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The Path to Successful Gardening (series)

Tuesday, 18 July, 2017

Introduction to Plant Identification 1: The Path to Successful Gardening

Instructor: Dr. Sue Hamilton, UT Gardens Director
A series in the UT Gardens, Knoxville Seriously Gardening Program

Tuesday evenings starting May 23, 5:30-7:30 PM ​


Program Description:
 

This 8-week series will introduce you to the fundamentals of plant identification and then teach the identification and landscape use of over 120 important garden plants. Knowing the art and science of plant identification and plant nomenclature (names) makes any gardener (from novice all the way to hard core) more successful in their gardening endeavors. Individual plant knowledge is key to garden design and gardening success and this class will study annuals, perennials, bulbs, herbs, ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs. Using the UT Gardens as our classroom, this fast-paced class will spend a lot of time in the Gardens studying plants and their use. This class is not a botany, taxonomy, morphology, or anatomy class but a fun, hands on plant identification gardening class. No-credit, ungraded review quizzes will be offered before and after each class to encourage memorization of plants studied. Whether you are a beginner, just moved to this area, or are an advanced gardener, this course is designed to help you become a better gardener!

 

Series Cost: $180/Members; $220/Nonmembers. Save $5 by becoming a UT Gardens Member for $35.

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Tuesday, May 23 – Introduction to Plant Nomenclature and Identification; Use of Plants in the Landscape; Plant Genera We Will Study 

Tuesday, May 30 – Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants to study for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants to study.  

Tuesday, June 6 – Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. 

Tuesday, June 13 –Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. 

Tuesday, June 20 – Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. 

Tuesday, July 27 – Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. 

Tuesday, July 11 – Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. 

Tuesday, July 18 – Last Class - Optional review quiz for self-study; Introduction and details of the 15-20 plants studied for the week; Outdoor walk in UT Gardens to observe live specimens of plants studied. Wrap-Up.   

Cost

$180/Members; $220/Nonmembers. Save $5 by becoming

Venue

UT Gardens
2518 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Derrick Stowell

Phone: 865-974-7151
Website: Click to Visit

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