1; 1:30 – 3:30 pm. $30 (non-members $35). Thornhill
Education Center. Limit 24.

Register today to reserve your spot at this exciting event!
Click here<http://www.mortonarb.org/calendar/article/22787/spring-garden-party.html>or
Call: 630-719-2468 between 8 am – 4 pm, Mon – Fri
Email: registrar at mortonarb.org

Megan Dunning
Manager of Community Education & Outreach
The Morton Arboretum
mdunning at mortonarb.org
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