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Jaw-dropping, Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Container Gardens for All Seasons

container garden design lectures and presentationsLearn how to create lush container gardens that will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Join Deborah Trickett for a hands-on demonstration as she shows you how to take your container gardens from “blah” to “aaah”.

She’ll start with the basics, of appropriate containers, soil mixes, and plant choices for different site conditions, then proceed to new and unusual plant material and uncommon, container choices for exceptionally beautiful results.


Beauty and the Bees – A Different Way of Looking at Garden Design

bee pollinator pear blossomTime was when we wanted to design gardens that were beautiful. Planting trees, shrubs and perennials together to create a space that was aesthetically pleasing was the goal.
Now we know better.
Gardening just for our own pleasure is not only selfish, it’s dangerous. Colony Collapse Disorder and the plight of pollinators have made us aware that we do not garden alone. We need to be designing landscapes and gardens with a mindful eye to the environment around us.

Join garden designer and beekeeper Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden, as she shows you how with a few tweaks we can create spaces that are not only beautiful but beneficial to bees and other pollinators.


Look Ma, No Flowers!

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Flowers are beautiful. They provide incredible color and interest.

But they also require deadheading, fertilizing, more deadheading and a midsummer nap to perform at their best.

What if you could enjoy the benefits of flowers without all the maintenance?

Join Master Gardener Deborah Trickett as she explains the appeal of “all foliage” combinations. From the basic of foliage to design ideas to great plant picks this lecture is bound to have you saying “Look Ma, No Flowers!” for your next project.

Celebrity Pots

best interesting plant for shade gardensAn entertaining presentation on creating flashy containers that portray celebrities like Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga & Grace Kelly

The 10 Most-Popular Container Plants – And Why You Shouldn’t Use Them