Summer Container Garden Design for Easy-Care Desert Living

It’s never too early to start planning for your summer pots. And our instructor, Marylee Pangman wants to make it easy for you. If you are new to the desert, or a seasoned gardener frustrated with desert death in your pots, this class is for you.

Marylee will help you learn how to best choose and place your pots, which summer flowers will do best in full sun and require the least amount of care while lasting the full summer season. In addition, Marylee will review her top ten shrubs that will provide interest and a little color in your pots during the summer.

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

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: 03/05/2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Price: $36

Class availability limitations: None


Marylee Pangman

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.