Walk & Talk Series

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We’re excited to bring you a variety of walk & talk summer garden series, where you can learn from the experts at Wannemaker’s. Classes take place on Friday evenings at Wannemaker’s beginning at 6:30 PM. All events are subject to change. Please call us at (630) 852-0700 for questions.



Petal Power: Color Combinations of Long Blooming Favorites

Friday, June 1 | 6:30PM
Discover how to combine long blooming perennials with trees and shrubs for beds packed with petal power! We’ll examine combinations for sun and shade, wet, and dry situations.


Some Enchanted Evening: Moon and Night Gardens

Friday, June 8 | 6:30PM
For many of us, we only get to enjoy our garden spaces in the evening after a long day. Learn about the charming tradition of moon gardens, white gardens, and how to add beauty to the garden at day’s end.


Screening Solutions for Tight Spaces

Friday, June 15 | 6:30PM
We’ve added many new selections to our ‘tall and skinny’ plant list! Find out new and unique plants that thrive in tight spaces and make terrific screening solutions.


Superior Shade Trees for the Home Garden

Friday, June 22 | 6:30PM
Find out how to plant what trees for maximum cooling in summer and protection in winter. We’ll look at both natives and cultivars as we chat about the wonderful world of big trees.


Sinfully Beautiful Plants for Shade

Friday, June 29 | 6:30PM
We’ll take a look at some shady characters on this walk and talk as we discuss plants that thrive in part to full shade. There’s many options to create a beautiful, layered look with four-season interest.



Hydrangeas 101

Friday, July 6 | 6:30PM
In this walk and talk, we’ll discuss how to care for and prune each kind of hydrangea. Discover how these easy heirloom favorites can add punches of color to your yard and garden.


Hellstrip Gardening: Solutions for Hot and Dry Sites

Friday, July 13 | 6:30PM
That tricky area between two driveways, the odd spot by the mailbox, or the strip under the powerlines all can be a challenge to plant. We’ll discuss the many plants that thrive in hot and dry sites while providing beautiful textures and flowers.

Nifty Natives

Friday, July 20 | 6:30PM
Native plants feed our pollinators, attract beneficial predatory insects, are larval hosts for our butterflies and moths, and so much more! Discover garden-friendly natives that offer weeks of flowers and enrich your landscape.


Updating Grandma’s Garden: New Varieties of Old Favorites

Friday, July 7 | 6:30PM
Heirloom plants such as weigelas, hydrangeas, viburnums, and more continue to be popular. Find out about new and improved varieties of some of our beloved tried and true favorites.