Exploring the mystery and confusion surrounding the naming of plants. Explore the two part naming system and understand why commercial plant breeders have had a confusing impact on it for students of botany. A lecture presented to first year Horticulture students at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario: September 17, 2012.
Complete Plant Health (CPH)
Details the alternative to Integrated Pest Management (IPM): - Sensible approach to how we garden - Involves a series of steps or considerations in how we consider our involvement in our gardens development - Change in attitude - Economic benefits
Designing with Perennials
An overview of how common garden practices can interact in the garden environment and why we should pay attention to to what the garden and its occupants are telling us. A presentation to the The City of Stratford and the Energy and Environment Committee. October 27, 2011
Evergreen Plant Identification
Identifying the Different Leaf Types of Evergreens
Evolving Gardens, Growing Careers
A presentation to the Garden Club of London outlining the growth of both Fanshawe College's horticulture program and its gardens. The metamorphosis of a program and its living labs into a leading horticultural educator and a botanical garden. October 17, 2012.
Evolving Gardens: Becoming a Botanical Garden
Presentation to the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society.
The evolution of garden style. Take a look at some of the most beautiful gardens.
What is a healing garden?
Kernow Garden Inc. (A Design Company)
Showcasing gardens of influence and garden design.
Developing a Landscape Maintenance Plan and Responding to Tenders.
Landscape Ontario and it's Role in Education
Long Term Human Resources Planning (Report)
Millenium Seed Bank (Kew)
A look at some of the studies such as seed collecting and pollen analysis.
Plant Conservation: Disappearing Plants Garden
This garden highlights the rich and unusual world of plant diversity and stages a collection of plants that are considered some of the most vulnerable and threatened plants in the world. (Fanshawe College Horticulture Technician Program)
Plant Hardiness: The Meaning of Zones
An overview of plant zones and the difference between American and Canadian zones. Microclimates also are part of this discussion. A lecture given to first year horticulture students at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario; September 24, 2012.
"You will discover, as you delve further into this text and plant kingdom, that there are distinct differences between a plants common name, which can be mildly familiar, and the scientific name which is often unfamiliar...."
Common poisonous or irritating plants in the local landscape.
The A.M. Mac Cuddy Gardens
Images of Fanshawe's Cuddy Gardens in Strathroy, Ontario.
The Great Magnolia Hunt
A presentation given to the Fanshawe Horticultural Society in February 2020 detailing a hunt for Magnolias and other interesting plants across Canada, through England and Asia during Michael Pascoe's sabbatical in 2017-18.
The Landscape Design Business
Gardens of Influence, Value Added Plants and Garden Projects.
The Pot Business: Pots and Urns in the Garden
There are several reasons for using planters in the garden. Here are some great tips on how to prepare, maintain and enjoy these beautiful features.
Tropical Horticulture: Laos and Thailand
3 countries, 12 days, 10 airplanes and 30,000 miles...
Value Added Plants
Do your plants have more than one dimension? Are they reliable? Are they around for more than one season? Are they easy to maintain?