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 Landscaping for Winter Interest

Date

Sunday, Jan. 24

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Tere Cole-Lang, Lead Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

A special kind of beauty can be found in the garden in winter Cole-Lang will show you ways to use a diverse palette of plants to add color, texture and form to your landscape.  A short walk will follow the indoor presentation to see some of these winter beauties outside.

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Pruning 101: Basic Objectives and Applications

Date

Saturday, Feb. 6

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Chad Clink, Community Forester

Cost

$25 members, $40 nonmembers

Learn how to prune trees and shrubs for structural strength and sustainability. An indoor lecture will cover tree biology, pruning objectives, cuts, principles and methods with examples of application.  Necessary tools, specialty pruning types and frequently asked questions on wound treatment, timing of pruning and regulating plant growth will also be covered. Part of the class will be outside demonstrating pruning methods and reviewing projects on the grounds.

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Grow Your Own Patio Container Plants

Date

Saturday, Feb. 27

Time

10am - noon

Location

Horticulture Science Center

Instructor

Greg Wright, Nursery Supervisor

Cost

$20 members, $35 nonmembers

Get a jump on summer now for beautiful container  plantings that you start from seed.  Learn how to properly plant a diversity of seeds and what environmental conditions are favorable for success. You will get hands-on experience and take home a flat of 7-10 different types of plants to transform your containers. Species for both sun and shade conditions will be included.

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S-HORT Course: Vegetable Gardening 101 and 202

Date

Thursday, March 10

Time

7 - 8:30pm

Location

The Holden Arboretum

OR

Date

Saturday, March 12, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Time

10:30am - noon

Location

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Instructor

Kelly Barrett, Green Corps Farm Manager

Cost

101: $15 members, $25 nonmembers

202: $15 members, $25 nonmembers

Register for both sessions now to receive a discount: $25 members, $45 nonmembers

101:  Learn the basics for planning your vegetable garden. Topics include square-foot gardening, plant selection ideas, season extension, intensive planting methods and succession planting. Seed starters included.

202:  Saturday, June 4, 1- 3pm at the Green Corps Midtown Learning Farm, 1945 E. 66th St. in Cleveland, directions will be provided. Explore more with on-site, hands-on participation. Learn techniques including trellising, pruning, fertilizing and using drip irrigation to help maintain your vegetable garden throughout the summer. Dress for the weather and bring gardening gloves, hat and water bottle.

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Vines and Vine Poles

Date

Saturday, April 9

Time

9am - noon

Location

Horticulture Science Center

Instructor

Greg Wright, Horticulturist

Cost

$90 members, $115 nonmembers

Participate in this class and build a vine pole out of treated lumber for your garden.  Learn about the many different types of beautiful vines you can grow at home. One of our native coral honeysuckles, which attracts butterflies and humming birds, will be available to take home to grow on your vine pole.  Be sure to bring sand paper to smooth off rough edges of the lumber and a vehicle to transport your vine pole home. Dimensions are 8’ tall x 2’ wide.

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All About Spring Wildflowers

Date/Time

Saturday, April 16, 1 - 2:30pm

Friday, May 6, 6:30 - 8pm

Thursday. June 9, 7 - 8:30 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Ann Rzepka, Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members/session, $20 nonmembers/session

$20 members, $40 nonmembers for all 3 sessions

During these outdoor excursions emphasis will be placed on the plant communities that wildflowers call home. Wildflower identification and folklore will be highlighted along with best propagation practices and cultural information. Design ideas for using native wildflowers in your home landscape will also be covered.

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Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Sundays, April 17, May 1 and 22

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Lantern Court

Instructor

Holden guides

Cost

Free for members, $10 nonmembers

Delight in the formal English borders, naturalized plantings, rock gardens and perennial beds.  Pick up landscape design ideas for your home. Directions sent upon registration.

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Success With Rhododendrons

Date

Saturday, April 23

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Tere Cole-Lang, Lead Horticulturist

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Learn the basic cultural requirements and care of rhododendrons and other heath family plants. WE will review individual specimens and plant groupings in the rhododendron gardens.

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 Landscaping with Lilacs

Date

Wednesday, May 18

Time

6:30 - 8:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Toby Davidson, Horticulturist

Cost

$10 members, $20 nonmembers

Tour the Lilac Collection as Davidson discusses plant selection, cultural care, pruning practices, common problems, companion plants and other design considerations.

HOR550

Tour Spring Blooms at The Leach Research Station

Date

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

Time

Tours at 9am,10:30am, noon, and 1:30pm

Location

Leach Research Station

Cost

Free for members, $10 nonmembers

Take this opportunity to visit one of our horticultural gems, the David G. Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio. Meander among gorgeous rhododendrons and other specialty plants in a woodland setting. View new rhododendron hybrids bred for future introduction. Steve Krebs, director of the Leach Research Station, and other knowledgeable guides will lead the tours. Registration for a tour time is required.

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 Woody Plants and the PHC Approach

Date

Saturday, June 4

Time

10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Chad Clink, Community Forester

Cost

$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Join Clink in a Plant Health Care (PHC) conversation. The PHC approach takes a holistic route to making management decisions on your trees and other woody plants.  Learn about: plant defense, pest monitoring, management strategies, and control methods and learn how to integrate different pest management approaches to promote vigorous landscape plants. Most importantly, gain information on PHC resources and when or where soliciting professional assistance makes sense.

HOR727

 

Fireside Lecture Series – Inspired by Nature

Take an armchair exploration this February at Holden’s Kirtland Campus when you attend one or all of these programs.  Each speaker will share their passion and knowledge about a particular aspect of our natural world. Refreshments served after each program where you will have a chance to speak with the presenter.

Mushrooms of Ohio

Date

Sunday, Feb. 14

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Ian Adams, photographer and writer

Cost

$5 members, $15 nonmembers

Mushrooms are fungi, and they display an amazing variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and exist in a complex web of interrelationships with trees and other plants. There are more than 2,000 kinds of mushrooms in Ohio. Some are edible and delicious, a small number are toxic and a few are deadly. Join Adams, a well-known Ohio photographer and writer, for a photographic journey through the fantastic world of Ohio’s fungi.

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Coyotes – Mysterious Neighbors

Date

Sunday, Feb. 21

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Joseph Malmisur and Jamey Emmert

Cost

$5 members, $15 nonmembers

Join Emmert, a wildlife communication specialist for the Division of Wildlife the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Malmisur to learn about the natural history of the mysterious and elusive coyote now prevalent in Northeast Ohio.

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Arctic Svalbard

Date

Sunday, Feb. 28

Time

2 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Mike Sustin, Science Educator

Cost

$5 members, $15 nonmembers

In 2012 Sustin was chosen by the National Geographic Society to be one of 14 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. He was given the responsibility of acting as an ambassador for geography and environmental education while aboard the ship, National Geographic Discovery.  Enjoy this program which chronicles his journey of the Barents Sea and his excursions along the shores of the Svalbard Archipelago roughly 600 miles from the North Pole.

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