Short Course on What to Plant and Where

The Planting What Where short course will provide you with an understanding of plant knowledge that will help you select plants that are right for your garden.  Whether you are a professional or a home gardener, this course will help ensure that you are not wasting time and money by selecting the wrong plants for your location.

Plant selection is an important part of creating a beautiful and functional garden. With careful selection and well thought out planting schemes you can minimise maintenance, disease and prevent over-planting. Over-planting is one of the most easily made mistakes in a garden. This is especially so for large trees that could end up being very costly to remove.

This self guided short course will go through the essentials of plant selection and planting placement including plant selection, plant establishment methods, identifying problems, solutions for wet areas, gardening in the shade, designing windbreaks, hedges and screens in the garden, plants for dry gardens, plants ideal for coastal regions, trees and shrub selection, small garden design, plants for other situations, lawns and living garden art.

How does it work?

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion" with your name and completion date on it.

Course Outline

There are 13 Lessons in this course:

Plant Selection

  • Planting strategies

Plant Establishment Methods

  • Ways to help plants get established
  • Techniques for planting sloped areas
  • Planting arid sites
  • Rehabilitating damaged soils in the home garden

Detecting Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • First: conduct an inspection
  • Second: take note of the environment
  • Third: identify the problem
  • Fourth: treat the problem
  • Review what you have been learning
  • Solutions for wet areas
  • What can cause wet areas in your garden?
  • Problems with wet areas
  • Overcoming problems with boggy or wet areas

Plants for Wet/Boggy Sites

  • How to keep the soil wet all year
  • Plants that grow in permanently wet soil
  • Plants that tolerate wet in winter and drier soil in summer
  • Creating a bog garden
  • Construction of water gardens
  • Plants for water gardens
  • Review what you have been learning
  • Gardening in the Shade
  • Ferns

Shade trees

  • Deciduous or semi deciduous trees
  • Evergreen shade trees

Windbreaks Hedges and Screens

  • Hedges
  • Windbreaks

Plants for Dry Gardens

  • Gardening in dry condition
  • Design and planting a fire break

Coastal Gardens

  • Dealing with salt
  • Creating wind breaks
  • Hardy seaside plants

Trees and Shrubs

  • Evergreen trees
  • Cool conifers
  • Deciduous trees for autumn colour
  • Shrubs in the landscape
  • Examples of long flowering plants
  • Shrubs that flower in autumn
  • What flowers in winter
  • Living Christmas trees

Fitting More in a Small Garden

  • How to fit more in a small garden
  • Small trouble free plants
  • Space-saving decoration
  • Go up
  • Expand your garden
  • Colours
  • Design your garden to appear bigger

Plants for Various Situations

  • Frost hardy plants
  • Hardy plants for inner city gardens
  • Plants for pets
  • Long narrow areas

Lawns

  • Choosing the right lawn
  • Turf varieties

Living Garden Art

  • Living art
  • How to make a hedge
  • Miniature/table top gardens
  • Using junk in living gardens

AUD:

$199.00

The Planting What Where short course will provide you with an understanding of plant knowledge that will help you select plants that are right for your garden.  Whether you are a professional or a home gardener, this course will help ensure that you are not wasting time and money by selecting the wrong plants for your […]

Duration 20 hours
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Includes Lessons, Quizzes, Final Test, Certificate

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Duration 20 hours
Enroll Anytime
Delivery Online
Includes Lessons, Quizzes, Final Test, Certificate