Understanding the Language of Plants Workshop
In this fascinating one-day workshop, we will focus on the ‘language’ of leaves and foliage: wondrous plant adaptations such as modified flowers, colours and textures will be explored. There will also be a brief introduction to Nomenclature - the scientific naming of plants. Understanding the language of plants begins with being able to read what adaptations the plant demonstrates. For example, why is it silver? Why does it have large glossy leaves, or very strong veins? Where did it originate or evolve from? Is it is an under story rain forest plant or a high canopy plant protecting other botanical communities? You will learn how to make plant choices for your outdoor and indoor spaces based on their adaptations without have to wade through a mountain of information first; the plant is already telling us what it requires. This is a paramount skill in being a confident and creative plant designer. It will suit anyone interested in helping their plants to thrive, especially home gardeners and those who work in the landscape or horticultural field.