This course provides an overview of growing herbaceous plants (annuals, biennials, and perennials, including flowers). The course covers plant selection criteria for various garden situations, teaching you how to interpret plant labels and all the information found there, including life cycle, exposure, irrigation and soil requirements, and drought tolerance. Also learn about methods to create and utilize microclimates.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Select plants for different garden situations
- Describe factors that influence microclimates
- Describe methods to create and exploit microclimates
- Interpret catalog and plant label descriptions, as they relate to life cycles, exposure, irrigation requirements, drought tolerance, and soil requirements
- List other selection considerations related to Right Plant, Right Place
Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the course.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.