June classes at the Botanical Conservatory

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Press release from the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, dated May 17, 2010:

June Classes at the Botanical Conservatory

Planning a Fall Vegetable Garden, Thursday, June 3, 6 – 7:30 pm
Ephraim Smiley returns to the Conservatory! In this sure-to-be-entertaining program, he will share the basics of interplanting and succession planting. You will also discover which plants love the cool weather and develop a timeline for your fall gardening. With the tips and tricks from this class, you could be harvesting vegetables until the first snowfall. Ages 12+. Registration deadline: May 28. Fee: $14, Conservatory Member Fee: $12.

Butterfly Gardening Workshop, Saturday, June 19, 9:30 – 11 am
Love butterflies? Enter their world of light and color as Jody Heaston, owner of Naturally Speaking & Wildlifescaping, shows you how to start your own butterfly garden. You will learn the different plants and items that can be added to a garden to attract these wondrous insects and explore ways to cater to their needs throughout their life cycles. Each participant will also make a simple butterfly feeder to help get your garden off to a good start. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: June 11. Fee: $16, Conservatory Member Fee: $13.

Botanical Brown Bag
Bring a sandwich and stop in at the Conservatory for an entertaining “garden moment” on the last Thursday of each month. Speakers offer interactive programs on a variety of botanical or ecological topics. While you eat, pick up some new ideas and skills! Free coffee and tea. Conservatory admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child ages 3-17. (Members free.)

Iris Folding: June 24, 12 – 1 pm
Iris folding uses strips of colored paper, carefully placed in a spiraling pattern like the iris of a camera, to produce a wonderful artistic effect. In this program, Conservatory volunteer Helen Bunnell will guide you as you make your own iris folded greeting card with a charming butterfly motif, perfect for sending to a friend or hanging on your wall.

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is located at 1100 South Calhoun Street. For more information, visit www.botanicalconservatory.org or call us at 427-6446.

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