Container Gardening Workshops in Broad Brook, CT – In Three Weeks!


Container Gardening Workshops

 Do you dream of lush, full, flower abundant container gardens on your patio, deck, surrounding your pool, or gracing the front steps of your home?

If yes, then Container Crazy CT’s Container Gardening Workshops are for you!

Pucker Up

Cathy T with plants for a workshop

Learn from a professional designer about the steps for success in designing and maintaining beautiful container gardens and patio pots at this workshop and take home your creations.

This is a fun hands-on event that everyone will find informational and convenient. So popular in fact, each May, it fills up quickly – so don’t delay – fill out the Contact Form below to sign up.

Last year's Class Group

Last year’s Class Group


Saturday, May 16th, 11 am to 2:00 pm
– or –
Saturday, May 23rd, 11 am to 2:00 pm

Water Droplets on Leaves - Different colors and textures

Water Droplets on Leaves – Different colors and textures

Workshop Details

Many plants will be available at the workshop held in Broad Brook, Connecticut for you to select from. Cathy T of Container Crazy CT uses reputable nurseries and local growers that offer quality plants, plus she has an eye for selecting ‘wow’ plants suited for stunning color and textural combinations.

The design process demonstrated during this event will be based on a theme of using ‘powerful perennials’ and ‘showy tropical plants’ this year. A large variety of perennials and tropical plants will be available for purchase and each attendee will be provided with detailed instructions and reference documentation for continued care of their plants.

The right soil mix specifically for container gardens and patio pots will be available for purchase so you don’t have to carry a thing but your beautiful container garden and patio pots ready to be filled with plant selections. And don’t worry, if your pot is too big to carry when you are done, we have delivery services available via a protected trailer.

You only need to bring yourself, a container(s) of your choice, and gardening gloves! It’s that easy.

Don’t Delay – Save Your Date Now

As noted above, you have two choices: May 16th or May 23rd.

Brugmansia tropical - Available at this Year's Workshops

Brugmansia tropical – Available at this Year’s Workshops

Workshop Cost

Only $15 per person + plus the cost of plants purchased at the class (and applicable sales tax).

Payment is mailed to Cathy T’s Landscape Designs to confirm your seat. Address is provided upon registration.

Note: Cancellations 4 days prior to the class dates are non-refundable, or you may send an alternate.

More Details

For more details, visit the menu’s above, or click these links below, and stay tuned.
Once registered, you receive additional details with your workshop confirmation.

May Container Gardening Workshop

Workshop Introduction

Pinboard – Shows Examples of Types of Plants at the Workshop


Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Cathy Testa

Cathy Testa Summer 2014

Cathy Testa Summer 2014



Do you enjoy art inspired by nature and animals?

Are you local to the East Windsor/Broad Brook, CT area?

Then swing on by to see some wonderful art pieces by my FEATURED ARTIST on Saturday, April 25th, 1-3 pm.

Laura Sinsigallo of Time Flies by Lauralie

Laura creates mixed media paintings and hanging art. Her inspiration comes from nature and animals.

All of her pieces are whimsical and colorful – and fun.

We can’t wait to have the opportunity to see and purchase some of her wonderful pieces on Saturday following our class on Making Eclectic Wind Chimes.



Saturday, April 25th, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT (text 860-977-9473 for the address)


This is a Great Opportunity to Shop for Mother’s Day

Hanging Art

Hanging Art

Here is a sampling of what you can expect to see.

This is oh So Cute!  I just love them all – don’t you???

Oh too cute!

Oh too cute!

This painting reminds me of an experience I had just last week while traveling – a butterfly was boppin’ around the tops of tall tropical foliage and flowers – and the music could be heard in my mind as I watched it fly around.



Adorable is the word I use to describe these two handcrafted whimsical dolls…



Hello Ducky!

Hello Ducky!

Winter may be over – but I still requested items “from every season or holiday” – It is a great time to stock up for gifts next year – or add to existing collections – of which, snowmen are my fav in winter!

For Every Season

For Every Season

Snowmen Whimsical Dolls

Snowmen Whimsical Doll


Gnome Mixed Media Paintings

For the address to the ARTIST SHOWCASE on Saturday, April 25th, 1-3 pm:

TEXT: 860-977-9473

or email today!

Fun Flowers

Fun Flowers

For more about our Featured Artist, Laura Sinsigallo of Time Flies by Lauralie:

Visit Swiftwaters Artisan Cooperative in Willimantic, CT

Visit Windowbox Boutique in Stafford Springs, CT

And don’t miss the chance to visit us on Saturday in at Container Crazy CT’s in Broad Brook, CT.

Cathy Testa
(860) 977-9473 (text for address)

Cathy Testa of ContainerCrazyCT Blog

Cathy Testa of ContainerCrazyCT Blog