This class will be held during the Desert Song 10th Annual Community Art Festival.
Gardening in the Valley certainly has its challenges, from our alkaline mineral soil, to lack of adequate space, and, of course, a shortage of water and abundance of heat. Container gardens are a wonderful way to overcome these issues in order to grow beautiful ornamentals and productive edibles in our urban environment. Fun and easy for aspiring and seasoned gardeners alike, container gardens offer flexibility and manageability that in-ground gardens lack. In fact, the endless possibilities can make container gardening addictive.
Topics to be covered will include the following:
Choosing the Best Containers for Your Plants
Potting Mix Recipes for Flowers, Vegetables, Hanging Baskets, Bulbs and Succulents
How to Choose a Healthy Plant at the Nursery
Successful Container Preparation and Transplanting
How to Properly Water, Feed and Care For Container Plants
Installing an (Optional) Automatic Watering System
Fun and Creative Containers and Arrangements