The Gardening Program is designed to teach those with an interest in plants, their selection, care, and culture for home or small-scale residential design use. Pursue a Certiﬁcate in Gardening or enroll in individual courses. Courses are designed for students with no previous gardening experience up through those who have spent years working with plants. Use the index provided on pages 80–81 to ﬁnd the best gardening classes for you. Instructors are gardening professionals, including Garden staff, authors, magazine writers, and nursery owners with extensive ﬁeld and teaching experience.
Gardening The Gardening Program is The Program Coordinator is Ellen Zachos. A graduate of designed to teach those with an interest Harvard University, she received Certiﬁcates in Commercial in plants, their selection, care, and Horticulture (tracks 1, 3, and 4) and Ethnobotany from culture for home or small-scale the Garden. She teaches several Continuing Education A.T. Michael MacDonald residential design use. Pursue a classes, covering perennials, annuals, orchid care, garden Certiﬁcate in Gardening or enroll in maintenance, and tropical plants. Ellen is a garden writer individual courses. Courses are designed and photographer, who has authored several books and Ellen Zachos, for students with no previous gardening numerous articles. Her company, Acme Plant Stuff, designs, Program Coordinator experience up through those who have installs, and maintains interior and exterior gardens in the spent years working with plants. Use the index provided on New York area. pages 80–81 to ﬁnd the best gardening classes for you. Instructors are gardening professionals, including Garden staff, authors, magazine writers, and nursery owners with extensive ﬁeld and teaching experience. The Gardener’s Library A Variety of Plants for the New! Intensive Growing Techniques Discover the wide diversity of horticultural Beginning Gardener for Homegrown Edibles literature: generalist books on landscaping; Whether you have a few containers on a patio Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables specialty books on plant types; books on or a several acres to ﬁll, a reliable plant list is in less space then you ever thought possible by techniques, such as pruning and propagating; one of the secrets of successful gardening. making the most of your growing space and artistic books for inspiration. Current works Discover a full range of trees, shrubs, vines, extending the gardening season. This class and older volumes are discussed. Explore the perennials, annuals, and ground covers that focuses on organic techniques for intensive world of catalogs and gardening magazines. A offer color, texture, and form throughout the growing of fruits and vegetables by taking visit to the LuEsther T. Mertz Library rounds seasons. Essential gardening information is advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, out the day with a viewing of historical presented, including understanding raised beds, and other techniques. Start now to volumes and the library’s lending collection, temperature zones, soil, and site conditions. enjoy nutritious, fresh picked, garden produce learning how to use CATALPA, the Garden’s Learn what to plant where, how, and why. as early as April, then just keep on picking. online search system. The instructor, an author Please bring lunch. $31 non-members, $28 members of seven gardening books, also regularly $62 non-members, $56 members Jim Carr reviews books. Please bring lunch. Kathrine Neville WI GAR 116 Saturday, Feb. 24, $62 non-members, $56 members WI GAR 102 Thursday, March 1, 12:30–2:30 p.m., Stone Barns Center, Judy Glattstein 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 302 Pocantico Hills, N.Y. FA GAR 101 Wednesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Rm. 302 Botany for Gardeners Right Plant–Right Place Botany, the science of plants, is important for Finding the right plants for your garden gaining a greater understanding of how plants involves more than considering color, texture Special Lecture Series: work and why they do what they do. Learn and cultural needs. The best ﬁrst step you can the basic principles of botany useful to the make is choosing plants that thrive in your American Gardening gardener: the structure of plants, their particular environment. Plants are less Three Thursdays, January 18, functions and activities, how they reproduce, susceptible to pests and diseases and tolerate February 15, March 15 and how they are differentiated and classiﬁed. stress better when they’re planted in suitable At The New York Botanical Garden. Please bring lunch. environments. Save time, money, and avoid See page 6 for details. disappointing results by learning which plants $62 non-members, $56 members Dan Long & Wayne Winterrowd are right for your garden. Please bring lunch. Carol Levine, MS Ed. Bill Cullina & Steve Hutton $62 non-members, $56 members WI GAR 109 Saturday, Feb. 24, Jeff Lowenfels & Francisca Coelho, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 102 Leda Meredith WI GAR 126 Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. P201 Generous suppport for Home Gardening programs has been provided by Kenneth and Ellen Roman. Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 41 Gardening: Special Saturday Programs Dive into Water Gardening, September 9 Ride the wave and explore the latest trend in gardening: add a water feature to your home landscape. Learn about pond construction, container water gardens, plant choice, and ﬁsh. Water gardens add so much to your landscape: reﬂected light, the music of moving water, and an entirely new plant palette! Take the plunge. Participants select as many as three from six topics. Lorraine Swindells Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 12:30–2:30 p.m. Landscape Your Water Garden New! You have built your pond and you have your To Build a Pond – An Introduction Waterfall in the Rock Garden ﬁsh, but something is still missing... what Learn basic water feature construction about the plants?! No water garden is complete techniques and vital tips that help you build a 2:45–4:45 p.m. without landscaping and there’s a wide great pond. Discussion topics include the selection of plant material to choose from. differences between a water garden and a Koi New! Designing Truly Unique Learn about exotic tropicals and native pond, unique ways to incorporate the essence Water Features wetland plants for a variety of water gardens, of water into your landscaping, and an Make your pond truly spectacular. Learn how as well as how to establish the proper balance overview of the industry’s newest equipment to combine water features such as fountains, between ﬁsh and plants. and construction materials. streams, and waterfalls with hardscapes Jay Archer has more than 10 years of water Charles L. Ruby is the Executive Vice including bridges, sculpture, and dry stream garden expertise. He has designed and President of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, has beds, to produce a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. installed earth ponds, masonry ponds, liner authored numerous pond-related articles, and Next, enjoy a virtual tour of some of the streams, and waterfalls. Jay lectures frequently has more than 20 years of water gardening country’s best ponds and learn the secrets on both water garden construction and experience. of maintaining a successful water feature. landscaping with wetland plants. SU GAR 191 Section C: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Charles L. Ruby See previous description. SU GAR 191 Section A: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. SU GAR 191 Section E: 2:45–4:45 p.m. New! Large Pond Construction Organic Pond Maintenance Creating larger water features does not have to New! 20 Pond Myths Debunked Maintaining an ecologically balanced pond be a mystery. Learn how to use wetlands, wet Have you toyed with the idea of a pond but should not be a mystery. This course wells, and bogs as a powerful and effective suspect it might attract unwanted insects or explains how to maintain your pond with means of ﬁltration. Discover how to add a wildlife to your garden? Do you like the idea bacteria, plants, and ﬁsh. If you own a pond waterfall or stream to your pond, and enjoy of having a water feature but fear it requires or are thinking of installing one, this course the sight and sound of running water. We harsh chemicals and constant upkeep? This is for you. discuss equipment that helps create a balanced class debunks the top twenty myths about Ted Rathjen is a trained horticulturist and water feature. building and maintaining a pond, preparing arborist and owner of