UPDATE:  Container Gardening 101

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The container gardening 101 class, offered on May 30th at 10:00 a.m., is now free and open to the public, and pre-registration is not required. The class format will no longer include container preparation, but rather a demonstration from esteemed landscaper Marie Mims Butler. For more information, a brief biography and words from our guest speaker can be found below.

Bio: It may be hard to believe, but Marie Mims Butler has been gardening for over 50 of her “29” years. Her horticultural career launched at NC State Univesity and has included teaching at the school for the blind, designing residential and commercial landscapes, studying and teach floral design in Japan, and presiding over the gardens of the Virginia Zoo as Landscape Coordinator. These days, Marie travels the country as a Regional Director for GardenComm, an association for garden communicators, and shares her love of horticulture with everyone. You are welcome to join Marie in laughter and learning.

CONTAIN YOUR GARDENING ENTHUSIASM: Tired of the same old leggy geraniums in a clay pot? It’s time to expand your horticultural horizons. Container plantings can hang, sit, or swim; feed birds, bees, butterflies, and body as well as soul; blend riotous or single colors; celebrate a season or combine to create a scene. Welcome to the wide world of gardening…all in a flower pot!

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center will host this container gardening class on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Get ideas for sprucing up your garden with gorgeous potted plants. See how containers can be designed for shade, small spaces, and more!

If you have questions about the class, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Chris Blaha at 252-232-2262 or email ctblaha@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.

Enjoy this preview of how to create a quick and simple vegetable container garden!