Container Gardening with Jane McCarthy

Maggie Stringer, Jane McCarthy & new member and winner of the container Sharon Stewart

 

Audience members enjoyed a wonderful container gardening demo from Master Gardener Jane McCarthy during National Public Garden Week..

Jane discussed how to properly prepare your soil, paint your pot, and how to select the flowers to put in your container.  She had several helpful hints on how to keep your soil moist and your pot not so heavy.  She had plant samples for shade areas and planted a container for a sunny spot.

 

The finished container for a sunny spot

The finished container was gorgeous and a winner was drawn to take it home.  We were so pleased that new member Sharon Stewart won.  She came several days and enjoyed the many activities hosted by the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

For those of you that would like to plant a similar container here are the list of plants.

We are planning more activities at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.  If you would like to come to our next educational offerings, please consider a membership

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