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June 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sensational Summer Container Garden

Summer Container Garden.
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**This class is SOLD OUT. Please join the waitlist by visiting the event link below.

You need colorful containers in the summer that can take the heat and still look great. Susan Dixon, Perennial Plant Buyer and Department Manager at Gateway Garden Center, begins with design considerations, plant selection, soil basics, and weekly maintenance tips. She then shows you how to combine several part sun-loving plants that complement each other and give some extra warmth to your garden this season. Bring gardening gloves.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Wednesday, June 8

About the Instructor:
Susan Dixon is the perennial plant buyer and department manager at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin, DE. She has attended classes ornamental horticulture at New York Botanical Garden and is currently earning her certificate of merit at Longwood. She has a passion for wildlife and the native plants that support them.

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