Ann Marie VanDerZanden

Master Gardener statewide coordinator (Former)

Content by Ann Marie VanDerZanden

Botany Basics

Plants are essential to life on earth. Understanding how plants grow and develop helps us capitalize on their usefulness and make them part of our everyday lives.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Collection

Plant communities

Interactions between plants are important for gardeners. The study of these interactions is called plant or landscape ecology.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Article

Plant Growth and Development

Photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration are the three major functions that drive plant growth and development.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Article

Reproductive Plant Parts

Reproductive plant parts produce seed; they include flower buds, flowers, fruit, and seeds.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Article

Vegetative Plant Parts

Vegetative plant parts include roots, stems, shoot buds, and leaves.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Article