Shade Gardening in Southwest Florida
March 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members; $50 Non-Members
One of the amazing aspects of tropical gardening is the variety of plants that can be grown, and in fact, thrive in a shady part of gardens. This class will help one design a multi-layered shade garden that mixes good texture, offers color and contrast and compliments existing plants or trees. Participants are encouraged to bring their shade garden challenges for ground cover, annual or perennial recommendations. Shade garden containers are another great way to highlight a darker area of a garden, lanai or screen room and design ideas for these spaces will also be covered. Many Florida native plants are perfect additions to a well-designed shady area and it’s important to understand how they grow and how to choose complimentary non-natives to create a stunning shade garden. This class will also cover watering issues and maintenance. After the in-class experience, participants will walk through two shade gardens at the Estates. Classroom time: 60 minutes; garden time: 20 minutes.
Advance registration is required for all classes, as each class is limited to 25 participants. Register online at www.edisonford.org. Masks are required, and participants should bring a notebook, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, garden gloves and comfortable walking shoes. All in-class participants will receive a 20% discount coupon toward plant purchases in the Garden Shoppe. All classes taught by Karen M. Maxwell, horticultural specialist.