3rd Workshop of 2017: Botanical Living Wall Art in March


Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
South Windsor, CT
New Location: BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More

Note: We expect this workshop to run for a full two hours, or perhaps 2.5 hours.


72 Harrington Road – 1st Session (Saturday)
Broad Brook, CT 06016

869 Sullivan Place Center – 2nd Session (Wednesday)
South Windsor, CT 06016

The Specimen Plant


Registration Fee:

$45 pp (plus applicable CT Sales Tax 6.35%)

Includes one specimen plant (either a 4″ or 5″ pot size), moss, soil, pins, and mounting board with hanger hooks/rope. (Note: The prototype plant is a more mature/larger specimen.)

The Board:



Custom made boards! Imagine the possibilities – it is 18″ x 20″ and may be hung either direction or leaned against a perfect location in your home – and so much can be created with this board – add a “calligraphy quote”, attach a ‘mason jar or funky hooks’ for use, apply an overlaid unique frame to glam it up, or attach unique art pieces around the specimen plant. We will be posting more photos of a prototype soon. Each board will be unique.


Prototype at the store

A prototype of the Botanical Wall Art will be displayed at my new venue location (noted below). Please note, the size of the plant on the board is a more mature specimen.


BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More
869 Sullivan Place (Avenue)
South Windsor, CT 06074


These living work of art may be hung outdoors in season (summer to fall) and then taken indoors to be enjoyed in the home. You will learn about the specimen plants features, care, and more. They are not difficult to grow.


Additional Plants

Additional plants will be available for purchase (optional).

What you Bring:

You will need to bring several items (scissors or wire cutters, fishing line (50 lb weight), gardening gloves, bowl, towel, etc.). Before the workshop, we will confirm what items you need to bring with you in advance.



Learn the process of creating a living piece of working art for your wall. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare and attach a living plant with strong architecture to a custom made board. The board will be a large size of approximately 16″ wide x 20″ long, which is a common picture frame size. This will enable you to attach your own picture frame overlay (if you wish) to glam it up, or you may choose to leave it as is without a frame in its natural state. This board is a perfect size to hang from a wall or lean on a floor in a particular location in the home. The plant will last on this board for years due to it’s large board size.

What you will learn:

This workshop will teach you the proper techniques for mounting an epiphytic specimen plant specially ordered in advance, and how this unique plant thrives and grows on boards. You will also learn how to care for the plant, appropriate fertilizers, how to water, and where this plant originates from and why it thrives in this type of growing environment.

Taking it home:

Like all our workshops, you take your completed project home. In this case, the living wall art may be enjoyed inside the home year round, and/or taken outdoors in summer to enjoy on your patio or porch. It is the ultimate container garden piece of art. And don’t fear, it is not difficult to grow.


This is the first time we are offering this amazing workshop. To see more design examples of the design and plant featured, you must be a pre-registered attendee. If you are a Pinterest user, a Secret Pinboard is provided with many more examples to inspire you. Or we will email photos to you after your pre-registration form is received (see below). Additionally, photos are shared on Container Crazy CT’s Facebook page.


Our workshops are fun, easy going yet educational, and fully hands-on. We strive to provide convenience and comfort at our classroom. Additionally, when you attend three or more workshops in a given year, you are automatically added to our “Insiders Club” group for special deals during the year.


To pre-register, please complete the form below. This gets you on the list – seats will be limited for this first time workshop. Once pre-registered, you will get more details and may confirm via payment due in advance.


Payment is due 3 weeks in advance. You may use the EventBrite link (right side bar) of this site to pay by credit card or mail your payment to: Cathy T’s Landscape Designs at 72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016. Please review our cancellation policy under “MORE” tab.

Pre-Registration Form:

Upon pre-registration, photos and more details will be forwarded to you.

Thank you and see you in March!

Cathy Testa
Owner of Cathy T’s Landscape Designs and Container Crazy CT
860-977-9473 (texts are welcome)


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