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Classes / Gardening

Container Gardening in the Heat: Prepare Now for Summer Desert Pots

March 13 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

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

$36 Non-Member / $29 Member

A brand-new class from our container gardening instructor, Marylee Pangman. Our desert summers are getting hotter, and we struggle to keep our potted gardens alive. Marylee is committed to helping you establish pots, and plants, and planning for their care with practiced methods developed over the thousands of pots she has designed, planted, and cared for over the last 30 years. Marylee will share her Beat the Heat Pillars for Successful Desert Container Gardens (Pots, Placement, Plants, Prevention, and Pleasure) to help you plan potted gardens you can enjoy all summer.

Marylee’s books, Getting Potted in the Desert and Riley’s Garden Oasis are available for purchase in the Garden Gift Shop.

All classes are recorded, and you will receive the video and slides a few days after the class takes place.

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. https://thepotteddesert.com

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refund will be issued less than 15 days prior to any Community Class. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for special events. We reserve the right to cancel Community Classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.

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