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House Plants: Bringing the Garden Inside


Course Code: AH0222WA21

Indoor house plants of varying sizes in pots near sliding glass door

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Last Held: December 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EST (15 minutes before the start time).

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A hanging basket with cascading vines of pathos leaves is a wonderful way to create a welcoming atmosphere in your home. Likewise, a chunky jade plant cheerfully sitting on your office windowsill can go a long way to brighten your workday. Indoor plants are vibrant, living decorations that also work to purify the air we breathe, improve our health, and decrease stress. Simply put, greenery enhances our lives.

Learn how to provide your house plants with a healthy environment and the correct amount of water and nutrients in Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home Edition's one-hour House Plants: Bringing the Garden Inside Online Course.

Instructor Bruce Crawford will discuss over 20 indoor plants and their cultural needs to ensure that they will live long and healthy lives in your home or office.

Topics include:

  • Proper container selection
  • Soil considerations
  • Up-potting and dividing plants
  • Sunlight requirements
  • Plant nutrients
  • Design considerations
  • Pest management

Plus, you'll leave with an extensive list of plants that will tolerate, even enjoy an indoor environment. Green thumb or not, learn how to make your living room or office feel like a walk in the park. Register today!

Meet Your Instructor

Bruce Crawford, online house plants course instructor.Bruce Crawford

A longtime proponent of unusual and fun plants, Bruce had his own design/build garden design business for nearly 25 years that specialized in plantings for year-round interest. One of those gardens was published in Fine Gardening Magazine! For 15 years, Bruce was the Director of Rutgers Gardens, the botanical garden for Rutgers University, and he is currently the State Program Leader for Home and Public Horticulture with the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station. He has also been an instructor in the Landscape Architecture program at Rutgers University since 1987. Bruce also lectures frequently to various groups and for continuing education programs.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 24 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow Webex on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. No microphones or webcams are necessary. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to dial in using a regular telephone to hear the course audio while viewing the course visuals on your device.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using WebEx to all registrants the day before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 12:45pm EST to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-735-3121


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