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Carnivorous Plants

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

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Expand your knowledge of carnivorous plants. These fascinating plants provide entertainment and stimulation to the enthusiast. Nine lessons cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants, paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera)

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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Plant Biology
Team Training
Garden Design


Lesson Structure: Carnivorous Plants VHT107

There are 9 lessons:

Introduction: Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of the group, information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.)
Culture: Planting, soils, watering, pest & disease, feeding, etc.
Propagation and Container Growing: Methods of propagating carnivorous plants. Propagation of selected varieties.
Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera)
Other important Groups.
The Lesser Grown Varieties
Australian Droseras
Making the Best Use of these Plants: In containers, in the ground, as indoor plants, etc.
Special Assignment: On one selected plant or group.

This course is taught by:

Katie Freeth
BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, (University of Bath); RHS General Examination; FI Hort; MIfpra.

An experienced and professional horticulturist with extensive management skills gained internationally; experienced in landscape management, staff supervision and management, written and oral communication, horticultural knowledge and application, supported by organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.

Katie brings 20 years experience in Horticulture and is an accomplished lecturer, horticulture consultant and freelance writer. Katie is a judge for the International Awards for Liveable Communities in the Whole City Category.
Katie also worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France for approx 5 years first as a Sector Manager and then as an Area Manager; management of the cemeteries, peripatetic teams of gardeners (UK & French nationality) for the constructed cemeteries and memorials and static French nationality gardeners for small town/village plots.

Susan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.

Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.

Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.

Susan is a Professional Associate and exam moderator and holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.

She also supervised the Area Arboriculture Team and was Exhumations Officer€“ in charge of collecting discovered remains and arranging identification (if poss) and interment of same.

Learning Goals: Carnivorous Plants VHT107

Identify different carnivorous plants.
Describe the cultural requirements for a range of different carnivorous plants
Propagate a range of different carnivorous plants
Discuss the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of both Sundews and Pitcher plants.
Discuss the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of both Bladderworts and at least one other genus of Carnivorous plant.
Describe the identifying characteristics and cultural requirements of several species of less commonly cultivated carnivorous plants.
Describe the identification and culture of Australian Droseras in depth.
Determine and describe appropriate ways of cultivating and displaying cultured carnivorous plants.
Describe one group of carnivorous plants in depth.

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Horticulture, Research, Farming