Clever Container Tricks and Houseplant Hacks

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Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Growing in containers is easy until you forget to water. So why not learn some houseplant hacks that make your container plants (indoors and out) easier to maintain? In this class, you'll learn how to cut watering back from weekly to monthly using a variety of methods. You'll find out about organic, attractive container mulches like repurposed wine corks, coffee chaff, and beach pebbles. You'll also learn about a free substitute for coir liners, sources for free fertilizer, how to turn a horse trough into an above ground water garden, and how to make mobiles using high-flying air plants that only need water once a month as well as many other innovative container ideas.

window box with succulents

About Frank Hyman

Frank Hyman is the container columnist for Horticulture magazine. He designs award-winning gardens in Durham and has owned Cottage Garden Landscaping for 25 years. He earned his B.S. in horticulture and design from NC State University and studied under J.C. Raulston, Ph.D., and Will Hooker, M.L.A. His garden writing has also appeared in Organic Gardening, Modern Farmer, American Gardener, Carolina Gardener, and Fine Gardening.

$25.00 for members; $30.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 32 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 class.