Home > Home Gardeners School @Home Edition > Foliage and Fruit for a Vibrant Fall

Join Our Mailing List button

Home Gardeners School @Home Presents

Foliage and Fruit for a Vibrant Fall


Course Code: AH0215WA21

Potted plants with colorful fall leaves atop a brick wall

Bookmark and Share
Date & Time

Last Held: September 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EDT (15 minutes before the start time).

View all upcoming Home Gardeners School @Home online workshops.


Do not fret when the showy blossoms of spring have retired and the summer-blooming shrubs have gone into hibernation because the golden hues of autumn can be just as awe-inspiring.

In this Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home one-hour Foliage & Fruit for a Vibrant Fall online course, learn how to maximize seasonal interest by adding trees, shrubs, and flowers that shine their brightest in the season of hoodies and pumpkin spice.

Rutgers adjunct professor and nursery owner Steven Kristoph will highlight the plants, both native and from abroad, that provide ornamental interest in the cooler months through their fruit display and colorful fall foliage. He will cover a list of vivid and intriguing vegetation to help you create an eye catching, exciting, and sustainable garden.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Learn how to capture the colors in your own landscaping. Register today!

Meet Your Instructor

Steve Kristoph, Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home instructorSteve Kristoph

Widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material, Steve Kristoph has enthusiastically taught horticulture classes at Rutgers University for over 40 years. He earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in horticulture, owns and operates a commercial nursery, and never misses an opportunity to stop and smell the roses.

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 EDT 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


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified about future classes? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Home Gardeners School @Home: Foliage and Fruit for a Vibrant Fall" or Course Code AH0215) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu