Botany for Gardeners

Start Date
05/16/2018
End Date
06/06/2018
Description
Have fun with botany! Understanding how plants grow and develop, how water and nutrients are taken up and distributed, and how leaves, flowers, stems, and roots function are key to becoming a successful gardener. Discover intriguing relationships between plants and pollinators, how seeds and fruits form, and why plants grow toward the sun. Develop basic plant identification skills and learn the reasons for using scientific names. You will be amazed at what goes on unnoticed in the plants that live all around us.

Agenda
Day 1
1 pm - 3 pm: 2 PDHs
Introduction to Botany
1 pm - 2 pm: Introduction to Plants
•Plant Kingdom (Non-vascular plants; Vascular Plants; Seed Bearing Plants)
•Plant Nomenclature (Linnaeus; Binomial system)
1 pm - 3 pm: Plant Structure (Roots)

Day 2
1 pm - 3 pm: 2 PDHs
Plant Structure (Continued)
1 pm - 2 pm: Stems (Anatomy; Morphology; Vascular system; Rooting cuttings)
2 pm - 3 pm: Leaves (Anatomy; Kinds of leaves; Arrangement; Transpiration)

Day 3
1 pm - 3 pm: 2 PDHs
Plant Structure (Continued)
1 pm - 2 pm: Flowers and Fruits (Structure; Inflorescences); Pollination strategies; Fertilization
2 pm - 3 pm: Plant Growth and Development (How Plants Grow: Cells, Tissues and Organs; Primary and secondary growth; Meristems and cell differentiation; Plant hormones and Tropisms)

Day 4
1 pm - 3 pm: 2 PDHs
Plant Reproduction and Physiology
1 pm - 3 pm: Plant Physiology (Photosynthesis; Respiration)
2 pm - 3 pm: Plant Reproduction (Sexual; Asexual)
Location
Hockessin, DE
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
8.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Know basic plant parts: Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers and Fruit.
2. Understand the basic function of plant parts.
3. Understand the fundamentals of how plants grow.
Instructors
Duncan Himmelman, PhD
Website Registration
Course Codes
GAR303
Provider
Mt. Cuba Center


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