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Field Guide to Continuing Education 2013 Course Catalog

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Enhance Your Knowledge In keeping with Longwood Gardens’ mission and vision, the Continuing Education Program continues to expand its diversity of courses. The 2013 course catalog has something for everyone— homeowners, hobby gardeners, those with an interest in floral design or visual arts, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals. Our courses provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience….

Contents Courses Ornamental Horticulture

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Landscape Design

13

Professional Courses

23

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours

29

Visual Arts

53

Floral Design

69

General Information & Registration

91

General Information Class Index Registration Information Registration Form

Course Schedule Key

All classes in light yellow boxes take place in the first half of 2013. (January 1–June 30)

All classes in light gray boxes take place in the second half of 2013. (July 1–December 31)

Beyond the Garden Gates Throughout 2013, Longwood invites you to see beyond our beauty as we open our doors to our work spaces, introduce you to our talented staff, and reveal the inspiration, ideas, and ingenuity behind all that we do! Classes that take you “Beyond the Garden Gates” are designated with:

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Expand your knowledge of horticulture through Longwood’s Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture class offerings. Choose what best suits you, whether it’s an individual 6-week or 3-week class in plant identification, a plant science class, a horticulture technique class or the pursuit of a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture. Students in the Certificate program can earn sequential, multiple Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture (Level I, II, etc.). Each Certificate is earned consecutively and is based on meeting the requirements listed below. Create your own focus and develop expertise in areas that interest you through a series of requirements. Required courses (to ensure a base level of knowledge) along with electives in plant sciences, plant identification, and horticultural techniques are available for a tailor-made horticulture learning experience. Ornamental Horticulture Package option–New This Year! Sign up for three 6-week plant ID classes in one registration and receive a 10% discount. Please note, no refunds will be issued for cancellations in this package. You may replace a class with another, or give your seat to a friend if you cannot attend.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key WP

  Woody Plants

HP

  Herbaceous Plants

PS

  Plant Science

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design. Longwood will host a celebration on November 21, 2013. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: https://ce-registration. longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Certificate Requirements Plant Science Two courses

Plant Identification Choose seven courses

Horticultural Techniques 12 class hours

–– Understanding Plants (required for Level I) –– Choose one additional Plant Science course –– –– Two Woody Ornamental Plants courses –– Two Herbaceous Ornamental Plants courses –– Three Additional Woody or Herbaceous courses of your choice Note: Two 3-week courses equal one 6-week requirement –– –– Choose the appropriate number of courses to meet the 12 hours of class instruction required in the Horticultural Techniques category. These are topic specific courses. Most courses are three hours each, so that typically students will be taking a minimum of four courses to meet this requirement for the certificate.

Courses can be taken in any sequence.

Additional Information Plant Walks An integral part of the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture program is the option to study the course plants outside of the classroom. Explore the gardens with a team of qualified instructors who bring a vast amount of horticultural knowledge and years of field experience to the program.

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Hone identification skills, study live specimens, cultural conditions, and landscape uses of plants in the outdoor gardens and indoor conservatories at Longwood. Designed for small groups, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to study in such a magnificent and unique setting.

Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture PS Plant Science: Plant Propagation

WP Broad-Leaved Evergreens with Tony Aiello

with Matt Taylor Dates Thursdays, February 14–March 21 1–3 pm 6 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, February 6–March 13 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Gain a practical and technical understanding of the differences between asexual and sexual reproduction, propagation environment, and the techniques used in both commercial and home settings. Discuss propagation techniques ranging from seed hybridization to tissue culture. Explore topics such as equipment, media requirements, propagation structures, and environmental conditions; as well as propagation by vegetative cuttings, division, layering, grafting, budding, and tissue culture.

Outstanding foliage, showy flowers, brilliant fruit, and interesting textural contrasts make broad-leaved evergreens a superior group of plants for year-round garden interest. This diverse group of plants serves a variety of landscape functions. Learn about the identification, culture, and landscape use of a number of broad-leaved evergreens suitable for use in the Mid-Atlantic garden.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam March 20

Optional Exam March 28 Inclement Weather Date April 4 See Related Class Page 30, 42

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Inclement Weather Date March 27 Guided Plant Walks Wednesdays, February 27, March 13, 2:45–5:45 pm or Saturdays, February 23, March 16, 9 am–12 pm

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture WP Ornamental & Native Shrubs HP Annuals with Eva Monheim

with Karl Gercens

Dates Tuesdays, May 7–June 11 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, May 22–June 26 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Discover some of the most outstanding shrubs for the home landscape. Native ornamentals as well as plants that naturalize will become part of your planting design. Discuss the aesthetic qualities, identification techniques, cultural practices, and landscape uses of many reliably hardy Mid-Atlantic shrubs. Review shrubs that are tried and true classics, popular flowering shrubs, native plants, new cultivars, plants that naturalize well, and less commonly known species.

Annuals provide opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to gardens and containers. Learn the identification, cultural requirements, ornamental characteristics, problems, and pests. Discuss creative uses for a selection of readily available, reliable annuals as well as some of the newer, more recently introduced cultivars. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam July 10

Optional Exam June 18

No Class July 3

Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, May 25, June 8, 9 am–12 pm or Tuesdays, May 28, June 11, 2:45–5:45 pm

Guided Plant Walks Wednesdays, June 12, June 26, 2:45–5:45 pm or Saturdays, June 15, June 29, 9 am–12 pm

See Related Class Page 42

See Related Class Page 49

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP Ornamental Vines

HP Edible Plants

with Susan Cartwright

with Pandora Young

Dates Mondays, August 5–19 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, August 7–September 18 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Add a splendid veil of texture and color to your garden with ornamental vines. Vines help to blend architecture artfully with the garden and provide exciting vertical accents. Explore identification, habit, and creative uses of vines suitable to gardens in the Delaware Valley.

Optional Exam August 26

Taking a different approach to your garden expands your plant palate in a number of directions. Edible plants offer a multi-purposed approach that supports emerging lifestyles and a practical way to look at the garden. A mixed bed can take your garden into the kitchen from spring to fall. This course will concentrate on identification, culture, landscape use, and culinary use by concentrating on planting combinations of safe edible species and cultivars that are suitable for growing in the garden or containers. Tasting opportunities will be provided!

Guided Plant Walks Saturday, August 17, 9 am–12 pm or Monday, August 19, 2:45–5:45 pm

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

See Related Class Page 42

No Class September 11 or September 25

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Optional Exam October 2 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, August 24, September 21, 9 am–12 pm or Wednesdays, August 28, September 18, 2:45–5:45 pm

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture

Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture HP Aquatic Plants

HP Perennials

with Tim Jennings

with Beverly Fitts

Dates Tuesdays, August 13–27 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Dates Thursdays, August 15–September 26 1–3 pm 6 sessions

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Take a deep dive into these beautiful yet mysterious aquatic plants to find out just how easy it is to add the beauty of a water garden to your property. Once you understand a few basic principles these plants are sure to add hours of pleasure to your summer garden. The class will cover the major groups of plants, their care, propagation and uses in the garden. Labs will be conducted in our display garden and will feature both day and night sessions to fully appreciate the variety of plants available. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam September 3 Guided Plant Walks Tuesdays, August 20, September 3, 4:15–5:45 pm, August 27, 8:45–9:45 am See Related Class Page 36, 46

Perennials are among the showiest and most widely used group of plants in the garden. The diversity of bloom time, flower color, and seasonal interest makes these plants one of the most extensive and varied groups that continually challenges plant enthusiasts to learn more. Explore the identification characteristics, cultural requirements, and garden uses of some of the most exciting perennial plants that are reliably hardy in this area. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials No Class September 19 Optional Exam October 3 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, August 31, September 28, 9 am–12 pm or Thursdays, September 5, September 26, 9 am–12 pm

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Tim Jennings demonstrates how to divide aquatic plants. To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture PS Plant Science: Looking Critically at 21st Century Trends / An Enrichment Review Dates Monday–Thursday, September 16–19 Attend the 2013 International Trials Conference at Longwood Gardens– register directly with the conference. Conference fee to be posted in 2013. To earn credit towards Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture Level III, register for the conference and the enrichment review. Fee for enrichment review $50 Member $55 Non-member Where Longwood Gardens Trends substantiated by emerging research in horticulture influence decisions that are being made in all areas of the horticultural profession. Understanding the research and exposure to the experts in varied horticultural fields adds to the body of knowledge an individual uses to make decisions. Advanced topics in the science of horticulture will be covered by attendance at a specified conference or symposia. The conference will be selected by the Longwood Gardens staff and will meet the following criteria: Students will gain an understanding of the most current topics facing the horticulture profession. Noted experts will share their current research and experiences to foster an understanding of the science behind horticultural decision making.

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The conference experience will be enriched and evaluated by the post-conference submission of targeted discussion questions to demonstrate the student’s understanding of the topics presented and the implications for their horticultural practices and decision making. This class offering is directed to horticulture professionals as well as continuing education students who are well versed in horticulture. If you are interested in the earning the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture this class can be used to meet the requirement for Plant Science-Level III. Conferences and Symposia will change each time this class is offered. The specified conference for 2013 is The International Plant Trials Conference being held at Longwood Gardens on September 16–19, 2013.

Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture PS Plant Science: Plant Physiology & Anatomy

WP Conifers with Ginny Levy

with Jeff Jabco

Dates Mondays, September 30–November 4 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Dates Wednesdays, October 9–November 13 6:30–8:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Fee $170 Member $188 Non-member

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Gain an appreciation of the chemical processes that enable plants to make their own food and utilize it for growth and development. Improve your gardening skills by understanding a plant’s response to its environment and how this is translated into chemical triggers called hormones. Gardening practices are based on the anatomy of leaves, roots, and stems; an understanding of these will make sense of the proper methods of pruning, transplanting, training, and growing healthy plants. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam November 11 See Related Class Page 47

Explore the world of evergreen and deciduous conifer plants, ranging from shrubby dwarfs to towering trees. The plants are taught by family to foster knowledge of specific identification characteristics. This course will focus on the major coniferous genera, highlighting identification, growth patterns, and landscape use, including evergreen, deciduous, dwarf and slow-growing conifers. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Optional Exam November 20 Guided Plant Walks Saturdays, October 26, November 16, 9 am–12 pm or Wednesdays, October 30, November 13, 2:45–5:45 pm

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design Gain professional experience and drawing skills to design exquisite landscapes with ease through the Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design. Whether you are pursuing a Certificate or just interested in beautifying your property, landscape design courses are available to everyone. Previous knowledge of plant material is strongly recommended and is required for some courses. To earn the Certificate, the student must satisfactorily complete the required core courses, receiving a minimum grade of 70% in each course. Core course grades will be based on assignments, class projects, and participation. Elective courses will be graded on a pass/non-pass basis. To receive credit toward a Certificate, students must complete an assignment. Small class size ensures low student-teacher ratios. Please register early.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design. Longwood will host a celebration on November 21, 2013. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: https://ce-registration. longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design Certificate Requirements Core Courses

Electives Minimum of eight credits

Recommended Class Sequence Take at any Time: –– Elements of Design Garden Tour and all electives –  Three Ornamental Horticulture Plant Identification Courses

First classes (in any sequence): –– People, Plants, and Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Sketching with a Design Perspective

Next classes (prerequisite required): –– Sustainable Landscaping and Design Theory –– Landscape Design II –– Planting Design

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–– People, Plants, and Landscape Design –– Landscape Design I –– Landscape Design II (prerequisite required) –– Sketching with a Design Perspective –– Planting Design (prerequisite required) –– Elements of Design Garden Tour –– Sustainable Landscaping and Design Theory (prerequisite required) –– Three Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture courses (must be either woody or herbaceous plants courses) –– –– A selection of elective courses will be offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year.

