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Hosta College Class Listing - 2017

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Class ID: 1001 Title: Choice Perennials For The Hosta Shade Garden
Details: A PowerPoint presentation featuring rare and unusual shade/woodland plants that will contrast wonderfully with Hostas in the woodland garden. Often overlooked these plants can really create an excellent balance to the fantastic foliage effect that Hostas create.
Instructor: Chris Wilhoite Maximum Enrollment: 100
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Class ID: 1002 Title: Jens Jensen - Dean of American Landscape Architecture
Details: Public and private gardens throughout the Midwest have been greatly influenced by the prairie style landscapes developed by Danish-born landscape architect Jens Jensen.  He also championed the preservation of natural landscapes such as the Indiana Dunes, the State Park System in Illinois, Cook County Forest Preserves, and numerous parks in Wisconsin.  He designed many of Chicago's parks, along with the private estates of Armour, Florsheim, Henry and Edsel Ford, Brooks, and many other important Midwestern industrialists.  He retired to his "Clearing" in Door County Wisconsin and died in 1951 at the age of 90.  Marty Overhiser, a retired City Planner and hosta enthusiast, will share Jensen’s landscape philosophy and explain ways of incorporating Jensen's design principles in private gardens.
Instructor: Marty Overhiser Maximum Enrollment: 60
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Class ID: 1003 Title: Hostas 101
Details: New to hostas? No problem. We all started at the same point. This class will look at the myriad of options in selecting hostas, optimum growing conditions, dealing with diseases and pests, the most popular hosta cultivars, and what’s new on the horizon in the world of hostas.
Instructor: Rob Mortko Maximum Enrollment: 30
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Class ID: 1004 Title: Bonsai Workshop I - 2 Hour Class
Details: NOVICE: Create a bonsai houseplant with your own hands!  Each of 8 participants will receive a tropical pre-bonsai Natal Plum, a 7" ceramic pot, an 8" bonsai scissors, a 7" concave branch cutter, five spools of bonsai wire,  bonsai soil, and guidance by an instructor from the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society to style their tree by trimming, wiring, and re-potting into a fine houseplant.  Cost of materials; $75 per student.  Each student will receive a 6 page primer via Email to study before the class so that they may absorb the classroom instructions faster and more completely. THIS 2+ HOUR CLASS MAY RUN OVERTIME INTO THE LUNCH PERIOD. CLASS WILL BE A COMBINATION OF WORKSHOP I AND WORKSHOP II STUDENTS- 8 TOTAL STUDENTS.
Instructor: William Struhar Maximum Enrollment: 7
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Fees: $75.00 Requires: 2004
 
Class ID: 1005 Title: Bonsai Workshop II - 2 Hour Class
Details: EXPERIENCED - PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS CLASS BEFORE AND WILL PROVIDE THEIR OWN TOOLS & WIRE: Create a bonsai houseplant with your own hands! Each experienced participant will receive a tropical pre-bonsai Natal Plum, a 7" ceramic pot, and soil for repotting this tree. All students will receive guidance by an instructor from the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society to style their tree by trimming, wiring, and re-potting into a fine houseplant. All will receive a 6 page primer via Email to study before the class so that they may absorb the classroom instructions faster and more completely. THIS 2+ HOUR CLASS MAY RUN OVERTIME INTO THE LUNCH PERIOD. THIS CLASS COMBINES NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED STUDENTS - 8 TOTAL STUDENTS.
Instructor: William Struhar Maximum Enrollment: 1 FULL
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Fees: $35.00 Requires: 2005
 
Class ID: 1006 Title: I've Always Wanted to Grow Hosta Seeds!
Details: This class is for the novice, to learn first hand the process of planting hosta seeds. Students will be provided the necessary material to start themselves down the path of growing hosta seeds. Along the way questions will be answered on what you want and how to get it in the kingdom of seed growing. As this is an elementary class several techniques will be discussed and only the neophyte should attend! Seeds and planting materials will be provided each student. The personally planted flat will be taken home by the student.
Instructor: Clarence Hanna Maximum Enrollment: 24
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Fees: $8.00
 
Class ID: 1007 Title: My Love Affair with Gold Hostas
Details: Why do we love gold hostas? Let me count the ways. I will wax poetic about their beauty and allure but go beyond that to the mystery of their origin and how they do the chameleon color tricks they do. Also, what’s your favorite? I will share mine.
Instructor: Bob Solberg Maximum Enrollment: 40
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Class ID: 1008 Title: Landscaping with Miniature Hosta and Their Companions
Details: What sets Mark's miniature gardens apart is that they are landscapes, not a mixed container, with true miniatures that last a long time, if care instructions are followed.  Learn how to combine compatible plants with your miniature hostas that will "play well" together for a long time and look good all the while as you witness the expertise and art of Mark creating micro landscapes.  Maintenance and cultural conditions top off the talk.  Questions are welcome.
Instructor: Mark Langan Maximum Enrollment: 40 FULL
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Class ID: 1009 Title: Conifers 101: Dwarf, Unusual & Witches Brooms
Details: This PowerPoint will guide you through the knowing and growing of great conifers. We will also see conifers of all shapes, sizes and colors to add interest to any garden—even your hosta garden. We will also discuss witches brooms. What are they and why are they important? Bob is a groundskeeper at the 173-acre Lange Estate in Ludlow Falls, Ohio and member of the American Conifer Society.
Instructor: Bob Iiames Maximum Enrollment: 30 FULL
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Class ID: 1010 Title: What is New in Hostas for 2017
Details: PowerPoint and plant examples of "What is NEW in Hostas for 2017".
Instructor: Jim Schwarz Maximum Enrollment: 30
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Class ID: 1011 Title: Learn How to Graft - 2 Hour Class
Details: "A Make it and Take it" class. Many of the most unusual & unique plants in the world can only be reproduced by grafting.  This class will show you how we do it.  All materials provided.  Graft (2) deciduous plants and (2) evergreen plants to take home.
Instructor: Leslie & Dave Dannaher Maximum Enrollment: 16 FULL
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Fees: $32.00 Requires: 2011
 
Class ID: 1012 Title: DIY Fairy Furniture
Details: Make and take home fairy furniture. Instructor will show samples of fairy furniture and architecture. Students will use clippers and a hot glue gun to construct chairs, tables or other pieces of furniture using natural materials provided. Handouts provided.
Instructor: Elizabeth Veldey Maximum Enrollment: 12 FULL
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Fees: $10.00
 
Class ID: 1013 Title: Growing Vegetables For Food And For Fun!
Details: I've been experimenting now for several years with growing food for my family and others. It's been the most rewarding thing I've tried in a long time. I love to eat and I love to grow plants. Why shouldn't I grow food!? Why shouldn't you!? Explore the many plants I've been trying and see how fun it would be for you to do the same
Instructor: Kevin Collard Maximum Enrollment: 30
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