Horticultural Science


The Horticultural Science course is designed to develop an understanding of common horticultural management practices as they relate to food and ornamental plant production. Topics discussed in the course are Potted Plant Production, Landscape Design, Anatomy of Plants and will adequately inform students about the horticulture industry.

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ico_totallessons.svg Total Lessons 63
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Jim Johnson
Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer, Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University

Glen Ritchie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology, Texas Tech University

Kelly Marble, AAF, AIFD, TMF
Owner, College Flowers

Lindsey Fox
Co-Owner, Foxland Growers

SAMPLE LESSON | Fundamental Plant Processes

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.


  • Scientific Classification & Nomenclature of Plants           
  • Techniques in Plant ID        
  • Horticulture Plant ID: Floral           
  • Horticulture Plant ID: Foliage         
  • Introduction to Greenhouse Management 
  • Container Grown Plants      
  • Growing Media for Landscape Plants        
  • Planting Trees & Shrubs     
  • Potted Plant Production      
  • Plant Propagation I  
  • Plant Propagation II            
  • Floral Design Basics: Principles & Elements
  • Floral Design Basics: Techniques   
  • Wedding Arrangements      
  • Special Arrangements         
  • Bereavement Arrangements          
  • Landscape Design: Introduction    
  • Landscape Design: Design Process            
  • Fruit & Nut Production        
  • Vegetable Production          
  • Advanced Pruning   
  • Anatomy of Plants    
  • Plant Structures & Functions          
  • Plant Genetics           
  • Fundamental Plant Processes        
  • Bedding Plant Production   
  • Foliage Plant Production     
  • Plant Pests: Bacterial Diseases       
  • Plant Pests: Chewing Insects          
  • Plant Pests: Fungal Diseases           
  • Plant Pests: Sucking Insects            
  • Plant Pests: Vertebrates      
  • Plant Pests: Weeds  
  • Plant Pests: Viruses
  • Diseases Of Landscape Plants        
  • Pesticides & Herbicides: An Introduction
  • Pesticide Safety: Minimal Risk To The Applicator
  • Pesticide Safety in the Landscape  
  • Floral Design Tools
  • Landscape Tools: Use & Safety       
  • Power Blower           
  • Power Shears           
  • Rotary Edger/Trimmer       
  • String Trimmer        
  • Pruning Informal & Formal Hedges           
  • Pruning Roses          
  • Budding & Grafting  
  • Business Ownership & Registration           
  • Career Opportunities: Floral Industry       
  • Competition & Free Enterprise      
  • The World of Agriculture    
  • Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources   
  • Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources         
  • Plant Systems           
  • Formulas for Career Success: Career Testing
    & Investigation    
  • Internships 101: The Importance of Internships
  • Employability Skills      
  • Workplace Issues     
  • Citizenship Basics     
  • Blue & Gold Basics: SAE Programs
  • Introduction to Record Keeping     
  • Blue & Gold Basics: What is FFA?    
  • Blue & Gold Basics: FFA Officers & Meetings
  • Blue & Gold Basics: Career Development Events