Landscape Design CC Landscape Design I

EC Site Stories–Start to Finish

with Jules Bruck

with Susan Barton, Jules Bruck, Deanna Pillerelli, and Allan Summers 3 credits

Dates Fridays, February 8–March 29 9 am–12 pm 8 sessions

Dates Thursdays, February 21–March 7 6:30–8:30 pm 3 sessions

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Dates Fridays, February 8–March 29 1–4 pm 8 sessions Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member Where Acer Room Design your own landscape from start to finish. Gain practice in master drawing and drafting by accurately measuring a garden space, translating measurements to scale, and drafting a base plan. Get acquainted with design tools such as a scale, triangle, and T-square and garner the knowledge needed to develop a concept plan, converse professionally with other designers, and examine landscapes with an educated eye.

Join our Landscape Design instructors to review and critique some of their projects from start to finish. To maximize class time, you will utilize our online platform to answer and discuss directed questions in between classes. You will get many different perspectives and formulate your own opinion about critical design issues. The questions will set the stage for you to critique design work as you develop your own personal style. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date March 14

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Inclement Weather Date April 5 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design CC People, Plants, & Landscape Design

CC Sketching for Designers with Chad Nelson

with Danilo Maffei

Dates Wednesdays, March 6–27 7–9 pm 4 sessions

Dates Thursdays, April 4–May 2 12:30–4:30 pm 4 sessions

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Fee $129 Member $143 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

Discover a new design paradigm by exploring relationships between people and plants in the contexts of Event, Time, and Space, yielding vibrant gardens with depth and relevancy. Through discussion, slides, and online group exercises, this course will illuminate topics such as effective client interviewing techniques, space definition that truly supports people and plants, seeing and using time as a three-dimensional design element, and understanding the triple bottom line of sustainability and its impact on our creations. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Develop a foundation in field sketching techniques including line, tone, and color through drawing exercises designed for the novice landscape designer. Explore the indoor and outdoor venues at Longwood and learn to communicate visually. Achieve goals and supportive feedback through weekly peer-reviewed assignments. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials No Class April 25 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Inclement Weather Date April 3

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Jules Bruck illustrates the critical components of landscape design. 16 Continuing Education / 2013

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Landscape Design CC Planting Design with Jennifer Gilbert

CC Elements of Design Garden Tour: Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Bridge Park with Jeff Jabco

Dates Thursdays, April 4–May 16 6–9 pm 7 sessions Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member Where Betula Room Prerequisite Landscape Design I + a minimum of three Certificate of Merit plant identification courses Create beautiful planting designs with balance, repetition, and cohesiveness using elements of design including line, form, color, and texture. Gain exposure to different garden situations, such as the sunny perennial border or woodland garden while considering important ecological aspects. Insightful discussion of traditional plant combinations for both formal and informal styles are paired with examples of effective planting designs used at Longwood and other gardens. This practical course allows you develop a planting plan based on realistic situations. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Dates Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, May 2 7 am–6 pm Fee $140 Member $155 Non-member Where Visitor Center Parking Lot; May 2 Acer Room Come along and visit the century-old Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with its new Visitor Center designed by Weiss/ Manfredi. We will be studying the entrance garden and its sustainability applications as well as contrasting it with the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, an older established garden at BBG with mature plantings. There will also be time to explore more of BBG on your own. We will depart BBG and then visit Brooklyn Bridge Park, a riverside area being built on six piers over the East River. The park is a sustainable model using salvaged materials, habitat creation, and novel storm water management systems. This is an extensive walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes. Lunch will be on your own in BBG’s Terrace Cafe or local eateries in Brooklyn. There is an optional discussion session that will be held on May 2 from 6:30–8:30 pm to discuss what was seen on the trip, what important messages one can learn, and how these ideas can be incorporated into our own landscapes. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this garden design tour and attend the May discussion. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Landscape Design EC Creating a Landscape Estimate

CC Landscape Design II with Allan Summers

with Danilo Maffei 3 credits Dates Tuesdays, June 4–25 6:30–8:30 pm 4 sessions

Dates Thursdays, September 5–November 7 6–8 pm 10 sessions

Fee $143 Member $129 Non-member

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room

The idea of landscape design is to actually create the garden of your dreams, not just draw it! Have you completed your plan but are now struggling with putting a price to it and making it a reality? If so, this class is for you. A variety of topics will be presented such as understanding methods and materials, breaking the job down into units of measure and how to organize your estimate. Costing strategies for plants, hard goods, and equipment will be given to apply to an example project, helping you to pull it all together. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

Prerequisite Landscape Design I Conceptualize gardens using a variety of drawing techniques and develop a deeper understanding of design theory while becoming increasingly comfortable with drawing and presentation skills. Delve deeper into design creativity, detailed garden features, and more advanced graphics by solidifying concepts presented in previous courses. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Landscape Design EC Successful Rain Gardens: Design and Installation

CC Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory

with Kevin Staso and Claudia West 3 Credits

with Susan Barton

Dates Friday, September 20 at Longwood Gardens Saturday, September 21 at North Creek Nurseries 2 sessions 9 am–3 pm (September 20) 9 am–12 pm (September 21)

Dates Thursdays, October 10–November 14 4:30–6:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room and North Creek Nurseries Rain gardens are being installed everywhere, though examples of highly functional and aesthetically beautiful rain gardens are rare. Successful design and installation strategies do exist, and in this two-day workshop, we will explore the natural world and discuss how to integrate principles of natural plant communities to reduce runoff and pollution in our landscapes. On day one we will discuss effective strategies for rain garden design, installation, and maintenance. Day two participants will meet at North Creek Nurseries in Landenberg, PA and take part in the actual installation of a rain garden. Come gain hands-on experience and be challenged to rethink the way successful rain gardens are installed.

Fee $224 Member $249 Non-member

Prerequisite Landscape Design I or Sketching for Designers Discuss the contemporary theory of sustainable landscape design while learning alternative landscaping methods to alleviate environmental pressures caused by invasive species, storm water runoff, and habitat destruction. Study the landscape to recognize potential problems and identify solutions that will reduce the environmental impact and conserve biodiversity. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

In partnership with North Creek Nurseries

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Landscape design students enhance their designs after instructor commentary. 20 Continuing Education / 2013

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Professional Courses Expand your knowledge and gain expertise in weed, plant disease, and pest identification as well as turf management. Learn in-depth information on specific topics important to continuing your professional development and/or accumulating training and credit hours toward plant-and garden-related professional licenses. These classes are taught on a professional level; however, homeowners and garden hobbyists are welcome. Visit http://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org for up-to-date information on professional credits.

Class Categories Key HT

Horticultural Techniques

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Professional Courses HT Weed Identification with Nancy Bosold

HT Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Insect and Disease Management with Nancy Bosold

Date Wednesday, May 15 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, May 15 1–4 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR

Date Thursday, September 12 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, September 12 1–4 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

This hands-on session includes vital identification and management strategies for some broadleaf and grassy weeds common to landscape, turf, and roadside sites. Specialized instruction will focus on life cycles, key characteristics, and plant structures useful in identification practices.

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Elevate an average lawn to an extraordinary one. Hone your ability to diagnose symptoms of turf grass disease, insect infestation, or cultural damage through this course. Learn signs, symptoms, and management strategies to remedy common turf grass problems and observe samples of pests and beneficial insects turf managers may encounter.

Professional Courses HT Plant Disease with Bob Mulrooney

Identification

HT Pest Identification with Mike Leventry

Date Thursday, May 16 9 am–12 pm

Date Thursday, June 13 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

OR

Date Thursday, June 13 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, September 19 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room OR

Date Thursday, September 19 1–4 pm Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member Where Acer Room

Explore Longwood’s vast outdoor landscape and observe and identify common pest signs and symptoms with an IPM specialist. Effectively learn how to recognize pest damage and differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects. Gain valuable information on pest life cycles and methods of natural, biological, and chemical controls as components of an integrated pest management program.

Using the gardens as your classroom, learn to identify common diseases of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Effectively monitor landscapes by learning to recognize the symptoms of plant disease, the conditions that cause it, and when and how to apply controls. In-depth discussions with an expert will cover control measures including proper horticultural practices, sanitation, resistant cultivars, and fungicides.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Professional Courses

Professional Courses Certified Horticulturist Program (CH) Examination Workshop and Test Site Date Monday, February 11 11 am–12 pm (workshop) 1–5 pm (test) Where Catalpa Room Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application Deadline January 30, 2013 OR

Date Wednesday, November 6 11 am–12 pm (workshop) 1–5 pm (test) Where Catalpa Room Must apply for the examination and register with ASHS Application Deadline October 24, 2013 Longwood Gardens is pleased to partner with ASHS to serve as a training and testing site in support of the Certified Horticulturist Program (CH). The Certified Horticulturist Program (CH) is an exciting program developed to recognize all those talented, knowledgeable practitioners working in horticulture. Please log onto the ASHS web site to see information about the examination and the eligibility requirements. http://tinyurl.com/8kbgvt2

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A magnified view of the Colorado potato beetle, a common pest of vegetables such as eggplant, tomato, and potato. To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours These courses are designed for homeowners, hobby gardeners, and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of specific plant groups or a particular gardening topic. Useful and practical information on the care of certain plants or specific gardening techniques will add to your knowledge, whatever your level of gardening experience. Longwood offers the opportunity to learn directly from our gardeners and horticulturalists in a unique learning environment. These courses require no prerequisites and beginners are welcome. Try one!

Class Categories Key HT

  Horticultural Techniques

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT Beekeeping Basics with Jim Bobb

HT Nuts & Bolts of Plant Propagation with Matt Taylor

Date Sunday, January 20 9 am–12 pm

Date Wednesday, January 23 6–9 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room OR

Date Sunday, January 20 1–4 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Betula Room Are you considering apiculture as a new hobby? Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the practical management of the social species of honey bees that live in large colonies of up to 60,000 individuals. Observe hive equipment and discuss its intricacies with an expert. Discuss the mechanics, cost, and the ideal time to get started. This honey of a class will take the mystery out of beekeeping. Inclement Weather Date January 27

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Want more plants? This workshop will familiarize you with equipment and techniques needed to become a master plant propagator in the home setting. Learn how to create systems for seed germination, rooting cuttings, and growing young plants. Gain practical information on soils, grow lights, misting equipment, and containers. Inclement Weather Date January 24 See Related Class Page 5, 30

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Ideas for Impact

Date Saturday, February 2 All-Day Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Half-Day Fee $54 Member $60 Non-member Where Visitor Center Auditorium Come spend a winter day at Longwood and leave with lots of ideas for updating the look and feel of your garden. This day is meant to get your creative juices flowing with four unique sessions. Come for a half day or stay for all four sessions. Incorporate a few of these ideas from our creative experts, and you will be able to generate a whole new look. One small change can make a big difference. Inspired by Mother Nature with Beverly Fitts 9–10:15 am A natural garden imitates Mother Nature. It echoes her patterns, repeats local plant communities, uses mostly native plants and sustainable maintenance techniques. It is an integrated plant community that changes over time, and preserves the local ecosystem. Learn how to turn a humdrum property into a garden inspired by Mother Nature. Inclement Weather Date February 3

The Tale of the Gardener and the Chef with Adam Cressman and Jason Belkov 10:30–11:45 am Plan a four-season vegetable garden to harvest the base ingredients you need to make delicious meals. A Longwood duo combines to offer a garden-to-table experience in your own home. Gardener Adam Cressman will guide you through crop selection, specific plant recommendations, growing tips, and a planting schedule. Chef Jason Belkov will demonstrate and share recipes based on the harvest from the garden. You will have recipes, a crop list, and an appetite at the end of the talk!

