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Exotic and Tropical Plants Class

Exotic and Tropical Plants
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

6 sessions

Tuesdays, 3:00–5:00 pm
January 10–February 14, 2017

Optional Exam: February 21, 2017

Inclement Weather Date: February 28, 2017

Guided Plant Walks:
Saturdays, January 29, February 18, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Tuesdays, January 31, February 14, 11:00 am–2:00 pm 

Fee: $179

Registration Opens November 9, 2016

The world of exotic and tropical plants, ranging from colorful foliage plants to fragrant flowering plants, will be covered in this course, with concentration on identification, culture, growth patterns, and management in the interior and exterior landscape. Appropriate overwintering locations will also be discussed. The use of these plants provides the opportunity to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to interiors throughout the year and to containers and garden beds in the warm season for home, garden, institutional, or commercial applications.

Online Learning

Extend your learning beyond the classroom with supplemental materials.


Karl Gercens


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2016 Continuing Education Catalog