Are you a plant lover with limited garden space? Or, do you just love the creative look of blending plants in containers? Maybe you just simply like plants as ‘your pets’ in the comfort of your home. If you would like to have plants succeed in containers over the long term with few complications, or if you’d like to simply experience rapid growth in our short summer season, this is a class you won’t want to miss!
Discover the keys to easy and successful growing in containerized spaces. Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm strive to put the fun back into gardening-just like the good ole days. Get inspired to successfully nurture, grow, and even harvest your favorite plants. We will help you understand how to choose the right container, soil ingredients, and fertilizers to make your unique plants healthy, strong and happy for years to come.
All plants have unique needs to be considered including drainage needs, moisture needs, and nutrient needs as well as an ideal container size to nestle the plant into its own custom space. You will learn how these unique needs can make a big impact on the overall health of your plant including its abilities to fend off the negative impacts of bad bugs and fungus. The key is getting your potting soil to perform for your containerized plants – great SOIL helps the roots grow strong and produces healthier foliage too!
You will get to touch and feel different soil ingredient options and learn what role each of them play in helping to feed the plant. The most beneficial soil supplements will be discussed and used in a hands on activity where you will ‘make your own soil’! Custom recipes will be available for you to blend yourself. The art of blending plants and mixing several plants into one container will also be discussed. The class includes one 9” spring-colored environmentally friendly pot with saucer, plus a 3-plant bundle design which you will plant up during the class. Plant bundle options will include houseplant foliage combos and herb combos.
Plants are similar to us humans – they need great nutrition and a healthy, functioning immune system to feel great and fend off problems quickly! If you offer them soil that is similar to ‘coffee and doughnuts’ or ‘soda pop and chips’ as a primary diet, their immune system will not grow strong and healthy. Please join us to learn how to make your containerized plantings a success this year.
The Science Behind series of classes highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component with instruction from a local subject matter expert and a Walking Mountains educator. Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon. This series is generously underwritten by Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate to enrich community experience and learning opportunities.
IF YOU GO…
What: The Science Behind Container Gardening
When: April 24th, 6:30pm
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon
Cost: $20 for take home supplies
Seating is limited, please call to reserve your spot today! (970) 827-9725