Synopsis: In this Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home one-hour Designing with Ornamental Grasses online course, learn about their many landscape purposes, some basic design theory, and about a wide variety of species.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Olga Welsh
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Contact Phone: (732) 735-3121
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Why would one love ornamental grasses? Let me count the ways. With graceful motion, interesting textures, and striking colors, their dramatic appeal is obvious. Whether you have short, mounded tufts or tall, swaying seedheads, ornamental grasses can add a lovely array of colors for striking beauty throughout all four seasons of the year. Plus, they are easy to grow! They are not too fussy about soil or light requirements and are deer resistant.

In this course, instructor Bruce Crawford will cover the elements (line, form, mass, color, texture) and principles of landscape design (simplicity, scale, sequence, balance, focalization). He will also talk about choosing appropriate species for the NJ garden, combining ornamental grasses with other perennials and woody plants, and maintenance best practices.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public