Rochelle Greayer

Create Beautiful Planting Schemes & A Stunning Garden 

Without Wasting Your Time & Money On The Wrong Plants

Planting Design Boot Camp

Planting Design Boot Camp

There is nothing better than being in a nursery and enjoying all the beautiful plants. I always want to take them all home! But, *reality check* - I can't. And neither can you. So how do you tell which ones are the best ones, which ones work for you, and which ones are going to be the right ones for creating your dream garden?

How do you choose?
 
Answer: You need to have a plan before you go to the garden center. Creating your own planting plans is what this course is all about.

Create your own beautiful garden!

Wherever you live and whatever your style, I will help you confidently create a garden that works and is a reflection of you.

Garden designer, writer, entrepreneur, TV host and creator of the award winning publication PITH + VIGOR. 
I've been making gardens my whole life - professionally for over 18 years. But it wasn't until I'd been practicing design for many years that I evolved repeatable strategies that make it much easier to get right every time. And that is what I will teach you.

I'm Rochelle

hello,

so...who am i to teach this class?

In Planting Design Boot Camp You Will Learn To:

• Identify what a plant needs just by looking at it - even if you don't know what it is.
• The basics of the secret language of plants (Botanical Latin) and how to use it to your advantage.
• Read the characteristics of your land and understand what will work and what won't.
• Discover and define your own design style.
• Analyze and pick perfect plants for you and your specific conditions.
• Successfully pair plants to achieve your aesthetic as well as a healthy thriving garden.
• Draw up a scaled plan of your planting areas so you know exactly what you need, where it will go and how many plants to buy.
• Navigate the nursery. Purchase plants and shop like a pro.
• Utilize the same design principles used by the pros.
• Install your plants so they thrive and achieve your vision.

- kathleen

“I know so much more about planting design - what to consider, how to do it, how to organize it all, and I have the actual design started!”

in Virginia

- georgene

“I think without the course I'd have a garden with way too many plants in a hodge-podge system at that.”

in California

- joanna

“I would probably still be where I am every year: planting without purpose and knowing that I would have to start over again the next year. Its a rather depressing cycle!”

in Maryland

kinds words from past students:

Friday March 1st, 2019 - Sunday March 24th, 2019

The Details

Lessons will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the course. There will be 3 live sessions (tentatively scheduled on Saturday 03/09/19, 03/16/19 and 03/23/19) 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.

Course Materials will take you 3-4 hours per week to review. Homework (which is optional - but highly encouraged to take full advantage of the class) will take additional time. The homework is all about creating your first planting plan for your garden. Students who complete the homework by before the last live session are eligible for a student-only contest. One contest winner will be awarded a free 5o minute one-on-one consultation with Rochelle Greayer to review and provide feedback on their personal plans, answer questions and refine their individual project (valued at $99).

How Are Classes Taught?

All the course materials will be available online for you to access on your own schedule . After the course ends, the lessons in the course remain online in your student library indefinitely. Your access to the online lessons will remain online and so long as you keep track of your log in details and you can refer back to lessons whenever you want. 

This class will be taught with a mix of video, screencasts, audio recordings, written lessons and downloadable reference guides and worksheets. In addition to being online, all materials can be downloaded and saved offline for personal use.

No previous design or gardening experience is required, however in order to fully participate in the homework you must have a real life planting area that you will be designing.

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 Spring of 2019 - you can sign up here.

Garden Design Boot Camp teaches students how to establish a Master Plan (for example, usage areas, paths, patios, and generally, the overall design). Planting Design Boot Camp takes the next step in the design process and teaches how to create stunning planting schemes that will make your garden the prettiest and most successful on the block.

Each lesson will be presented by video and will be broken down into subtopics. Lessons will also include homework allowing you to practice what you learned on your own garden project. Homework will be shared via Milanote.

Do I Need Any Special Class Materials?

YES! THERE ARE ARE SOME THINGS YOU WILL NEED. BELOW IS A QUICK RUNDOWN, BUT I'LL SEND THIS TO YOU IN AN EMAIL WITH EASY LINKS FOR WHERE TO GET THE BEST MATERIALS AS SOON AS YOUR REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED.

• Graph paper - I recommend 11" x 17" or A3 paper.
• A simple circle template and a drawing triangle - These are optional - but very useful.
• Pencils and a camera (your phone camera is perfect). 
• You will need to create free accounts on a couple 3rd party apps (Milanote and Slack). Invites will be sent after registration.

After you register, you will receive a welcome email that will also include links to where to get apps and supplies. All in, if you don't have any of this (excluding the camera), you can expect the materials to cost about $25.

The Two Very Best Things About This Class

Past students agree - the two best things about my Boot Camp classes are the Shared Homework and the Live sessions.

Sharing our projects is inspiring and motivating. But it also helps students connect with each other and it allows me to give you the expert advice you need for your specific project. 

Projects will be shared via Milanote. Milanote is a free app for planning creative projects and students should create an account before the class starts. Don't worry about using it just yet - a tutorial of how to use Milanote will be part of the welcome and introduction lesson.

Live sessions are 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

Sharing our projects is inspiring and motivating. But it also helps students connect with each other and it allows me to give you the expert advice you need for your specific project. 

Projects will be shared via Milanote. Milanote is a free app for planning creative projects and students should create an account before the class starts. Don't worry about using it just yet - a tutorial of how to use Milanote will be part of the welcome and introduction lesson.

Live sessions are 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.

Live sessions usually take a few forms - first I answer any questions that have come up from students since the last session. I also take live questions and then, as time permits, we talk about each others projects in a round robin fashion sharing advice and thoughts. It is fun and nice to meet some new online friends and is everyone's favorite part of the class.


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.

Live sessions usually take a few forms - first I answer any questions that have come up from students since the last session. I also take live questions and then, as time permits, we talk about each others projects in a round robin fashion sharing advice and thoughts. It is fun and nice to meet some new online friends and is everyone's favorite part of the class.


Enroll today.

Planting Design Boot Camp

• Access to all course material. (This never expires)
• All downloadable worksheets and guides
• 3 Livecast Q&A sessions (If you can't make it, submit questions ahead of time and watch the replay when you can)
• Full access to student forum for sharing homework, commenting and asking questions (indefinately)
• Entry into student giveaways for all students who have shared their final homework.

$149: sign up today!

Planting Design Boot Camp V.I.P.

• Access to all course material. (This never expires)
• All downloadable worksheets and guides
• 3 Livecast Q&A sessions (If you can't make it, submit questions ahead of time and watch the replay when you can)
• Full access to student forum for sharing homework, commenting and asking questions (indefinately)
• Entry into student giveaways for all students who have shared their final homework
• Review and Individualized feedback from Rochelle Greayer on each Design Homework posted in the forum (feedback is posted in the forum)
• Additional private Q&A support via email for one month after the course ends (through Nov. 5th, 2018)

$229: sign up today!

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