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Plant Expert

Plant Expert

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5 Minute Plant Expert course 

5 Minute Plant Expert course 

Learn how to easily choose the right plants for your garden

(It’s Easier Than You Think To Be A ‘Plant Whisperer’)*

Learn how to easily choose the right plants for your garden

(It’s Easier Than You Think To Be A ‘Plant Whisperer’)*

About

About

I'm Rachel Mathews and I've been an international garden designer for over 25 years, and I've been teaching garden design to a worldwide audience since 2009.

I've worked with nearly every type of climate from tropical to freezing cold. How on earth do I know so many plants around the globe?

Truth is, I don't!

I cheat!

The key is to know the plant characteristics, not the plant name. Plant names are certainly helpful to know, but they are not vital, if you know what to look for...

I'm Rachel Mathews and I've been an international garden designer for over 25 years, and I've been teaching garden design to a worldwide audience since 2009.

I've worked with nearly every type of climate from tropical to freezing cold. How on earth do I know so many plants around the globe?

Truth is, I don't!

I cheat!

The key is to know the plant characteristics, not the plant name. Plant names are certainly helpful to know, but they are not vital, if you know what to look for...

  • no complex software required
  • no complex software required
  • suitable for both beginners & keen gardeners
  • suitable for both beginners & keen gardeners
  • suitable for any    type of garden
  • suitable for any    type of garden
  • methods taught work anywhere in the world
  • methods taught work anywhere in the world
  • 100% online - works with computers & mobile devices
  • 100% online - works with computers & mobile devices

Learn

Learn

Learn a simple method that enables anyone, anywhere, to know which plants will grow where just by looking at their leaves.

The 5 Minute Plant Expert course  is designed to enable you to become a 'Plant Whisperer' so you'll be able to choose the right plants for your garden's conditions.

Learn a simple method that enables anyone, anywhere, to know which plants will grow where just by looking at their leaves.

The 5 Minute Plant Expert course  is designed to enable you to become a 'Plant Whisperer' so you'll be able to choose the right plants for your garden's conditions.

Not designed your garden yet?

Then check out our best-selling garden design courses 

Not designed your garden yet?

Then check out our best-selling garden design courses 

See what our students say about the course

See what our students say about the course

"Hi Rachel. 

Thank you so much for the incredibly valuable amount of work and passion you share through your design courses. It is absolutely amazing!

I knew how I wanted to use our garden, it simply felt impossible and I just didn't know how to achieve it. I needed the right approach and a new perspective, and your knowledge, passion and expertise made it possible. I found the courage to try myself on the board and it has been an immensily satisfactory and rewarding experience.

Thank you for being such a good teacher and for making approachable and....fun, what others made so complicated and scary!"

"Hi Rachel. 

Thank you so much for the incredibly valuable amount of work and passion you share through your design courses. It is absolutely amazing!

I knew how I wanted to use our garden, it simply felt impossible and I just didn't know how to achieve it. I needed the right approach and a new perspective, and your knowledge, passion and expertise made it possible. I found the courage to try myself on the board and it has been an immensily satisfactory and rewarding experience.

Thank you for being such a good teacher and for making approachable and....fun, what others made so complicated and scary!"

"Wow. I've gone through everything now and have spent hours of rainy weekends and Christmas break planning, sketching and even getting my watercolours out for the first time in years – this whole course has been truly inspirational and I can't wait to start making the changes to the design and planting of my garden. "

"Wow. I've gone through everything now and have spent hours of rainy weekends and Christmas break planning, sketching and even getting my watercolours out for the first time in years – this whole course has been truly inspirational and I can't wait to start making the changes to the design and planting of my garden. "

Does this sound familiar?

Does this sound familiar?

  • Tried trial and error plant purchases which have cost you a lot of time and money with fatalities?
  • Tried trial and error plant purchases which have cost you a lot of time and money with fatalities?
  • Have trouble knowing what conditions your plants need and where best to plant them in your garden?
  • Have trouble knowing what conditions your plants need and where best to plant them in your garden?

