Succulent Topped Pumpkins – Two Venues – in October 2017

Two Venues! At these Host Locations:

Session #1:
Container Crazy CT’s Location, 
72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016
October 7th, 2017 – Saturday
11 am – 2 pm
$15 pp (plus the cost of plants selected at the workshop)
CT Sales Tax applicable on all plant purchases

Session #2:
The Stafford Cidery, 68 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT.
October 16th, 2017 – Monday
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$20 pp (plus the cost of plant selected at the workshop)
CT Sales Tax applicable on all plant purchases


Registration Fee:

Noted above per venue location.
Sales tax applicable on purchases.
Must submit payment prior to confirm your seat.


Base materials (moss) and other types of mosses, soil, pins, instructions, tips on how to make the plants last beyond the autumn session, demo on how to propagate succulents, and more.

Items You Will Need to Bring:

Glue sticks/Glue Gun, Gloves.
Your own pumpkins or gourds. Bring as many as you wish!
Your own fun decor as desired (felt, glitter balls, etc. Get creative.)
Note: We may have some unique decor items available for purchase also.


Create an Autumn inspired piece for your table top as you learn about the world of succulent plants and how to design with their varied features and textures. You will also learn about the appropriate soil, care, and needs for these drought tolerant plants to keep them growing and overwintered appropriately.

Select the succulents you wish to use from a stock available for purchase at the workshop. Bring your own fresh pumpkin or gourd, or purchase those available at the workshop (based on availability in season).

This workshop is all about making a table top centerpiece, and all styles may be created from fun and whimsical, or formal and flashy! They will last for months!


2017 Featured Succulents:

2″-3.5″ and larger sized succulents of a mixed variety will be available of Sempervivum plants (hens and chicks) and Soft Succulents (Echeverias, etc.). A list of planned species will be provided to confirmed attendees prior to their workshop date. Various styles, textures, and styles are made available to select from at these workshops.



To see photos of last year’s succulent creations, visit our Gallery. Last year, we used two different techniques to create our succulent topped pumpkins, and one was the best – so we are going to use the best one! These make wonderful table top centerpieces for the Autumn season on any inside table – like your kitchen table, coffee table, etc. You may create it with the styles and colors you love!


We find gourds tend to last longer because they are harder and have thicker skins, while orange typical pumpkins do work well, they sometimes don’t last “as long.” And have you ever seen the low, round blue-ish pumpkins? They work really well because the surface area around the stem is wide and large for placement of succulents. I believe they are actually squash – see “Shamrock Squash” on the web. Bringing two more more mini sizes with a large pumpkin makes a fun arrangement. We will have some spare pumpkins available in case you are unable to find your’s or wish to make an extra, etc. I’m not a pumpkin expert – as you may tell – but wanted to point out – think out of the box – and have fun picking out your pumpkins! Check out my Pinterest Board for Halloween and Autumn for ideas of pumpkin types available.


This workshop is held in early October every year.

October 7, 2017 – Saturday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT @ Container Crazy CT
Seats are available!

October 10, 2017 – Tuesday – Cancelled 
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
South Windsor, CT @ BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More
Seats limited at this session.

October 16, 2017 – Monday
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stafford Springs, CT @ The Stafford Cidery
Seats are starting to fill – sign up soon!



Please refer to the REGISTRATION menu on the top of this blog site for details. Also, please review our MORE & OUR POLICIES prior to registering.

Contact Information:

860-977-9473 (texts welcome)


To see photos of our prior workshops, visit our Gallery.


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