Wednesdays Part 1: Getting Started with a Desert Container Garden – 3 Part Virtual Series


Getting Started with a Desert Container Garden

Join Marylee Pangman, our Desert Potted Garden Expert, for this 3-week online series on container gardening. Learn in short 30-minute sessions on Zoom, from the comfort and socially distant safety of your home.

Wednesdays: July 22, 29, and August 5 

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Week 1: Flowers, Cactus or Edibles – Different approaches to desert survival

Week 2: Choosing Plants Wisely

Week 3: Planting for Success

Wednesdays: July 22, 29, and August 5    *All virtual classes come with a full replay video to review at your leisure over a two week period.*

Anyone can create a container garden for their home. But it takes determined shopping and specific practices to grow a beautiful container garden in our desert’s challenging climate. Join Marylee Pangman, the Desert’s Potted Garden Expert in this demonstration and discussion class. Marylee will share her 25+ years of experience in mastering pot and plant selection and placement as well as getting a handle on watering your garden.

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

Date: 07/22/2020

Time: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Price: $45

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.