to Part II of Exploring the Garden.
In the first part of this course we laid the
groundwork for understanding plant structures and functions. We surveyed plant
classification systems and nomenclature, and also discussed some interesting plant
The general theme of this second part is relationships.
Well start Week 1 by exploring the relationships between plants and people.
Well look at the various roles, both obvious and hidden, that plants play in our
In Weeks 2 and 3 well look at plant reproduction,
which we might describe as the relationship between plants. Well take a close look
at flowers and the biology of fertilization, and the subsequent formation of seeds. Then
well delve into geneticshow inherited traits are passed from generation to
Well wrap up our botany course in Week 4 by focusing
on plants relationships to other plants within the context of their environment. We
will look at plant communities, then explore how this information translates to the garden
Lets get started!