Native Plant Container Gardening

Join artistic landscape designer Pete Veilleux of East Bay Wilds and learn how to how to garden with native plants in containers.  Have you been wondering what native plants will do well in containers? Don’t have a garden but yearn to garden with natives? Enjoy beautiful arrangements of potted plants? If so, this is the workshop for you!

Come and learn how to increase your chance of success with potted natives by learning which plants to use, how to care for them, and how to get the most foliage color, beautiful texture, or vibrant blooms for as long as possible.

Pete will also discuss where to place your pots, soil and soil amendments, and drainage.

When the workshop is over you can browse among the 400 species of native plants Pete grows. (This is a treat, as many of the plants grown at East Bay Wilds are not available elsewhere, and this nursery is not normally open to the public.) The list of plants available at the nursery is here.

Among the plants available for purchase are dozens of types of manzanitas, a variety of ferns, wooly blue curls, many types of buckwheats, our local bush poppy, chaparral pea, several kinds of goldenbushes, numerous kinds of asters, and a wide selection of California lilacs.)

Pete has grown California native plants in antique trash cans, industrial ceramic drainage tiles, carved stone, galvanized sheet metal boxes, brick planters, rusted iron, cracked cast iron pots, old teapots which have rusted out, and all sorts of barrels.  The eclectic collection of garden statues, bird baths, garden benches, and other focal points Pete has amassed—from fine antiques to funny kitsch is for sale.

Confirmation letters will be sent the week prior to the class with directions and other workshop details.

Cost:  $35.00

For more information:  http://www.bringingbackthenatives.net/spring-2017-workshops