Plant Studio: Container Gardening

This flexible online course will remain open for registration until 6 days after the course start date. Note the "Schedule" of each session for more information.
Learn how to design, plant, and care for a container garden that's both functional and full of four-season beauty, whether it's on your home patio, terrace, or deck-or in your apartment. This course teaches you the basics of choosing and using materials like potting soil and plants, as well as easy maintenance skills needed to make your container planting a thriving success.

You'll gain confidence in your skills as you create a container garden with feedback from our experts. This course features pre-recorded lectures featuring our plant professionals—Daryl Beyers, Renee Marsh, and Mobee Weinstein—plus a special behind-the-scenes segment with gardener Steve Silk, creator of the "thriller, filler, spiller" formula for achieving stunning containers.

Weekly Content Overview:
  • Week 1: Learn introductory skills required to grow a plant in a pot, complete with tips and tricks, such as ideal potting mix recipes and proper drainage.
  • Week 2: Survey the diversity of plants that can be successfully grown in containers in a variety of climates.
  • Week 3: Dive into the role of containers in gardens and the importance of container gardening as a subgenre of garden design.
  • Week 4: Explore additional skills for advanced container gardening and keeping your plants healthy. Gain confidence in your skills by making a successful container garden.

Throughout the course, your course facilitator (who is identified as "instructor" in the session info below) will be with you every step of the way, by providing feedback on assignments and answering questions through discussion boards. For more information about how Plant Studio works, view our FAQs.

Materials Information:
This course includes tools and materials that students will need to purchase separately. Information will be provided via Canvas one week prior to the course start date.

Schedule: Course length is 4 weeks (May 1-29) and registration will remain open until 5/7. The welcome module opens on April 24 and a 30-day reading period is available through June 29.
Only 11 days left to register!
Instructor: Renee Marsh Renee Marsh
Location: Online-Flexible,

Session Number: 244PLT120A
Price Non-Member : $525.00
Member : $475.00

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