Plants will tell you exactly what conditions they need to flourish, if you know what to look for…

Plants will tell you exactly what conditions they need to flourish, if you know what to look for…

  • Purchased lots of plants and had them die on you in weeks, or worse days?
  • Purchased lots of plants and had them die on you in weeks, or worse days?

This may surprise you, but plants do talk to us. Not with language as you and I know it, but with their own ‘special’ communications. By understanding a small amount of key clues you can glean a wealth of information that will help you understand plants, their needs, how to have healthy specimens that don’t die on you!

This may surprise you, but plants do talk to us. Not with language as you and I know it, but with their own ‘special’ communications. By understanding a small amount of key clues you can glean a wealth of information that will help you understand plants, their needs, how to have healthy specimens that don’t die on you!

Books, magazines and TV make learning about plants overly complicated. Some information sources are better than others but they all make it hard work and not at all easy.

Trying to learn hundreds of different plants and their growing conditions is hard and time consuming.

It doesn’t have to be like that though. You may think that it will take years to learn about plants (horticulturalists will certainly help you to think that) but it doesn’t have to.

Plants have evolved over the years to grow in a vast array of conditions. Plants that grow in certain environments tend to share key characteristics.

By learning a handful of these characteristics, you’ll be able to instantly tell what a plant needs just by looking at it. You don’t even need to know a plant’s name to choose the right location for it.

Books, magazines and TV make learning about plants overly complicated. Some information sources are better than others but they all make it hard work and not at all easy.

Trying to learn hundreds of different plants and their growing conditions is hard and time consuming.

It doesn’t have to be like that though. You may think that it will take years to learn about plants (horticulturalists will certainly help you to think that) but it doesn’t have to.

Plants have evolved over the years to grow in a vast array of conditions. Plants that grow in certain environments tend to share key characteristics.

By learning a handful of these characteristics, you’ll be able to instantly tell what a plant needs just by looking at it. You don’t even need to know a plant’s name to choose the right location for it.

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It doesn't have to be so difficult...

It doesn't have to be so difficult...

So how do I know which plants will grow where?

How can you easily learn to be a 'Plant Whisperer' as well?

So how do I know which plants will grow where?

How can you easily learn to be a 'Plant Whisperer' as well?

The key is in observing the leaves - 60-70% of the time they will tell you precisely what conditions a plant needs in order to survive...

The key is in observing the leaves - 60-70% of the time they will tell you precisely what conditions a plant needs in order to survive...

For example...

For example...

Silver coloured leaves are designed to withstand hot/sunny conditions.

ALL silver/grey foliage plants NEED to be in sun in order to survive. The silver/grey acts as a sun shade. 

If you put a plant with those types of leaves in shade, it won't be able to get enough light and make 

adequate food.

Cotton Lavender (Santolina - silver foliage plant at the front)

That means it WILL die!

Plants can adjust a little bit. The grey leaves will go a bit greener, but even so, they're just not designed for the shade, so they won't ever do well.

So that's just one example of an easy to spot, plant characteristic. There's a ton more, just as simple. Just learn those characteristics, and you'll be able to tell at least 60% (if not more) of the time, what condition a plant needs, just by looking at its leaves.

Think how much TIME (and effort) it saves learning a few characteristics, instead of hundreds of plants individually!

Silver coloured leaves are designed to withstand hot/sunny conditions.

ALL silver/grey foliage plants NEED to be in sun in order to survive. The silver/grey acts as a sun shade. 

If you put a plant with those types of leaves in shade, it won't be able to get enough light and make 

adequate food.

Cotton Lavender (Santolina - silver foliage plant at the front)

That means it WILL die!

Plants can adjust a little bit. The grey leaves will go a bit greener, but even so, they're just not designed for the shade, so they won't ever do well.

