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3.19.17 Sunday - Home Landscaping Basics: Getting Started with Eileen Boyle

Explore ways to create diverse, attractive, and functional landscapes using basic principals of naturalistic garden design. Learn how to work with your site to solve problems and maximize its use.

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3.24.17 Friday - Resilient Rain Garden Plants with Connie Schmotzer

Rain gardens do double duty in our landscapes: they clean and infiltrate stormwater and become an oasis for butterflies, songbirds, and pollinators. Proper plant selection and placement are vital to a well-designed, functional rain garden.

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3.26.17 Sunday - Home Landscaping Basics: Right Plant, Right Place with Nancy Bell

Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental conditions, available space, and desired outcome. Learn how to select native plants and organize them into combinations that reduce maintenance and look good year-round.

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3.30.17 Thursday - The New York Botanical Garden and the Whitney Museum

We're headed to New York for an exciting day at the New York Botanical Garden and the Whitney Museum's new home on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan.

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4.3.17 Monday - Morocco – Gardens of Marrakech and Taroudannt

This event has sold out. To place your name on the waiting list please contact Suzanne Betts at SBetts@Pennhort.org or 215.988.8819.

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4.21.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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4.22.17 Saturday - Virginia Garden Week - Saturday Garden Visit

We will share a fascinating day in Old Town Alexandria as we visit historic houses and gardens as part of Virginia Garden Week. The walking tour includes five houses with gardens within the historic district and refreshments at a private home.

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4.27.17 Thursday - Planting Demonstration: Hardy Succulent Container Garden

Join Bernard Pettit for this instructional demonstration on planting a beautiful, hardy succulent container garden. Bring a container from home. He will talk through how to design, plant, and maintain a hardy succulent garden.

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4.28.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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4.28.17 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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4.29.17 Saturday - PHS Member’s Appreciation Day at Mt. Cuba

All PHS Members are invited to visit Mt. Cuba Center free of charge for this day only. Enjoy walking the grounds of this stunning, botanical garden either on your own or join one of the guided garden highlight walks at 11am and 2pm.

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4.30.17 Sunday - Meadowbrook Farm - April in Paris

April in Paris will celebrate the coming of spring and support the ongoing efforts to restore the historic gardens and home of J. Liddon Pennock.

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5.5.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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5.6.17 Saturday - PHS Meadowbrook Farm Spring Open House

Enjoy a day of plant-filled activities and shop for your garden and home. Listen to talks by staff members on a range of topics including container gardening and choosing the right perennial for your garden.

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5.10.17 Wednesday - In the Garden: Private Gardens in Chestnut Hill

Join us as we visit two unique gardens in Chestnut Hill, both designed by the owners whoa re passionate about their creations. Our first destination is a small city garden with unusual features and almost 800 different plant varieties. Small rock garden plants are tucked into little crevices in the front yard, in a gravel patio area, and in several troughs.

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5.10.17 Wednesday - Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife

Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and hummingbirds? Join Nancy Bell, ardent gardener and radio host, as she discusses the attributes of the top ten trees and shrubs for wildlife in our area.

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5.12.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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5.17.17 Wednesday - Native Plants for Nesting Birds

There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover for nesting birds, including Northern Cardinals, American Robins, and Eastern Towhees. Derek Stoner will discuss which plants will create backyard habitats and entice birds to reproduce in your yard.

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5.17.17 Wednesday - Chelsea Flower Show & Gardens of England

If you are an ardent gardener or just beginning you will enjoy the exquisite beauty in the gardens of England. Join us as we visit some of the best including Sissinghurst, Gravetye Manor, Beth Chatto Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley and Hyde Hall.

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5.18.17 Thursday - The Art of Ikebana

An Ohara School Workshop with a Master Ikebana Teacher - The ancient Japanese art of Ikebana emphasizes and works with the beauty of flowers and branch materials.

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5.19.17 Friday - Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers and then come in a wide variety of styles. Practice using several different guides with Karen Travers to identify desirable native flowers and invasive aliens at a nearby natural area.

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5.21.17 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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5.23.17 Tuesday - Private Gardens of Northwestern New Jersey and Luna Parc

Our day starts with a visit to unforgettable Luna Parc, home and studio of avant-garde artist Ricky Boscarino, who creates whimsical, sophisticated works in metal, clay, glass, wood and cement. Next stop is in rural Newton, NJ where we will visit a lovely garden amid a 40-acre property and have lunch.

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5.24.17 Wednesday - Shade Garden Success

Woodland gardens in both light and deep shade can be profoundly beautiful blends of texture, color, and interest. Nancy Bell will discuss the difference between deep shade and dappled shade and the significance of healthy soil with layers of natural, organic mulch.

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5.25.17 Thursday - Ferns and their Allies

The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country.

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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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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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6.4.17 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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6.14.17 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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6.15.17 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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6.21.17 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 - 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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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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7.12.17 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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7.19.17 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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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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9.15.17 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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