Container Gardening for Flowers & Vegetables
Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm
Containers can be used to harvest practical and delicious plants like tomatoes, or they can act as decorative displays for growing ornamental beauties such as begonias and geraniums.
First, Darien's own Wally Pugh will offer an assortment of good gardening practices and skills for optimal yield. Then, Regina Campfield will discuss designing your planter, types of plant materials, soil provisions, and watering techniques. Learn the theory of "thrillers, spillers, and fillers" for your pots!
Wally has been involved with veggie gardening for over 50 years, starting with the Victory Gardens of WWII. He currently has a 1500 square foot raised bed veggie garden, 10 container gardens, upside down tomatoes, and a small orchard. He is a graduate of the CT Master Gardener Program at the Bartlett Arboretum. Regina works as the Coordinator of the CT Master Gardener Program at the Barlett Arboretum, in which she leads 30 home gardeners participate in a yearlong training process. She has been gardening in Stamford for over 30 years, and specializes in perennials and container gardening.
Come with pen & paper in hand. You'll want to take notes!
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