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
This course is offered online, asynchronously.