Adult Programs

Shrubs for the Illinois Garden (online)

Design for the middle distance using shrubs that thrive in the upper Midwest. The “middle distance” links the foreground and background of a landscape or connects the large features with the small.

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Design for the middle distance using shrubs that thrive in the upper Midwest. The “middle distance” links the foreground and background of a landscape or connects the large features with the small. This class will include a list of the best shrubs and multistem trees for the Chicago region, including native plants, which have many benefits. Discover shrubs that offer fragrance and continuous bloom. Learn planting and maintenance to promote shrub health, such as creating healthy soil and basic pruning tips.

How do I access the program?

  • Your link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 
  • This program will take place on Zoom. You will need access to the internet to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. 
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.
  • Limit 18

Carol Becker, landscape architect, Sage Advice, Ltd

Carol Beker holds a degree in Landscape Design and Horticulture. Since 2004 she has owned and operated Sage Advice Landscape Design and Consulting, where she specializes in the use of native Illinois shrubs, trees, and forbs in residential gardens. Her company has become known for its focus on sustainability and creative use of native plants. Ms. Becker is also a landscape consultant, a teacher, and a published author. She is certified as a wildlife designer by the National Wildlife Federation and trained as a Landscape for Life™ teacher. She has taught for the Morton Arboretum for many years, and she currently also writes for Landscape Architecture Magazine.

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