Designing with a Personal Vision with Allan Summers 1–2:15 pm How does one create a garden that expresses a personal vision and imbues a unique sense of place? The garden is a dynamic work of art involving the elements and principles of design and horticulture. Illustrating how a project evolves from the initial concepts to the development of the design and finally, through construction, Allan will explore the process whereby inspiration is transformed from a vision to a realized garden. The Artful Garden with Liz Schumacher 2:30–3:45 pm A garden is surely the ultimate art form. Its ever changing nature provides opportunities as well as challenges. Specialty plants and thoughtfully chosen accents can turn your garden into your own work of art. Liz will share some of the lessons she has learned from her own award-winning and always evolving terraced garden and 33 years of traveling the world searching for garden furnishings for her business, Garden Accents.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Make Room for Mushrooms with Melissa Miles

Hungry for Vegetable Gardening? with Elizabeth Alakszay

Date Saturday, February 16 9 am–12 pm Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member Where Acer Room Explore the underground realm of mushrooms. Learn about the history of mushroom foraging, cultivation, ecology, and medicinal uses. Discover the emerging field of mycotechnology using mushrooms to clean up and regenerate toxic and degraded landscapes. Find out about do-it-yourself cultivation options for small-to large-scale projects. Part of the class time will be spent making your own mushroom bag—a simple and easy way to grow and enjoy your own edible mushrooms anywhere!

Dates Saturdays, February 23, March 16, April 27, May 18, August 3, September 28 9–11 am Six sessions Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Where Betula Room Gain the knowledge and skills to be a successful vegetable gardener. Soil preparation, composting, seed starting, transplanting, plant care, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, preserving the harvest and recipes will all be covered in this six-session course. Discuss techniques for extending your season in the spring and fall. Hands-on lessons, lectures, demos, and visits to the garden will all support your quest to have the productive vegetable garden you have always wanted! Inclement Weather Date February 24, 1–3 pm

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Learn to grow your own vegetables, like this heirloom bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Pros and Cons of Backyard Fruit

HT . . Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees

with Harold Taylor

with Robin Howell and Andrew Lyman

Date Saturday, March 2 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 2 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Terra Cotta Room

Where Catalpa Room OR

Trying to decide if growing fruit is right for your garden or property? Plan to attend this class and understand the cultural information related to growing common tree fruits and small fruits in your backyard. Resources for success include information such as cultural links, site selection, varietal selection, sourcing plants, planting, pests and pest management, and harvesting your fruit. Pome and stone fruits (tree fruits), strawberries, blueberries, and brambles (small fruits) will be showcased.

Date Saturday, March 2 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Improve your trees’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning! Learn to prune different types of small flowering trees. Correct timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your trees proper shaping and growing habits. Then head outside and try your hand at pruning specific plants like crabapples, dogwoods, flowering cherries, and magnolias.  Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners and handsaw, if you have one.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Gardening in the EGGstreme

Talley-Ho! It’s the Flower Show

with Brian Trader

Date Saturday, March 2 9 am–12 pm

Date Tuesday, March 5 6:30 am–4 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $140 Member $154 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Meet bus in Visitor Center Parking Lot OR

Date Saturday, March 2 1–4 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Betula Room No need to be chicken about chickens! Get all of your questions answered. How do you raise chickens? Do they make good pets? Are they messy? Will they get along with your other pets? Learn the advantages of pets with personality that produce and are easy to maintain. Along with the basics, find out if you can legally own/raise backyard chickens, where to source chicks, and general chick and chicken care. Enjoy the opportunity to meet a flock up close and personal, discuss coops, space needs, and obtain resources to help you get started.

Enjoy the Philadelphia Flower Show before the daily crowds by being a part of our annual bus trip. This year, the show features Great Britain. Upon arrival, we’ll split into small groups and be treated to a guided behind-the-scene-tour. Watch a floral demonstration; and use the hospitality lounge throughout the day. There’s time to shop in the retail section, enjoy a leisurely lunch in or around the Convention Center or explore the show further. Everyone takes home a goody bag and an additional ticket so you can return at a later date. No need to worry about driving or parking in downtown Philadelphia, we have got your transportation covered! Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT . . Breaking Down Biodegradable Garden Choices

Pondering Ponds with Kelly Billing

with Casey Sclar and Matt Taylor

Date Friday, March 8 2–5 pm

Date Saturday March 9 9 am–4 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Lunch included

Where Catalpa Room One of the most widely discussed issues in horticulture is environmental sustainability. Learn ways to reduce your ecofootprint by using biodegradable containers, low impact potting mix components (including compost creation and use), as well as, strategies that reduce your water and fertilizer use. This class will be loaded with information and exercises to help you compare and contrast sustainable products that are currently on the market. Tour Longwood’s Composting, Recycling, and Production Facilities where you can mix your own media and receive biocontainers to try at home so you can make your own practical comparisons.

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Where Terra Cotta Room A water garden or pond should reflect the unique personality of its owner. To make your dream pond a reality, consider its use: traditional, formal, designed for koi, or wildlife. New methods and old myths of pond construction will be discussed to understand the options beyond cookiecutter designs. Employing techniques that will result in reduced maintenance and enhanced enjoyment will be the focus. Carefully planned water feature design will help you get your feet wet!

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours A Cool Birdhouse

Build a Wave Hill Chair

with Dick Gies and Joyce Rondinella

with Dan Benarcik

Date Saturday, March 9 9–11 am

Date Sunday, March 10 1–4 pm

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Fee $117 Member $130 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room

Birds will be moving right in to the most environmentally friendly birdhouse in the neighborhood. We will provide birdhouses designed to protect birds from predators and with a special plant-able roof. Ongoing research at Longwood is showing that green-roof birdhouses stay cooler in hot weather. A variety of winter hardy sedums especially suited for green roofs have been selected for you to plant. Learn about planting medium and how to care for your green roof. Once your house is complete, we will discuss the best placement to keep those feathered friends winging their way to your yard.

Every gardener needs restful spots to sit and enjoy the fruits of his labor! This is a unique opportunity to make and take home your own special garden chair, just like the great garden chairs you may have tried at Chanticleer. Dan will bring his plans and share them with you. No carpentry skills are required; just a willingness to learn and your own FULLY CHARGED cordless drill/screwdriver (if you have one)!

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Orchids for Beginners

Lasting Im’press’ions

with Tom Purviance and John Salventi

with Sara Helm

Date Monday, March 18 6–9 pm

Dates Tuesdays, March 19 and April 2 6:30–8:30 pm 2 sessions

Fee $78 Member $85 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, September 28 9 am–12 pm Fee $78 Member $85 Non-member Where Betula Room Year after year, orchid admirers become orchid growers after joining this popular class. This workshop introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home and greenhouse growing. Explore orchids’ growth requirements and how their needs differ from those of other houseplants. Learn about their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure. Beware! Once you start, you may find orchid growing to be a fabulous addiction. Students will receive a beautiful orchid ready to bloom to take home.

Where Betula Room OR

Dates Tuesdays, October 29 and November 12 6:30–8:30 pm 2 sessions Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Betula Room Plant collectors all over the world have preserved plants the same way for hundreds of years. Come hear about the purpose and science behind preserving dried plants as herbarium specimens, and create your own beautiful botanical pressing. During the first class, you will select and collect the plant specimen; the following week, mount and press the specimen to take home to enjoy for years to come. Your pressed flora is suitable for framing. Students will receive a press to take home.

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Every orchid is a jewel. Learn about them in our orchid classes. To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Kokedama: Hanging String Gardens

Gardening by Phone! with Susan Caldwell

with Lauren Hoderny

Date Saturday, March 23 9–11 am

Date Thursday March 28 5–7 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $20 Member $22 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Catalpa Room

A new way to think about gardens! Learn to take simple materials, choose the correct plants and make creative, green additions to any space. Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora will add natural elements to any space. You will make three little gardens and have works of art which seem to defy gravity and completely eliminate the need for pots. Bring a box to transport your treasures home.

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Need help in your garden with planning, designing, tracking … why not use you mobile device to its fullest! Learn about useful garden apps for your mobile devices. Review many free and paid apps for both iOS and Android devices. Try some of the class recommendations out in the garden and share your own experiences. Bring your own device or smart phone.

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Your Sustainable Home Landscape–Getting Started!

HT . . Propagation: A Plan for the Spring

with Melissa Miles

with Alan Petravich

Date Saturday, April 6 9 am–4 pm

Date Thursday, April 11 6–9 pm

Fee $90 Member $100 Non-member Lunch included

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Betula Room Learn and practice some of the skills and strategies needed to implement a homescale permaculture design to transform your property into a beautiful, diverse, and highly productive landscape. Get started in the development of a long-term plan for a sustainable home landscape which can provide food, plant medicines, and years of low-maintenance enjoyment. Design techniques include basic mapping, sector and zone analysis, and the use of simple elevation tools which will help you begin transforming your landscape!

Where Acer Room Ready, set, SEED! Learn the fine art of seed propagation from a Longwood expert. Discuss seed physiology, special seed treatments, scarification, and stratification. Find out what kind of lighting you need to start seeds successfully indoors, as well as how to collect and store your seeds. You will get a flat of seeds to take home with you. See Related Class Page 5, 30

Students are encouraged to bring a sketch (handdrawn map) of the site on which they would like to implement a sustainable and highly productive landscape project.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Beginning Bonsai with Dennis Donald and Steve Ittel

HT . . Performance Pruning: Shrubs

with Robin Howell and Andrew Lyman

Date Saturday, April 13 9 am–3 pm

Date Saturday, April 13 8:30 am–12 pm

Fee $135 Member $150 Non-member Lunch included

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Catalpa Room

Where Betula Room

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Date Saturday, September 21 9 am–3 pm Fee $135 Member $150 Non-member Lunch included Where Betula Room This ever popular, day-long course is for beginners interested in bonsai, the centuries’ old Asiatic art of dwarfing trees and shrubs grown in pots or small spaces. During the morning, learn the care and culture of bonsai and techniques for designing and maintaining these sculptured treasures. A video presentation will be viewed during the working lunch. In the afternoon, you will work with the instructor’s guidance to design your own bonsai to take home.

Date Saturday, April 13 1–4:30 pm Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Improve your shrubs’ performance and take the mystery out of pruning! Learn to prune shrubs and vines the correct way. Proper timing will ensure optimum blooms, and accurate techniques will give your plants correct shaping and growing habits. Try your hand at pruning specific plants like Thuja, Taxus, Rhododendron, and Wisteria. Dress for the outdoor weather and bring your pruners.

Students will receive plant, wire, & bonsai scissors.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Elements of Design Garden Tour: Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty with David Culp

with Jeff Jabco Date Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, May 2* 7 am–6 pm

Date Thursday, April 25 7–9 pm

Fee $140 Member $155 Non-member

Fee $25 Member $29 Non-member Dessert Buffet included

Where Visitor Center Parking Lot; May 2 Acer Room

Where Visitor Center Auditorium

Come along and visit the century-old Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with its new Visitor Center designed by Weiss/ Manfredi. We will be studying the entrance garden and its sustainability applications as well as contrasting the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, an older established garden at BBG with mature plantings. There will also be time to explore more of BBG on your own. We will depart BBG and then visit Brooklyn Bridge Park, a riverside area being built on six piers over the East River. The park is a sustainable model using salvaged materials, habitat creation, and novel storm water management systems.

