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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

Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement more...
04/18 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC
  05/04 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
This course is also required for the Landscape Design Certificate.
Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum, and other genera, which are pa more...
04/05 We 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  04/06 Th 05:30pm-07:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  04/06 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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 spring- blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for ou more...
05/19 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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
NYBG
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...
06/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  06/28 We 10:00am-12:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC
  09/26 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
NYBG
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...
04/17 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  07/31 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG