Join prairie steward and master gardener Cindy Crosby in this class at The Morton Arboretum to plan a prairie garden that is beautiful in all four seasons of the year, then take home ideas on how to maintain it. Explore the ideas behind the native plants movement, and discover why what you plant in your yard makes a difference. Learn about native wildflowers, grasses, and shrubs that may work well for your yard and understand their light, soil, and water needs. Then, proactively plan for some of the difficulties that prairie gardeners encounter, and take home ideas on how to solve these challenges. You’ll leave with a personalized list of prairie plants for your yard, and ideas about where to put them so you are ready for spring native plant sales.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Cindy Crosby. author and naturalist
Age: 16 and older
Course number: H245