David Culp’s beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden, Brandywine Cottage, is where he mastered the design technique of layering—interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. The result is a non-stop parade of color that begins with a tapestry of heirloom daffodils and hellebores in spring and ends with a jewel-like blend of Asian wildflowers at the onset of winter. Join David for an entertaining and engaging evening as he shares personal experiences and offers expert information on creating a four-season garden.

This is an extensive walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes. Lunch will be on your own in BBG’s Terrace Cafe or local eateries in Brooklyn.

Dave’s new book, The Layered Garden, will be available for purchase and signing.

There is an optional discussion session that will be held on May 2 from 6:30–8:30 pm to discuss what was seen on the trip, what important messages one can learn, and how these ideas can be incorporated into our own landscapes. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this garden design tour and attend the May discussion. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Brandywine Cottage: A Tour of David Culp’s Gardens

Trough Making with Betty Mackey

with David Culp

Date Saturday, April 27 10 am–12 pm

Date Friday, May 3 9 am–12 pm

Fee $45 Member $49 Non-member

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Where Meet in Visitor Center Parking Lot

Where Catalpa Patio

You enjoyed David Culp’s lecture, now, come along and walk through the beautiful gardens of Brandywine Cottage. David Culp takes you on a personal tour through each part of his celebrated garden: the woodland garden, the perennial border, the kitchen garden, the shrubbery, and the walled garden. Hear first-hand how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and how to maintain it. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to view this treasured four-season garden.

Container gardening continues to soar in popularity, and stone-like troughs give gardeners a weatherproof option for displaying plantings. This class will cover the method of making troughs, paving stones, or birdbaths out of cement, paper, perlite, and a little creativity. Every student will create and take home a small trough, along with the knowledge to make more. Wear old clothes and bring a pair of well fitting, heavy-duty waterproof dishwashing gloves. Dust masks will be provided. You will be working outside, so please dress appropriately. Hats and sunscreen are suggested.

Attend both Dave’s lecture and the tour of his gardens for a discount: Fee $62 Member $69 Non-member Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Water Gardening in a Container

Orchid Repotting

with Tim Jennings and Steve Lisi

with Tom Purviance and John Salventi

Date Saturday, May 4 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, May 4 9 am–12 pm

Fee $86 Member $95 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Soil Shed

Where Betula Room

Longwood’s Water Garden display attracts thousands of summer visitors who admire the tranquility and beauty of the unusual plants. Join our waterlily experts to learn how to grow these lovely specimens at home. The class will include discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as you divide and repot surplus plants from Longwood’s collection to take home for your new water garden. The class will end with a walk around the waterlily display and a discussion of favorable conditions for growing these amazing specimens. 

This comprehensive hands-on workshop for beginner-and intermediate-level orchid enthusiasts will cover repotting, basketing, and mounting orchids. Class discussion includes assessment of when to repot, appropriate techniques for different kinds of orchids, and how to select the proper media for all varieties of orchids. Bring an orchid or two from home for evaluation and repotting. Potting materials will be provided.

Students receive water-loving plants, special medium, and a container to create a miniature water garden. Please be prepared to transport a large container, dress for a hands-on experience, and bring gardening gloves if you like.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Vertical Gardening

Plant Parts

with Lorrie Baird

with Jeff Jabco

Date Saturday, May 11 9–11 am

Date Monday, May 13 3–6 pm

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Betula Room & Soil Shed

Where Acer Room & Outdoors

Green walls are one of the newest and hottest trends in horticulture. Find out about the history of green walls and the different types of systems available on the market for home and commercial use. A visit to Longwood’s green wall will allow you to examine installation and irrigation techniques. Discuss how to plant, grow, and fertilize vertical plantings. You will plant a green wall panel with an assortment of herbs to take home and enjoy vertically!

Has it been a few years since Botany I? Maybe you never had botany but are now struggling with all the plant identification terms used in the plant classes, such as: alternate, opposite and whorled; oddpinnately compound leaves; indumentum, glaucous and glabrous; lenticels, vascular bundle trace and valvate buds … How about attending a review (or introduction) to all the terminology that relates to plant identification and the gross morphology of plants. This class will be taught outside and will cover many terms while looking at real plant specimens in the garden. Dress for the weather, bring a hand lens, and notebook.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Grow and Know Sunflowers with Jane Godshalk

Hanging Baskets the Longwood Way with Mark Mosinski

Date Thursday, May 30 6–9 pm

Date Saturday, June 1 9–11 am

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Growing and arranging with sunflowers can be one of summer’s great pleasures although their striking color and strong stems bring extra challenges to both the grower and the designer. Learn some tips for selecting sunflower varieties, growing, and harvesting, and also some new ideas and techniques for using sunflowers in arrangements. Take home sunflower plants from a local grower, North Creek Nurseries, to plant in your garden and a sunflowerfilled arrangement for your home.

Ever wonder how the gardeners achieve those iconic Longwood hanging baskets? Now is your chance to find out. Learn about planting media, plant selections, color combinations, and container choices from a Longwood gardener. Pull on those gardening gloves, roll up your sleeves, and dive into this hands-on class that will send you home with your very own Longwoodstyle hanging basket. Bring gardening gloves if you care to use them.

See Related Class Page 6

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Specialty Nursery Tour

Contain Yourself!

with David Culp

with Karl Gercens

Date Friday, June 7 8 am–6 pm

Date Saturday, June 8 9 am–12 pm

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Lunch included

Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member

Where Meet in Visitor Center Parking Lot This unique trip will visit some relatively unknown regional nurseries where participants will find high-quality and often hard-to-find plants for their gardens. Many of these nurseries are not open to the public and are specifically selected by David. The only thing really needed for this trip is a little bit of self-control amongst the dynamic selection of annual and perennial plants at great prices. Purchases will be loaded into a truck and delivered back to Longwood to take home that day. It’s fun, it’s hectic, and not for the faint of heart. Dress for all kinds of weather and bring your wish list. Sunscreen and a hat advised. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Where Soil Shed Ever get in a rut, planting the same thing every year in your containers? If so, bring your favorite container and get advice from an expert on how to compliment your container with the best plants to showcase it and them. Everyone will make something different and you will gain perspective on pairing plants and containers. A container can set the mood, determine the location for your planting, and set the style for colors, height, and weight of materials. Be flexible–there won’t be the exact same plants for each person. It will be fun to see the varied results! Bring a container that you will be able to lift back into your car once it is planted, no bigger than 24 inches across the opening.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Moonlight Magic

Leaf It with Lotus!

with Alan Petravich

with Jonathan Wright

Date Tuesday, June 18 9 pm–11 pm

Dates Saturdays, August 17 & 24 9 am–12 pm (August 17) 10 am–12 pm (August 24) 2 sessions

Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member

Fee $81 Member $90 Non-member

Where Betula Room OR

Date Tuesday, October 15 7–9 pm Fee $30 Member $33 Non-member Where Catalpa Room The beauty of the night will be revealed in this private moonlit tour through Longwood Gardens. Savor this rare opportunity to see Longwood’s magic under the spell of a full moon. Alan has selected a route to showcase the garden and its nighttime mysteries. You will visit the meadow, woods, Conservatory, and enjoy refreshments at a secluded spot. Discover the beauty of the night!

Where Soil Shed Join Chanticleer’s Jonathan Wright to create a lotus leaf sculpture for use as a platter, birdbath, or stepping stone. Using Jonathan’s unique concrete mix and guidance, you will capture the beauty of summer’s best to treasure forever. In the first session, you will learn this technique and set your sculpture to cure. The next week, return to unmold it and take a guided walk to see similar sculptures in place at Longwood. Armed with the recipe for success, you can craft more sculptures at home. Please bring well fitting, heavy-duty dishwashing gloves, safety, or sun glasses. Wear old clothes and no jewelry.

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You should be comfortable walking at a brisk pace guided only by a flashlight in any weather.

Inclement Weather Dates June 20 or October 17

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT ..

Trials & Tribulations Tour

with Alyssa Collins, Tim McGinty, and Jim Sutton

Presto! Pesto with Paula Kunkel

Date Friday, August 23 8 am–5:30 pm

Date Thursday, September 19 6:30–8:30 pm

Fee $120 Member $132 Non-member Lunch included

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Catalpa Room The plant industry uses plant trials as a method to grow, measure, and evaluate new species and cultivars. Plant trials provide valuable data on how plants perform in different parts of the country under varying climatic conditions. Learn more about the trialing process when you spend the day visiting plant trials in our area. Start the day with an insider’s look at the trial beds at Longwood Gardens. Then board the bus to visit Penn State’s trial program in Landisville. The tour concludes with a stop at North Creek Nurseries to evaluate their horticultural trials. Experts at each location will offer insight into their program and share their living laboratories and garden classrooms with you. Join us and gain a better understanding of how and why certain plants perform and what to look for when selecting plants for your own garden. At North Creek Nurseries you will have the opportunity to purchase plants.

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Where Acer Room Pesto isn’t just about basil anymore. Compare standard Genoese basil pesto to arugula, mint, even red pepper pestos. Discuss the culinary garden, plant selection, and making different versions of pesto. There will be plenty of time for tasting! Take home plant lists and recipes to try yourself.

Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Shedding Light on Orchids

HT Mixed up Moss

with Tom Purviance and John Salventi

with Joe Henderson

Date Saturday, September 28 1:30–4:30 pm

Date Tuesday, October 8 6:30–8:30 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Where Betula Room

Where Acer Room

Join orchid experts Tom and John for an afternoon lecture about how to grow and display orchids under light. Discover what is necessary for plant growth by understanding the science of light. You will learn specific orchid plants that grow well under lights and the techniques necessary to do this successfully at home.

Take your garden in a new direction! Learn different strategies for using moss in the garden, along with understanding the many moss varieties and tips for caring for these plants. We will blend up a recipe for a moss milkshake in the classroom. Apply the special mix to stepping blocks to take home and set out on a new moss-covered path.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT Indoor Composting: The Art & Science of Bokashi

Champion Trees Tour with Scott Wade

with Melissa Miles

Date Saturday, October 12 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, October 17 8 am–4 pm

Fee $49 Member $55 Non-member

Fee $68 Member $75 Non-member Lunch included

Where Acer Room

Where Meet in the Visitor Center Parking Lot

Looking for a new way to dispose of your kitchen scraps? Sign up to learn about the Come along and be a witness to what Japanese technique of Bokashi, perfect for time can do in the landscape. This small-scale home composting! Bokashi pleasurable trip will have you on the is a unique process using fermentation to lookout for champion trees: the biggest, break down proteins, fats, and all other tallest, and oldest trees in our region, kitchen waste. Discover how Bokashi can and in some cases, even in Pennsylvania benefit your home garden and some of and the nation. You will be able to the science behind this unique process measure and record tree circumferences, including other uses of the “effective heights and spreads, and discuss tree microbes” that make this process possible. identification and structure. Standing at Create your own efficient, odor-free the base of one of these giant trees is an composting bin for indoor use to compost indescribable experience! food wastes throughout the year. “Big Trees of Pennsylvania” book is included.

This is an outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may be walking on uneven paths. Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.

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Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours HT Native Meadows from the Ground Up with Tom Brightman and Mark Gormel

Date Saturday, October 19 9 am–3 pm Fee $63 Member $70 Non-member Lunch included Where Terra Cotta Room Learn the real diversity of Longwood’s meadow space. Through a step-by-step look at specific projects, the lecture and meadow walk covers the why, how, with what, when, and where of what it takes to turn an area of turf grass into an aesthetically rich, environmentally functional, thriving native plant community. You will also collect seeds from the meadow and learn identification, record keeping, interpreting visual changes in the seeds, collection, and post-collection handling. Dress for an indoor/outdoor learning experience.

