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Native Plants 101: Gardening w/ Native Ephemerals

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals & Understory Plants Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden!  This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your...

Monday Oct 18th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Native Plants 101: Pollinator Pathways

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn about some of the challenges our native pollinators face in the city, as well as ways we can create spaces for them to find food, shelter, and a place to nest! This class will cover some very basic pollinator information as well as some of Western Washington’s native plants you can grow in your yard to help provide habitat for our pollinators....

Monday Nov 15th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

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Plant CSI: Cankers, Conks, and Rots - Decay Pathogens

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This session will focus on fungal decay diseases, prevalent in the damp fall season, that affect many of our native tree species in the Pacific Northwest. Recognition of decay pathogens is essential when assessing tree health and structure. This session will focus on fungal decay diseases, prevalent in the damp fall season, that affect many of our...

Thursday Oct 14th, 12:30pm - 2:15pm Pacific Time

Plant CSI: What's Wrong with my Conifer?

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This course will help you identify common conifer diseases and insect pests including rusts, twig and needle blights, needle casts, adelgids, and moths. Why is your juniper turning brown? Should that pine have orange needles? And why does my hemlock look like it has been covered in lint? There are a number of common insect pests, diseases and abiotic...

Thursday Nov 4th, 12:30pm - 2:15pm Pacific Time

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Gardening with the Seasons: Fall

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Autumn is a dynamic season in the garden.   Many plants are heading into dormancy, while others are in a period of active growth. Doing the right gardening tasks now can set the stage for next year's garden: adding new plants for seasonal interest or making changes to address problems observed over the past season. Some of the best things to...

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$28

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Native Plants 101: Identification and Gardening

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn to identify some of Western Washington’s common native plants as well as pick up a few tips on plant identification in general! We’ll cover several different species of native plants as well as their growth preferences and how best to incorporate them into your garden or yard at home. This online class will be delivered using Zoom and will...

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$20

Japanese Garden Pruning

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at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...

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$35

Rose Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. Class will cover the best time of year to prune, the right tools, and techniques for ensuring healthy long lasting roses. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality...

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$35

Rehabilitative Pruning

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at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of water-sprouts,...

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$35

Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity

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at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The...

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$35

Fruit Tree Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. This class takes the confusion out of pruning...

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$35

Conifer Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This is a two hour slideshow on conifer pruning. Conifers play by different rules than their flowering friends. This class will cover timing and where to make cuts that will help conifers stay vibrant. Taught by Bess Bronstein This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and each lecture provides...

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Gardening with the Seasons: Winter

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at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This session will cover dormant season pruning and transplanting for specific plant types, winter weeding and garden care, best tools and practices, and planning ahead for the new growing season. Though it seems there isn't much to do in the garden over winter, dormant season tasks can set the stage for a good gardening year.  When weather...

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$28

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Tree Pruning II

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Beyond basic tree pruning is a world of related tree information which is not generally known to the public. This class presents the basics of Hazard Tree Evaluation (same as Risk Assessment), construction damage to trees, and rehabilitative pruning for previously mal-pruned trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. ...

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$35

Tree Pruning I

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at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This is a two hour slideshow on tree pruning (not including fruit or nut trees). How to prune a tree limb will be covered, including branch collar identification and the basics of compartmentalization. Also discussed--early training of trees, included bark, double leaders, ANSI tree pruning standards, crown cleaning, crown raising, utility line clearance...

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$35
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