Add Drama with Late Summer Garden Containers

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Jul, 17, 2015 @ 15:07 PM


Revitalize your late summer/early fall garden with colorful, unusual container gardening. Whether you start with distinctive containers as planters, introduce intense colors via flowers or foliage (or both!), and create drama with dynamic plant combinations, you can make your garden pop until the first frost.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to welcome their guest, Nicholas Staddon, director of the New Plants Team at Monrovia. Throughout its 89 year history, Monrovia has introduced hundreds of fabulous plants that flourish in your garden. Nicholas has an international vision of plants, working with breeders, hybridizers and professional plant explorers as he scours the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world.

AHS2BNicholas Staddon is a popular speaker at garden shows and clubs all over the United States, and we are delighted to have him join #plantchat for the first time. We will be sharing tips for creating attention-getting containers, using the latest edgy items as planters, and choosing the plants that will thrive in your climate while putting on a big show until early fall.

photos courtesy of Monrovia

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane, tweeting as @AHS_Gardening.  Special guest host, Nicholas Staddon from Monrovia, leads the topic, Container Gardening for Late-Summer Drama and tweeting as @MonroviaPlantsThe live chat begins Monday, July 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Share your thoughts and takeaway exciting tips and info including:

Unusual containers - Going beyond terracotta with 21st century choices

Container culture - Tips to keep your container plants thriving

Container combos - New ideas for thrillers, fillers, and spillers

Tropical color - Use tropicals now, get tips to over-winter them for next year

Containers for shade - Accents for shady patios or borderscitrus?

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.


About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

Topics: Corona Tools, AHS, Monrovia, Container Gardening for Late Summer Drama

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