Inclement Weather Date October 20

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Enjoy the unique beauty of Longwood’s Gardens and Conservatories and bring out your inner artist by taking a class in drawing, painting, or photography. You will find options for any level of experience. Focused instruction by accomplished professionals will allow students to expand their talents and increase their skills. Choose a course in the medium you prefer, and use Longwood’s majestic landscape and extensive selection of plants and flowers as the subjects of your artistry.

Display of Student Work The Education Department showcases student work in as many venues as possible. You can currently see an ever-changing exhibit of student work in the Studio section of the Terrace Restaurant.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Plant Illustration Studio

Fearless Watercolor

with Carol Gangemi

with Eileen Rosen

Dates Mondays, January 7–February 11 12:30–3 pm 6 sessions

Dates Sundays, January 27–March 3 1–3:30 pm 6 sessions

Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member

Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Betula Room OR

Dates Mondays, February 25–April 29 12:30–3 pm 9 sessions Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member OR

Dates Mondays, September 16–November 18 12:30–3 pm 9 sessions Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Where Acer Room The Studio gives you a chance to receive further individual attention, constructive suggestions, and encouragement. Work at your own pace to create individual projects using plants and flowers from Longwood. Interaction with other artists makes the studio a creative and supportive environment. Inclement Weather Date February 18 No class April 22 or October 21 58 Continuing Education / 2013

Dispel the mystique of watercolor by learning how to feel comfortable painting simple fruits and vegetables and then progress on to plants and flowers. In the first two sessions, learn a color mixing system that uses only six colors and create a color journal. Eileen will demonstrate specific painting techniques and help you practice each week. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those wanting to improve their skills. Inclement Weather Date March 10

Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Introduction to Plant Illustration

Photography After Hours with Dick Greenwood

with Carol Gangemi

Dates Mondays, February 25–April 29 9–11:30 am 9 sessions

Dates Tuesdays, March 5–26 6–9 pm 4 sessions

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member

Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member

Where Acer Room

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Dates Mondays, September 16–November 18 9–11:30 am 9 sessions

Dates Thursdays, October 3–24 6–9 pm 4 sessions

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member

Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

This course is for beginners who want to capture on canvas the abundant variety of shapes and forms that plants and flowers provide. Taught with patience and humor in a relaxed atmosphere, you will be encouraged to work at your own pace and develop your own style. Frequent demonstrations clarify the painting process. And, although the primary medium is watercolor, you are welcome to work in graphite, colored pencils, or pastels. No class April 22 or October 21 A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

As a serious photographer, do you dream of an opportunity to shoot at Longwood without the overlay of activity that is everpresent during normal garden hours? Each class session, you will be given a series of challenging but fun assignments and the freedom to move through selected areas of the garden to complete them. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for lively discussions and critiques. Participation in the online discussions is expected of all participants. This class is open to all who own a digital, single lens reflex camera. Because we will be shooting in available light, a sturdy tripod is highly recommended. Basic instruction in the fundamentals of photography will be provided online for those who are new photographers or interested in a camera basics refresher.

Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Photographing Orchids with Josh Taylor

Taking BIG Pictures with Small Cameras with Bob Lyons

Date Friday March 15 7 am–1 pm

Date Saturday, April 6 9 am–3 pm

Fee $135 Member $150 Non-member Continental breakfast included

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Lunch included

Where Catalpa Room

Where Terra Cotta Room

Longwood’s Orchid Extravaganza fills the Conservatory with thousands of rare and beautiful orchids. This is your opportunity, as a photo enthusiast, to capture striking images of orchids under the guidance of our instructor. Learn to shoot the natural beauty of orchids through composition, light and background control, and closeup photography. A presentation and shooting time with the instructor, along with a formal critique of participants’ images and the introduction of image enhancement techniques, complete the workshop. Note: Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for the critique. Another option is to bring a flash drive/CD with previously shot JPEG images of orchids. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Activities are NOT applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

Palm-size cameras, pocket cameras, point and shoot cameras, all nicknames for cameras that are easy to use, convenient to carry, and often come with a permanently attached lens with telephoto capabilities. In the spirit of these cameras, this workshop will de-emphasize the technical aspects of camera operations; instead, you will focus on creating rewarding photos from the gardens given limited camera functions, all while having great fun. All students must be completely familiar with their cameras. There will be an optional review of images created during the workshop so bringing a blank memory card and a personal laptop computer for downloading is encouraged but not necessary.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography

Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Beginning Digital Garden Photography–Online! with Jon Cox

View from the Porch: Capture the Landscape in a Miniature Portrait with Eileen Rosen

Dates Monday, May 13–June 17 5-week Online course

Date Saturday, May 18 9 am–1 pm

Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Where Fully online

Where Peirce-du Pont House Porch

Make your garden images stand out by learning basic digital photographic techniques in clear, easily applied terms. This 5-week interactive online course engages students with hands-on projects and rich open discussions in a fully online environment. Complete weekly assignments in garden photography by shooting anywhere in the world. Assignments guide you from basic composition to editing techniques. You will benefit from sharing and critiquing each other’s work on a weekly basis in discussion boards and from a final portfolio review from the instructor.

From the charming Peirce-du Pont House porch, the surrounding vistas will be your inspiration for this unique class. With demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, you will learn how to eliminate overwhelming extraneous details by re-interpreting and simplifying the larger landscape. By using vibrant wax-based pencils to layer and blend, you’ll create a luminous and charming miniature painting. No experience needed. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Beginning basic equipment selections and camera care, manual settings on a digital camera (ISO, shutter speed, and f/stop) will start the class. Class materials and assignments will be devoted to seeing and composing through the lens (zooming, focus), exposure and metering, direction and quality of light. The final assignments will challenge you to use color to capture a mood. This class also covers basic editing techniques (level, color correction, black and white, and file sizes).

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Josh Taylor sheds light on techniques for capturing memorable images. To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Nooks & Crannies: Photographing Water, Water, Everywhere Longwood’s Tunnels & Pump with Jon Cox House with Dick Greenwood, Ed Kane, and Benny Rigoroso Date Friday, June 7 9 am–3 pm

Date Friday, August 2 7 am–3 pm

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Lunch included

Fee $160 Member $176 Non-member Lunch included

Where Catalpa Room

Where Terra Cotta Room OR

Do you know about the tunnels under the Conservatory? Ever wonder how the fountains work? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see the workings of two engineering marvels and participate in a guided photo shoot. After a brief introduction and the opportunity to hear the history from an “insider,” you will explore the tunnels under the Conservatory. In the afternoon, your focus will be on the pump house that serves the main fountains. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for discussions and critiques after your day at Longwood Gardens. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Date Friday, September 13 7 am–3 pm Fee $160 Member $176 Non-member Lunch included Where Catalpa Room Focus on Longwood’s abundant water features! Using a tripod and digital SLR camera, you will learn the secrets of capturing intricate details of water. You will have the rare opportunity to get into the world famous waterlily pools for a frog’s eye view of this spectacular display. A lecture on composition and water shooting techniques starts the day. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for discussions and critiques. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials A materials list will accompany your confirmation email. This class is physically challenging and should only be taken by students who can readily walk, climb, and stoop.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Up Close and Personal Macro Photography

Intermediate Digital Garden Photography–Online!

with Jon Cox

with Dick Greenwood

Dates Saturdays, August 3–24 7–10 am 4 sessions Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member Where Catalpa Room Students will learn the methods of using a digital SLR camera, macro lens, extension tubes, electronic flash, and other equipment specific to macro nature photography. We will use editing software to render, retouch, adjust color, and combine multiple exposures/focus. Throughout the course, we will examine the techniques and visual elements in the photographic image. Class time is devoted to photography, so we will use online support for weekly discussions and critiques. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Students must have their own Digital SLR camera, macro lens, or extension tubes and an electronic flash.

Dates Monday, September 9–October 7 5-week Online course Fee $225 Member $250 Non-member Where Fully online Experienced photographers, take your garden photography to the next level in a fully online environment by discovering and applying sophisticated approaches to composition, exposure, lighting, and post processing. Work at your own pace and shoot gardens anywhere in the world in this 5-week interactive online course. Learn and practice new techniques in weekly assignments and share and discuss the images you shoot through direct interaction with your skilled instructor and classmates. Toward the end of the course we will focus on macro photography and some of the popular software that is being used by amateurs and professionals alike to process and enhance their work. Students enrolling in this class should be experienced photographers who are thoroughly familiar with the principles of exposure and composition, own and are familiar with a DSLR, and have either completed the Beginning Digital Garden Photography course, or are conversant with its content.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography View from the Waterlily Ponds

i-Got it

with Eileen Rosen

with Jon Cox

Date Monday, September 9 8:30–11 am

Date Saturday, September 14 9 am–1 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $70 Member $77 Non-member

Where Waterlily Pools

Where Catalpa Room

Using vibrant and blendable oil pastels capture the beauty and serenity of Longwood’s magnificent waterlily collection. Eileen will demonstrate a stepby-step process of seeing and drawing the larger, simpler shapes, blocking areas of color, and help you establish dark and light values. Spend the day enjoying and painting the lushness on this fabulous site. Beginners welcome. Students may want to bring a hat, water, and camera.

Have fun experimenting with photography using your iPhone or iPad! These devices take amazing photos and learning some simple techniques can turn your iPhotos into works of art. Hear about creative editing tools and apps that will take your photographs to a new level. You always have your device with you, right? Why not be ready to capture whatever inspires you throughout the day! Use online support for follow up critiques and discussions to maximize you class time.  Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials Students must bring their own iPhone or iPad to take full advantage of the class.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Immerse Yourself in Plein Air Painting

Nooks & Crannies: Photography at the Peirce-du Pont House

with John Hulsey and Ann Trusty

with Dick Greenwood and Sandy Reber

Watercolor Workshop Dates Thursday–Saturday, October 3–5 8:30 am–4:30 pm Fee $350 Member $385 Non-member Lunch included Where Catalpa Room and the Garden

Oil Painting Workshop Dates Thursday–Saturday, October 10–12 8:30 am–4:30 pm Fee $350 Member $385 Non-member Lunch included Where Catalpa Room and the Garden Join renowned artists John Hulsey and Ann Trusty in the incomparable landscape of Longwood Gardens for two very special plein air painting workshops. Each intensive 3-day workshop is designed to get you painting quickly. Demonstrations each day will teach you composition, values, color mixing, and brush handling techniques. Individual attention and constructive critiques will help you improve fast whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter. As the workshop advances, so will your skills as you learn plein air painting techniques.

Date Tuesday, October 8 6–9:30 pm Fee $70 Member $77 Non-member Where Catalpa Room and Peirce-du Pont House Explore the Peirce-du Pont House and its Conservatory with an eye for the unusual detail. After a brief introduction, and the opportunity to hear the history from an “insider” you’ll work inside and out to photograph the unusual features without the bustling crowds. We will preserve class time for photography and use online support for lively discussion and critique. Participation in the online discussions is expected of all participants. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials This class is open to all who own a digital, single lens reflex camera. Because we will be shooting in available light, a sturdy tripod is highly recommended. Basic instruction in the fundamentals of photography will be provided online for those who are new photographers or interested in a camera basics refresher.

