I refer with this question to those among you who have a strong background and work in fields like: botanics, horticulture, dendrology, etc.
I would like to start building a solid preparation, both practical and theoretical, in horticulture, with a strong scientific background.
I am a physicist at the moment, but I am trying to lay the basis for a career switch. In September I will attend the RHS courses, but in the meanwhile I would like to start studying something on my own.
Is there any introductory, basic, read that you would suggest? Also, if any of you have in mind a sort of "curriculum" (in terms of subjects, books, etc.) or would like to play with it, this would be of great help! Thanks a lot :)