Plants for People: Ornamental Plants

TPSS 120E

Faculty:

Hye-Ji Kim

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

Films and videos:

Isabella Abbott on Hawaiian Lei

Guest Speakers:

for Cactus & Succulents, Bonsai, and other topics

Field Trips:

East-West Center Japanese Garden

Course organization:

1.  Ornamental plants & their uses

2.  Gardens & Residential landscapes

3.  Visit to JapaneseGardenat EWC

4.  Anthuriums

5.  Floral design: Exercise in flower arranging

6.  Houseplant basics

7.  Foliage plants, interiorscapes

8.  Orchids

9.  Cactus & Succulents

10. Container gardening

11. Dealing with plant pests

12. Trees & shrubs – campus walk

13.  Bonsai

14. Lei in Hawaii

15. Native Hawaiian plants

Grading:

80% from 10 best marks of weekly quizzes

20% from notebook/journal kept during course

Other:

Does not count towards TPSS major.