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What makes a container stand out in my garden?
The best designed containers add a bit of height to the arrangement. Have a mix of plants that grow up and along the edge plant that will trail down.
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May 7th at 11:00 AM
Spring Container Class - Details
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May 13th at 11:00 AM
Kids Club: Mother's Day Flower Containers - Details
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Container gardening has evolved from a pot of geraniums on your front step to whole gardens on your back patio. The sky is the limit in what you can do with containers. Traditional plant material can be mixed with unusual and tropical plants, whole vegetable gardens can be in containers, herbs perform wonderfully in a pot, succulent gardens are perfect for the hot center of your patio table. Plantings can range from a small pot of pansies in the early spring to a large container overflowing with summer color.

The Container Department is located inside the large annual greenhouse behind the store. Stop in and observe our Container Designers as they create. We offer a large selection of pottery to choose from or you may use your own. Container designs are featured throughout the garden center that can be purchased or used as an inspiration in planting your own.

Events
We offer many very popular, interactive container planting events throughout the year. Matt will lead a hands-on seminar that imparts the principles of container design. Attendees are invited to observe the presentation and then dig in and plant their own. Several fall seminars will also be held demonstrating the incorporation of Mums and other fall plant material for a long lasting seasonal container.

For a complete listing and details of all container planting events throughout the season, visit our Events Calendar.

Custom Containers
If you would like to dress up a party or a backyard barbecue, Matt will custom design a container or containers for you. Purchase or bring your own container and specifications for the perfect plantings!

As always, please feel free to contact Matt with any questions or to order a custom container.