Join horticulturist Amanda Thomsen for an educational garden party at The Morton Arboretum that takes on the underdog of the home landscape: the “hellstrip.”
The under-loved strip that runs between the road and the sidewalk has been lovingly coined “the hellstrip” by gardeners for years. This narrow strip of turf not only dries out faster due to the surrounding concrete and asphalt, but it also faces adversities such as heavy foot traffic, salt, the occasional set of tires, and, of course, dogs.
Learn how to plant and maintain a hellstrip that holds up to harsh conditions, and have some fun with it! Plant selection, siting, existing trees, and teenaged drivers will all be considered in this class. At the end of class, design your hellstrip out of playdough to apply all you’ve learned.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Amanda Thomsen, horticulturist and author
Age: 16 and older
Course number: H301