Students in this course will evaluate the diversity of native annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, and woody plants suitable for use in landscapes in North America. Selection and maintenance characteristics will be discussed. The plants covered in this course tend to be less well known but are available in the industry. Students will learn landscape design principles, the process of planting design, and the preparation of planting plans.
- Students in this course will evaluate the diversity of native annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, and woody plants suitable for use in landscapes in North America.
- Students will learn to build a portfolio of ideal native plants to use in landscapes.
- Students will gain knowledge in environmental site analysis, landscape design, and planting plans.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Students seeking academic credit should enroll in HORT 325.
Kelly Curl is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and joined Colorado State University in 2010. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science and Mathematics from Villanova University and received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining academia, she extended her professional practice as an Associate with PWP Landscape Architecture, Inc. Her past national and international projects included the 9/11 National Memorial in NYC, the San Jose International Airport, the planning of Novartis Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, University of California in Merced, CA, and the Master Plan and new entry Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. Professor Curl’s present teaching experience includes Digital Methods and undergraduate design studios.
Deryn Davidson holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Currently, Deryn is the CSU Horticulture Extension Agent for Boulder County, a position in which she is able to look for new ways to help educate the public about the importance of good design and horticultural practices.