Wetherford Landscapes, Ted Rathjen See previous description. you to take the plunge. Aquatic and Garden Center in Verbank, New SU GAR 191 Section D: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Rob Townsend is owner/operator of A&R York. He is an award-winning pond builder Watergardens and has more than 25 years specializing in pond construction, aquatic experience in the industry. As Master Pro plants, native plants, Koi, and pond supplies. Pond Distributor for Aquascape Designs, he SU GAR 191 Section B: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. has lectured and taught hands-on classes to over 800 attendees on various water garden subjects. Fee for each session: SU GAR 191 Section F: 2:45–4:45 p.m. $25 non-members, $23 members Attend all three sessions and receive a 10% discount. Courses of Related Interest Workshop: Understanding and Using a Digital Camera WI GWP 911, pg. 21 Plants for Landscaping FA GAR 330, pg. 55 Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 42 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening: Special Saturday Programs Houseplant Extravaganza, November 11 Do you enjoy indoor plants? Houseplant Extravaganza is a special Saturday program for plant lovers interested in expanding their plant palettes. Learn to diversify your collection and, perhaps, ﬁnd a new afﬁnity for tropical plants. This all-day program features stimulating classes on how to use exotic and unusual plants to add beauty to an interior landscape. Participants select as many as three from six topics. Kay Wheeler Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 12:30–2:30 p.m. Tempting Tropicals: Exotic Houseplants New! An Indoor Herb Garden Potted orchids Many exotic tropicals make excellent Maybe you grew fabulous herbs on your houseplants and are surprisingly undemanding. windowsill all summer long and don’t want to Students learn about ﬂowering plants, ferns, give up their savory goodness just because it’s 2:45–4:45 p.m. vines, succulents, and many other plants that winter. Or maybe you don’t have an outdoor grow well in the average home, plus special garden, but long to cook with fresh, Overwintering Tender Plants tips and shortcuts on how to simplify plant homegrown herbs. Discover which herbs Many tropical plants make outstanding garden care. These tempting tropicals are irresistible (traditional and exotic) adapt well to indoor annuals. Learn to overwinter them and not and easy to grow. culture and how to make the most of your only can you save money, you can watch your Ellen Zachos is the coordinator of the indoor growing conditions. There’s no reason plants become larger and more impressive with Gardening Program at the Garden and the why you can’t harvest from your indoor herb each successive year. Demystify terms like author of Tempting Tropicals: 175 Irresistible garden all year round. “cutting back,” “dormancy,” and “lift for Indoor Plants (Timber Press). Her company, Leda Meredith is a professional gardener and storage,” and learn how to bring plants back Acme Plant Stuff, designs, installs, and ethnobotanist with expertise in growing herbs out of dormancy and into the light. maintains interior and exterior gardens in the and tender plants both indoors and out. Her Leda Meredith See previous description. New York area. clients are residential, commercial, and FA GAR 128 Section E: 2:45–4:45 p.m. FA GAR 128 Section A: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. institutional, on rooftops, patios, and other urban settings. New! Cacti and Succulents Orchids at Home FA GAR 128 Section C: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Many cacti and Succulents make superb If you’re tempted to try an orchid but afraid houseplants; they’re undemanding, low you’ll fail with these tropical beauties, fear no Excellent Epiphytes maintenance plants with a wide range of more. There are many lovely orchids that Epiphytes are better known as air plants colors and shapes, fabulous foliage, and adapt easily to growing conditions in the because in nature, they grow on other plants surprising ﬂowers. Learn about the differences average home. Learn about recommended rather than in the ground. Many adapt easily between cacti and succulents, how to species and the basics of watering, fertilization, to indoor pot culture indoors and are unusual, propagate them, how to care for them indoors, and general care. Take the plunge. low maintenance house plants. Discover and how to summer them outside. Put down Carlo Balistrieri is the Executive Director of different groups of epiphytes perfect for in- that watering can! You don’t want to kill these The Gardens at Turtle Point in Tuxedo Park, home growing, including Hoyas (fragrant plants with kindness. Growing tips and N.Y. He was the former Curator of the Rock ﬂowering vines), Rhipsalis (ﬂowering tropical recommended species give you a well-rounded Garden at the Garden and has owned a cacti), Bromeliads, Orchids, and some introduction to the world of cacti and specialty mail-order nursery for orchids and surprisingly tough ferns! succulent plants. exotic plants. Ellen Zachos See previous description. John Beirne, a horticultural and garden FA GAR 128 Section B: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FA GAR 128 Section D: 12:30–2:30 p.m. design consultant, runs a horticultural therapy program at New Bridge Services, Inc., where he designed a garden with a combination of tropicals, cacti, and succulent plants. John’s Fee for each session: former home garden has been featured in $31 non-members, $28 members The New York Times and Ken Druses’ book Attend all three sessions and receive A Passion For Gardening. a 10% discount. FA GAR 128 Section F: 2:45–4:45 p.m. To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 43 Gardening: Special Saturday Programs Shade Gardening Saturday, February 10 This exciting day offers a selection of courses for those gardeners who have sun-challenged gardens. Whether you wonder how to evaluate how much shade you have or want help choosing which plants to grow, these courses give you the answers you need to create a lush oasis of ﬂowers and foliage. Participants select as many as three from six topics. NYBG photo Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 12:30–2:30 p.m. Plant combinations with hostas for the shade garden New! Shady Flower Gardens Spectacular Blooming Shrubs You don’t need sun to have ﬂowers in your for Shade 2:45–4:45 p.m. garden; plenty of annuals, perennials, and This slide-illustrated lecture features time- bulbs bloom in shady conditions. This class tested plants from the instructor’s organic New! Shade Garden Champions introduces a wide range of ﬂowering garden. Learn about a wide selection of Are your shade garden plants scraggly? Are herbaceous plants that thrive in the shade, and sumptuous ﬂowering, often fragrant, easy-care bare dirt and tree roots your best includes advice on planting, feeding, and shrubs that thrive in the shade. Advice on “groundcovers”? This class tackles the general care. plant care, including planting, feeding, and question: what really survives in the shade? Lois Sheinfeld has been a hands-on gardener pruning is provided. Learn which plants tolerate heat, humidity, for almost 30 years and is a frequent lecturer. Lois Sheinfeld See previous description. and drought. Consider alternatives to An educator for more than 25 years, she has WI GAR 137 Section C: 12:30–2:30 p.m. impatiens for that shady container. Whether also been a professor at NYU and Stanford your shade comes from trees or high buildings, University. She served on the Environmental New! Spring Woodland Beauties you discover plants that not only survive in Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association, Bulbs may be the classic sign of spring, but shade, but thrive in it. chairing its sub committee on pesticide use. they are by no means the only harbingers of Louis Raymond is a principal of Renaissance WI GAR 137 Section A: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. green-up time. Spring woodland ﬂowers are Gardening, working in Rhode Island and New perfectly suited to shady gardens, and many of York. His background in science informs his Herb Gardens Made for Shade them are low-maintenance native plants. Get horticultural and design work. His work has If you thought herb gardens had to be sunny, to know these plants, whose shapes and colors appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, think again. A wide range of herbs can be will make you forget all about tulips! and House & Garden. Louis also served as cultivated in the shade. Many are fragrant and Sara Stopek holds a BA from Harvard and a show designer for the New England Flower