Students are responsible for their own travel, lodging, equipment, and materials. A materials list and lodging suggestions will be supplied upon registration.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Interpretations in Colored Pencils

Photographing Fall Splendor with Josh Taylor

with Eileen Rosen

Dates Sundays, October 13–November 17 1–3:30 pm 6 sessions

Date Friday, October 18 7 am–1 pm

Fee $90 Member $99 Non-member

Fee $135 Member $150 Non-member Continental breakfast included

Where Acer Room

Where Catalpa Room

Colored pencils are a versatile medium to interpret flowers and plants with rich, glowing, and realistic results. Learn how to build up layers of color, to burnish, and use the least obvious colors to get the elusive subtleties of nature. Initially work from simple forms of fruits and vegetables, and progress to more complex plants and flowers, learning to emphasize accurate drawing and form. No previous art experience is needed. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Autumn is the perfect time to shoot beautiful landscape images of nature’s best colors. Designed for all skill levels of photography, the workshop’s emphasis is on landscape photography, trees as subject matter, and close-up techniques for capturing designs and patterns in nature. Learning how to shoot panoramas (stitching of multiple images) and focus stacking will also be covered. Come and practice your photography skills while shooting with the instructor around the ponds and grounds of Longwood. Note: Participants must bring their own digital photographic equipment and are encouraged to bring a laptop computer and a flash drive to download images for the afternoon critique. Another option is to bring a flash drive/CD with previously shot JPEG landscape images. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera. Activities are NOT applicable to point and shoot cameras. A tripod is optional, but highly recommended.

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Visual Arts: Painting, Drawing, Botanical Illustration, and Photography Mixed Media

Golden Light

with Eileen Rosen

with Rob Cardillo

Date Saturday, October 19 1–4 pm

Date Monday, October 21 2–8 pm

Fee $36 Member $40 Non-member

Fee $150 Member $165 Non-member Light dinner included

Where Betula Room What happens when you combine two different media into an easy and enjoyable technique that results in a vibrant life-like painting? The first step is to paint a flat, one color simple shape which becomes the under-painting. The second step is to apply, by layering and blending, waxbased colored pencils. The combination creates a glowing painting with life-like depth and dimensionality. Demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, as well as specimens enhance the afternoon workshop. No previous experience in either watercolor or colored pencils is needed. A materials list will accompany your confirmation email.

Where Acer Room Beautiful autumn colors and rich golden light combine to make the perfect setting for this photography class. Start in the classroom with a brief illustrated lecture and demonstrations covering the basics of composition and emphasizing the impact of late-day light. As the sun begins to set, grab your camera and head to the gardens to capture your own stunning images. Afterwards, the class will reassemble, download photos, and engage in a lively critique of each other’s work. Inclement Weather Date October 22 Please bring your own digital camera, lenses, charged batteries, and tripod (recommended). If possible, also bring a laptop and card reader to download and edit your pictures. All students must be familiar with their own photographic equipment. This class will not emphasize individual camera technicalities nor will the instructor necessarily understand the operations of all camera brands.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design Become a part of one of the northeast’s most respected and forward thinking floral design programs with diverse courses, classes, and lectures focusing on the art and science of floriculture. Choose what best suits you, whether it’s an individual course or the pursuit of a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design. Blending hands-on skills and personal instruction with premier quality fresh flowers and foliage makes this experience unique. Fees include premium flowers and foliage, arranging materials, and containers, unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited to maximize the development of your design esthetic through individual attention from highly trained and imaginative instructors.

Certificate of Merit Class Categories Key CC

  Core Courses

EC

  Elective Courses

Certificate of Merit Recognition Each year, Longwood celebrates the accomplishment of completing the courses necessary to award Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design, or Landscape Design. Longwood will host a celebration on November 21, 2013. To check your eligibility, please use the Certificate of Merit Student Tracking Sheet: https://ce-registration. longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5454. If you are eligible to graduate, please send your completed tracking sheet to the Continuing Education Office or email to help-ce@longwoodgardens.org. Confirmed candidates will receive detailed information in the fall.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Certificate of Merit in Floral Design Certificate Requirements Core Courses

Electives Minimum of seven credits

–– Basic Floral Design I (Begin the Certificate program with Basic Floral Design I. Other core courses may be taken in any order, in any time period.) –– Basic Floral Design II –– Advanced Floral Design I –– Advanced Floral Design II –– Introduction to Ikebana –– Floral Design Lecture –– Floral Design Certificate exam (students are eligible to take the certificate exam after all requirements have been met.) –– –– A selection of elective courses will be offered every year. These offerings are subject to change from year to year. Each elective is one credit unless otherwise noted.

Additional Information A world-class Floral Designer is coming to Longwood! We are working on a program that includes a design demonstration and opportunities to take smaller group workshops. As soon as the details are finalized … YOU will be the first to know. We will email an announcement, so if you have not received emails from us before and want to be included, please call us with your email address.

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Floral Fun Get ready to have fun and stretch your creativity. Whether you are a novice or a person on the go, Floral Fun classes offer the opportunity to create seasonal arrangements to take home or to give as a gift. Floral Fun is not required for the Certificate of Merit and does not meet the elective requirement. Floral Fun classes start on page 78.

Floral Design CC Basic Floral Design I

CC Basic Floral Design II

with Jane Godshalk

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Dates Tuesdays, February 19–March 26 6–9 pm 6 sessions

Dates Saturdays, March 16–30 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions

Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member

Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member Lunch included

Where Acer Room OR

Dates Sundays, September 8–22 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $315 Member $350 Non-member Lunch included Where Acer Room Whether you are beginning your journey toward a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design or just want to learn techniques for arranging flowers from the garden or shop, this class will provide the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design, how to condition flowers, use floral foam, tape, and wire and sustainable design strategies. Create beautiful arrangements for your home in many styles including: a decorative round, garden style, a parallel design, garland style, and designs in glass.

Where Acer Room Add to the skills developed in Basic Floral Design I by creating arrangements that focus on harmony, proportion, scale, and rhythm. Topics include the Biedermeier-style arrangement, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Further studies in the care and handling of fresh flower and plant materials advance your floral design development. Stir your creative spirit and extend your skills with the use of cutting tools, a variety of containers, sustainable design strategies, and gorgeous floral materials. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

Inclement Weather Date April 2

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design Floral Design Certificate Exam with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

CC Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I & II with Jane Godshalk and Nancy Gingrich Shenk Dates Thursday, June 6–Sunday, June 9 8 am–6 pm 4 day-long sessions

Date Saturday, May 4 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $662 Member $728 Non-member Lunch included

Where Acer Room OR

Date Saturday, November 9 9 am–12 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Where Acer Room Students who complete all of the requirements listed on page 72 are eligible to take the floral certificate exam. The exam includes a written test, identification of flowers, and floral design-related materials. In addition, candidates are required to create a floral design in a designated advanced style. Upon receipt of registration, your eligibility will be verified. Study materials are available to qualified students via our online class platform. The candidate must earn a minimum of 70% on the written and practical exam to earn the Certificate of Merit in Floral Design. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials

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Where Acer Room A combination of Basic Floral Design I and II in a concentrated format, this fun and intensive four-day course offers the same amount of information and handson experience as our separate Basic I and Basic II classes. You will complete two certificate courses and gain the foundation for building basic floral design skills. Learn the fundamentals of floral design and create traditional-style arrangements as well as how to condition flowers and handle floral foam, tape, and wire and sustainable design strategies. Be prepared for long fulfilling days building on “budding” skills, mastering Biedermeierstyle arranging, formal linear, topiary techniques, hand-tied bouquets, and corsage making. Containers and all floral material will be provided, comfortable shoes and clothing suggested.

Floral Design CC Advanced Floral Design I

CC Introduction to Ikebana

with Jane Godshalk

with Janet Solomon and Midori Tanimune

Dates Wednesdays, September 11–October 16 1–4 pm 6 sessions Fee $346 Member $385 Non-member Where Acer Room Expand and refine your floral design skills by exploring historical and international floral design. This course includes linear, sheltered, Phoenix, New Convention, abstract, and cascade or waterfall designs. Techniques include basing, binding, banding, wiring, taping, and use of chicken wire as you work with a wide variety of flowers and foliage. Hands-on instructors will demonstrate the elements and principles of design while you work with increasingly challenging concepts and a broad variety of material to create exceptional designs. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to bring to subsequent sessions.

Dates Friday and Saturday, September 27 & September 28 1–4 pm (September 27) 9 am–4 pm (September 28) 2 sessions Fee $212 Member $235 Non-member Lunch included September 28 Where Acer Room Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. Explore the Ikebana values of discipline, knowledge of rules and forms, and idealized approach to nature using fresh flowers and greenery. You will create distinctive, elegant designs that exude a sense of harmony, balance, and well-being while learning the history and fundamental approaches of Ikebana and different schools of study. Online Learning Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials All containers and kenzans will be provided. Please bring floral scissors.

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Floral Design CC Advanced Floral Design II with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Dates Saturdays, October 19–November 2 9 am–4 pm 3 sessions Fee $346 Member $385 Non-member Lunch included Where Acer Room Create your own design signature with advanced techniques in this exciting capstone course. Using a variety of exceptional flowers and greens each week, you will learn innovative techniques such as a mille de fleur design (bouquet of a thousand flowers); designing without oasis; floral sculptures using fruits and vegetables; and an exploration of emotions through the use of four spheres of design. You will leave with sensational designs and pride in your floral accomplishments. Containers for the first class will be provided. You will receive a list of containers to be brought for subsequent sessions.

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Floral Design Floral Fun Classes Around the World

Fee $45 Member $50 Non-member Take all 12 for $495 Member $550 Non-memnber Where Acer Room Try our Floral Fun classes. They are quick, fun, and designed for everyone, regardless of experience. Each month participants create a themed design, perfect for weekend entertaining, to give as a gift, or just to enjoy at home. In 2013, tour the world with us! You will become a seasoned traveler as you “visit” a different country every month of the year! Our instructors will be your travel guide and have chosen a location as the inspiration for the design of the month. Treat yourself to all 12! January Visit the Island of Dominica with Karl Gercens Friday, January 18 10 am–12 pm February Visit Iceland with Tim Farrell Friday, February 1 10 am–12 pm March Visit England with George Franz Thursday, March 21 6:30–8:30 pm April Visit Paris, France with Jim Sutton Thursday, April 18 6:30–8:30 pm

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May Visit Belgium with Ginny Levy Friday, May 10 10 am–12 pm June Visit Spain with Leona Swiacki Thursday, June 13 6:30–8:30 pm July Visit the USA with Nancy Gingrich Shenk Friday, June 28 (in time for July 4 celebrations!) 10 am–12 pm August Visit Mexico with Jenny Love Thursday, August 22 6:30–8:30 pm September Visit Italy with Cres Motzi Friday, September 13 10 am–12 pm October Visit Russia with Jeff Miklos Friday, October 18 10 am–12 pm November Visit Morocco with Nancy Gingrich Shenk Thursday, November 21 10 am–12 pm December Visit Germany with Nancy Gingrich Shenk Thursday, December 12 6:30–8:30 pm

Floral Design Floral Design Seasonal Studio New this year!

Fee $77 Member $85 Non-member Where Acer Room Hone your own design signature. Join one or all four of our open studios under the guidance of Nancy Gingrich Shenk. Each studio will be a creative experience with access to our supplies and an assortment of different blossoms and greens for your use. Employ unique structures and accessories in each session. Bring your own container to each session.

