Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 30

GARDENING CLASSES Instant Pollinator Garden Top 10 Native Vines Transform your garden into an ecologically diverse paradise for beetles, butterflies, and other pollinators. Learn which native plants provide pollen and nectar, how to site the garden, and the basic steps for creating suitable habitats for these all-important community workers. Leave with a kit of 5 native plants, a simple design, and easy-to-use instructions to make and maintain your own pollinator garden. Class size is limited. Help your garden reach new heights with native vines! Whether scrambling over a split rail fence or cascading from a rustic arbor, vines provide depth, structure, and visual interest to a garden. Learn how to use and grow ten native species that enhance the ecological value of the landscape by providing shelter, food, and nectar to resident and visiting wildlife. This is a great class for the beginning gardener. Saturday, June 1 10:30 am – 12 pm $59 (Plants included) Friday, June 7 10:30 am – 12 pm $25 Spring Groundcovers Workshop: Pruning Trees Correctly With Eileen Boyle With Duncan Himmelman, PhD Kick mulch to the curb and plant a tapestry of hardy native plants for a more visually appealing and ecologically valuable landscape. Discover ten attractive, tough, and versatile species to use as groundcovers for spring and early summer appeal. Gardeners of all levels will benefit from this addition to their horticultural expertise. Wednesday, June 5 (Rain Date: Wednesday, June 12) 1 – 2:30 pm $29 With Nancy Bell With Scott Kelley and William Trescott Proper early care and pruning leads to healthier and longer-lived trees. Join Scott Kelley and Bill Trescott, Mt. Cuba Center’s ISA Certified Arborists ® , as they discuss how to make wise health-care decisions for trees of different ages and demonstrate professional pruning techniques. The morning lecture and demonstrations are followed by an afternoon workshop with supervised, hands-on pruning of various tree species. Leave with a pruning plan for keeping your trees strong, healthy, and looking great. Please bring lunch and sharpened hand pruners. Saturday, June 8 10:30 am – 2:30 pm $69 30