ornamental in addition to having culinary and Certiﬁcate in Horticulture. Gardener-in-chief Show from 1998–2003. medicinal uses. Include these double (and of Sara Gardens, she designs, installs, and WI GAR 137 Section E: 2:45–4:45 p.m. triple) duty plants in your shady border or maintains gardens for and with client woodland garden. gardeners-in-training. She has written on New! Fragrance in the Shade Leda Meredith holds a Certiﬁcate in urban garden topics such as selecting and Mention garden fragrance, and most gardeners Ethnobotany from the Garden. Her company, protecting front garden plantings and growing envision roses, lilacs, and lavender in the Urban Edens, provides professional gardening herbs in containers. shimmering sun. But shade gardeners can also services in the New York City area. Leda’s WI GAR 137 Section D: 12:30–2:30 p.m. enjoy fragrance from a variety of woody and articles on edible and medical plants have herbaceous plants. In a wide range of shady appeared in numerous publications including conditions, planting for fragrance adds this the Urban Homestead Newsletter. Fee for each session: important dimension to the garden for most WI GAR 137 Section B: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $31 non-members, $28 members of the year. Attend all three sessions and receive Sara Stopek See previous description. a 10% discount. WI GAR 137 Section F: 2:45–4:45 p.m. Courses of Related Interest Variegated Foliage for the Garden WI GAR 182, pg. 50 Advanced Landscape Care and Maintenance WI GAR 440, pg. 56 Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 46 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening: Special Saturday Programs Spring Fever Saturday, March 3 Spring is just around the corner and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Classes on spring garden tasks, new plants, and early spring bloom help you prepare for the growing season. Sessions are led by experts in their ﬁelds. Participants select as many as three from six topics. Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 12:30–2:30 Neil Soderstrom New! Early Spring Bloom New! Dividing and Transplanting Early spring can be frosty and cold, but that Early spring, with its cool temperatures and doesn’t mean you can’t have color in your plentiful rain, is the perfect time to divide Get ready for spring! garden. Plenty of plants (annuals and and transplant many garden perennials. perennials) thrive in these cooler temperatures. Dividing also helps keep your plants healthy 2:45–4:45 p.m. Discover hardy spring bloomers for both sun and ﬂoriferous, and lets you rearrange your and shade, and make sure to include them in garden without spending lots of money! Learn New! Fine Tune Your Soil your garden for plenty of early spring color. how to split and move perennials without Get your soil right from the start, and your Michael Ruggiero is a long-time instructor stressing them, making the most of the plants garden will explode with gratitude. Rich, at the Garden and the former Senior Curator in your garden. nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants in the Horticulture Department. Michael Ruggerio See previous description. and reduces the need for regular fertilization. WI GAR 225 Section A: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. WI GAR 225 Section C: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Learn the difference between sandy and clay soils, alkaline, neutral, and acidic soils, how New! Starting from Seed Creative Composting these differences affect plant choice and Seed starting should be one of your ﬁrst steps Composting is one of the most important growth, and how you can modify your soil. in gearing up for the gardening season. things you can do to start your garden off on Give your garden a solid foundation and you’ll Starting your own plants from seed is both the right foot. Discover how to turn leaves, reap the beneﬁts for years to come. horticulturally satisfying and economical. Also, grass clippings, backyard prunings, and Duncan Himmelmann holds a Ph.D. in many unusual plants may be difﬁcult to kitchen scraps into rich, fertile soil. Learn Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell and locate, but their seeds are easier to ﬁnd. Learn what, why, and how to compost; the many has over 20 years experience in practicing and about the dos and don’ts of seed starting, uses of compost; appropriate bin selection; teaching horticulture. direct seeding, transplanting, and different and the essentials of successful composting. WI GAR 225 Section E: 2:45–4:45 p.m. methods for starting seeds. Then start your Gray Russell is the Environmental Outreach own seeds and get ready for spring! Coordinator for the Township of Montclair, New! What’s New in Plants for 2007 Jim Carr, BA, is the author of Gardening N.J., where he provides information to Every year nurseries bring out so many new and Landscaping the Natural Way. He uses his residents on home composting, recycling, plants...how can you possibly keep up? Which natural method to manage properties environmental yard care, and sustainable cities ones are worth trying? Which are best suited ecologically. and towns. to your growing conditions at home? Let a WI GAR 225 Section B: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. WI GAR 225 Section D: 12:30–2:30 p.m. professional introduce you to the best plant introductions for 2007. Learn about new annuals and perennials, ﬂowers and foliage, for Fee for each session: sun and shade; then make your shopping list for the growing season! $31 non-members, $28 members Attend all three sessions and receive Noah Schwartz is the Head Grower and a 10% discount. Buyer at Matterhorn Nursery in Spring Valley, N.Y. and is a graduate of the Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture. WI GAR 225 Section F: 2:45–4:45 p.m. Courses of Related Interest Redesign Your Existing Garden FA GAR 181, pg. 50 Fundamentals of Gardening I SP GAR 301, pg. 54 To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 47 Gardening: Special Saturday Programs New! Native Plants Saturday: March 31 Native Plants are all the rage, and with good reason. Many native American annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees make superb garden plants; they often require minimal maintenance and offer excellent pest and disease resistance. Learn how to choose the right native plants for your garden, then discover a variety of woody and herbaceous species, including evergreens and deciduous plants. Consider plant combinations, learn which invasive plants are threats to the native ecology, and explore the care and maintenance of your native plant garden. Participants select Lorraine Swindells as many as three from six topics on this new special day. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 12:30–2:30 p.m. An ensemble of native plants Native Trees and Shrubs Gardening with Native Orchids 2:45–4:45 p.m. Native North American trees and shrubs in the Northeast include some wonderful garden plants. Learn Did you know that you can grow orchids not Landscaping with Native Plants about the ornamental value, culture, and only in your home but also in your garden? Create a native ecology in your own backyard. maintenance of native evergreen and This presentation gives gardeners and orchid The home garden offers an excellent deciduous woody plants. Consider ﬂowering enthusiasts an introduction to successfully opportunity to integrate native annuals, trees and shrubs, plants with ornamental bark growing terrestrial orchids native to the perennials, trees, and shrubs into your and foliage, and plants for attracting wildlife northeastern U.S. Several different species are personal landscape. Learn which plants work into the garden. Sun or shade, moist soil or covered in detail. Learn about upland, wetland well together, and why these plants are sensible dry, there’s a native woody for you. and transition species, then discover what soil and exciting (yes, both!) choices for residential Vincent Simeone is the Director of Planting amendments, soil mixes, fertilizer use, and landscapes. Follow several projects from Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Long Island watering requirements are recommended for beginning to end for a thorough understanding and a horticultural consultant. His latest book each group. of how to create a natural garden. is The Wonders of the Winter Landscape–Shrubs William Mathis, Ph.D., who has a MS in Larry Weaner founded Larry Weaner and Trees to Brighten the Cold-Weather Garden. botany and Ph.D. in agronomy, started The Landscape Design, focusing on native gardens WI GAR 202 Section A: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Wild