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5.31.17 Wednesday - Weeds 101

Weeds are an inevitable nuisance for gardeners, so being able to accurately ID them helps keep them at bay! Scott Freedman and Duncan Himmelman, PhD, will teach you how to recognize the most common annual and perennial lawn and garden weeds in our area using leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds.

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5.31.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.2.17 Friday - Workshop: Macro Photography

Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. This class runs two Fridays, June 2 and 16, 2017, 7am-12pm.

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6.2.17 Friday - In the Garden: Chestnut Hill and nearby West Mt Airy

Visit two lovely gardens designed and maintained by Toni Ann Flanigan of Philadelphia Gardens, Inc. The first small garden in Chestnut Hill is carefully planted with interesting trees and shrubs that reduce traffic sounds and provide privacy and a feeling of intimacy.

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6.3.17 Saturday - Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

Join Meadowbrook Farm Propagator John Kaszan for this hands-on workshop. John will show you the techniques behind mounting a staghorn fern. All participants will go home with their own mounted fern and care instructions.

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6.4.17 Sunday - PHS Garden Visits

These popular self guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS Members and their guests. PHS will provide garden descriptions, driving directions, and a map.

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6.7.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.8.17 Thursday - Dry Gardening

Chanticleer Horticulturist, Lisa Roper, will lead a walk that looks at the many layers of the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer. This south-facing, drought-tolerant garden has a mix of perennials, grasses, annuals, and succulents.

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6.9.17 Friday - Spring Fitness Walks

Join Eileen Hazard and Lou Schurter and enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Cuba Center's gardens, forests, and meadows this spring. Experience stunning displays of early season ephemerals followed by flowering trees, shrubs, and native perennials.

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6.10.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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6.10.17 Saturday - Make Your Own Succulent Wreath

Join Meadowbrook Farm's Cynthia Wright as she teaches the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful, hardy succulents in an array of colors and textures that will provide year-round interest. Each participant will take home a 14-inch living, succulent wreath and care instructions.

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6.14.17 Wednesday - Color in the Garden

Color is one of the most noticeable ways of expressing your personality in the garden. Eva Monheim will show you how to use color when choosing plants and how the principals of color theory can help you determine the combination that works best for you.

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6.14.17 Wednesday - Vermicomposting Workshop

Worm bins are a great way to compost your food scraps at home-even in apartments and condos. The result is an extremely nutritious soil amendment for gardens, potted plants, houseplants or gifting to your gardener friends! Collecting all the necessary supplies to build a worm bin can be challenging.

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6.14.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.15.17 Thursday - Wildflower Centerpieces

Bring the bounty and beauty of native flowers indoors this season with a fresh floral arrangement. Ken Norman, AIFD, will show you how to create a natural, organic look using wildflowers, native greenery, and everyday glass vases.

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6.16.17 Friday - Workshop: Macro Photography

Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. This class runs two Fridays, June 2 and 16, 2017, 7am-12pm.

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6.17.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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6.17.17 Saturday - Community Gardens Day: Trolley Mural & Garden Tour

In celebration of Community Gardens Day, this special tour will include stops at some of Philadelphia’s most vibrant and unique community gardens along with several beautiful murals.

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6.20.17 Tuesday - Beekeeping 101

Join Lou Naylor, President of the NJ Mid-State Beekeepers Association and the New Jersey Director of the Eastern Apiculture Society, for a great overview of beekeeping. Lou manages the hives at Meadowbrook Farm and will show you firsthand what it takes to provide a happy home for our bee friends.

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6.21.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.22.17 Thursday - Embracing Shade

Do you have deep shade and dry soil where nothing wants to grow? Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemyslaw Walczak to learn how to make these difficult conditions more conducive to growing great plants.

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6.22.17 Thursday - Native Hydrangeas: Out of the Wild and Into the Garden

Fred Spicer, Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden, describes the natural habitats, ornamental features, optimal care, and garden uses of our four native hydrangea species and 20 different cultivars, both modern and traditional.

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6.23.17 Friday - Contain Your Enthusiasm

If you love container gardens but don't know where to start, then this series of classes with Marty White is for you. Create combinations of native plants that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to care for, and support our resident pollinators.

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6.28.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.29.17 Thursday - Moss Gardening

Mosses are adaptable for many garden uses, including creating soft bed edges, foundations for low-traffic paths, and displays that stand alone in green grandeur.

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7.5.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.8.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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7.12.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.15.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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7.19.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.26.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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8.2.17 Wednesday - Workshop: Habitat Restoration Part 2

Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species for the same resources. Nate Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands Manager, and staff will take you through the process of habitat restoration to improve ecosystem function.

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8.3.17 Thursday - Insider Look: Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chanticleer Gardens and learn about the garden's sustainable design.

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8.12.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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8.19.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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8.24.17 Thursday - Performance Pruning

Chanticleer Horticulturist Doug Croft will discuss the best timing to ensure optimum blooms, as well as outline how to improve the plant’s shape and habit.

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9.3.17 Sunday - Gardens of Ireland

Join PHS along Ireland's Ancient East and the wild garden trail for an informative tour from Belfast to Cork. We'll be visiting private and public gardens to see the vast array of what makes Ireland the Garden Isle.

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9.7.17 Thursday - Photography: Capturing Late Summer Color

Chanticleer Horticulturist and photographer Lisa Roper will lead us into the garden to instruct basic photography principles and how capture optimal light when photographing outdoor spaces.

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9.13.17 Wednesday - Private Gardens of Nutley, NJ and Greenwood Gardens

See the wonderful gardens of Nutley, NJ and Greenwood Gardens in their splendor with PHS.

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9.15.17 Friday - Contain Your Enthusiasm

If you love container gardens but don't know where to start, then this series of classes with Marty White is for you. Create combinations of native plants that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to care for, and support our resident pollinators.

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9.16.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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9.21.17 Thursday - Ecological Gardening

Participants will learn how to achieve a wild garden aesthetic with plants that will work best in the mid-Atlantic region and how to maintain the garden over time.

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9.28.17 Thursday - Brooklyn Botanic Garden and The Brooklyn Museum of Art

Join us for a guided tour and lunch at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and visit the nearby Brooklyn Museum for an introductory tour of their collections.

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9.30.17 Saturday - Arranging From the Garden

Take a walk through the garden at Chanticleer and learn how the staff selects and harvests flowers for arrangements from the garden.

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10.6.17 Friday - Workshop: Habitat Restoration, Part 3

Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species for the same resources. Nate Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands Manager, and staff will take you through the process of habitat restoration to improve ecosystem function.

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10.14.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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10.21.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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11.11.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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11.18.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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4.29.18 Sunday - Gardens of Devon and Cornwall

Explore gardens set in the south west corner of England. These two beautiful regions, Devon and Cornwall, are often mentioned in one breath. Famous for its rugged coastline and milder weather shaped by the Gulf Stream, the "West Country" offers a walth of beautiful gardens, rare plants and trees.

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May 2017 29 events

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10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
10:30am–4pm The Art of Ikebana
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
10am–12:30pm Shade Garden Success
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
5:30–7:30pm Yoga for Gardeners
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
10am–1pm Weeds 101
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
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