Spring Studio Saturday, March 9 9 am–12 pm Branches, eggs, French pussywillow, and spring flowers will be available. Celebrate the new birth of spring, whether you make a bird nest or a lovely container built of pussywillow. The design is uniquely yours. Summer Studio Saturday, June 15 9 am–12 pm Succulents, live plants and a glass container will be available. Terrarium, or rock garden, or wreath, or … allow your imagination to go wild. Create a summer design that fits your style. Fall Studio Saturday, October 5 9 am–12 pm Cork, bark, and fall produce and blossoms will be available. Play with textures and colors to create the ultimate autumnal work of art. Either hanging or tabletop—your choice. Winter Studio Saturday, December 7 9 am–12 pm Mirrors, prisms and cut orchids will be available. Create an elegant party structure or maybe a wreath, or a lovely holiday design. Bring a container or wreath base to design and create your signature bling.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design EC Comprehensive Wedding Design

EC Nature Inspired Miniature Landscape

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk 3 credits

with Jane Godshalk

Dates Saturday, January 19; Sunday, January 20; Saturday, January 26; Sunday, January 27 9 am–4 pm 4 sessions Fee $450 Member $500 Non-member Lunch included each day Where Acer Room Wedding planning requires a floral designer to utilize a wide range of skills and techniques. This course provides you with the basic skills you need to design, prepare, and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception from basic corsages, boutonnieres, flower girl headpieces and bouquets, to simple bridal bouquets, church aisle decorations, and reception cake decorations. There will be extensive demonstrations and hands-on projects. Discussions include how to find one’s niche in the wedding market, how to order flowers and supplies, how to describe floral concepts to clients, and how to price arrangements and services. Inclement Weather Date February 2 Bring to class a very sharp knife, wire cutters, ribbon shears, and flower snips.

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Date Tuesday, February 12 6–9 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Where Acer Room Bring nature indoors with a botanically inspired landscape design. Explore ways and techniques to use branches, foliage, moss, and wood to create a woodland setting, and learn how to enhance this setting with flowers to create a delightful garden escape from the long winter season. If you like, bring to class botanical elements that inspire you such as wood, fungi, or rocks.

Floral Design EC Basket for All Seasons

EC Fantasy Flowers

with Cres Motzi

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

Date Saturday, February 23 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, March 2 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Where Acer Room

Where Acer Room

Make a wire basket that can be used throughout the seasons. Welcome spring with a variety of seasonal blooms like tete-te-tete daffodils, hellebores, and spanish bluebells. Later re-use the basket to arrange a vibrant mix of zinnias or other garden flowers for summer, seed heads, pods, hydrangea for fall, and evergreens and berries for winter. Flowers and foliage are easily arranged and maintained in ecofriendly water tubes.

Take wiring and gluing techinques to whole new levels as you create stunning flower bouquets and corsages. Imagine a design, then compose your fantasy flower bridal bouquet by using only the petals of gladiollas, roses, and lilies. This is an older, little known bridal technique that is re-gaining popularity with today’s contemporary brides. Bring to class very sharp knife, wire cutters, and ribbon shears.

Bring wire cutters, floral scissors, and a pair of garden gloves. This project requires intricate hand work.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design EC A Day in the Tropics

EC A Day in Italia

with Jane Godshalk

with Jane Godshalk

Date Thursday, March 14 9 am–12 pm

Date Saturday, April 6 9 am–4 pm

Fee $122 Member $135 Non-member

Fee $189 Member $210 Non-member Lunch included

Where Acer Room In the morning, the focus is on orchids! Learn to identify and care for these diverse and beautiful blossoms with real staying power. Create a luxurious, long lasting design with bamboo, foliage, and orchids using techniques of binding, wrapping, and tying. Date Thursday, March 14 1–4 pm Fee $122 Member $135 Non-member Where Acer Room Explore exciting colors and textures using a wide variety of tropical flowers which we will contrast with temperate flowers. Learn about purchasing and caring for tropical flowers and create a dramatic and dynamic design with an elevated focal area.

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Where Acer Room Learn the history of floral design in Italy and the principles of design used in cutting edge contemporary Italian arrangements. Explore the Italian methods of using “volumes” of flowers and color blocking to create dramatic, sculptural designs. In the morning, we will make a modern mass design and in the afternoon, a sensational horizontal layered design.

Floral Design EC Free Style Ikebana

EC Mother’s Day: It’s a Wrap

with Midori Tanimune

with Jane Godshalk

Date Wednesday, April 17 6:30–8:30 pm

Date Saturday, May 11 9 am–12 pm

Fee $68 Member $75 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Where Acer Room

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With free style Ikebana, there are fewer rules than traditional Ikebana. It is up to the designer to decide what to express and what materials to use. The composition and contrast of different elements, the sense of proportion, rhythm, and harmony will be carefully considered. Join Midori in this class with flowers and several types of greenery and find your own way to express beauty.

Say love with the language of flowers and explore the possibilities of bouquets for gift giving. Learn about contrasts of color and texture and how to combine flowers to make a delightful, decorative, and easily transported floral gift. Bring Mom and spend a morning together making a lovely bouquet for the home or surprise her with one you make.

Bring your own kenzan. A container will be provided.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design EC Victorian Floral Design

EC Grow and Know Sunflowers

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

with Jane Godshalk

Date Friday, May 24 1–4 pm

Date Thursday, May 30 6–9 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Embrace the Victorian floral style as you make a gorgeous massed garden bouquet in this flower-intensive workshop. The English Victorian period embodied the art of floral design unlike any other period in history. Flowers and foliage were amassed to create marvelous creations that were full, rich with flowers and strikingly beautiful. Many of the current rules for floral design were actually instituted during this period in history. Come join us as we revisit the Victorian era. Container will be provided.

Growing and arranging with sunflowers can be one of summer’s great pleasures although their striking color and strong stems bring extra challenges to both the grower and the designer. Learn some tips for selecting sunflower varieties, growing, and harvesting, and also some new ideas and techniques for using sunflowers in arrangements. Take home sunflower plants from a local grower, North Creek Nurseries, to plant in your garden and a sunflower-filled arrangement for your home.

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Learn to use and grow sunflowers in your home and garden. To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Floral Design Design EC Unstructured Summer

EC Principles of Color

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk 2 credits

Date Friday, June 14 1–4 pm Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member Where Acer Room Summertime is a time to relax and bask in the light of the longer days. Explore the flowers and foliage of the season and create arrangements using design elements that replicate the relaxed, unstructured feel of summer. Bring a container that suits your style in glass, basket or ceramic approximately 10–12 inches height or width.

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Dates Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24 9 am–4 pm 2 sessions Fee $270 Member $300 Non-member Lunch included Where Acer Room Never look at color the same way again! Color is a central part of any floral design. The difference between an average creation and one that “sings” is often found in color. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this two-day workshop. Properties, psychological effects, and harmonies of color will be discussed with students creating beautiful designs in prescribed hues and harmonies.

Floral Floral Design Design EC All Protea

EC Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water

with Nancy Gingrich Shenk

with Jeff Miklos

Date Thursday, August 29 6–9 pm

Date Saturday, September 7 9 am–4 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $189 Member $210 Non-member Lunch included

Where Acer Room Protea, the national flower of South Africa, is very long lasting, dries beautifully, and is largely underutilized. With hundreds of varieties within the species, we will have fun learning about the unique properties of this flower while creating long lasting, marvelously organic designs.

Where Acer Room Historians trace the evolution of modern theory pertaining to chemical elements and compounds to the ancient models that consisted of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. Join Jeff as you explore each component as an “element of design.” Demonstrations of earth, wind, fire, and water will fuel your inspiration. Following a guided design, you will create an arrangement that interprets each of these elements.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design EC Have a Ball

EC Water Composition

with Jane Godshalk

with Midori Tanimune

Date Sunday, October 6 12:30–4:30 pm

Date Saturday, October 12 9–11 am

Fee $107 Member $119 Non-member

Fee $68 Member $75 Non-member

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Spheres and orbs come in many sizes and materials. See what exciting materials are available in these wonderful round shapes and create a design using new spherical floral accessories. Techniques of pinning, stringing, and wrapping will be used to make a floating spherical design with cascading orbs.

Leave your cares behind and spend a Saturday morning learning something new and making a beautiful, naturalistic arrangement for your home. Learn to analyze the elements of flowers’ form, shape, color, and texture. Water becomes an element of your design in this free style Ikebana class. Bring a kenzan and a glass vase or bowl, at least 10 inches in diameter.

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Floral Design EC

You’re Framed!

with Cres Motzi

EC Thanksgiving Reimagined with Cres Motzi

Date Saturday, November 16 9 am–12 pm

Date Monday, November 25 6–9 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Flower arrangers are finding more ecofriendly ways to do what they love. We will make a free-standing, reusable frame to form a base and enhance it for our arrangement. Some assembly required but no carpentry skills are necessary. Bring wire cutters, a small screwdriver, and floral scissors.

Celebrate Thanksgiving and decorate your table with a European flair. Fashion a unique, uncommonly beautiful and re-usable armature for a long and low centerpiece. Express your personal style by using decorative aluminum wires or natural materials like flexible reeds. Design with seasonal flowers and plant materials to enjoy this holiday and beyond. Bring wire cutter, clippers, and floral scissors.

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

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Floral Design EC Keeping it Real: A Naturalistic Holiday Wreath

EC Structured Elegance with Jane Godshalk

with Mary Allinson

Date Sunday, December 8 1–4 pm

Date Saturday, December 14 9 am–12 pm

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

Fee $99 Member $109 Non-member

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Where Acer Room

Creating a wreath for the holidays is a favorite tradition. This year, construct a wreath using greens, cones, and berries from the garden. You will learn from a seasoned Longwood gardener what to plant to have the best choices for your holiday decorations in years to come. Bring the winter garden to your home in a beautiful, all natural wreath that you’ll enjoy throughout the holiday season!

Bring color and cheer to your home for the winter and create a long lasting holiday centerpiece. Using branches, greens, and flowers, create a sustainable structure that will enable you to refresh flowers and accessories whenever you like. Enchant your family and friends throughout the holiday season.

Bring 4 yards of your choice of ribbon for a festive bow, and any other holiday embellishments if desired.

