Container Gardening May Workshops

Container Crazy CT is offering three dates for her annual container gardening workshops this season:

May 13 – Saturday, 11:00 am
Broad Brook @ Container Crazy CT’s
$15 to register plus cost of plants you select at the workshop
CT Sales Tax applicable on plant purchases

May 17 – Wednesday, 5:30 pm – Cancelled due to low sign-ups.
South Windsor @ BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More
$20 to register plus cost of plants you select at the workshop
CT Sales Tax applicable on plant purchases

May 20 – Saturday, 10:00 am
$20 to register plus cost of plants you select at the workshop
CT Sales Tax applicable on plant purchases

Registration Process:

Pre-registrations are required for all workshops with payment to confirm your seats. Use the contact form below or indicate your interest in Facebook Event listings, but be sure to confirm to hold your seat by mailing payment, using Event Brite for online credit card, or visiting the bookstore to pay.


Learn how to master the art of container gardening/patio pots and plant up your mixed arrangement at the workshop! Each year, we highlight a special educational component and “new” plant themes. We go over “hot trends”  and more at this hands-on, fun, and convenient workshop. Don’t miss out – We do all the work for you – you show up and plant! Many reference hand-outs are provided in our workshops.

2017 Featured Plants:

Our featured plants this year are “indoor gardening style” which are beautiful outdoors in season and then taken in to enjoy year round for fall and winter. Your containers will be showy 365 days a year. These plants are air purifiers too. Learn about their benefits and beauty. The plants are various tropical houseplants. We will include succulents as well.

What You Bring:

Your patio pot(s). Please note, in year’s past – we have focused on rather large pots for perennials, big tropical plants, and more – but this year – with the new plant theme – you should bring medium to smaller pot(s). These types of plants perform better when potted up to a size bigger than their original growing pots.  Think about “a grouping” of pot(s) as a choice as well if you wish. The diameter should be about 12″ to 15″ but you may bring smaller solo pots if you wish. The depth should not exceed the diameter. Basically, you want medium sized pots (not huge like we have done in our former container gardening workshops). Exact details are furnished once you register – so please don’t delay registering. Also, we go over the pot types and styles to look for – get ready to have fun and learn with us.

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Example of a Trio of Pots – Perfect for this year’s Container Workshop plants!

Other optional items to bring:

You may bring your own bag of container gardening soil mix or purchase professional soil mix at the workshop. Additionally, you may bring own garden gloves, trowel, or pruners as needed. All details on what to bring and expect are emailed to registered attendees. We also offer fertilizer and compost for sale as needed. Since it is a full day (or at least half day!) of fun and learning, bringing snacks or a bagged lunch is a good idea too.

Other Types of Plants:

We expect to offer a mix of succulents as well as the houseplants, but the main theme is “tropical houseplant style” this season. We like to mix it up every year so we continue to learn, grow, and expand our styles and choices. We are excited about our plant grower’s wonderful selection. Photos of the plants are posted on Container Crazy CT’s Instagram feed.

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Example of the Texture, Structure, and Beautiful Mix of Tropical Houseplants Style!

3 Part Flyer:


Gift Cards:

Sending MOM to a workshop is a wonderful treat, believe me! Gift Cards are available at the BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More in South Windsor, CT. You may also purchase gift cards by using Event Brite on this site. Consider them for this workshop due to timing (all are held in May) or for birthday gifts, etc. We offer many workshops all year to be enjoyed.


Please read our policies under MORE AND OUR POLICIES, especially if you are a newbie prior to registration.

How to Pay:

You may mail a check to Cathy T’s Landscape Designs (72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016) or use Event Brite on this site to use your credit card.

Other options are to pay at the Book Club Bookstore (for the session being held there).

Pre-Registration Form:

Thank you,

Cathy Testa
860-977-9473 (texts are welcome)

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