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Planting and Caring for Succulents

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

This program will be held off-site at Leisure World in the Potomac Room, Clubhouse 1, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring, MD.

Did you know there are over 10,000 species of succulents in the world? These wonderfully diverse plants can be the perfect addition to your outdoor garden or add flair to your décor. However, their care can be challenging for even the experienced gardener. In this hands-on workshop hosted by the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club, discover the many kinds of succulents as you plant an arrangement of your own. Guided by expert horticulturist Carol Allen, you will learn the secrets behind maintaining a healthy plant, from choosing the correct soil to finding the proper light to propagation. Take home a completed project and ideas on how to use succulents in fall arrangements.

A decorative rock will be provided for each participant for their succulent arrangement, but attendees are welcome to bring their own decorative object or figurine (no larger than 1/2” wide and 3” tall) to use.

Carol Allen has over 25 years of experience in the horticulture industry. She worked as a supervisor horticulturist at the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservancy and has a degree in Horticulture and a degree in Plant Science. Carol is also a regularly featured columnist in the Washington Gardener Magazine, providing advice on plant pest issues.

Masks are encouraged.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.


Sunday, September 11, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3700 Rossmoor Blvd
Silver Spring, MD 20906