Are you interested in incorporating beautiful, functional plants for you or your clients' gardens and landscaping projects?
Typically ornamental plants are grouped for aesthetic effect with little regard for plant compatibility or - for that matter - suitability for their growing environments in geographical areas far removed from their origin. Plants are a product of their native environment, having adapted to specific soil, water and climate conditions. These are complex relationships, and to create thriving landscapes we need to have a good understanding of the growing conditions in the plants' native range.
Here are some of the topics you will explore:
- World biomes
- Plant nomenclature
- Factors in successful plant groupings
- Weed identification
- Plant maintenance including specialty pruning