Michael Ruggiero
Michael Ruggiero Michael Ruggiero is the horticulturist at Matterhorn Nursery in Spring Valley, N.Y. Former Senior Curator of Horticulture and a long-time instructor at the Botanical Garden, he lectures and writes on gardening topics and has authored several books.

Classes by this instructor

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials. P more...
09/12 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names and the identification of approx more...
06/28 We 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate. Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place—based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. L more...
09/26 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates. Learn the principles and techniques of plant propagation by seed and cuttings. Explore the basics of sexual and asexual propagation, with attention to fruit development, seedli more...
07/31 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero