Plants and Technology I

This course focuses on understanding basic biological principles and horticultural practices that influence the growth of plants and ultimately determine the success or failure of landscape designs. We will also cover the identification of the basic palate of woody plants commonly available in the Northeast and their appropriate use in the built environment.Some pedagogic goals of the course are:- To achieve a basic understanding of the biological issues effecting the growth of plants.- To learn the identity and appropriate use of woody plants commonly available in the landscape industry in the Northeast.- To develop an ability to analyze the complex interaction of factors that determine why some landscapes succeed while others fail. – To develop an appreciation of the importance of incorporating issues relating to maintenance into a landscape design.- To learn how to generate planting lists that are appropriate to the physical conditions that prevail on a given landscape site.