*NOTE: This class contains archived instructor responses but no active instructor participation. It features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, one of the many experienced gardeners in Fresh Ideas for Creative Container Gardening will surely have the answer!
In this 10-lesson course, Better Homes and Gardens Editor Katie Ketelsen shows you how to build a water garden in less than 30 minutes, grow the freshest herbs right on your tabletop, and create perfect plant combinations for season-long color. Discover unexpected containers and update your old standbys - from moss-lined baskets to galvanized metal tubs - with sophisticated new designs.
Enjoy gardening success this season! Your entryway will dazzle after you learn the pro's "secret 3 things" every container must have. Katie introduces you to new plants and improved varieties of your old favorites and mixes in some surprising plants you didn't expect to use. She'll help you keep your plant's blooms bursting even longer with watering, fertilization and dead-heading tips. And best of all, you can share photos of your masterpieces with fellow gardeners and get even more ideas!
What You'll Need:
Various plants and pots
De-chlorinator and goldfish (for water gardens)
Classic Container Design: Thriller, Filler, Spiller
Color for Sun and Shade
Surprising Plants for Containers
Containers for All Seasons
Low-Maintenance Container Gardens
Recent 5 star reviews of this class
So many plants and so little time . . .
on May 6, 2013
This class has been very helpful as it has introduced new materials - plants and how to use them. Thanks!
Most productive class yet
on May 4, 2013
I have signed up for several Craftsy Classes. They have all been informative. Container Gardening has been my most productive class. I created and filled 3 containers my first day. Since then, I have added 4 more.
Fun with Potting
by Gail In Denver
on April 19, 2013
Enjoyable from start to finish. I've grown veggie with my Grandmother from and early age and still have a large veggie garden every year but never was any good with flowers. This class was packed with great ideas. Craftsy, we need another flower garden class with Katie.
on June 16, 2012
Katie is a wonderful teacher for container gardening. I feel like I have learned so much and am inspired to try out many of the ideas. I highly recommend this class. You will get more than your money's worth! Great job, Katie!
on June 3, 2012
I have no experience in gardening and always admire the hanging containers for summer at your local garden store, but the price is usually high. The "thriller, filler and spiller" is a catchy way to remember how to plant and have your container look awesome. I used this method in a container for inside the house and it has worked beautifully. I am now moving to a small house in a different state and will use this method for container plants and some hanging baskets. I cannot ...