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Spring Garden Planter Design Workshop

Our Spring Garden Planter Design Workshop last week was a total success! It was creative, hands-on, informative and everyone had a great time putting their own planters together.

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Our beautiful studio was the perfect setting for special guest Diane Bridges, of DB Gardens, to share her expertise and design ideas. Everyone had a chance to get in touch with their creativity while enjoying good company, conversation, and wine.

studiosocializingmore socializingblairmelissa prettyfoodcheese plate2food cheesebrookes firendsOur swag bags included of course gardening gloves, a Garden Iris bulb to plant soon, a beautiful natural soap to  clean up with, and a notebook and pen to take notes with. In addition, we supplied everything our participants needed to work on their projects right here in the studio.

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table ready to gopot and goody baggoody bagThere was dirt was flying as Diane explained the fundamentals of planter design. We also learned about what to consider when designing a planter, what supplies you are going to need, how to pick your plants, how to care for your containers, and where to go to buy it all.angelatinadhillon

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Thrillers, fillers, and spillers; growing habits, themes, and colour all play an important role in putting your planter together. You will also need to consider the time of the year, and whether you want annuals or perennials and how to mix plant varieties.

thrillers colour wheel

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Everyone diligently worked on their own creations to take home with them. Diane walked us through the steps to create a lasting, colourful spring container.

melissa working dirt


sue reatina and bonnieshannon2sarahpam and plantblair with planterDiane is a graduate of The University of British Columbia’s Garden Design program, where she studied under Landscape Architect, Ron Rule.

finished pot
Our next Garden Planter Design workshop will be in the fall. Please check back on our website for info and new dates will be posted soon.


  • Paisley
    April 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Looks like a great time! Great idea!

  • Shelina
    April 28, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Looks like fun. Sorry I missed it!

  • angela thiele
    April 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I brought my 88 year old mom with me and we had a blast doing this together competing to see which one of us got more dirt on the floor filling our planters. My planter looks great on my deck. Thanks for a fun evening.

  • Beth
    April 29, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    my blog name is Everything Is Comin Up Roses – now I’m inspired to garden!

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