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The Shady Side of Your Desert Pots

August 28 @ 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

What better time to plan your shade area than August? Don’t be bored with shade gardens that are just green. There are plenty of colorful plants that will thrive in our desert shady locations in pots. From foliage to flowers and vines, Marylee will share with you what plants fit what fully or partly shaded locations in your landscape. Coupled with beautiful pots, your front door and patio will become the talk of your neighborhood! She will also discuss the types of plants that are conducive to these spaces while thriving in our challenging desert climate. There will be plenty of time to ask questions in this 90-minute virtual class.

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 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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