This program covers all aspects of container gardening, including soil preparation, plant and pot selection, fertilization and seasonal maintenance. Consider aesthetic concepts when using pots and also how to keep your containers and potted plants happy year round. This class covers a wide variety of annuals and tender perennials. Watch a planting demonstration and discuss different soil mixes suitable for a variety of plant types. Discussion will include long-term maintenance issues and tips for keeping your plants thriving all season long. Evaluate a number of alternative and creative ways to use interesting and unusual containers and watch a planting demonstration. Finally take home a special plant or two to start your container garden at home.
Jenna O’Brien owns Viridissima, a garden design and maintenance business. Her specialties include perennial gardening and design, container culture and design, and indoor gardening and houseplants. She teaches for area horticultural organizations and has completed the Horticulture Certificate Program at Berkshire Botanical Garden.