Succulent Hanging Baskets – May 2019

We are offering a Succulent Hanging Basket Workshop on the following three dates in May 2019:

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT (Container Crazy CT)

May 11, 2019 (Saturday) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT (Container Crazy CT)

May 18, 2019 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Vernon, CT (Strong Family Farm)


Make your own Succulent Hanging Basket with a mix of succulents to adorn your home or outdoor spaces this year! The mix will be filled with various textures and yes, succulent blooms. Most carry bright yellow funnel flowers on very long and tall stalks at least once during the growing session – the hummingbirds love them. Plus they make great cut flowers in small vases.

Each attendee will receive a mix of soft and hardy succulents along with a spiller or accent plant (trails down from the hanging basket) to create their designs. Succulents are not just green, they come in tones of red, cool blues or soft purples, and offer many forms and textures.

The succulents will be a mix of sizes (2″ pots to 3″ pots) and the basket is 10″ in diameter with a green crisscross wire pattern holding a coco-liner with a silver chain. We will have other different styles of 10″ baskets as well.

Special soil media for succulents and slow release fertilizer is included.
Additionally, a lesson on succulent care, propagation, and watering is included.


$38 per person (by check)
$40 per person (by PayPal online)
For Broad Brook sessions

$40 per person (by check)
$42 per person (by PayPal online)
For Strong Family Farm session

Pre-Registration and Payment is Required in Advance

To Register:

Click HERE for more details and to locate the registration and payment links.

If mailing a check, please make out to Cathy T’s Landscape Designs and
mail to 72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016.

Other Info:

Did you know you may leave your hanging baskets of succulents out over a long period of time without watering? This makes them perfect for summer – so while you are on vacation, no worries.

Also, succulents are easily propagated to make more babies to carry it on for a very long time. Plus, you may move your creation into the home in the late fall and winter to keep it going and return it outdoors again next season.

Succulents should not be MISTED! We hear of people being told this all the time, and it is not a good idea. We will teach you how to water and what you should NOT do in addition to what you should do for success.

Succulents are hardy and non-hardy. Do you know the differences? We will teach you about them both. They are super popular and have been for some time now. They make great collectors items and well, yes, plant pets. We just love SUCCS.

The types of plants will be the easy care succulents, such as kalanchoes, crassulas, echeverias, sempervivums, jades, and more. We pick up a FRESH stock of succulents from local growers and grow our own too.

About Cathy Testa

Cathy Testa has been holding plant related workshops for 10 years now. She holds an Associates Degree in Horticulture with a concentration in Floriculture from UCONN, and completed the Master Gardener Program. She worked at local nurseries and for small landscape business before venturing into her own small local business, focused on plant creations. She has been growing, teaching, researching and creating with plants ever since, often attending plant related conferences. She may be found on Container Crazy CT’s Facebook page and on Instagram. Check out all her photos, which she posts daily on Instagram. She also makes and offers unique plant gifts for sale themed by various holidays and seasons.


Policies and Procedures

Please review our More and Our Policies page on this site prior to registering.

Thank you.

Container Crazy CT
Location: 72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT

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