Orchid Company, which produces and since 1982. He is a former board member sells a variety of terrestrial orchids, and in of the Association of Professional Landscape American Woodland Natives 2005 he wrote The Gardener’s Guide to Designers and lectures widely throughout Discover the bounty and variety of our native Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids. the U.S. northeastern woodlands! Explore how shade- WI GAR 202 Section C: 12:30–2:30 p.m. WI GAR 202 Section E: 2:45–4:45 p.m. tolerant perennials, ferns, bulbs, and ephemerals provide year-round interest and Native Meadow and Prairie Plants Invasive Plants: how they are best suited for use in an urban Unravel the exquisite mosaic of our native Avoiding a Jungle in Your Garden garden setting. Students learn the life cycle, meadows and prairies! Learn how these sun- Invasive exotic plants are a huge threat to our cultural requirements, and ornamental value of loving, drought-tolerant wildﬂowers and native ecology, causing habitat destruction for these often overlooked backyard natives. grasses can enliven any garden whether in the native plants and animals alike. Learn what Ulrich Lorimer is Curator of Native Plants at city or in the country. Students examine how makes a plant invasive, which plants to avoid, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A graduate of meadows that attract wildlife and conserve and how to get rid of invasives that may the University of Delaware Plant Science water are a low-maintenance alternative to already have taken hold in your garden. Department, he has nurtured a lifelong turf-grass. Carol Levine is author of A Guide to passion for native woodlands and their plant Ulrich Lorimer See previous description. Wildﬂowers in Winter. She holds a MA in communities. WI GAR 202 Section D: 12:30–2:30 p.m. biology education from Fairﬁeld University WI GAR 202 Section B: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and currently serves on the board of the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, Conn. Fee for each session: WI GAR 202 Section F: 2:45–4:45 p.m. $31 non-members, $28 members Attend all three sessions and receive a 10% discount. Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 48 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening Home Landscape Makeover New! Maintaining Feng Shui Meditation Gardens Good landscaping adds value to your property, Containers Year-Round For thousands of years the Chinese have used but many homeowners forget that like Planning and planting containers is only the Feng Shui, the art of placement in gardens, to everything else about the house, landscapes beginning. This special way of gardening align human nature with the natural need to be renovated and updated. Learn how requires special maintenance techniques. This environment. Feng (wind) Shui (water) are the to renovate your trees and shrubs and course covers how and when to repot, deadhead, two forces that come together to beneﬁt the successfully recycle plant material within the prune, and fertilize your container plants as ﬂow of Chi (energy). Learn about the Feng garden. Topics include how to thin large trees, well as essentials for winterizing and pruning Shui concepts of balance of inward and prune or transplant overgrown shrubs, techniques for growing standards, topiaries, outward energy and about the alignment of redesign beds and walkways, and where to and trellis plantings. Please bring lunch. rocks, water, plants, and pavilions in Feng strategically add new plant material. $62 non-members, $56 members Shui meditation gardens. $47 non-members, $42 members B.B. Stamats $62 non-members, $56 members B.B. Stamats WI GAR 140 Saturday, March 10, Kathrine Neville WI GAR 129 Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 302 WI GAR 156 Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. P201 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 302 Tulips and Tulipomania Color for Gardeners: Before the 16th-century, the tulip was known Designing and Planting The Art of Looking only in Asia. When it was introduced in Your City Garden The author of The Gardener’s Palette helps Europe, it eclipsed the rose as the “Queen of Dreaming of your own urban paradise, but gardeners look beyond the plant and think Flowers” and ruled supreme in ﬂoriculture not sure how to make it a reality? Linda Yang, about color itself. Students acquire a within 60 years. This short illustrated course author of The City Gardener’s Handbook, familiarity with the color wheel and with the focuses on the natural and social history of the discusses and illustrates with slides how to two basic approaches to using color in the tulip and its long career as one of the most analyze the space and light conditions you garden: contrast and harmony. Please bring beloved and intensively cultivated garden have—both the good and the bad—and then color wheels, nursery catalogs, and a pair of ﬂowers. select the trees, shrubs, and ﬂowers that thrive scissors to class. $31 non-members, $28 members on your balcony, terrace, rooftop or yard. $47 non-members, $42 members Deirdre Larkin $39 non-members, $35 members Sydney Eddison FA GAR 147 Saturday, Nov. 4, 1–3 p.m., Linda Yang FA GAR 134 Saturday, Oct. 7, Rm. 302 WI GAR 158 Wednesday, March 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 312 New Canaan, Conn. Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden Basic Feng Shui Gardening The Deer-Resistant Landscape Learn to grow certain plants, singly or Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy Drawing upon 30 years of evaluating a wide together, to deter disease and/or repel insects. concerned with creating harmony in the range of popular and exotic, ornamental Thirty different plants, including herbs, are environment. The goal is to create both woody plants, Brad Roeller highlights trees discussed along with techniques to improve balance and energy ﬂow. Learn about the ﬁve and shrubs that are inherently resistant to deer growth, scent, and ﬂavor of ﬂowers, fruits, and elements and eight trigrams important to this browsing. Discover the latest information vegetables. Learn about encouraging beneﬁcial philosophy, and the two approaches to Feng available about deer repellents and other insects in the garden. Slides illustrate how Shui, one based on land forms and the other proven methods of discouraging deer. Learn plants are combined in the design of the on directions. Use these concepts to create environmental and biological factors that garden. Please bring lunch. basic designs for the garden or to rework an inﬂuence deer and their choice of food. existing garden. Please bring lunch. $62 non-members, $56 members $47 non-members, $42 members $62 non-members, $56 members Kathrine Neville Brad Roeller WI GAR 149 Wednesday, March 21, Kathrine Neville WI GAR 139 Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 230 FA GAR 160 Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 102 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 312 Shrubs in the Perennial Garden Learn about standards and unusual shrubs to integrate into mixed borders or perennial garden designs. Discussions of each shrub include ornamental attributes, growing recommendations, and attractive design combinations. Class includes a slide lecture and a tour of the grounds. Please bring lunch. Courses at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture focus on gardening, $62 non-members, $56 members with an emphasis on organic and ecological practices. See page 9 for class listings. Liz Innvar WI GAR 163 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 320 To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 49 Gardening The Garden History and Biblical Plants and Herbs A Perennial Border for all Seasons Traditions of Holland The Old and New Testaments are richly Perennials are a constant but ever-changing How does a garden develop? A country’s illustrated with herbal references, offering presence in the garden. The gardener’s cultural history has as much impact in its historic symbolism and practical uses for such challenge is to combine a variety of herbaceous development as its geography and climate. a diverse and beneﬁcial group of plants, plants and a few shrubs into a living collage. Explore the plant introductions of the seafarers ﬂowers, and herbs. Most remain highly valued The ﬁrst step is understanding nature’s of the Netherlands. Study the concepts of today and can be grown in your own biblical geometry to provide structure in a perennial grand estates and cottage gardens, compare the garden. Whether you are fascinated by their border. Learn the “checkerboard theory” of wealthy displays of burgers, and examine the meaning, charmed by their beauty, or looking design and how to use strong plant shapes to choices of learned botanists that delight the for spiritual signiﬁcance, these plants are create an effective four-season garden. mind and soul. Please bring lunch. worth discovering. Please bring lunch. Recommended Prerequisite: Border Basics for $78 non-members, $70 members $62 non-members, $56 members Beginners—GAR 179, or at least three years of Donna Gerbosi-DiFulvio gardening experience. Judy Glattstein FA GAR 164 Wednesday, Nov. 15, WI GAR 174 Saturday, March 24, $47 non-members, $42 members 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Rm. P201 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 315 Brid Craddock FA GAR 180 Saturday, Oct. 28, Getting Started with Perennials The Art and Craft of 10 a.m.