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Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture: Container Savvy Featuring Jessica Walliser

2:00 pm, Sunday, January 28
Chang Hou Hall of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA

Grow beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruits on your balcony or patio. Learn what kinds of containers to choose, what to fill them with, and how to care for your container garden throughout the growing season.  Based on Jessica's new book, Container Gardening Complete, this talk features inspiring ideas for container gardening projects, including ways to repurpose household items to create unique containers and trellises. Favorite container-worthy veggie varieties are also highlighted, as well as tips for reducing maintenance and watering chores.  

Horticulturist Jessica Walliser co-hosts The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine GardeningUrban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. Jessica also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The American Horticultural Society.

Her two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over ten years. Jessica's fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was awarded the American Horticultural Society's 2014 Book Award. She is also the author of the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically and Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces. In addition, Jessica blogs weekly for both SavvyGardening.com and HobbyFarms.com. 

Free and open to the public, space limited to 200.  First come, first served.  

For directions, click here.

Jessica's book, Container Gardening Complete, will be for sale (cash or check only).

Reception follows. Volunteers are needed to donate desserts.  Please contact MaryAnn Thomas, hospitality@hardyplant.org

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We are a not-for-profit volunteer organization for gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic region. We encourage gardeners - from beginners to professionals - to learn more about horticulture and to share their skills, knowledge, and plants with each other.  Members gather throughout the year to visit gardens and nurseries in the Delaware Valley. We sponsor plant sales, trips, seminars, and lectures about plants, ecology, design, propagation, and conservation.