Online Class

How To Grow Anything: Make Your Trees & Shrubs Thrive

by The Great Courses
$39.99$169.99

Discover techniques for selecting, growing and maintaining gorgeous trees and shrubs that will transform your outdoor spaces into the relaxing oasis you deserve.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join horticulturist, certified arborist and nationally syndicated garden-show host Melinda Myers and learn how to make trees and shrubs an integral and manageable part of outdoor spaces you'll love. Taking you through a variety of different landscapes, climates and seasons, Melinda will reveal effective — and practical — gardening techniques and strategies for purchasing, planting and caring for trees and shrubs. Learn about the many trees and shrubs that make great fits for landscapes with different climates, soil types and size constraints. Then, get insider tips and techniques for growing and maintaining your trees and shrubs, and find out how to enhance their ornamental appeal with pruning methods that create tunnels or help plantings grow flat against walls and fences. Branch into new gardening skills today to grow stunning trees and shrubs — and save money in the long run!

Lesson Breakdown

1. A Framework for Your Landscape
29:56
Explore the many possibilities for framing your landscape with trees and shrubs. Get ideas for landscapes of different sizes, and discover the importance of considering everything from flowers and fruit to texture and mature size, when choosing trees and shrubs for your unique patch of land.
2. Form & Function in the Landscape
29:46
3. Trees & Shrubs for Challenging Conditions
32:24
4. Shopping for the Best Trees & Shrubs
27:09
5. Planting Your Trees & Shrubs
28:46
6. Spring & Summer Care of Trees & Shrubs
34:30
7. Fall & Winter Care of Trees & Shrubs
29:27
8. Pruning Old & Young Trees
32:00
9. Pruning Shrubs
28:37
10. When Trees & Shrubs Fail to Thrive
29:25
11. Restoring a Landscape to Health
27:57
12. Expanding Your Landscape's Framework
32:42

Taught by

Melinda Myers - Instructor
Melinda Myers - Instructor
Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience. She has authored more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening (Can't Miss series) and Birds & Blooms' Ultimate Gardening Guide, and she is a columnist for Birds & Blooms magazine. She has also hosted The Plant Doctor radio program, seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS and the nationally syndicated YardWorks.

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