Adult Opportunities

Planting Fall Bulbs

Delight in colorful bulbs in your home and garden.

Content Detail

Fall is an ideal time to plant bulbs for next spring. Horticulturist Katrina Lewin will share the basics and beyond of planting and caring for crocuses, tulips, daffodils, and lesser known bulbs. You will learn how to:

  • select reliable and less common bulbs that will make your garden shine in spring and summer;
  • incorporate bulbs into any garden design;
  • plant and care for your plants;
  • dig up and store bulbs for future use;
  • force bulbs to bloom indoors during the winter months.

Just in time for bulb shopping, this class at The Morton Arboretum will give you practical information and plenty of inspiration to brighten up your home with fresh and colorful flowers. Go home with a set of ten bulbs to plant this fall.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H635

Katrina Lewin, plant records coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Katrina Lewin has a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Illinois and has been a horticulturist at The Morton Arboretum since 2004.  She enjoys teaching pruning and plant identification classes and is a frequent speaker at local garden clubs.

What to Know

This program meets indoors.

Program Schedule

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center


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