–1 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, Perennials create a lasting foundation for our Specialized Pruning: Topiary New Canaan, Conn. ﬂower gardens. Learn how to start a perennial The Roman legacy of rigidly shearing garden. Explore soil preparation, plant ornamental plants into intriguing shapes Redesign Your Existing Garden selection, care, and maintenance. Learn (known as topiary) can be fun and can add Do you want to redesign your garden? Does elements of design and discover the most beauty to the garden. Learn the specialized your existing landscape have a collection of dependable perennials for lower maintenance pruning techniques needed to start and beautiful plants that lack a cohesive design and long-term beauty. Please bring lunch. maintain these unusual plant forms. style? Join us for a look at some of the best $62 non-members, $56 members $82 non-members, $76 members techniques used by designers to coordinate a (Includes a $20 materials fee) landscape design. Discuss imaginative ways in Liz Innvar which you can create a new design for an WI GAR 171 Section A: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Duncan Himmelman, Ph.D. existing landscape. Please bring lunch. 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 319 WI GAR 175 Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 102 $62 non-members, $56 members Kathrine Neville WI GAR 171 Section B: Saturday, Melanie Menachem-Riggs March 17, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., New Canaan Border Basics for Beginners FA GAR 181 Wednesday, Nov. 1, Nature Center, New Canaan, Conn. An aesthetic combination of plants in a well- 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 302 sited border is a pleasure in all seasons. In this Perennial Plant Combinations class, learn where to put a ﬂower bed; how to Variegated Foliage for the Garden Whether it’s a shady corner or a sunny border, determine whether you have sun or shade; Indulge yourself with a new palette of plants, selecting plant combinations that work makes how to lay out the bed and prepare the soil, from the almost-solid white of Carex ‘Ice the difference between a ho-hum garden and what to plant, and how to put it all together. Fountain’ to the deep purples of Coleus ‘Plum one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on This class is a recommended prerequisite for A Parfait’, the subtle golden brown of Heuchera perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, Perennial Border for All Seasons–GAR 180. ‘Amber Waves’ to delicate pinks of Acer and bloom when combining plants to create $31 non-members, $28 members negundo ‘Flamingo’. Learn about exciting new a harmonious look for your garden. Please variegated plants on the market. Discussions Brid Craddock bring lunch. include how to place these plants in the FA GAR 179 Saturday, Oct. 14, garden and how to maintain them for peak $62 non-members, $56 members 10 a.m.–12 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, Conn. performance. Please bring lunch. Robert Monteleone $62 non-members, $56 members WI GAR 173 Section A: Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 102 Duncan Himmelman, Ph.D. Section B: Saturday, Feb. 17, Work Study Opportunities in the WI GAR 182 Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Stone Barns Center, Continuing Education Department 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 319 Pocantico Hills, N.Y. A limited number of work study opportunities are available. Computer skills are required. Call 718.817.8566 Become a Horticulture Volunteer at for details. the Botanical Garden! See page 86 for information. Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 50 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening Dwarf and Unusual Conifers Discover numerous varieties of conifers— ranging in size from under six inches to well over twelve feet—versatile ornamental plants with low maintenance requirements. Topics include winter interest, general cultural needs, growth habits, design, selection, and availability of plants in this increasingly popular group. Please bring lunch. $62 non-members, $56 members Mark Rohsler WI GAR 227 Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 315 Landscaping with Perennials Gain the basic skills and knowledge needed for successful cultivation of perennials in a variety of garden settings. Topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape Robert Benson use, and design basics. Please bring lunch. $101 non-members, $91 members Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection Michael Ruggiero SU GAR 231 Section B: Friday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, The Mixed Border Scale and Proportion New Canaan, Conn. Not just another perennial garden, the mixed The design and style of your home are an WI GAR 231 Section C: Thursday, border also makes use of shrubs, vines, integral part of your garden’s design. March 22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Garden Education annuals, and bulbs. Woody plants add scale Architectural features and plant selections Center of Greenwich, Cos Cob, Conn. and winter interest. Bulbs and annuals extend should enhance each other. Discover the season of bloom, climbers add a vertical professional techniques to create the perfect The How, When, and Where of Pruning element; in combination they create a proportions that complement both home and Learn the elements of pruning evergreens, sophisticated garden that is pleasing to the eye garden. Learn about hardscape (walls, walks, deciduous trees and shrubs and how to throughout the season. Please bring lunch. steps, patios) and what kinds of beds, plants maintain the woody plants in your garden. $62 non-members, $56 members and garden maintenance help create a coherent Bring your pruners for a discussion of proper landscape design. tool selection and maintenance. The afternoon Kathrine Neville $47 non-members, $42 members is spent outside analyzing pruning techniques. FA GAR 186 Section A: Thursday, Oct. 26, Class is held rain or shine. Please dress for the 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Garden Education Center B.B. Stamats of Greenwich, Cos Cob, Conn. weather and bring lunch. While this class has FA GAR 196 Saturday, Nov. 4, WI GAR 186 Section B: Thursday, Feb. 22, 12:30–3:30 p.m., Stone Barnes Center, no prerequisite, some knowledge of gardening 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 312 Pocantico Hills, N.Y. is helpful. $62 non-members, $56 members Creative Ideas for Fall/Winter Interest Chili Peppers Set the World on Fire B.B. Stamats Fall and winter don’t have to be bleak in the Discover the fascinating history of one of the WI GAR 236 Section A: Saturday, garden. Both plants and decorative items can oldest cultivated crops of the Americas. Now March 24, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., New Canaan be focal points in the landscape, keeping your used in cuisine around the globe, learn about Nature Center, New Canaan, Conn. garden lovely to look at even in the cold. the nutritional and medicinal uses of this New Section B: Saturday, March 31, Consider trellises, pottery, paths, broadleaf and World plant and how the chili heat scale is 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 312 needle evergreens, ornamental bark, late- SP GAR 236 Section C: Thursday, April 12, measured. The sources for heirloom varieties blooming perennials, early bulbs. There are so 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Garden Education Center of and the newest cultivars are discussed. Learn Greenwich, Cos Cob, Conn. many possibilities. Lay the groundwork now, how to grow them from seed and take home then sit inside next winter and enjoy the view. seeds of unusual varieties. Please bring lunch. $36 non-members, $33 members Questions about selecting $62 non-members, $56 members (Includes a $5 materials fee) Gardening Courses? Melanie Menachem-Riggs Leda Meredith Call the Gardening Program FA GAR 195 Wednesday, Nov. 8, FA GAR 220 Saturday, Oct. 7, Coordinator, Ellen Zachos, at 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 319 718.817.8594. She can also be reached New Canaan, Conn. by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 51 Gardening Bringing Birds to the Backyard New! Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Birdfeeders are handy devices, but you can and Thyme create a truly diverse backyard bird habitat Explore these and other favorite cooking with careful plant choice and a few little tricks. herbs. Learn to plant, propagate, harvest, Learn how to make your garden a ﬁve-star preserve, and use herbs to enhance your resort for our ﬁne feathered friends. recipes. Check your HQ (Herb Quotient). $31 non-members, $28 members Examine four types of herb gardens and Katherine Neville discover which type suits you. Consider a Lorraine Swindells WI GAR 260 Saturday, March 3, container garden (with windowsill 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Rm. 230 possibilities), a formal herb garden, a mixed border, or a raised vegetable garden. Look at Native Perennials decorative uses of herbs in Plant combinations in the Rock Garden the home. Learn about great native perennials worthy of inclusion in your landscape. Find out why $47 non-members, $42 members Winning Plant Combinations these plants often outperform their exotic Ellen Spector Platt Turn an ordinary garden into an extraordinary counterparts and are becoming more and FA GAR 274 Saturday, Nov. 4, work of art. Learn design techniques and tried more popular in today’s perennial borders. In 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Rm. P201 and true plant combinations to help you addition to reviewing this comprehensive list, achieve a particular color scheme, and season- learn environmentally sensible tips on growing Planting Containers for long bloom. Discover how to select plants for and maintaining these plants. Fall/Winter Interest special planting situations. $47 non-members, $42 members Container gardening does not have to end $47 non-members, $42 members Brad Roeller with summer! Lightweight, frost proof, Jane Brook Barba WI GAR 262 Saturday, Jan. 6, containers can be used in fall and winter, even SU GAR 247 Section B: Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Rm. 302 as holiday decorations. Learn how to use an 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 312 exciting variety of conifers, broad-leaved Native Trees and Shrubs for evergreens, and deciduous plant materials and Tropical Plants in the Garden Landscaping how to pre-pot bulbs for a smashing spring Turn your garden into a tropical paradise with Are native plants more appropriate for display! Emphasis is on designing attractive a few strategically placed plants in containers. landscaping than their foreign counterparts? containers, plant selection, planting, and Learn about the tropicals that thrive in our Is it true that most natives are not as showy or winter maintenance. area and how to overwinter plants. Other adaptable as the commonly used exotic plants? $31 non-members, $28 members topics include basic care of tropical plants and Explore the answers in this class by studying Leda Meredith tropical look-alikes that actually thrive in cool the ornamental and landscape attributes of FA GAR 278 Saturday, Oct. 21, 1–3 p.m., climates. Please bring lunch. 100 of the best native trees and shrubs in the Rm. P201 $62 non-members, $56 members Northeast. Learn to correctly site, plant, and John Beirne maintain woody plants in your landscape Raised Bed Gardening WI GAR 253 Saturday, March 31, without relying on pesticides or heavy Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 230 fertilization. Please bring lunch. herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less $62 non-members, $56 members effort. They are also the best method for Bulbs and Bulb Combinations Brad Roeller overcoming difﬁcult situations (wet soil, Fall is the best time to plant hardy spring- WI GAR 263 Saturday, Jan. 13, limited space and sun). Raised beds are ideal ﬂowering bulbs. Explore innovative bulb 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 230 in many therapeutic settings because they combinations and bulbs that look great with bring the plants up to the patients. Methods ﬂowering and evergreen shrubs, perennials, of creating raised beds and their aesthetic and trees. Learn what to do after the bulbs See page 3 for details of considerations are discussed. have ﬂowered and gone dormant, and discuss Special One-Day Program: $31 non-members, $28 members the question of which perennials and annuals Creating Magic with Color James Carr to plant as companions. Please bring lunch. FA GAR 280 Saturday, Oct. 14, Thursday, November 2, 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. $62 non-members, $56 members 12:30–2:30 p.m., Rm. 230 Melanie Menachem-Riggs FA GAR 256 Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, Conn. Helen Dillon Sydney Eddison Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 52 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening Native Perennials in the Landscape Vegetable Gardening for Maximum The Art of Creating a Bonsai Traditionally, herbaceous plants have been Results: Workshop Landscape: Workshop valued mainly for their color, but in nature The kitchen garden, or potager, is back. You Create your own bonsai forest scene of they also serve as a vital part of the larger can grow more than just tomatoes this year. multiple trees, small grasses, stones, and moss landscape mosaic. In this class, learn how Learn the difference between cool and warm in a bonsai pot. Learn how to select plant compositions and patterns of perennials season crops and methods of growing from appropriate material for designing your bonsai. in nature can provide design models for seed: selecting, germinating, and transplanting. The detailed art of wiring branches and trunks gardens that are ecologically integrated, self Discuss techniques of raised bed gardening is discussed. Take home your own bonsai reliant, and reﬂective of nature’s beauty and and vegetable gardening to use in your own creation. Materials are provided. It is optional intricacy. Please bring lunch. garden. Learn about proper planting and to bring your own plant. Please bring sharp $62 non-members, $56 members maintenance, which lead to a bountiful scissors, chopsticks, and lunch. Larry Weaner harvest. Please bring lunch. $90 non-members, $81 members FA GAR 291 Saturday, Oct. 7, $105 non-members, $96 members (Includes a $35 materials fee) 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 302 (Includes a $15 materials fee) Halbert Lee Melanie Menachem-Riggs FA GAR 922 Saturday, Oct. 7, Recreational Tree Climbing Workshop WI GAR 918 Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 230 Enjoy an outdoor challenge. This course is for 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Stone Barns Center, any sportsman, hunter, rock climber, Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Rose Pruning and Spring Clean-up: naturalist, and anyone who is intrigued by Workshop climbing trees for fun. Explore the tree canopy Forcing Bulbs: Workshop Learn the secrets of having beautiful roses in on the grounds of the Garden and learn the Enjoy ﬂowering bulbs in your home long your garden. Find out how to easily and fundamentals of on-rope climbing techniques before they bloom outdoors. Discover which quickly prune and care for theses beauties. used by arborists. Experienced instructors hardy bulbs are best for indoor forcing in this This class offers practical advice on how and work one-on-one to instill conﬁdence in knot hands-on workshop. Learn how to care for where to plant roses as well as which types can tying, rope handling, basic climbing, and container planted bulbs for late winter and grow best in your garden. Bring work gloves descending (rappelling) methods. Class is early spring bloom and plant your own bulbs and pruners and dress comfortably for work limited in size and students work in small to take home. Please bring lunch and 3 to 4 and weather. teams. All necessary equipment is provided. shallow containers (5"–7" in diameter and $68 non-members, $61 members Wear comfortable clothing (long pants, gloves, 2"–3" deep) with a drainage hole. Ken Molinari and boots or sturdy sneakers). Please bring $110 non-members, $101 members WI GAR 935 Saturday, March 3, 12–3 p.m., lunch and a camera for a keepsake of this (Includes a $20 materials fee) Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden birds-eye view of the Garden. Melanie