October 27 Midtown Education Center, Manhattan
All About Containers Saturday
Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every container gardener, whatever their experience level. Learn which plants are ideal for containers, how to maintain them, and where to easily source the best supplies.
10 a.m - 12 pm Container Gardening 101
Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, customized potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. Learn which plants thrive in containers and you'll be ready to go!
Daryl Beyers | 182GAR200B
12 pm - 12:45pm - Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:45 pm The Very Best for Plants
Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).
Richard Rosiello | 182GAR200C
3 - 5 pm New Yorker's Guide to Gardening Resources
Get the inside scoop on finding everything you need to garden in the city without ever leaving the five boroughs, from hoses to roses to decomposers.
Colin Wright | 182GAR200D