Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

Dish Garden Workshop

  • April 14, 2015
  • 6:30 PM
  • Northeast Library, 330 Seventh Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002


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Featuring: Linda Vertin, Plant Specialist at Merrifield Garden Center

At this interactive workshop, Linda Vertin, Plant Specialist at Merrifield Garden Center, will guide you through the ins and outs of planning, planting and caring for your very own dish garden. And, she’ll bring the plants and planting materials that you’ll use. The price of $20 to be paid in advance will include an optional white washed pot and glazed saucer as pictured here without the saucer. Or, just bring the planter of your choice, and get ready for your hands-on workshop experience. It can be of any shape but should be approximately 8 by 4 inches with a drainage opening and saucer.

This workshop is more than just fun, it’s special. That’s because members and non-members who participate in or attend this workshop will have a chance later this year to take their ‘experience’ at making dish gardens to a Capitol Hill senior residence where they will provide one-on-one instruction to 10-15 seniors to make and care for their own dish gardens. This is part of the Club’s community outreach program, and we’re hoping that many of our members and friends who attend the Club workshop will be able to join us at the senior center.

Register Now: We want to accommodate all members and friends who want to attend our dish garden workshop at our regular meeting on April 14. Some may want to make a dish garden; others may want to observe how it is done. All—observers and participants alike--will need to sign up no later than April 8. To ensure your place at the workshop where space is limited, click now on the register button (in white area in the green box) on this page and follow the prompts. For assistance with registering, send an email to Joe Purdy.

Please note that if you are making a dish garden, there is a fee of $20 dollars for your planting materials and an optional pot and saucer. You will need to pay in advance so that we can order materials for you. Instructions for payment will be sent to you via email after you register. There is no fee if you are attending the workshop as an observer and not making a dish garden.

The dish garden, once a staple in the 'modern home' is now seeing a resurgence in popularity using an array of containers and plants, from tropicals, to succulents, to whatever you can imagine. But the mix of plants, dishes and materials that you choose can be tricky, which is why this workshop will be so valuable to you. And, you’ll have your dish garden to take home or perhaps donate to someone else and the confidence to pass on to a senior the skills you have learned.

This meeting will begin earlier than usual with refreshments available at 6:30 PM. The workshop will follow a short business meeting that begins at 7 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.

For information about our up coming community project to provide a Dish Garden Workshop at Capitol Hill Towers Apartments, visit our Community Projects web page.

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