Hello Visitors and Welcome,
I’m posting a general update today, February 1, 2019, to let everyone know of the general status of this blog.
Over the years, I have transitioned from installing container gardens to providing a mix of wonderful hands-on plant related workshops at my Broad Brook, CT location and host sites, growing plants of my own to offer in season (such as tomato and pepper starters), and creating a mix of special and unique plant gifts by request.
Installing container gardens at people’s homes and businesses somewhat faded away to doing less of those and offering more of my monthly workshops where I share my plant knowledge with attendees while we create.
My workshops are fun and festive, and all include a component of learning about botany, horticulture, and plants. We have seasonal workshops for the special holidays as well, in Autumn and for the December holidays. Many are focused on providing indoor and outdoor decor elements to beautify your home surroundings.
I think by the end of 2019, this blog site, called Container Gardens CT (CT for me, Cathy Testa or Connecticut), will either change drastically or be deleted. I am not currently offering container garden installations, but definitely consider me for workshops, unique plant gift orders (birthdays, housewarmings, etc.) and if you need some starter plants for your vegetable gardens, or for the unique succulents I have in stock.
I do not have a physical store but schedule visits by appointment at my location in Broad Brook, CT. All of my workshop offerings are listed on the website noted below, and also there is a new WORKSHOPS tab on this site with the dates scheduled for 2019.
Oh, and by the way, I offer “demonstrations” at farmers markets, farms, and garden clubs from time to time. You may find me at Ellington’s Farmers Market or Strong Family Farm on special dates.
Some of the topics I’ve been offering are: seed starting, growing micro-greens and sprouts at home, container gardening workshops, succulent topped pumpkin workshops, terrarium workshops with houseplants, cacti, or succulents, how to overwinter tropical plants, bulb forcing in winter months, etc. Each year new topics surface.
Examples of plant gifts have been creating small planters as gifts, holiday themed table seating votives, terrariums for the office, wreaths with special plants, holiday wreaths and kissing balls with fresh greens, and other goodies.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.