Lori and I went to a Botany Boot Camp Saturday morning at the LA Arboretum.
It was a six hour class studying the terminology, concepts and structures needed to identify the 7 most common plant families at the Arboretum.
Five and a half hours in class going over the plant structures. Leaves, stems, flowers, roots and other identifying parts. We also went over lots of plant families. My brain could not absorb everything, but it was lots of fun.
We ended up walking for the last two hours and looking at plants and trying to identify them from what we had gone over. There was just too much information but then again it was called boot camp.
A cool side note was the woman who is in charge of the LA County Master Gardeners was also in the class. Lori and I both signed up last year and were not chosen to take the training, but she remembered our applications and said they had so many and encouraged us to re-apply.