Starting with a presentation of images illustrating the different elements of the Potager garden and of containers that also follow the same elements of design. With the design elements of the typical Potager garden in mind, instructor Betsy Grecoe will guide participants through a design process for what they would like to plant.
Participants will use graph paper, rulers, and colored markers to design what they would like to plant when they get home. Several books will also be available to provide more suggestions and illustrations of the design elements. As some of us do not have the space, or the desire to uproot the entire yard and plant a new garden, this design exercise can be adapted to container gardens as well.
Betsy Grecoe is a past-president of the Tewksbury Garden Club and former English teacher who has traveled extensively, visiting gardens across the United States.