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March 4
@ 11:00 am
- 12:30 pm


Event Information

March 4
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


United States + Google Map

Host Organization:

Tucson Botanical Gardens


Field Sciences
Online, Workshop
Teen, Adult

Tucson Botanical Gardens: How to Get a Strong Start with your Container Garden

If you are new to the desert, or an experienced gardener frustrated with desert death in your pots, this class is for you.

In this 90 minute, fast-paced online class, Marylee will share her 25+ years of experience in how to approach desert survival in your pots choose plants wisely and plant for success.

In Class Bonus: Marylee will discuss how to keep your winter pots looking great until it is time to plant your summer pots and what to do if your plants start petering out.

Marylee’s book, “Getting Potted in the Desert,” is available for purchase in the TBG Gift Shop or can be shipped to your home by calling Christine at 520-326-9686.

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Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

20% TBG Member discount


Date: 03/04/2021

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Price: $30

Class availability limitations: None

Instructor: Marylee Pangman

Marylee Pangman founded The Contained Gardener in 1998 as a niche business in the desert community of Tucson, Arizona.  Since then, Marylee has been compelled to share all that she has learned about container gardening over 20 years of blistering summers and record breaking winters.  Marylee sees container gardening as a way to have an oasis garden while conserving water as the demands of pots are far less than heavily planted areas and beds.  You can find Marylee’s book, “Getting Potted in the Desert” at the Garden’s Gift Shop.  This excellent resource includes a month-by-month planning guide, ideas for creating and caring for potted gardens, advice on container selection, and much more.