February

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Capture the subtle beauty and color of lichen as it contrasts with the rough more...
243BIL387O 02/29 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
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This course is designed for horticulturists who are responsible for maintaining outdoor landscapes. We will cover how to calculate area to help estimate plant and soil needs, apply rates for fertilizers, and calculate amounts of soil amendments.
243HRT356O 02/29 Th 5:00pm-7:00pm Weinstein
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March

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining more...
243GAR173DO 03/01 Fr 10:30am-12:30pm Marsh
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Brooks in Brooklyn? Yep. A river in the Bronx? Sure. Wildlife roaming Manhattan? You bet! Queens and Staten Island too hold stories of incredible ecological wealth and concentrated environmental power. Join author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York more...
243NAT214O 03/05 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Sanderson, Ph. D
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Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
243BIL301EO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select more...
243BIL331BO 03/06 We 10:00am-1:00pm James
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Get a solid grounding in the basic plant body-from the cell to the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. We'll use dissecting and compound light microscopes to observe plant anatomy, then introduce the base-level chemistry required to understand the world more...
243BOT315BO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Kutos
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Explore how therapeutic horticulture can improve the health, function, and quality of life for older adults in various settings, from independent to assisted living, day programs, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. You willalso gain an understanding of the physical, more...
243THP401O 03/06 We 6:30pm-8:30pm Brechner
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Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold. Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting orchid flowers from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will more...
243BIL225O 03/08 Fr 11:00am-1:45pm Vogel
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Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn of insect attacks) and transfer nutrients to one another through complex underground fungal networks (sometimes to assist sick trees).
243BOT385BO 03/11 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Kutos
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There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. more...
243FDN308BO 03/11 Mo 6:30pm-8:30pm Mele
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Design, plant, and harvest a cutting garden that's productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh to cut. We'll cover traditional and unexpected annual and perennial cut flower species and varieties more...
243HRT142O 03/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
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Explore the basics of successful, environmentally friendly gardening. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control. This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
243GAR301CO 03/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Bakis
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Through a series of design assignments, prepare a variety of planting plans that are practical, appropriate, and aesthetically satisfying. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, text, color, and ecological associations.
243LAN403BO 03/13 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson-Hastie
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If you're looking to transition from drawing to watercolor painting or fine tune your watercolor techniques, this class is for you. You will practice basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry brush for fine details. Dilutions more...
243BIL407O 03/14 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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From 18-inch, container-sized, reblooming beauties to 6-foot seasonal explosions of multicolored zing, there is more...
243GAR255O 03/16 Sa 11:30am-2:30pm Ballato
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Black and white stipple technique can produce smooth gradated tones, add texture and value, and suggest color. Learn the skills and procedures to master the method of using sized pens and ink or fine point markers such as Copic multiliners more...
243BIL458O 03/18 Mo 11:00am-2:30pm Jess
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Explore theories, traditions, and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.
243LAN301CO 03/19 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
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Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
243BIL302CO 03/20 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
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For nearly three centuries Elizabeth Blackwell (1699-c. 1758) has been recognized for etching the 500 full-page images of medicinal plants that are found in A Curious Herbal. Her intriguing story, joined to that of her hapless husband, made her an more...
243BIL802O 03/20 We 5:30pm-6:30pm Stiles Tyson
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Put all your garden ideas into practice with this practical overview of the best layout plans and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze space and proportions to create a coherent landscape design that complements both home and garden.
243GAR222DO 03/20 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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This is the class for plant-lovers eager to up their game! Learn the terminology and basic botanical nomenclature that will help you recognize and describe key differences in common plants.
243BOT308CO 03/21 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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Join us as we go behind the scenes of NYBG's Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion with designers Hillary Taymour of Collina Strada, Olivia Cheng of Dauphinette, and Kristen Alpaugh of FLWR PSTL, in a dynamic conversation moderated by Vanessa Friedman, more...
243FDN804O 03/21 Th 6:30pm-8:00pm Cheng
Alpaugh
Taymour
Friedman
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Celebrate the return of spring by creating a country meadow-inspired centerpiece bursting with field flowers, heirloom parrot tulips, mini daffodils, and fresh herbs. You'll capture the essence of flower fields with a profusion of colors and textures as you craft more...
243FDN414O 03/26 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
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Emerging research suggests that mushrooms may be beneficial for brain and nerve health. Discover the properties of different species and learn where medicinal mushrooms occur locally. Study how select types such as Maitake, Reishi, and Lion's Mane can help strengthen more...
243WEL181O 03/26 Tu 6:30pm-8:00pm Michelotti
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