Monday, September 16, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, Tuesday, September 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Friday, September 19, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – Native Woody Plant Materials
Come to Garden in the Woods and explore the diversity of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines and their uses in home gardens and surrounding landscapes. This three day course (September 16, 17, and 19) will delve into growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and the best horticultural uses of commercially available woody plants. Which species grow well in heavy shade? Which can be used to support local wildlife and/or humans? Learn how to stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. This intensive class will serve anyone wanting to work at a professional level, but is also appropriate for the avid home gardener. The course will include lectures and walks in the Garden as well as a field trip to the Arnold Arboretum. Bring a bag lunch each day. The instructor is Dan Jaffe, Propagator and Stock Bed Grower of The New England Wild Flower Society (pictured below.) $144 for NEWFS members, $182 for nonmembers. Register at www.newfs.org.