Learn with the Pros: Plant a Late-summer Container Garden

Attend this workshop and learn first hand how design professionals Leslie Dean, landscape architect and Roberta Barnes, Santa Clara Master Gardener match a container to the right plants for a stunning result that brings enjoyment to a porch, deck, or just about anywhere in your garden. Many plants are going dormant or finishing their summer bloom by mid-August.  See how an attractive container or two can add sparkle now and through the autumn months.

Leslie and Roberta will assemble plants into just the right containers from current stock at the nursery, showing design principles and tips they’ve learned over the years, and answering your questions as they go.

Next, tour the nursery and get ideas for the perfect pot and plant companions so you can plant a colorful container at home to spark up your late summer garden.

This event is co-sponsored by Roger Reynolds Nursery and Carriage Shop in Menlo Park, CA. Roger Reynolds is a highly regarded supplier of plants, garden supplies, gifts, services and garden advice on the San Francisco peninsula. They’ve been a regional favorite for over 90 years

Advance registration is required.  Sign up early as space is limited.

Fee: $30 for Pacific Horticulture members
$35 for non members.

This fee does not include containers or plants, but Roger Reynolds is offering 20% off your total sale for containers and plants during the class.

Leslie Dean is a Landscape Architect, past President of the Western Horticultural Society and past Vice President of the Pacific Horticulture. She has had her own practice in Mountain View, CA for the past 23 years. Appreciating the value of water and other natural resources, she emphasizes designs that feature the use of low-water-use plants and sustainable landscape materials wherever possible to create landscapes that will thrive for years.

Roberta Barnes is a Master Gardener as well as an active volunteer in the UCCE Master Gardener program. A lifelong gardener, Roberta Barnes has been trying to stuff just one more plant into her Los Altos garden for over 35 years. She currently does horticultural consulting for homeowners wanting to choose appropriate plants for their garden environment and teaching them how to best take care of their plants. When her fingers aren’t in the dirt, Roberta enjoys beekeeping, Ikebana and dog training.

Roger Reynolds Nursery
133 Encinal Ave
Menlo Park 94025