"Hydrangeas with Glenn Grosch"
Have you always wanted to successfully grow hydrangeas in your landscape? Each of six species will be covered as to hardiness, light requirements, care and moisture needs.
The issues of how to prune for flower display and how to manage the blue/pink coloration will be discussed in clear detail.
Glenn Grosch, a certified arborist, is an experienced horticulturalist who has been on the Chicago Botanic Garden teaching staff since 1999.
"Saving the Night Sky with Adam Kreuzer"
Learn how we can fight light pollution and save dark skies. Join local Dark Sky Association delegate Adam Kreuzer to learn what makes dark skies so important and what we can do to help, both as individuals and in our larger community. This program will fill you with inspiration and provide practical ways you can make a difference in your own home.
Adam is an attorney and partner with the firm Kreuzer Cores LLC, with offices in Wheaton, Chicago and Oswego.
"Holiday Wreath and Kissing Ball Workshop"
Linda Lutz will share her expertise helping you create an evergreen wreath and kissing ball for the holidays. For the wreath, a wire frame and greens will be provided. For the kissing ball, an oasis ball, greens and a straw will be provided. To complete the items you will need floral wire, bows, pine cones or any other decorative items you wish to use.
Linda will conduct the webinar via Zoom live at 10:30 am and it will be recorded for future viewing. A signup will allow you to select your item and schedule your kit for pickup.
"Winter Pruning with Katrina Lewin"
Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later. Known as 'dormant pruning' thoughtful removal of branches in winter is easy and encourages proper spring growth.
Katrina Lewin was a horticulturalist for 14 years at the Morton Arboretum and has been teaching pruning, plant identification and other nature classes at the facility for 14 years. She now serves in the Plant Records Department at the Arboretum.
"The Beauty of Native Plants
with Mary Fortmann"
Mary Fortmann, Sustainable Landscapes Coordinator for Openlands will share a presentation on integrating native plants into our garden landscapes. Native plants are her passion, "bordering on obsession". She will share her knowledge and provide guidance for those who wish to integrate more native plants into their environment.
Founded in 1963, Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives.
"Ornamental Grasses with Linda Mackey"
Ornamental grasses are fast becoming a commonplace addition to landscape beds. Because of the graceful, arching foliage, colorful plumes, and many varieties that provide seasonal interest year-round, ornamental grasses can be used as a backdrop to accentuate a centerpiece plant; however, if plumes are colorful, they may also be used as centerpiece plants in any landscape. The relatively low-maintenance and ease of establishment make ornamental grasses an excellent addition to the home garden.
Lincolnshire Garden Club's own 'domestic diva', Linda Mackey, will share the benefits, varieties and maintenance of ornamental grasses.
"Mail Order Gardening with Richard Hawke"
As spring approaches, gardeners are flipping through nursery catalogs and scouring websites for new plant ideas. Learn about a variety of top-rated perennials - new, uncommon, or time tested from the Chicago Botanic Garden's trial gardens, and the best mail order sources for them.
Take advantage of the diversity of plant choices available by mail order and get a jump on spring by shopping at home and having the plants delivered when it's convenient for you.
Richard Hawke is the Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
"Dutch Influence in Garden Design with Karla Lynch"
From tulips, to hedges, to garden rooms, one can trace the influence of Dutch artists, designers and gardeners through the centuries. There has been a noteworthy exchange between European garden styles and American landscapes ever since middle class Americans started utilizing their properties for pleasure. This program identifies the Dutch style makers through history and explains why their ideas have become so popular. The take away is a greater appreciation and understanding of your own garden.
Karla Lynch is a retired landscape architect and instructor. She holds a M.S. in Public Horticulture through the Longwood Program at the University of Delaware.
"Nature Photography for iPhone with Cora Jacobs and Diana Crisman"
Learn how to take great nature photographs with your smartphone. Whether you are new to photography or new to smartphones, discover techniques for capturing the upcoming season with your smartphone. The presentation will help you identify and locate camera tools on your smartphone, understand composition and introduce selected editing apps. Cora and Diane will demonstrate the step-by-step processes to taking quality nature photos.
Both Cora and Diana are photographers who teach at the Morton Arboretum . Their images have been exhibited both locally and nationally.
"Mary Ann's Garden
with author Richard Pegg"
When Mary Ann MacLean began her collaboration with Craig Bergmann in 1990 to plan a garden to the west and north of the MacLean's Mettawa home, Asian art and architectural fragments in stone, bronze and cast iron were to be utilized as an integral part of the design. The gardens incorporate flowering trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, grasses, wild flowers and bulbs. Now 30 years later, as the seasons change, the gardens continue to thrive. This stunning book captures the integration of art in a four season landscape. Richard will also lead interested LGC members on a tour of the garden and museum in the Spring of 2021.
Lincolnshire resident, Richard Pegg, PhD, is the Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection.
Business Meeting via Zoom 9:30 am
Educational Program via Zoom to follow
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