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  • Classes at Heronswood Learn from respected professionals

Practical Botany class

Practical Botany for Gardeners

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Date: Saturday, January 12, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Ross Bayton

Confused by calyces? Baffled by bulbs? Then this botanical primer is just for you. Professional botanist and plant taxonomist Dr. Ross Bayton will lead you through the botanical basics, from plant anatomy …

Propagation

Propagation I: Seed, Hardwood Cuttings

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Saturday, February 2, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

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Propagation by seeds remains a mystery to many fine gardeners, though there is probably no greater joy than collecting, cleaning, and sowing one’s own seeds, successfully transplanting the resultant seedlings, and …

Conifers

Plant Study: Conifers and Broadleaf Evergreens

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Saturday, February 16, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructors: Ross Bayton, Nathan Lamb

Conifers dominate the western Washington landscape and are important components of many of our gardens. Broadleaf evergreens, too, are significant as hedges and specimen plants. This course will teach you how …

Hypertufa

Making Hypertufa Planters

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Wednesday, March 6, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Nathan Lamb

Hypertufa planters are a beautiful, durable way to display alpine plants and succulents, and are surprisingly easy to create. Heronswood Garden Curator/Assistant Director Nathan Lamb will explain the techniques that go into designing, …

Foraging and medicinal plants

Foraging for Medicinal and Edible Plants

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Saturday, March 16, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Azure Boure

Learn the basics of locally common edible and medicinal plants, including their identification, ecology, and traditional uses. This class includes a hands-on cooking demo and delicious recipes incorporating spring-foraged nettles.

NOTE: A portion …

Pruning class

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

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Date: Wednesday, March 27, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Bess Bronstein

Pruning is perhaps the best example of horticulture being both a science and an art. To prune properly requires a solid understanding of the biology and growth patterns of the plant in …

Fern study

Plant Study: Ferns

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Date: Saturday, April 13, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: John Van den Meerendonk

This class is the second in our ongoing Plant Study series, and will cover an introduction to the botany, identification, and ornamental uses of the most garden-worthy fern species. Ferns …

Container gardening class

Designing Beautiful Container Gardens

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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Lucy Hardiman

In this course, garden designer and container gardener extraordinaire Lucy Hardiman will cover the fundamentals that go into designing a truly spectacular container garden, from plant selection to placement to maintenance. If …

Propagation II: Root Cuttings, Perennial Division

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Date: Wednesday, May 22, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

This is the second class in our propagation series, but may be taken as a stand-alone class if desired. Heronswood founder and Garden Director Dan Hinkley will lead a lecture and hands-on …

Roses class

Roses for the Pacific Northwest

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Date: Saturday, June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Nita-Jo Rountree

No garden is complete without roses, and Pacific Northwest gardens are no exception. Our climate poses unique challenges to rose gardeners, and it can be difficult to achieve those coveted, classic blooms. …

Plant Study: Deciduous Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructors: Ross Bayton & Nathan Lamb

This class is the third in our ongoing Plant Study series, and will cover an introduction to the botany, identification, and ornamental uses of the most garden-worthy deciduous trees, …

Practical Botany for Gardeners

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Date: Wednesday, July 17, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Ross Bayton

Confused by calyces? Baffled by bulbs? Then this botanical primer is just for you. Professional botanist and plant taxonomist Dr. Ross Bayton will lead you through the botanical basics, from plant anatomy …

Native plants class

Plant Study: Northwest Native Plants

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Date: Wednesday, August 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: TBD

This class is the fourth in our ongoing Plant Study series, and will cover an introduction to the botany, identification, and ornamental uses of the most garden-worthy Pacific Northwest native plants, followed by …

Plant Study: Grasses and Sedges

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Date: Wednesday, September 25, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: TBD

This is the fifth and final class in our ongoing Plant Study series, and will cover an introduction to the botany, identification, and ornamental uses of the most garden-worthy grasses and sedges for …

Mushroom ID and foraging

Mushroom ID and Foraging

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Date: Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: TBD

Fall is peak time for wild, edible mushrooms, and this class will prepare you to go out with basket and knife in hand to harvest your own bounty. We will cover basic identification, …

Natural Dyes class

Natural Dyes with Plant Materials

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Date: Saturday, November 2, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: TBD

There is a long, beautiful tradition of using plant materials to create dyes, and this class will introduce you to it. This lecture and hands-on workshop will explore the diversity of plants that …

 
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