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Next Level Seminar: One Planter, Three Seasons, Three Parts

  Join, Chad Donovan, Red Wagon employee and floral designer at our greenhouses and learn how to take container gardening to the next level.  This three-part seminar series will help you design, plant, and maintain a diversified jumbo container planting that will easily transition from season to season.  By applying the same skills used in traditional garden design you can achieve a stunning large container worthy of any magazine cover.   During Part One, our main focus will be setting the “bones” of the design to ensure a successful container season.  We will focus on issues such as advantages/disadvantages to container gardens, types of containers, proper soils, the plants: annuals, perennials, shrubs, and yes small trees, overall design, and winterization techniques.   At the completion of the first session everyone will have their own container garden to take home (or have delivered) that will surely impress the neighbors. Session two and three will be shorter and focused on maintenance, fertilization, pest management, free seasonal plant replacements, design review, and overall evaluation.  For session two and three you are encouraged to bring your containers back in for a mid-season makeover, however, quality photos can also be utilized if moving your large container is too difficult. Join us this Spring, Summer, and Fall to explore all the possibilities that a container garden has to offer.   

$175 total ----Includes: all three workshops, soil, plants for all three seasons, delivery of pot to your home after part 1 (these pots may be too heavy to move in and out of a car) if necessary. Please see below for notes about the pots. You must bring your own (10 gallon or larger) or purchase one from us. We will have an assortment at various price points from $20 for plastic to $80 and up for pottery.

Please note that by signing up for this workshop, you are signing up for all three parts so that you can upgrade your planter with the seasons. See and note the dates below:

Saturday, April 27th 10 am to 1 pm

Satruday, June 22, 10 am to 11:30 am

Saturday, September 7, 10 am to 11:30 am

The $175 fee includes soil, a combination of plants including perennials and annuals and a small shrub or tree. Pots are NOT included. You will need to bring a 10 gallon or larger pot or purchase one from us. We will have an assortment to choose from. Please contact us for more information about pots if you are not sure what to bring. We will also provide refreshments at each workshop.

After the first class, we will deliver the planted pot to your home in our van or truck if you cannot get it in and out of your vehicle. These will be large pots that may be too heavy to lift in and out of a car. If you live more than 20 miles from Red Wagon, we will make arrangements for a delivery charge.

For parts 2 and 3 of the class, please bring a current photo of your pot. We will give you custom tips on how to spruce it up for summer and for fall. If you would like to bring your planter back, feel free to do that, but we realize that they may be too large to move.

As with most of our workshops, refreshments will be served. Our classes are fun and the perfect thing to do with a friend. We strive to give you a mini-vacation experience with lots of learning with fellow plant lovers.