Menachem-Riggs $135 non-members, $122 members FA GAR 919 Wednesday, Oct. 25, Josh Galiley, Michael Guarino 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Rm. 302 Courses of Related Interest: and Peter Provenzale Creating a Zen Garden: Workshop Secrets of Garden Photography FA GAR 901 Saturday, Oct. 14, FA GWP 605, pg. 21 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, For centuries, Japanese masters have cultivated Oct. 21), Rm. 232 gardens of harmoniously arranged rocks and Writing the Garden: Workshop and white raked sand, creating places for quiet Seminar How to Grow an Herb Garden: contemplation. Learn the proper placement WI GWP 909, pg. 21 Workshop of plants and stones to create a dry Japanese Spices and Herbs of the World Learn how to grow a ﬂavorful herb garden. Garden. Use simple grains of sand to create FA BOT 109, pg. 23 Propagate a selection of culinary herbs ripples where the water meets stones on the including thyme, parsley, basil, chives, shoreline. Create small-scale models to take Edible Centerpieces rosemary, and more from seeds and cuttings home to use for inspiration for your own FA FLO 335, pg. 34 that you bring home to transplant into your garden. Gravel, sand, and other materials Fruit Tree Pruning and Training garden or large containers. Please bring lunch. are provided. Please bring sharp scissors and Workshop $105 non-members, $96 members lunch to class. WI HRT 164, pg. 59 (Includes a $15 materials fee) $125 non-members, $116 members (Includes a $35 materials fee) Reinvent Your Roof with a Green Roof Melanie Menachem-Riggs FA HRT 168, pg. 58 WI GAR 917 Saturday, March 24, Halbert Lee 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Stone Barns Center, FA GAR 920 Saturday, Oct. 28, Landscaping with Stone Pocantico Hills, N.Y. 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 319 WI HRT 170, pg. 58 Bulb Basics FA HRT 318, pg. 59 Purchasing Plant Material WI LAN 240, pg. 67 Plants for Therapeutic Programs WI THR 307, pg. 74 To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 53 Gardening: Certiﬁcate Courses Gardening Certificate Courses are open to all Fundamentals of Gardening I Certiﬁcate Requirement (Gardening and students who have fulﬁlled the prerequisite requirements. Horticultural Therapy), Classroom Hours: 12 However, if a student wishes to take a class for Certiﬁcate Explore the basic principles underlying good credit, all assignments and a ﬁnal project or exam must be gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the completed. environments in which they grow. You learn not only The Certiﬁcate curriculum offers a wide variety of what to do, but why! Topics include soils and their Tori Butt improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, courses. Instructors are gardening professionals, including Ralph Snodsmith planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, Botanical Garden staff, authors, and nursery owners, with shading, ventilation, and disease and pest control. $270 non–members, $243 members extensive ﬁeld and teaching experience. Tolly Beck The Program Coordinator is Ellen Zachos. A graduate of FA GAR 301 Section A: 4 Fridays, Oct. 6–27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Harvard University, she received Certiﬁcates in Commercial New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, Conn. Ralph Snodsmith Horticulture (tracks 1, 3, and 4) and Ethnobotany from the FA GAR 301 6 Mondays, Oct. 16–Nov. 20, Garden. She teaches several Continuing Education classes, Section B: 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Rm. 302 Section C: 6:15–8:15 p.m., Rm. 302 covering perennials, annuals, orchid care, garden Gregory Quinn maintenance, and tropical plants. Ellen is a garden writer WI GAR 301 Section D: 4 Fridays, Feb. 2–23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 302 and photographer, who has authored several books and Ralph Snodsmith SP GAR 301 6 Mondays, April 16–May 21 numerous articles. Her company, Acme Plant Stuff, designs, Section E: 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Rm. 302 installs, and maintains interior and exterior gardens in the Section F: 6:15–8:15 p.m., Rm. 302 New York area. See Fundamentals of Gardening II–GAR 401 as a practical follow-up class on page 56. Soil Science for Gardeners Gardening Certiﬁcate Requirements Certiﬁcate Requirement (GAR and HRT–tracks 3 & 4), Code Course / Quarter(s) offered Hours Classroom Hours: 12 GAR 301 Fundamentals of Gardening I / Fall, Winter, Spring . . . . . . . . .12 Understand how the nature of soil affects the overall productivity of GAR 302 Soil Science for Gardeners / Winter, Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 plants. Theory is kept to a minimum and practical applications are GAR 311 Introduction to Plant Propagation and stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, Grafting / Fall, Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 soil-water relationships, and management techniques such as irrigation, drainage, and fertilization. Basic soil sampling, pH, and nutrient GAR 322 Insect Identiﬁcation and Management for testing are introduced. Please note that this course is not the same as Gardeners / Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Soil Science I–HRT 301. GAR 324 Disease Identiﬁcation and Management for $270 non–members, $243 members Gardeners / Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 GAR 330 Plants for Landscaping / Spring, Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 David Bulpitt WI GAR 302 4 Wednesdays, Jan. 10–31, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 102 GAR 341 Flower Gardening I / Fall, Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 GAR 401 Fundamentals of Gardening II / Spring, Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 The Ecologically Sound Gardener GAR 420 Pruning for Gardeners / Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 9 GAR 430 Fruit Gardening / Spring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 This course provides a broad view of the living elements of healthy soil, GAR 431 Vegetable Gardening / Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 insects, plants, and their interaction with the physical environment, Elective GAR or HRT Certiﬁcate courses / all quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 including climate, sun, and geology. Basic ecological understanding Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 underlies sound practices for plant health care in your home garden. We discuss environmentally friendly lawn care, integrated pest management, pond health, building healthy soils, composting, and the Students who expect to complete their Certiﬁcate perfect homemade mulch. Create a healthy environment where your requirements by June 1, 2007, must inform the Registration plants can really thrive. Ofﬁce in writing of their candidacy by March 1, 2007. Students $203 non-members, $182 members will be contacted by April 15. See Page 2 for more information. Jody Payne FA GAR 307 3 Saturdays, Oct. 21–Nov. 11, (no class Oct. 28), 2–5 p.m., Rm. 315 Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 54 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu Gardening: Certiﬁcate Courses Organic Gardening and Ecological Container Gardening Landscaping: The Natural Approach Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 8 Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 16 As the fastest growing sector of the gardening Learn the true meaning of “organic.” Explore world, container gardening know-how is in the philosophy of the organic method, its high demand, particularly in urban settings advantages and limitations, the biological such as ours. Learn how to create a container principles upon which it is based, and the garden that is at once functional and practical techniques used to implement it. attractive, and discover techniques for getting Learn the processes that satisfy the needs of your container plantings to grow and thrive plants in nature, and how to use these processes throughout all four seasons. Please bring lunch. to grow healthy ornamentals, vegetables, and $200 non-members, $182 members lawns. Learn how to incorporate gardens and (Includes a $20 materials fee) landscapes into the ecology of the natural Amber Freda world. Please bring lunch. WI GAR 327 2 Saturdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, $360 non-members, $330 members 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 102 James Carr Plants for Landscaping Lorraine Swindells WI GAR 308 3 Saturdays, Jan. 27–Feb. 10, 10 a.m.