All About Containers Saturday: All Three Sections
No land? No problem! Containers can bring added color, form, and texture to any space-deck, rooftop, terrace, front porch, or window sill. With the right combination of plants, containers provide visual impact, create a small garden, and add pleasure to your living area. Sun or shade, ornamental or edible, find out what kind of container garden is right for you. Please bring lunch.
10 am-12 pm: Container Gardening 101
Katie Barrie l NYBG l 242GAR200B
Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and container styles, potting mixes, fertilization, and watering.
12-12:45 pm: Break
12:45-2:45 pm: Veggies and Herbs for Containers
Chris Satch l NYBG l 242GAR200C
Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties that have interesting or unusual blooms and foliage.
3-5 PM: Designing with Containers
Richard Rosiello l NYBG l 242GAR200D
Learn a comprehensive approach to designing with containers, including how, when, where and why you should use a particular pot in one spot over another. Gain tips and tricks for great plant combinations in containers of all kinds and walk away with a container of plants you potted up!
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