Horticulture (HOR)

2017-18 Edition

HOR 226. Plant Materials - Deciduous. 3 Credits.

Covers botanical characteristics and field identification of common landscape plants. Emphasizes cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with a concentration on deciduous material and plants of fall interest. Audit available.

HOR 227. Plant Materials - Evergreens. 3 Credits.

Covers botanical characteristics and field identification of common landscape plants. Emphasizes cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with concentration on evergreen material and plants of winter interest. Audit available.

HOR 228. Plant Materials - Flowering. 3 Credits.

Covers botanical characteristics and field identification of common landscape plants. Emphasizes cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with a concentration on flowering material and plants of spring interest. Audit available.

HOR 255. Spring Annuals and Perennials. 3 Credits.

Identification of Spring herbaceous annuals and perennials most commonly used in landscapes. Care, culture, pests, diseases, propagation and landscape use. Audit available.

HOR 272. Summer Annuals & Perennials. 3 Credits.

Covers botanical characteristics and field identification of common annuals and perennials. Emphasizes cultural requirements, pests, diseases, and landscape uses of plants with a concentration on annuals and perennials. Audit available.

HOR 285. Permaculture Design. 7 Credits.

Covers principles of permaculture for both urban & rural applications and sustainable human settlements. Covers landscape analysis, ecological planning & design methods, organic food production, food security, natural soil improvement, integrated animal systems, water harvesting, conservation and management, forest gardening, techniques and design strategies. Upon completion of this course students will be awarded a Permaculture Design Certificate through the Cascadia Permaculture Institute. Audit available.

HOR 290. Introduction to Landscape Design. 3 Credits.

Basic steps and elements used in landscape design. Establishment of specific design criteria, field measurements and basic drawing techniques required in production of finished design. Audit available.

HOR 291. Landscape Design Process. 3 Credits.

Fosters a critical thinking approach to landscape design. Covers methods for the use of line, proportion, color, scale and texture in the creation of landscape spaces. Includes the study of landscape architectural history and historical sites. Recommended: A total of 9 credits of HOR 226, HOR 227, HOR 228, HOR 255, HOR 272, or LAT 262. Prerequisites: HOR 290 and (HOR 226, or HOR 227, or HOR 228, or HOR 255, or HOR 272, or LAT 262). Audit available.