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Contained Exuberance: Workshop on Container Design

A Way to Garden

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A Half-Day Workshop

With Margaret Roach and Bob Hyland

SUNDAY MAY 20, at Margaret's garden in Copake Falls, NY

Rain or Shine

(UPDATE 5/14: morning AND afternoon sessions were sold out, but since forecast is for fair weather/outdoor classroom, we're adding a few people per session.)

Session 1: 9:30 am-12 noon 

Session 2: 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Fee: $45 (includes beverages and snack) 

"Contained Exuberance" is a hands-on workshop to help you design and plant your containers/pots for the season. Learn how to select pots (terracotta, earthenware, concrete, cast iron, polyethylene, and a host of lightweight resin and fiber pots) that fit your lifestyle and marry a wide range of plants to your containers. 

We'll cover:

  • design
  • turning other vessels into pots
  • what makes a good potting soil?
  • feeding, watering and other care
  • midseason tuneups for long-lasting impact
  • beyond "annuals" -- everything goes!
  • scavenging in the garden for container subjects
  • staging of pot groupings


CANCELLATION POLICY: Credit-card refunds up until Sunday, May 6. No credit-card refunds later than 2 weeks before the event; for cancellations after that, we will try strenuously to fill your spot from the waitlist, and if we can we will credit you for a future workshop of your choice. Thank you. 

WAITLIST INFO: Once the sessions are full, you can be put on the waitlist by ordering a waitlist ticket (no credit card will be charged at that time). We will contact you with further details. 


Have questions about Contained Exuberance: Workshop on Container Design? Contact A Way to Garden


A Way to Garden

Longtime neighbors and friends, Margaret Roach of A Way to Garden and Bob Hyland (formerly of Loomis Creek Nursery) have collaborated on garden events for decades.

Bob is former VP of Horticulture of Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Margaret is former editorial director at Martha Stewart and now a blogger and author.  Bob recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, but continues his bicoastal garden design business, working with many longtime clients in the Northeast.


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