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Introductory Horticulture


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Unit 1: Exploring the Horticulture Field. Unit 2: Plant Taxonomy. Unit 3: Parts of the Plant and Their Functions. Unit 4: Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth. Unit 5: Growth Stimulants, Retardants, and Rooting Hormones. Unit 6: Seeds. Unit 7: Softwood and Semi-hardwood Cuttings and Micropropagation. Unit 8: Hardwood Cuttings. Unit 9: Separation and Division. Unit 10: Grafting. Unit 11: Budding. Unit 12: Layering. Unit 13: Poinsettias. Unit 14: Chrysanthemums. Unit 15: Easter Lilies. Unit 16: Integrated Pest Management. Unit 17: Safe Use of Pesticides. Unit 18: Insecticides. Unit 19: Fungicides, Rodenticides, Molluscicides, and Nematocides. Unit 20: Herbicides. Unit 21: Dish Gardens, Fairy Gardens, and Terrariums. Unit 22: Art of Bonsai. Unit 23: Interior Landscape, Houseplants, and Plantscaping. Unit 24: Shrubs and Trees. Unit 25: Annual Bedding Plants. Unit 26: Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Vines, Bamboo, and Prairie Gardens. Unit 27: Narrowleaf Evergreens. Unit 28: Broadleaf Evergreens. Unit 29: Deciduous Trees. Unit 30: Deciduous Shrubs. Unit 31: Ground Covers. Unit 32: Bulbs. Unit 33: Techniques of Pruning. Unit 34: Principles of Landscaping, Maintenance, Xeriscaping, Water Gardens, Irrigation, and Green Roofs. Unit 35: Establishing the Lawn. Unit 36: Maintaining the Lawn. Unit 37: Renovating the Lawn. Unit 38: Planning and Preparing the Garden Site. Unit 39: Planting the Vegetable Garden. Unit 40: Caring for the Vegetable Garden. Unit 41: Favorite Garden Vegetables and Herbs. Unit 42: Strawberries. Unit 43: Blueberries. Unit 44: Bramble Fruits. Unit 45: Grapes. Unit 46: Nut Crops. Unit 47: Wreaths. Unit 48: Creating Holiday Centerpieces. Unit 49: Enhancements and Accessories for Floral Designs. Unit 50: Floral Designs. Unit 51: Corsages and Boutonnieres. Unit 52: Beginning a Horticulture Business. Unit 53: Financial Operations. Unit 54: Human Relations. Unit 55: Business Communications. Unit 56: Horticulture in the Age of Technology. Unit 57: Leadership Development in Horticulture. Appendix A: Scientific and Common Names. Appendix B: Professional, Educational, and Trade Organizations for Horticulture and Related Areas. Appendix C: Tools of the Trade. Appendix D: Deer Resistant Plants. Glossary.

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Carroll L. Shry, Jr., is presently an instructor at the Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center in the Principles of Landscaping and Nursery Management program in Maryland. His credentials include a BS degree in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from the University of Maryland and an MS in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from West Virginia University. Mr. Shry is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Horticultural Society, the American Nurserymen's Association and the National FFA Alumni Association. He is past President of NAAE (NVATA), a Certified Professional Horticulturist and owns and operates his own landscape business. H. Edward Reiley was involved in agriculture as a member of the American Rhododendron Society for which he won a Gold Medal and served as president and in agricultural education as a former Director of Vocational Education for the Frederick County Board of Education. He retired in 1981. He was a member of various professional organizations including the FFA Alumni Association in which he was a lifetime member. Mr. Reiley was named Vocational Educator of the year in Maryland for 1978 and received the Honorary American Farmer degree in 1979. Mr Reiley taught agriculture in secondary school and continuing education classes before working in a supervisory capacity. Up until the time of his death on March 16, 2008 Mr. Reiley bred new varieties of rhododendrons and azalea hybrids as well as managed a nursery.

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