So that's just one example of an easy to spot, plant characteristic. There's a ton more, just as simple. Just learn those characteristics, and you'll be able to tell at least 60% (if not more) of the time, what condition a plant needs, just by looking at its leaves.

Think how much TIME (and effort) it saves learning a few characteristics, instead of hundreds of plants individually!

Here's what's in the 5 Minute Plant Expert Course...

Here's what's in the 5 Minute Plant Expert Course...

 5 Minute Plant Expert Mini-Course

 5 Minute Plant Expert Mini-Course

When it comes to choosing plants, the good news is you don’t need as much knowledge as you think to be able to choose the right ones for your garden.

When it comes to choosing plants, the good news is you don’t need as much knowledge as you think to be able to choose the right ones for your garden.

By knowing a few basic characteristics to look out for, you’ll know exactly which plants to grow where. Everyone will be impressed by your ‘Plant Whispering’ skills by the time you’ve read this in depth guide.

By knowing a few basic characteristics to look out for, you’ll know exactly which plants to grow where. Everyone will be impressed by your ‘Plant Whispering’ skills by the time you’ve read this in depth guide.

The knowledge contained is worth the price of the course alone with all the money you’ll save on not killing plants because they’ve been planted in the wrong place!

The knowledge contained is worth the price of the course alone with all the money you’ll save on not killing plants because they’ve been planted in the wrong place!

5 Minute Plant Expert Course Videos

5 Minute Plant Expert Course Videos

1) Which Plants Will Suit Your Soil? – This video shows you how to tell if your soil is acid or alkaline by looking at the plants growing in your neighbourhood.

1) Which Plants Will Suit Your Soil? – This video shows you how to tell if your soil is acid or alkaline by looking at the plants growing in your neighbourhood.

2) Which Plants Will Suit Your Climate? – This video shows you how to know which plants are best suited to suit your climate, by showing you how to identify key clues in plants’ leaves.

2) Which Plants Will Suit Your Climate? – This video shows you how to know which plants are best suited to suit your climate, by showing you how to identify key clues in plants’ leaves.

3) Which Plants Suit Your Aspect? – In this video, Rachel will show you how to know which plants are best suited for sun and which for shade.

3) Which Plants Suit Your Aspect? – In this video, Rachel will show you how to know which plants are best suited for sun and which for shade.

4) How to Analyse Your Garden – In this video, Rachel will show you how to analyse the conditions of your soil so that you can make sure you choose plants that are suited to it.

4) How to Analyse Your Garden – In this video, Rachel will show you how to analyse the conditions of your soil so that you can make sure you choose plants that are suited to it.

5) Plant Expert Summary – this video is a quick re-cap of the main principles covered in all the other videos.

5) Plant Expert Summary – this video is a quick re-cap of the main principles covered in all the other videos.

6) Plant Picking Software Demo – in this video Rachel will demonstrate how to use a free, online, plant choosing tool, that will help you choose the right plants for your conditions by colour, size, growing conditions, etc.

6) Plant Picking Software Demo – in this video Rachel will demonstrate how to use a free, online, plant choosing tool, that will help you choose the right plants for your conditions by colour, size, growing conditions, etc.

To help give you further inspiration for your garden, there are a selection of plant photograph galleries, that are included with the courses.

To help give you further inspiration for your garden, there are a selection of plant photograph galleries, that are included with the courses.

Photo Galleries 

Photo Galleries 

The plant galleries that are included with the 5 Minute Plant Expert will help increase your knowledge of what characteristics to look for when viewing plants.

Main Plant Gallery

Plants for Acid Soils

Plants for Alkaline Soils

Moisture Loving Plants

Drought Tolerant Plants

The plant galleries that are included with the 5 Minute Plant Expert will help increase your knowledge of what characteristics to look for when viewing plants.

