Plants for People: Ornamental Plants

TPSS 120E

Faculty:

Orville Baldos

Goals:

 

 

Skills and knowledge to be acquired:

To become familiar with the variety of ornamental plants and their uses in human environments.

Description:

Ornamental plants (flowers, houseplants, popular landscape plants, bonsai, ethnic ornamentals)

Computer skills to be acquired:

not relevant

Pre-requisites:

Consent

Text(s):

No text required

Course organization:

Topics (subject to change)
1 Introduction and class expectations
2 Taxonomy Basics: Scientific nomenclature of ornamentals
3 History and origins of ornamental plants
4 Ornamental plants and their uses
5 Orchids
6 Cutflowers, cutfoliage and floral design
7 Landscaping, green roofs and living walls
8 Turfgrass
9 Leis and corsage
10 Aquatic ornamentals, water gardens, edible ornamentals
11 Ornamental breeding trends 
12 Interiorscaping, house plants, container gardening
13 Anthuriums
14 CITES and endangered ornamental plants 
15 Invasive ornamentals and native Hawaiian plants
16 Student presentations
 

Other:

Does not count towards TPSS major.