• Classes at Heronswood Learn from respected professionals

  • Classes at Heronswood Learn from respected professionals

Propagation II: Seeds

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Saturday, February 29, 9:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

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

Propagation II: Seeds (section 2)

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Thursday, March 12, 9:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

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

Pruning

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Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-3:00pm

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 question, and also an …

Pruning (section 2)

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Wednesday, March 18, 10:00am-3:00pm

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 question, and also an …

Plant Study: Spring Ephemerals

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Thursday, March 26, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

Spring ephemerals are a beloved and crucial part of any garden design, providing a much-needed pop of color and growth in late winter when it’s needed most. There is a great diversity of …

Woodland Gardening, with Kenneth Cox of Glendoick

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Tuesday, April 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Kenneth Cox

In this exciting new class, Kenneth Cox will provide expert advice on planting and maintaining woodland gardens, dealing with climate change, pests and diseases, and restoring overgrown gardens. There will be inspirational planting …

Plant Study: Weeds

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Wednesday, May 20, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Ross Bayton

Know your enemy! All gardeners spend a considerable portion of their time up close and personal with weeds, some of which can be more pernicious than others. This class will undertake a …

Propagation III: Softwood Cuttings

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Saturday, June 20, 9:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

The third class in Heronswood’s series on plant propagation will cover softwood cuttings. Taking softwood cuttings can be an excellent way to propagate rare or unusual woody plants in your garden, but understanding …

Plant Study: Hydrangeas

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Saturday, July 11, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

Join us for an in-depth study of the Hydrangea genus, complete with an overview of common and rare species, noteworthy cultivars, and garden uses. A classroom presentation on the taxonomy and botany of …

Plant Study: Asteraceae

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Thursday, September 3, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Ross Bayton

Asters and goldenrods are the glue that hold the late summer garden together, and carry it into autumn. The final course in our 2020 Plant Study series, this class explores everything the …

Practical Botany for Gardeners

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Date: Saturday, October 10, 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 IV: Hardwood Cuttings

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Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dan Hinkley

The fourth and final class in Heronswood’s series on plant propagation will cover hardwood cuttings. Hardwood cuttings can be an excellent way to propagate rare or unusual woody plants in your garden, but …

 
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