–3:50 p.m., Stone Barns Center, Certiﬁcate Requirement (GAR, HRT track 4, Pocantico Hills, N.Y. and LAN), Classroom Hours: 16 Examine the use of plants in the landscape, Introduction to Plant Propagation with an emphasis on selecting plants for A ﬂower garden with bulbs, annuals, and perennials and Grafting design qualities and maintenance Certiﬁcate Requirement (GAR and THR), characteristics. Explore aspects of special Flower Gardening II: Classroom Hours: 18 landscape value such as size, texture, color, and Ornamental Garden Design Plant propagation is a basic horticultural skill. ﬂowering and fruiting seasons. Slides illustrate trees, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 12 Survey the theory and practice of propagating perennials suitable for landscaping. Class goes Basic ﬂower garden design principles are woody and herbaceous plants using traditional outside. Please dress for the weather and wear introduced utilizing perennials, annuals, and methods, such as the use of seeds, cuttings, comfortable shoes. bulbs. Present and discuss plant combinations and grafts as well as up-to-date tissue culture based on ﬂower colors and shapes as well as techniques. Gain hands-on experience $360 non-members, $330 members foliage texture and variegation. Use plant practicing simple propagation methods. Laurel Ariev combinations presented to create many $420 non-members, $390 members FA GAR 330 4 Wednesdays, Oct. 4–25, interesting herbaceous border designs. Please (Includes a $15 materials fee) 12–4:30 p.m., Rm. P201 bring lunch. Prerequisite: Flower Gardening I– Noah Schwartz GAR 341 or permission of the coordinator. FA GAR 311 Section A: 6 Mondays, Flower Gardening I $270 non-members, $243 members Oct. 16–Nov. 20, 6:15–9:15 p.m., Rm. 312 Certiﬁcate Requirement, Classroom Hours: 12 Mobee Weinstein Caroline DeWilde For many gardeners, ﬂowers are what gardens FA GAR 342 6 Thursdays, Oct. 5–Nov. 9, WI GAR 311 Section B: 6 Tuesdays, are all about. Here is an opportunity to learn 6:15–8:15 p.m., Rm. 312 Jan. 30–March 6, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., how, when, and where to use bulbs, annuals, Rm. 102 biennials, and perennials to create an Herbs, Herb Gardens, and Herbalism aesthetically pleasing low maintenance garden. Creating an Indoor Garden Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Gardening I– Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 8 Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 6 GAR 301. Students investigate the history of herb use and cultivation, from ancient through modern Learn to select the right plants for various $270 non-members, $243 members times. The class includes an overview of herbs locations, based on light levels, temperatures, Kathrine Neville and herbalism, histories of individual plants and aesthetics. Focus on unusual plant SU GAR 341 4 Tuesdays, Sept. 26–Oct. 17, and their uses, and proﬁles of famous material, tools and supplies, propagation, and 6:15–9:15 p.m., Rm. 302 herbalists and outstanding herb gardens. This techniques for keeping your plants in perfect course puts contemporary herb gardening in shape (grooming, nutrition, and pest control). historical perspective and also gives the basics Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge Work Study Opportunities in the of herb garden design and cultural of both plant material and growing techniques. Continuing Education Department information on growing herbs. Students taking This class includes hands-on experience with A limited number of work study this class for certiﬁcate credit are required to various horticultural techniques. opportunities are available. Computer submit a short paper or a plan and planting $145 non-members, $132 members skills are required. Call 718.817.8566 list for an herb garden. Please bring lunch. (Includes a $10 materials fee) for details. $180 non-members, $162 members Ellen Zachos WI GAR 325 3 Tuesday, Jan. 9–23, 1–3 p.m., Deirdre Larkin WI GAR 344 4 Wednesdays, March 7–28, Rm. 102 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Rm. P201 To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8747. 55 Gardening: Certiﬁcate Courses Hands-On Orchid Care Advanced Landscape Care Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 8 and Maintenance Study groups of orchid genera and their shared Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 12 physical attributes, and learn to deduce the Learn traditional and cutting-edge cultural needs of orchids based on physical maintenance considerations in garden and characteristics like pseudobulbs, cuticles, and landscape care. Study the latest planting velamen roots. Divide monopodial and methods and care and maintenance regimens sympodial orchids, root prune, and practice for trees, shrubs, turf, and perennial gardens. pest identiﬁcation. Experiment with methods Discuss site analysis and plant selection, of slab mounting on various media. Learn to principles of IPM, organic landscape and improve in-home growing conditions by garden care, pruning, and a calendar of John Peden adding different types of grow lights, landscape and garden activity. While this class humidiﬁers, and drywells. has no prerequisite, it presumes some The Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden, $205 non-members, $187 members knowledge of gardening. designed by Lynden B. Miller (Includes $25 materials fee) $270 non-members, $243 members Ellen Zachos Brad Roeller The Four Season Garden WI GAR 370 4 Wednesdays, WI GAR 440 4 Saturdays, Feb. 3–24, Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 6 March 28–April 18, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 102 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 230 Whether it is excitement or tranquility you visualize for your garden, a mixed border Fundamentals of Gardening II offering four seasons of interest can satisfy Certiﬁcate Requirement, Classroom Hours: 12 Courses of Related Interest: your expectations. Learn to incorporate spring In this practical follow-up to Fundamentals of Bulb Basics ﬂowering bulbs, lush summer blossoms, Gardening I, see demonstrations and have an FA HRT 318, pg. 59 autumn ornamental grasses, and winter’s opportunity to practice some of the techniques colorful berries and bark to fulﬁll your vision. discussed. Soil structure and amendments, Reinvent your Roof with a Green Roof $135 non-members, $122 members composting, planting and transplanting FA HRT 168, pg. 58 Kathrine Neville techniques, pruning, winter preparation, and Basic Design and Installation of Irrigation FA GAR 357 2 Tuesdays, Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, tool use and care are covered. Please bring Systems 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 230 lunch. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of WI HRT 322, pg. 60 Gardening I–GAR 301. Management of Shrubs, Vines and Small Botanical Latin $270 non-members, $243 members Ornamentals Certiﬁcate Elective, Classroom Hours: 8 Mobee Weinstein WI HRT 335, pg. 61 Botanical nomenclature can add a new FA GAR 401 3 Sundays, Oct. 8–22, dimension to your gardening by helping you 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Rm. 102 Flower Garden Design WI HRT 551, pg. 63 identify and know plants better. For example, we can infer from the name Portulaca that Pruning for Gardeners Large Gardens from Small Gardens plants of this genus carry a milky sap, because Certiﬁcate Requirement, Classroom Hours: 12 WI LAN 225, pg. 67 “portu-” means carry (as in portable) and Improve the value and appearance of your Purchasing Plant Material “-laca” refers to milk (as in lactose). Review property by learning techniques for pruning WI LAN 240, pg. 67 rules of nomenclature and pronunciation and small ornamental trees, evergreens, and learn about the history of the binomial system deciduous shrubs. Discover when and how to The Inﬂuence of English Design on in use today. rejuvenate old plantings, encourage new America’s Gardens $180 non-members, $162 members vigorous growth, and how to keep them under WI LAN 337, pg. 68 Todd Osmundson, MS control. Lectures are enhanced with slides, SU GAR 360 4 Wednesdays, Sept. 13–Oct. 4, demonstrations, and “hands-on” experience 6:15–8:15 p.m., Rm. 230 outside. Dress for the weather. $270 non-members, $243 members Michelle Kehyaian Questions about selecting WI GAR 420 Section A: 3 Saturdays, Gardening Courses? Jan. 13–27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. 230 Call Ellen Zachos, the Gardening Frank C. Buddingh Program Coordinator, at 718.817.8594 WI GAR 420 Section B: 4 Thursdays, or e-mail: email@example.com March 22–April 19 (no class April 5), 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Rm. P201 Ofﬁcial Sponsors of Home Gardening 56 Visit our Web site at nybg.org/edu
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