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Growing Perennials Course Online

Home Study Perennials Course

This course will give you the opportunity to become an expert in this field. Perennials are gaining popularity – many are dry garden tolerant and as a result many people are showing an interest in growing and learning about such a diverse range of plant species. A great fully rounded course covering diverse aspects of plant growing.

Practical and versatile perennials!

Perennials come in all forms, from herbaceous plants that die down in the winter and re-emerge in spring (year after year), to plants that retain their soft-stemmed leafy growth year round. 

 

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • Physiology
    • Information sources
  2. Culture
    • Planting
    • Staking
    • Mulching
    • Watering
    • Feeding
    • Pruning, etc.
  3. Propagation and Hybridization
    • Seed
    • Pricking out seedlings
    • Cuttings
    • Factors affecting cutting strike
    • Propagating media
    • Types of cuttings
    • Hardening off young plants
    • Division
    • Separation
    • Layering
    • Potting mixes
    • Potting up
  4. Review of Major Types of Perennials
    • Herbaceous perennials
    • Establishing herbaceous plants
    • Popular bulbs, corms and tubers
    • Supporting herbaceous plants
    • Herbs in a perennial border
    • Wildflower meadows
    • Maintaining herbaceous borders
    • Perennials for different purposes/uses
    • Artemisia
    • Lavandula
    • Scented Geraniums
    • Ornamental; grasses
    • Bamboos
  5. Pests and Disease Plant pathology
    • Parasitic and non parasitic problems
    • Conducting an inspection and identifying problems
    • Tell tale symptoms
    • Common terminology
    • Common pests on perennials and their management
    • Diseases
  6. Irrigation and Hydroponic Culture Techniques
    • Significance of water
    • Infiltration and water retention
    • Water needs for perennials
    • Watering methods
    • When to water
    • Testing water needs
    • Reducing water needs
    • Watering perennials in pots
    • Drip irrigation
    • Hydroponics Introduction
    • Types of hydroponic systems
  7. Landscaping with Perennials
    • Designing the garden
    • Landscape principles and components
    • Landscape effects
    • Design styles
    • Flower bed design
    • Colour themes
    • Cottage gardens
    • What perennials to grow in cottage gardens
    • Scented plants
    • Landscaping with bulbs
  8. Further Uses for Perennials
    • Cut Flowers
    • What flowers the longest
    • Harvest and storage
    • Growing Carnations
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Herbs
    • Herb crafts

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Home Study Perennials Course

    This course will give you the opportunity to become an expert in this field. Perennials are gaining popularity – many are dry garden tolerant and as a result many people are showing an interest in growing and learning about such a diverse range of plant species. A great fully rounded course covering diverse aspects of plant growing.

    Practical and versatile perennials!

    Perennials come in all forms, from herbaceous plants that die down in the winter and re-emerge in spring (year after year), to plants that retain their soft-stemmed leafy growth year round. 

     

    Course Outline

    There are 8 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction
      • Review of the system of plant identification
      • Physiology
      • Information sources
    2. Culture
      • Planting
      • Staking
      • Mulching
      • Watering
      • Feeding
      • Pruning, etc.
    3. Propagation and Hybridization
      • Seed
      • Pricking out seedlings
      • Cuttings
      • Factors affecting cutting strike
      • Propagating media
      • Types of cuttings
      • Hardening off young plants
      • Division
      • Separation
      • Layering
      • Potting mixes
      • Potting up
    4. Review of Major Types of Perennials
      • Herbaceous perennials
      • Establishing herbaceous plants
      • Popular bulbs, corms and tubers
      • Supporting herbaceous plants
      • Herbs in a perennial border
      • Wildflower meadows
      • Maintaining herbaceous borders
      • Perennials for different purposes/uses
      • Artemisia
      • Lavandula
      • Scented Geraniums
      • Ornamental; grasses
      • Bamboos
    5. Pests and Disease Plant pathology
      • Parasitic and non parasitic problems
      • Conducting an inspection and identifying problems
      • Tell tale symptoms
      • Common terminology
      • Common pests on perennials and their management
      • Diseases
    6. Irrigation and Hydroponic Culture Techniques
      • Significance of water
      • Infiltration and water retention
      • Water needs for perennials
      • Watering methods
      • When to water
      • Testing water needs
      • Reducing water needs
      • Watering perennials in pots
      • Drip irrigation
      • Hydroponics Introduction
      • Types of hydroponic systems
    7. Landscaping with Perennials
      • Designing the garden
      • Landscape principles and components
      • Landscape effects
      • Design styles
      • Flower bed design
      • Colour themes
      • Cottage gardens
      • What perennials to grow in cottage gardens
      • Scented plants
      • Landscaping with bulbs
    8. Further Uses for Perennials
      • Cut Flowers
      • What flowers the longest
      • Harvest and storage
      • Growing Carnations
      • Chrysanthemums
      • Herbs
      • Herb crafts

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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