Main Plant Gallery

Plants for Acid Soils

Plants for Alkaline Soils

Moisture Loving Plants

Drought Tolerant Plants

Instant access to the 5 Minute Plant Expert pdf that will turn you in to a ‘Plant Whisperer’. You’ll be able to know what conditions plants need, just by looking at their leaves. 

Instant access to the 5 Minute Plant Expert pdf that will turn you in to a ‘Plant Whisperer’. You’ll be able to know what conditions plants need, just by looking at their leaves. 

This course alone will save you a fortune on not buying the wrong plants for your garden.

This course alone will save you a fortune on not buying the wrong plants for your garden.

Includes 6 video tutorials that come with the course. The videos cover everything from how to analyse your soil type, aspect and overall growing conditions through to how to know which plants are suited for your soil type.

Includes 6 video tutorials that come with the course. The videos cover everything from how to analyse your soil type, aspect and overall growing conditions through to how to know which plants are suited for your soil type.

The ENTIRE course is ONLINE so there is NO waiting for the postman. You will be emailed your course login details immediately after purchase.

The ENTIRE course is ONLINE so there is NO waiting for the postman. You will be emailed your course login details immediately after purchase.

Have the satisfaction of knowing which plants will grow in your garden, at a just by looking at their leaves and other characteristics AND the knowledge and skills to help your friends and family with their gardens if you wish.

Have the satisfaction of knowing which plants will grow in your garden, at a just by looking at their leaves and other characteristics AND the knowledge and skills to help your friends and family with their gardens if you wish.

Buy now for only £49 ($68 USD)

Buy now for only £49 ($68 USD)

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OR if you’d prefer to pay in $ USD use the button below

CALL 

CALL 

+44 (0)1223 96 9912 (UK NUMBER)

+44 (0)1223 96 9912 (UK NUMBER)

if you have a question about the course or email Rachel here.

if you have a question about the course or email Rachel here.

My 60-Day Personal Money Back Guarantee

My 60-Day Personal Money Back Guarantee

I personally guarantee that you WILL be much more successful with the plants you choose, if you follow the 5 Minute Plant Expert, than if you go it alone with the usual ‘trial and error’ gardening approach.

I personally guarantee that you WILL be much more successful with the plants you choose, if you follow the 5 Minute Plant Expert, than if you go it alone with the usual ‘trial and error’ gardening approach.

BUT, if you find the course isn’t right for you, for any reason, you can have a full refund within 60 days. This guarantee is Paypal backed. Just email me via the website contact form and I will issue you with an immediate refund, in full.

BUT, if you find the course isn’t right for you, for any reason, you can have a full refund within 60 days. This guarantee is Paypal backed. Just email me via the website contact form and I will issue you with an immediate refund, in full.

Questions about the 5 Minute Plant Expert online course

Questions about the 5 Minute Plant Expert online course

 Do I need much gardening knowledge to use the techniques covered in the course?

 Do I need much gardening knowledge to use the techniques covered in the course?

No. Absolutely not. The course is designed to show both complete beginners and experienced gardeners a simple plant choosing method that can be used any garden. 

No. Absolutely not. The course is designed to show both complete beginners and experienced gardeners a simple plant choosing method that can be used any garden. 

What time and day does the course start?

What time and day does the course start?

The course is 100% online, with immediate access. So you can view it any time that is convenient for you, as many times as you want.

The course is 100% online, with immediate access. So you can view it any time that is convenient for you, as many times as you want.

 I live in the southern hemisphere, will your course still be relevant for me?

 I live in the southern hemisphere, will your course still be relevant for me?

Yes. The plant choosing techniques shown in the course work on any garden, anywhere! The principles of choosing plants from their characteristics do not change, just the plant varieties do. 

Yes. The plant choosing techniques shown in the course work on any garden, anywhere! The principles of choosing plants from their characteristics do not change, just the plant varieties do. 

 I'm an experienced gardener, will I really learn anything new?

