Pelargoniums and Geraniums

Pelargoniums and Geraniums

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100 Hours

Pelargoniums and Geraniums VHT113

This course is designed for the enthusiastic amateur; the professional nurseryman, plant breeder, collector, or anyone else who has a passionate interest in pelargoniums and geraniums.


Pelargoniums and Geraniums are relatively easy to grow.

These are fast growing plants that thrive in a wide range of soils and climates; but getting the best from these plants and keeping them alive through adverse conditions can sometimes be more of a challenge than first anticipated.

These are some of the most widely grown plants across much of the temperate world.

There are 8 lessons as follows:

  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification
    • Physiology
    • Information sources
  2. Culture
    • Planting
    • Staking
    • Mulching
    • Watering
    • Feeding
    • Soils
    • Pruning, etc.
  3. Propagation
    • Methods of propagating this group of plants
    • Propagation of selected varieties
  4. Using Geraniums & Pelargoniums
    • Landscaping With Geraniums
    • Growing in baskets
    • Hydroponics
    • Rock gardens
    • Tubs
    • Planting design
  5. Pest & Disease
    • Diagnosing problems
    • Hygiene
    • Chemical & non chemical control
  6. Irrigation
    • Manual & automatic
    • Capillary
    • Disease implications etc.
  7. Greenhouse Management
    • Types of Greenhouses & Other Growing Structures
    • Plant Needs
    • Temperature Control
  8. Special Project
    • A research project into one major group such as species geraniums or pelargoniums, Regals, Zonals, Ivy Leaf, etc.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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