Gardening in Containers: Principles and Practices

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 8:30 am11:30 am

Gardening in containers is one of the most popular gardening activities among gardeners, yet many are hesitant about the horticultural practices involved with growing plants in containers and/or we feel insecure about plant selection and design. This workshop is designed to teach principles and build confidence. We will discuss all that is container gardening … topics include: choosing the right containers, media, and plants; basic container design principles; and proper container gardening culture (planting, watering, fertility, etc.). Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own container garden to bring home.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own container (12" to 24" wide) to the workshop. Simple nursery containers will be provided. These can be placed inside decorate containers later.

container gardens

Note: Plants, pots, and soil will be provided.

Continuing Education

This workshop has been approved for three continuing education hours through the NC Board of Landscape Architects. The activity's course number is 12976.

$80.00 for members, $100.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 15 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this workshop.