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Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod - Series

$329

with Diane Guidebeck

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024

Register for all three, Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod sessions at a savings!

Do you have a green thumb or always wished you had one? Whether developing your own business, working in the industry or even in your own back yard, Horticulturist, Diane Guidebeck, will help move you from the practice of growing to the science of growing. Learn how to successfully raise, care for, and manage your plants in today’s ever-changing environment, including soil condition, varying water levels, temperature changes and seasonal issues within our region, and their effects they have on your trees, bushes, and gardens.

With 4Cs, Cape Cod Horticulture 101 Program, you will learn to understand things like soil composition, how to incorporate plants into our native habitat, types of planting, when to prune & transplant, insects & disease and more.

Each 4-part session will provide three weekly, 2-hour lectures, and a 2-hour field trip relating to the session’s topics.  Lectures will be held in person on Mondays, from 5-7pm (with the exception of Tue., 10/10) and field trips on Saturdays, from 9-11am.

Topics include:

Session 1: Mon., 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18, 5-7pm and Sat., 3/23, 9-11am
Do you want some insight into the plant kingdom? Learn the differences and how to properly prune?

The Difference in Plants and How to Tell Them Apart

  • Do you know the difference in trees, shrubs, vines and perennials/annuals?
  • What is an evergreen, broadleaf evergreen, deciduous plant?
  • Using co-planting/companion plantings?
  • How are plants dispersed in nature?

Pruning Hydrangeas, Roses and All Other Plants 

  • What is the proper way to prune effectively?
  • What are the tools needed to safely and correctly prune?
  • Learn about the proper time to prune.


Session 2: Mon., 4/1, 4/8 & 4/22, 5-7pm and Sat., 4/27, 9-11am (no class 4/15)
I see something different. Is it ok? Knowing the good or bad of all that crawls, slithers or munches.

Do You Know What is Attacking the Plant World?

  • Insects: The good and the bad
  • Is it a disease or a natural occurrence?
  • What is BMP, IPM of cultural practices in the plant world?

What is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Plant World?

  • What is native/invasive?
  • What is considered a natural?
  • Is it a friend or a foe? Find out the secret!

 

Session 3: Mon., 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13, 5-7pm and Sat., 5/18, 9-11am
Do you want to know how things grow and what makes them grow?  Find out what is important and what is within the soil, and how to be a good steward.

All That is Above and Below the Surface and Proper Transplanting Practices

  • The important in nutrients and ph levels
  • How to have the soil tested?
  • What is loam/dirt made of?How to transplant plants

What are the Different Types of Gardens and their Purpose in Design 

  • Sun
  • Shade
  • Ecological
  • Drought tolerant (xeriscape)
  • Edible

Course format:This course is offered in person.

Register for the full series, or choose to enroll in one or more of the individual sessions. To register for individual sessions, please click here.

Cape Cod Horticulture 101: The Science of Gardening on Cape Cod

$119

with Diane Guidebeck

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 29, 2024

Do you have a green thumb or always wished you had one? Whether developing your own business, working in the industry or even in your own back yard, Horticulturist, Diane Guidebeck, will help move you from the practice of growing to the science of growing.

Learn how to successfully raise, care for, and manage your plants in today’s ever-changing environment, including soil condition, varying water levels, temperature changes and seasonal issues within our region, and their effects they have on your trees, bushes, and gardens.

With 4Cs, Cape Cod Horticulture 101 Program, you will learn to understand things like soil composition, how to incorporate plants into our native habitat, types of planting, when to prune & transplant, insects & disease and more.

Each 4-part session will provide three weekly, 2-hour lectures, and a 2-hour field trip relating to the session’s topics.  Lectures will be held in person on Mondays, from 5-7pm and field trips on Saturdays, from 9-11am.

How to enroll:
Choose to enroll in each individual, 4-part session at $119 per session, or sign up for the 3-part series at a special package price! Special package pricing can be found here: Horticulture Series

Topics include:

Session 1: Mon., 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18, 5-7pm and Sat., 3/23, 9-11am
Do you want some insight into the plant kingdom? Learn the differences and how to properly prune?

The Difference in Plants and How to Tell Them Apart

  • Do you know the difference in trees, shrubs, vines and perennials/annuals?             
  • What is an evergreen, broadleaf evergreen, deciduous plant?
  • Using co-planting/companion plantings?
  • How are plants dispersed in nature?

Pruning Hydrangeas, Roses and All Other Plants 

  • What is the proper way to prune effectively?
  • What are the tools needed to safely and correctly prune?
  • Learn about the proper time to prune.


Session 2: 
Mon., 4/1, 4/8 & 4/22, 5-7pm and Sat., 4/28, 9-11am (no class 4/15)
I see something different. Is it ok? Knowing the good or bad of all that crawls, slithers or munches.

Do You Know What is Attacking the Plant World?

  • Insects: The good and the bad
  • Is it a disease or a natural occurrence?
  • What is BMP, IPM of cultural practices in the plant world?

What is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Plant World?

  • What is native/invasive?
  • What is considered a natural?
  • Is it a friend or a foe? Find out the secret!


Session 3:
Mon., 4/29, 5/6 & 5/13, 5-7pm and Sat., 5/18, 9-11am
Do you want to know how things grow and what makes them grow?  Find out what is important and what is within the soil, and how to be a good steward.

All That is Above and Below the Surface and Proper Transplanting Practices

  • The important in nutrients and ph levels
  • How to have the soil tested?
  • What is loam/dirt made of?
  • How to transplant plants

What are the Different Types of Gardens and their Purpose in Design 

  • Sun
  • Shade
  • Ecological
  • Drought tolerant (xeriscape)
  • Edible


Course format:
This course is taught in person.





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