Come discover some of the most impressive and useful plants of foreign lands, including but not limited to:
- Chinese Fringetree
- European Smokebush
- Japanese Clethra
- Rose of Sharon
- Russian Arborvitae
- Turkish Filbert
- And much more!
Instructor Steve Kristoph will teach you what they are, where they grow, and where to plant many of the species and cultivars that are leading the current trend in woody plant material. These are the plants used by top Landscape Architects and Designers.
The class will begin with a short in-class presentation, followed by an outdoor experience where you'll learn how to identify and appreciate the ornamental value of these wonderful plants.
This one-day class can be taken in conjunction with "The Woody Plants of Summer: Native Plants" (July 21) for a combined price of $370, or as a single-day course for $210.
Attendees will receive special take-home plants for participating in this informative and exciting class!
If you've taken Steve Kristoph's winter course, "Landscape Plants: Identification, Selection and Application," you'll definitely enjoy this summer class. If you haven't taken that course, no worries - all you need is a love for plants. We hope to see you there!
Meet Your Instructor: Steve Kristoph
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others. Plant walks with him are always an adventure!
Here's what past students have to say about Steve:
- "[He] has forgotten more about landscaping plants than I will ever know!"
-- M. Booth, Co-owner, Booth Brothers Landscaping
- "I have never met someone as passionate about plants as Steve is!"
- "Absolutely amazing, he knows his stuff."
- "Excellent depth of knowledge and conveys it well."