Doors To Planting Design Boot Camp Close In:
Create Beautiful Planting Schemes & a Stunning Garden Without Wasting Your Time & Money on the Wrong Plants
STOP! Don’t Even Think About Going to the Garden Center With Out A Planting Plan!
Why? Because we all know how the story ends…
…A whole bunch of money gets spent on a whole bunch of beautiful plants. But they don’t create what you were hoping for in your own garden. Again. <sigh>
…Overwhelm sets in, things get weird, decision making capabilities screech to a halt and the next thing you know, you are soothing yourself with a 500 calorie frappuccino.
…Everything seems fine, you think you got this, but then a few weeks later all the plants that looked so nice and healthy when you bought them, just up and die. <the end>
I just finished teaching the inaugural run of Garden Design Boot Camp last month. My students were great and while they discovered how to create a master plan for their garden, I discovered just how much I love teaching (and I can’t wait to do it again). So I am launching another new class.
Garden Design Boot Camp was about the big picture and starting from no design and ending with a Master Plan. Planting Design Boot Camp takes the next step. We will delve into planting design and I will show how to create stunning planting schemes that will make your garden the prettiest and most successful on the block.
Good planting is hard – it requires an immense amount knowledge about individual plants as well as design. And conceiving of a plan that could involve many different types of plants in a large and varied area is beyond the mental capacity of normal humans (including and especially me). But there are systems and strategies that I’ve figured out over my career that make it a whole lot easier to get it right and that is what I will be teaching you.
I’ve been a gardener all my life and a professional garden designer for the last 16 years but it wasn’t until I’d been practicing for many years that I was able to effectively and quickly design planting schemes that I knew would be beautiful and successful every time. In this class I will teach you my easily repeatable system for creating stylish, plant filled gardens that work. It doesn’t matter where you live and it doesn’t matter what your personal style is (in fact, this class will help you figure that out too).
WHEN & HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?
Lessons will be posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the course. There will be 2 live sessions (on Saturday April 7th and Friday April 13th) where students can join a live cast to get their questions answered. These will be recorded in case you miss them and want to watch them at another time. You will also have opportunities to submit questions ahead of the live events.
HOW ARE CLASSES TAUGHT?
This class will be taught with a mix of video, screencasts, audio recordings and written lessons. In addition to being online, all materials can be downloaded and saved offline for personal use.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?
If your project garden is a completely blank slate, and you have no idea what the overall design will be (and therefore don’t have any idea about what you are trying to achieve with the planting) you may first want to sign up for Garden Design Boot Camp. The next session of Garden Design Bootcamp will be offered in May of 2018 – you can sign up here to be notified when registration for that class opens.
Welcome + Introduction
Getting Started – How to create a base plan
Assessing your conditions and how to work with what you have.
How to find plants that will work for your garden and your style (even if you don’t know a hydrangea from a hosta)
The building blocks of a successful planting design
How to put plants together
How to create different planting styles (Mixed, cottage, matrix, naturalistic, formal, Asian, exotic and more)
How to draw a plan and organize your design
Navigating the nursery, purchasing plants and shopping like a pro
The basics of trees, shrubs, perennials, biennials, annuals, and bulbs
From plan to garden – tips for setting out and installing your garden
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL CLASS MATERIALS?
Live sessions will be conducted with Zoom and video of the sessions will be posted to the class website for later viewing. You do not need an account with zoom to participate, but fair warning – the great thing about zoom is that we can all see each other and have a class wide conversation face to face (i.e. there is video!). If you don’t have a camera on your computer or you don’t want to get out of your PJ’s to participate – that is 100% ok – you are more than welcome to participate with the video turned off. We will still be able to see your name and hear your voice should you have a question or input during the session.
Graph paper (I recommend 11″ x17″ or A3 paper but if you don’t have large planting areas then you may be able to get away with 8.5″ x 1″ or A1).
A simple circle template is optional – but very useful.
Pencils and a camera (your phone camera is perfect).
After you register, you will receive a welcome email that will also include links to where to get apps and supplies.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
$127USD Buy Now
Hi, I’m Rochelle Greayer and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher.
I’ve designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series was launched in early 2018.
Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and now Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.