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Growing Perennials Course Online

Why Study this Growing Perennials Course?

If you want to know how to grow perennials plants and their uses, then this course is for you! This online growing perennials course will give you all the necessary knowledge needed to learn about perennials such as how to plant, water and feed them, how to propagate and hybridize, the various types of perennials, the way to landscape them and their uses, and more.

 

 

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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    Why Study this Growing Perennials Course?

    If you want to know how to grow perennials plants and their uses, then this course is for you! This online growing perennials course will give you all the necessary knowledge needed to learn about perennials such as how to plant, water and feed them, how to propagate and hybridize, the various types of perennials, the way to landscape them and their uses, and more.

     

     

    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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