Succulents are strikingly unique, drought-resistant plants that make their mark in both indoor and outdoor plantings. Join us as we learn about the evolutionary significance of these unusual plants and how to use them to create your very own living wreath. Participants will be immersed in basic succulent biology, succulent-specific planting techniques and guidelines for propagating succulents. You’ll construct a beautiful living wreath and learn how to care for it. We will also spark your creativity by discussing other ways to incorporate succulents in your home and garden. Be ready to get your hands dirty as you create your own one-of-a-kind living work of art! All supplies provided.
Monica Colantoni-Minturn holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Life Science Education as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts in Botany, both from Miami University of Ohio. She was then fortunate enough to be able to cultivate her love of gardening while working for The Urban Gardener for several years. After completing the Phipps Master Gardener Program, she soon began teaching living art workshops for Phipps. Since then, Monica started her own personal gardening, maintenance, and designs business, called Wild Iris, where she designs and maintains approximately 20 gardens throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Wild Iris specializes in native plantings and environmentally friendly gardening practices while also providing on-site education/side-by-side gardening, consultations, garden designs and maintenance, terrarium and living art workshops, and succulent arrangements/bouquets for weddings. Monica owes her success to the fine women (Joan Kimmel and Lynne Weber) of The Urban Gardener and implements the gardening skills and life lessons she learned from them in every one of her gardens.