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Class Index Class Index Index Color Key Ornamental Horticulture Landscape Design Professional Courses Short Courses, Workshops, and Tours Visual Arts Floral Design

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Course Name

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January 7 January 18 January 19 January 20 January 20 January 23 January 27

Plant Illustration Studio Floral Fun Visit the Island of Dominica Comprehensive Wedding Design Beekeeping Basics (am) Beekeeping Basics (pm) The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Propagation Fearless Watercolor

$99 $50 $500 $55 $55 $55 $99

$90 $45 $450 $49 $49 $49 $90

131ADPIA 131FDX1M 131FDCWW 131HTBBM 131HTBBA 131HTPPE 131ADFWA

February 1 February 2 February 2 February 2 February 6 February 8 February 8 February 12 February 14 February 16 February 19 February 21 February 23 February 23 February 25 February 25

Floral Fun Visit Iceland Ideas for Impact–Morning Only Ideas for Impact–Afternoon Only Ideas for Impact–All Day Broad-Leaved Evergreens Landscape Design I (am) Landscape Design I (pm) Nature Inspired Miniature Landscape Plant Science: Plant Propagation Make Room for Mushrooms Basic Floral Design I Site Stories–Start to Finish Hungry for Vegetable Gardening A Basket for all Seasons Introduction to Plant Illustration Plant Illustration Studio

$50 $60 $60 $100 $188 $249 $249 $109 $188 $40 $350 $132 $132 $109 $165 $165

$45 $54 $54 $90 $170 $224 $224 $99 $170 $36 $315 $120 $120 $99 $150 $150

131FDX2 131PSIIM 131PSIIA 131PSIID 131OHBLE$01 131GDLDM$01 131GDLDA$01 131FDNIE 131HSPPA$01 131PSMMM 131FDB1E 131GDSSE$01 131PSVGM 131FDBSM 131ADPIM 131ADP2A

March 2 March 2 March 2 March 2 March 2 March 2

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (am) Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (pm) Pros and Cons of Backyard Fruit Gardening in the EGGstreme (am) Gardening in the EGGstreme (pm) Fantasy Flowers

$55 $55 $40 $55 $55 $109

$49 $49 $36 $49 $49 $99

131HTPPM 131HTPPA 131PSBFM 131PSGEM 131PSGEA 131FDFFM

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March 5 March 5 March 6 March 8 March 9 March 9 March 9 March 10 March 14 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 18 March 19 March 21 March 23 March 28

Talley Ho! It’s the Flower Show Photography After Hours People, Plants, and Landscape Design Breaking Down Biodegradable Garden Choices A Cool Birdhouse Pondering Ponds Floral Design Spring Studio Build a Wave Hill Chair A Day in the Tropics (am) A Day in the Tropics (pm) Photographing Orchids Basic Floral Design II Orchids for Beginners Lasting Im’press’ions Floral Fun Visit England Kokedama: Hanging String Gardens Gardening by Phone

$154 $250 $143 $55 $90 $100 $85 $130 $135 $135 $150 $350 $85 $55 $50 $40 $22

$140 $225 $129 $49 $81 $90 $77 $117 $122 $122 $135 $315 $78 $49 $45 $36 $20

131GTFSD 131ADPAE$01 131GDPPE$01 131HTBDA 131PSCBM 131PSPPD 131FDSSM 131PSWHA 131FDDTM 131FDDTA 131ADPOM 131FDB2D 131PSOBE 131PSIFE 131FDX3E 131PSKSM 131PSGPE

April 4 April 4 April 6 April 6 April 6 April 11 April 13 April 13 April 13 April 17 April 18 April 23 April 25 April 27

Sketching for Designers Planting Design Your Sustainable Home Landscape: Getting Started Taking BIG Pictures with Small Cameras A Day in Italia Propagation: A Plan for the Spring Performance Pruning: Shrubs (am) Performance Pruning: Shrubs (pm) Beginning Bonsai Free Style Ikebana Floral Fun Visit Paris Elements of Design Garden Tour The Layered Garden Brandywine Cottage: A Tour

$143 $249 $100 $165 $210 $55 $55 $55 $150 $75 $50 $155 $29 $49

$129 $224 $90 $150 $189 $49 $49 $49 $135 $68 $45 $140 $25 $45

131GDSDA$01 131GDPDE$01 131PSSHD 131ADBPD 131FDDID 131HTP2E 131HTPSM 131HTPSA 131PSBBD 131FDFIE 131FDX4E 131GTEDD 131PSLGE 131PSBGM

May 3 May 4 May 4 May 4 May 7 May 10 May 11 May 11 May 13 May 13 May 15 May 15 May 16 May 18 May 22

Trough Making Orchid Repotting Water Gardening in a Container Floral Design Certificate Exam Ornamental and Native Shrubs Floral Fun Visit Belgium Vertical Gardening Mother’s Day: It’s a Wrap Plant Parts Beginning Digital Photography Online Weed Identification Tips for Turf Diagnosis: Plant Disease Identification View from the Porch Annuals

$95 $55 $95 $109 $188 $50 $70 $109 $40 $250 $95 $95 $95 $40 $188

$86 $49 $86 $99 $170 $45 $63 $99 $36 $225 $86 $86 $86 $36 $170

131PSTMM 131PSORM 131PSWGM 131FDCEM$01 131OHDSE$01 131DFX5M 131PSVEM 131FDMDM 131PSPPA 131AWBDO 131HTWIM 131HTTPA 131HTPDM 131ADVPM 131OHANE$01

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Course Name

NM

May 24 May 30

Victorian Floral Design Grow and Know Sunflowers

$109 $99 $109 $99

131FDVFA 131PSGKE

June 1 June 4 June 6 June 7 June 7 June 8 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 18 June 28

Hanging Baskets Creating a Landscape Estimate Summer Floral Immersion: Basic I & II Specialty Nursery Tour Photographing Longwood’s Tunnels & Pump House Contain Yourself Floral Fun Visit Spain Plant Disease Identification Pest Identification Unstructured Summer Floral Design Summer Studio Moonlight Magic Floral Fun Visit the USA

$70 $143 $728 $132 $165 $70 $50 $95 $95 $109 $85 $33 $50

$63 $129 $662 $120 $150 $63 $45 $86 $86 $99 $77 $30 $45

131PSHBM 131GDCLE$01 131FDSIW 131GTSND 131ADNCD$01 131PSCYM 131FDX6E 131HTPDA 131HTPIM 131FDUSA 131FDS2M 131GTMME 132FDX7M

August 2 August 3 August 5 August 7 August 13 August 15 August 17 August 22 August 23 August 23 August 29

Water, Water, Everywhere Up Close and Personal: Macro Photography Ornamental Vines Edible Plants Aquatic Plants Perennials Leaf It with Lotus Floral Fun Visit Mexico Trials & Tribulations Tour Principles of Color All Protea

$176 $250 $90 $188 $90 $188 $90 $50 $132 $300 $109

$160 $225 $81 $170 481 $170 $81 $45 $120 $270 $99

132ADWWD$01 132ADMPM$01 132OHOVE$01 132OHEPE$01 132OHAPE$01 132OHPEA$01 132PSLLM 132FDX8E 132GTTTD 132FDPCD 132FDAPE

September 5 September 7 September 8 September 9 September 9 September 11 September 12 September 12 September 13 September 13 September 14 September 16 September 16 September 16 September 19 September 19 September 19 September 20

Landscape Design II Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water Basic Floral Design I View from the Waterlily Ponds Intermediate Digital Photography Online Advanced Floral Design I Weed Identification Tips for Turf Diagnosis Water, Water, Everywhere Floral Fun Visit Italy i-Got it Plant Science: 21st Century Trends Introduction to Plant Illustration Plant Illustration Studio Plant Disease Identification Pest Identification Presto! Pesto Successful Rain Gardens

$249 $210 $350 $40 $250 $385 $95 $95 $176 $50 $77 $55 $165 $165 $95 $95 $40 $132

$224 $189 $315 $36 $225 $346 $86 $86 $160 $45 $70 $50 $150 $150 $86 $86 $36 $120

132GDL2E$01 132FDEWD 132FDB1D 132ADVWM 132AWIDO 132FDA1A 132HTWIM 132HTTPA 132ADW2D$01 132FDX9M 132ADIGM$01 132HSTRD 132ADPIM 132ADPIA 132HTPDA 132HTPIM 132PSPPE 132GDRGD

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Class Index Start Date

Course Name

NM

M

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September 21 September 27 September 28 September 28 September 30

Beginning Bonsai Introduction to Ikebana Orchids for Beginners Shedding Light on Orchids Plant Physiology and Anatomy

$150 $235 $85 $55 $188

$135 $212 $78 $49 $170

132PSBBD 132FDIID 132PSOBM 132PSSLA 132HSPAE$01

October 3 October 3 October 5 October 6 October 8 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 10 October 12 October 12 October 13 October 15 October 17 October 18 October 18 October 19 October 19 October 19 October 21 October 29

Photography After Hours Plein Air Watercolor Floral Design Fall Studio Have a Ball Mixed Up Moss Photography at the Peirce du Pont House Conifers Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory Plein Air Oil Painting Indoor Composting: Bokashi Water Composition Interpretations in Colored Pencils Moonlight Magic Champion Trees Tour Photographing Fall Splendor Floral Fun Visit Russia Native Meadows from the Ground Up Mixed Media Advanced Floral Design II Golden Light Lasting Im’press’ions

$250 $385 $85 $119 $55 $77 $188 $249 $385 $55 $75 $99 $33 $75 $150 450 $70 $40 $385 $165 $55

$225 $350 $77 $107 $49 $70 $170 $224 $350 $49 $68 $90 $30 $68 $135 $45 $63 $36 $346 $150 $49

132ADPAE$01 132ADPWW 132FDS3M 132FDHBA 132PSMME 132ADNCE$01 132OHCOE$01 132GDSLA$01 132ADPOW 132HTICA 132FDWCM 132ADCPA 132GTMME 132GTCTD 132ADPFM 132FDX0M 132HTNMD 132ADMMA 132FDA2D 132ADGLA 132PSIFE

November 9 November 16 November 21 November 25

Floral Design Certificate Exam You’re Framed Floral Fun Visit Morocco Thanksgiving Reimagined

$109 $109 $50 $109

$99 $99 $45 $99

132FDCEM$01 132FDYFM 132FDX1M 132FDFTE

December 7 December 8 December 12 December 14

Floral Design Winter Studio A Naturalistic Holiday Wreath Floral Fun Visit Germany Structured Elegance

$85 $109 $50 $109

$77 $99 $45 $99

132FDS4M 132FDKRA 132FDX2E 132FDSEM

Special Offers Both The Layered Garden and Brandywine Cottage Tour All 12 Floral Fun Classes Ornamental Horticulture Class Package–Pick 3

To register: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org

$69 $62 131PSDEM $550 $495 132FDXAM $507 $459

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Registration Information Four Ways to Register: Online: https://ce-registration.longwoodgardens.org Online registration is conducted in real time and is the most efficient way to register for classes. By Phone: 610.388.5454 By Fax: 610.388.5446 By Mail: P.O. Box 501 Kennett Square, PA 19348 Registrations are processed in the order they are received. In the event we receive your registration after a class has filled, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified by phone if/when a space becomes available. We will process your payment at that time. After You Register You will receive an acknowledgment letter by email confirming your registration. This letter is your admission into the course. Please bring it with you to each session. The letter also serves as your admission to the Gardens for the duration of any Certificate of Merit course. Garden admission for all other non-certificate courses, lectures, tours, and any floral design sessions is for that day only. Important Registration Reminders Please use one registration form per person. Additional registration forms may be photocopied.  ll registrations will be confirmed. A If you have NOT received your confirmation letter via email two weeks prior to your class start date, please call 610.388.5454.  ertificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture ONLY–Registration is C requested at least one week (seven days) prior to the start of class. Any registrations received after that date cannot be guaranteed a course book at the start of the class.

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Experience Our Seasons in 2013 Orchid Extravaganza January 19–March 24 Leave winter at the front door and enter our warm conservatory where thousands of orchids drape from walls, flow from baskets, and form towering arches in this colorful display.

Spring Blooms March 29–May 19 Watch as spring color emerges to paint the landscape in vibrant hues. Tulips, daffodils, wisteria and flowering trees herald spring’s arrival indoors and out.

Festival of Fountains May 25–September 2 Stand before towering fountains, wander shady groves, and enjoy evenings filled with music. Delve into the historic past and provocative nature of one of our most popular display plants in a new exhibit on the Victoria waterlily. Fireworks & Fountains light up the night sky on May 25, July 4 & 20, August 17 & 31, September 14.

Autumn’s Colors September 7–November 24 Reconnect with nature amid the glowing reds, golds, and oranges of fall. As autumn’s chill sets in, escape to our conservatory where horticultural feats abound during the Chrysanthemum Festival.

A Longwood Christmas November 28, 2013–January 12, 2014 Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificently adorned trees. Listen as carolers share the sounds of the season and illuminated fountains dance to music.

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