Do you want to learn how to identify and appreciate commonly used landscape plants on your own schedule? The NC State University Department of Horticultural Science has partnered with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to provide a unique fully online survey of plants. Our three plant identification courses will expose you to plants that can be grown throughout the country. The courses include some old garden favorites and also a few new introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University. The use and key identifying characteristics of these plants is conveyed through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images taken at Longwood. You can see some examples on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WLMXnOHh9Wc
Each of the three courses lasts for six weeks and is fully online. They are offered at different times of the year so as to best align with the seasonal time when that group of plants can be most easily observed and studied. Our next course will be offered this summer, beginning on July 11th, and will cover annuals, perennials, and vines.