Re-Framing Your Vertical Garden

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Join Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers Amy Stidham and Amy Farley on May 6, 2021, from noon–1 p.m. for a fun and exciting way to garden. During this virtual workshop participants will learn to create a vertical garden in a frame using easy-to-find supplies. Those participating can build a box, use an old shadowbox, or re-use a planting box turned on its side to re-frame the garden. Participants will learn how to make a vertical succulent garden and an herb box for easy picking!

The workshop is free; however, registration is required. 

Please register using Eventbrite. You may also contact Susan Johnson at 910-321-6405 or susan_johnson@ncsu.edu for assistance.

For those that would like to build a re-framed garden during the workshop here is a list of supplies you will need.

  • Hardwood picture frame plus
  • 4 pieces of wood (1” x 3”) to fit sides of the frame (to make a box) plus plastic board to cover back
    • OR Shadowbox and plastic to cover inside
    • OR old wooden planting box with plastic insert
  • Mesh wire
  • Wire snips
  • Sphagnum moss (optional)
  • Staple gun
  • Industrial strength glue or small “L” brackets
  • Screws, drill/bit
    • OR small nails/hammer
  • Succulent cuttings, small pots of various herbs
  • Potting mix or succulent/cactus mix
  • Small watering can
  • 12” dowel or stick to use for making holes to plant
  • Picture hanging brackets and wire

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Susan Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan JohnsonAdministrative Coordinator, FCS, Urban Horticulture. Livestock Support Call Susan E-mail Susan N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County Center
Updated on Mar 29, 2021
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