Learn how to create vibrant, colorful containers for the colder months. The session will start with the basic guidelines for growing almost anything in containers, and how to keep them healthy. The focus then turns to design – the impact of the container, color theory, balance and other important principles. Several examples of winter containers including holiday combinations are shown. A list of shrubs, perennials and annuals for winter containers appropriate for our area will end the presentation.
Presented by Master Gardener, Laurel Nagle. Laurel owns Every Bloomin’ Thing, a container gardening business that services commercial and residential accounts from San Francisco to San Jose. She completed the Landscape Architecture program at UC Berkeley extension and has over 20 years of professional and volunteer gardening experience. Over the last 15 years she has taught gardening to elementary school children, and adults. Past courses include Edible Gardening, Drought Tolerant Gardening and Landscape Design for Homeowners through the Community Education Program at the College of San Mateo.