|A big crowd gathered as Crystal created a waterfall|
container at the entrance to the Halifax Public Gardens.
Saturday was a perfect day and I had the opportunity to give a seminar in the bandstand in the middle of the gardens - definitely an incredible setting for a seminar!
Crystal Godfrey, who owns Secret Gardens by Crystal, a local container gardening and garden design company, also gave a talk that day and I was so inspired by her, I wanted to share some of it with you..
To find out more about Crystal, visit her website here. Facebook page here. Twitter here.
|During her seminar, Crystal created a beautiful planter!|
|Love the combo of foliage and flowers!|
|Her booth was filled with dozens of large and small|
containers with all manner of plants. Certain
pots were even planted to be bird,
hummingbird, or pollinator friendly.
|This wheelbarrow was an edible food garden with peppers,|
blueberries and plenty of herbs.
|Love the variety of containers!|
|And the colour contrasts! Talk about eye-popping!|
|Crystal often uses perennial foliage plants in her pots. At the|
end of the season, they go in the garden.
|Perennials, annuals, grasses and more!|
|Some of her pots had very touchable plants!|
|Corkscrew rush is a unique plant with a very unusual texture!|
|After her talk, Crystal created a waterfall planter from scratch.|
|Planting the first plants - supertunias, petunias, African daisies and more.|
|Almost done! Don't get soil in the water! :)|
|The finished planter - and it works! Did I mention it was solar|