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This huge blue ribbon course is aimed at garden enthusiasts who want the best! It covers everything a home gardener needs to know to become an expert garden guru. Impress your friends and family with your gardening knowledge or just become confident in your gardening abilities. With almost 100,000 words (the...
Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home. You will learn such things as: ·How to build a veggie garden. ·Cultivation and planting. ·The main types of vegetables. ·How to make great compost. ·Pest, disease and weed control. ·Hydroponic and greenhouse growing. ·Herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties. ·Watering...
Make your garden work for you efficiently and economically.Grow an abundance of fresh fruit, berries and nuts. Preserve your harvest and trade or give away excess surplus produce to your friends and neighbours. Learn how to improve soil fertility, choose the best fruit varieties and berry varieties for your situation, and...
There are 10 lessons in this course: Introduction What to plant where, Plant selection, Plant varieties, Colourful year round foliage, Establishment (timing, soil preparation, plant size, planting technique), Maintenance programs, etc Woody plants Selecting woody plants, trees, shrubs, deciduous/semi deciduous/evergreen; flowering shrubs, Establishing woody plants, Planting procedure, Dealing with shade,...
Lesson Structure There are 8 lessons in this course: Introduction: Garden components, preplanning information, design principles. Designing a Cottage Garden: Landscape drawing (graphics), design procedure. History of Cottage Gardens Plants for Cottage Gardens Planting Design in Cottage Gardens Features and Components of Cottage Gardens today: Arches, furniture, lattice, sundials, barriers and walls. ...
Select, install and maintain irrigation systems for home gardens, parks or ornamental horticulture. Water is essential to plant growth and is often the major limitation to productivity. Irrigation is now playing a more important role in horticulture as well as home gardens than ever before. Irrigation can enable plants or turf...
Know how to produce concept and detailed innovative plans for low maintenance natural gardens (eg. woodland gardens, desert gardens, wild gardens, indigenous plant gardens, etc.) using indigenous plants or a mixture of indigenous and other plants) plus suitable landscape features. A natural garden is one that appears to be a relatively...
There are 10 lessons in this course: 1.Creating the Mood 2.Historic Gardens 3.Formal Gardens 4.Oriental Gardens 5.Middle Eastern and Spanish Style 6.Mediterranean Gardens 7.Coastal Gardens 8.Modern Gardens 9.Eclectic Gardens 10.Other Styles Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you...
Study Water Gardening from Home This course develops your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining water features and gardens -everything from ponds to fountains and waterfalls.. “If you are keen to learn about creating gardens with water features, this is a good place to start! It is not as simple as...
There are 8 lessons in this course: Introduction Indoor Plant Culture - Part A Indoor Plant Culture - Part B Foliage Plants Flowering Plants Other Indoor Plants Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants The Interior Plantscaping Industry Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by...
Lesson Structure There are 8 lessons in this course: Introduction Development of Private Gardens Development of Public and Commercial Landscapes Great Gardens & Gardeners of the World People who Influenced Gardens Globalisation of Gardens Scope and Nature of Modern Garden Conservation The Role of Organisations in Garden Conservation Each lesson culminates in an...
A designed landscape can be described as parks, gardens or grounds that are pre-conceived, designed and constructed for artistic effect. Parklands, woodlands, water and notable formal and informal gardens are included. Some may have significant wildlife, archaeological and scientific interest; they are also often the grounds in which buildings of historical...
VHT100 Garden Maintenance On line/E-learning/Correspondence course: study at home, anywhere: no attendance required
This course will show you how to have a healthy garden year round! Lesson Structure There are 10 lessons in this course: Introduction - Planning and managing a garden. Instructs how to develop a sensible maintenance program for any garden; big or small. Garden Furnishings and Garden Machinery Develops an understanding of power...
Develop a broadened knowledge of Azaleas & Rhododendrons, their cultivars and cultivation; and in doing so, provide a foundation upon which you can better pursue your interest in this fascinating group of plants. Considered by many to be the very best plants a garden can offer, azaleas and rhododendrons are some of...