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Interior Plants

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

$ 1.362.492
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Achieve fantastic results with indoor plants! This course is equally applicable to the professional interior plantscaper or the home owner (or interior decorator) who aspires to achieve the best results with their indoor plants. Learn about the main family groups of indoor plants, the cultural requirements and general characteristics of each of those groups. Develop the ability to select the right plant for the right situation.

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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Plant Biology
IT Management
Skills and Training
Garden Design
Plant Nutrition
Plant Breeding

Programa académico

Lesson Structure: Interior Plants (Indoors) BHT315

There are 8 lessons:

1. Introduction

Plant Naming and pronunciation
Review of indoor plant families

2. Indoor Plant Culture - Part A

Understanding interior environments
Plants for different light conditions
Problems with indoor plants
Potting Media
Potting up
Container selection
Managing plant nutrition
Pruning indoor plants
Propagation and caring for young indoor plants

3. Indoor Plant Culture - Part B

Acclimatizing indoor plants
Helping plants survive neglect
Managing plant health indoors

4. Foliage Plants

Growing palms inside
Review of palm genera
Selecing and Growing Ferns inside
Review of other foliage plant general

5. Flowering Plants

African violets
Other genera grown for flowers indoors.

6. Other Indoor Plants

Vines and Climbers

7. Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants

Deciding where to place an indoor plant
Managing colour
Using mirrors
Plants in baskets
Hydroponics indoors
Miniature gardens

8. The Interior Plantscaping Industry

Interior Plantscaping Business
Growing in Greenhouses
Environmental control

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.
Learning Goals: Interior Plants (Indoors) BHT315

Distinguish between different types of indoor plants
Describe the cultural methods used for growing various indoor plants
Evaluate a range of plants not commonly grown indoors for their suitability for interior plantscaping.
Select appropriate plants for different interior plantscaping situations.
Develop innovative ways of presenting plants for indoor situations.
Explain the interior plantscaping industry, including its nature and scope.

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Home-Growing Plants, Horticulture, Garden Designs