 I'm an experienced gardener, will I really learn anything new?

You will definitely learn some new things. But if you are a really experienced plant expert then, it’s probably not a course you’ll need. You are welcome to try it and if it’s not right for you, then just ask for a refund.

You will definitely learn some new things. But if you are a really experienced plant expert then, it’s probably not a course you’ll need. You are welcome to try it and if it’s not right for you, then just ask for a refund.

How long does it take for the course to arrive?

How long does it take for the course to arrive?

The course is 100% online, so there’s no waiting for the postman. It’s instant access after your payment has gone though and you’ve clicked on the link contained in the welcome email, you’ll be sent your login information.

The course is 100% online, so there’s no waiting for the postman. It’s instant access after your payment has gone though and you’ve clicked on the link contained in the welcome email, you’ll be sent your login information.

I’m not a professional landscaper, I just want to improve my own dull garden! Is this going to be really technical?

I’m not a professional landscaper, I just want to improve my own dull garden! Is this going to be really technical?

The method I use to choose plants is really simple and it’s perfect for complete beginners who want to learn the quick way to choosing the right garden plants. Plants are only one aspect of creating a great garden though. I would recommend you look at one of the design courses, before you get to the planting stage. You’ll get much better results if you incorporate design elements first! 

The method I use to choose plants is really simple and it’s perfect for complete beginners who want to learn the quick way to choosing the right garden plants. Plants are only one aspect of creating a great garden though. I would recommend you look at one of the design courses, before you get to the planting stage. You’ll get much better results if you incorporate design elements first! 

How long does it take to complete the course?

How long does it take to complete the course?

The 5 Minute Plant Expert course can also be completed over a weekend. But I recommend you do it over a couple of weekends so you can allow time for the information you learn, to soak in. 

The 5 Minute Plant Expert course can also be completed over a weekend. But I recommend you do it over a couple of weekends so you can allow time for the information you learn, to soak in. 

Does the course include a certification or qualification?

Does the course include a certification or qualification?

No. The course has been primarily designed for homeowners who wish to improve their own garden without needing to attend a college course for weeks on end, so there is no qualification. 

No. The course has been primarily designed for homeowners who wish to improve their own garden without needing to attend a college course for weeks on end, so there is no qualification. 

What happens if I get stuck on part of the course and need help?

What happens if I get stuck on part of the course and need help?

You can ask Rachel any questions you have about the course material in the member’s area of the website.

You can ask Rachel any questions you have about the course material in the member’s area of the website.

Will you be able to look at my final planting plan and offer advice on it?

Will you be able to look at my final planting plan and offer advice on it?

This isn’t something that’s included in the course, but you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel, if you want her to double check your scheme.

This isn’t something that’s included in the course, but you can purchase a plan review service from Rachel, if you want her to double check your scheme.

It’s also iPad and Android tablet compatible so you can learn anywhere, anytime from the fully illustrated pdfs and the video tutorials.

It’s also iPad and Android tablet compatible so you can learn anywhere, anytime from the fully illustrated pdfs and the video tutorials.

The course is all online so you can learn at a pace that suits you and go through the course materials as many times as you wish.

The course is all online so you can learn at a pace that suits you and go through the course materials as many times as you wish.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, the plant choosing principles you’ll learn in the course will work in ANY garden.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, the plant choosing principles you’ll learn in the course will work in ANY garden.

Along with the main colour pdf, the six video tutorials will guide you through the entire plant choosing process step-by-step.

Along with the main colour pdf, the six video tutorials will guide you through the entire plant choosing process step-by-step.

Learn Anywhere!

Learn Anywhere!

Learn at Your Own Pace

Learn at Your Own Pace

Plant Expert Principles Work Worldwide

Plant Expert Principles Work Worldwide

Video Tutorials and Written Content

Video Tutorials and Written Content

What makes the 5 Minute Plant Expert unique...

What makes the 5 Minute Plant Expert unique...