April 14, 2023
Introductory Horticulture Training Videos 2023
art vanden enden

Speaker: Art Vanden Enden

Art Vanden Enden loved every minute of his 44-year garden centre career with Weall and Cullen and Sheridan Nurseries. In retirement, Art enjoys giving back to the profession with Landscape Ontario’s Garden Centre Sector Group and sharing his experience with Landscape Trades readers in the Art of Gardening column.
Session Description
Module 1

Introduction to Botany Theory - HANDOUT  
  • Botany and Horticulture
  • Plant Life Cycles
  • Classifying Plants
  • Botanical Nomenclature
  • Parts of a Plant and Plant Growth
  • Fundamental Processes in Plants
Quiz Questions and Answers

Module 2

Applied Watering, Soils and Fertilizers - HANDOUT
  • Introduction to Watering
  • Watering Devices
  • Introduction to Soils and Soil Particles 
  • Introduction to Fertilizers
  • Call Before You Dig - Ontario One Call
  • Planting Trees and Plants (Right Tree for the Right Place)
  • Tree Planting Principles and Planting Techniques
  • Establishment Care
Quiz Questions and Answers

Module 3

Turf Maintenance Theory - HANDOUT
  • The Science Behind Watering
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Lawns
  • Watering Considerations
  • Aeration
  • Dethatching 
  • Top Dressing
  • Fertilizing
  • Weeds, Pests and Diseases
  • Transportation and Handling
Quiz Questions and Answers

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